Education policy

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Universities to defy government pressure to ditch race equality group
‘Line has been crossed’ say English universities, after request to drop scheme identifying barriers to ethnic minority students

Richard Adams, Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Nadhim Zahawi makes U-turn on schools bill after criticism
Minister scraps plans to increase DfE control of academy trusts, derided as ‘ridiculous attempt to centralise power in Whitehall’

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @1:25 PM

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English universities over-reliant on overseas students’ fees, report warns
Public accounts committee says institutions ‘potentially exposed to significant financial risks’, with 80 declaring annual deficit

Richard Adams Education editor

14, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Children need more than this limited literary diet of white, male authors | Letters
Letters: The school curriculum must include more books by women and more with female protagonists, write Debbie Brazil and Rachel Fenn. Plus letters from Patricia McCarthy and Gavin Bailey

Letters

14, Jun, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Adult education and apprenticeships budget will be 25% down since 2010
IFS says cuts and inflation far outweigh £900m promised new spending, undermining levelling up ambitions

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Why are books on the English school curriculum still in the grip of straight, white men? | Jeffrey Boakye
Children in diverse societies need a broader range to learn about themselves and the world, says author Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye

07, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Over £1m owed by families in Scotland who cannot pay for school meals
Exclusive: Report for Aberlour children’s charity reveals scale of school meal debt for first time

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

06, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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All families on universal credit should get free school meals, says ex-children’s tsar
Anne Longfield says poverty hasn’t been tackled well enough, as teaching unions in England urge chancellor to expand free meals

Tobi Thomas

31, May, 2022 @7:46 AM

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School leaders criticise attorney general’s advice on trans pupils
One headteacher accuses Suella Braverman of stoking ‘silly’ anti-woke culture war

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, May, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Longer work visa could tempt more foreign students to UK, survey finds
Vice-chancellors urge review of two-year visas as overseas graduates say three-year offer would be more attractive

Rachel Hall

30, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wrong prescription for teaching English | Letters
Letters: Alasdair Donaldson on curriculum changes that prompted him to leave classroom English teaching. Also letters from Joy Webb and Ian Watson

Letters

20, May, 2022 @5:08 PM

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Rebranding maths as numeracy? It doesn’t add up
Two government advisers claim the subject seems ‘scary’ and ‘hard’, while academics warn of ‘mathematics anxiety’. Would changing a few names really help?

18, May, 2022 @2:54 PM

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