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A New Statesman Freedom of Information request has revealed that in 2020-21, 377 police officers were working full-time in London schools. What are these officers actually doing, and how is their presence affecting the young?
Boris Johnson’s government has opened a new front in its culture wars: teacher training.
Teachers are furious with the Scottish government for imposing a system that could lead to results as unfair as last year’s, but this time with no quick political fix.
Internal assessment by teachers worked perfectly well last year – so let’s keep that system and call it a School Certificate.
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From funding professorships to censoring students, the Chinese state has more influence on British educational establishments than we realise.
The self-isolation of pupil bubbles will end on 19 July – but it is unclear whether its replacement will be enough to keep children in classrooms.
I wouldn’t put Gavin Williamson in charge of a pot plant – the fact that our Prime Minister left him in charge of my sons literally made me weep over practice exam papers.
David Miller, a professor who accused Jewish student societies of being “directed by Israel”, received government money to conduct his research.
Some schools in England have closed entirely this month as rising numbers of children are sent home and fewer take regular tests.
How terribly sad that children of colour are unlikely to see people who look like them in the books they read in school, while white children are denied access to black and Asian stories.