Every week we’ll be compiling a short list of articles that we’ve noticed in the news and want to share with you. Some of them will be about campaigning and others will be about changes to policy, or relevant policy areas, which may be of interest.
“There is no international standard that we can benchmark to.” Yesterday’s frank admission from Cath Jadhav, Ofqual’s director of research, neatly sums up the fix the exams regulator finds itself in as it seeks to ensure England’s reformed GCSEs match the world’s most “rigorous” standards.
Parents in South London who can afford to send their children to private schools are choosing instead to send them to the state sector.
3) Social care becomes ‘emergency service’ as cuts bite, Neil Puffett, Children and Young People Now
Rising caseloads combined with spending cuts have left local authority children’s social care provision as little more than an “emergency service” the NSPCC has claimed.
Patients would pay £10 a month to use the NHS and higher fees for prescriptions under plans revealed today. People should also face extra costs for staying in hospital, a new report says.
5) Five social media charity campaigns you need to know about, Zoe Amar, The Guardian
Five recent social media campaigns run, or used, by charities to improve outcomes. Some great ideas about what makes a good social media campaign.
Have you spotted any good articles around this week? Leave a comment below to share them with us!