Education News Round-Up June 22nd

Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system
Several leading universities have failed to score highly in a new ranking of degree teaching standards.

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Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest
Some 30 boys have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts.

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Call to boost children’s writing for pleasure
Children who write for pleasure achieve significantly better results in the subject in the classroom, National Literacy Trust research suggests.

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Early years places ‘must reach poorest’
Young people who went through pre-school education are much more likely to do well in international Pisa tests when they are teenagers, says the OECD.

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