Weekly educational news update July 13th

Peer tutoring is ineffective and can be detrimental, research finds
Two new studies on peer tutoring conclude that the technique – which involves students helping each other to learn – makes no impact on reading or maths scores.
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Budget 2015: Student maintenance grants scrapped
University maintenance grants for lower income students in England and Wales are to be scrapped from September 2016.
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Philosophy sessions ‘boost primary school results’
Weekly philosophy sessions in class can boost primary school pupils’ ability in maths and literacy, a study says.
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Degree date for dissertation dog in Edinburgh
A student and his dog have donned robes in Edinburgh at his graduation after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.
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