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Schools using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to boost their rankings in league tables, says leading academic

Schools are using community languages such as Urdu and Polish to give themselves “an easy hit” to gain top grade GCSE passes and boost their rankings in league tables, a leading academic has said.












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Schools are using ‘dubious practices’ to boost results, teacher’s union says

Schools are using “dubious practices” and even cheating to achieve better performance results because of the intense pressure of the Government’s test and exam system, a major study for the largest teaching union has found.












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Jonathan Goddard: Meet the man using rap to make Latin a hip new subject

Rapper Jonathan Goddard is using his skills to motivate his students in a classroom in a deprived area of London. The children, some as young as eight, are rapping, singing and gesturing in unison, but the language they’re using isn’t English. It’s Latin.










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VIDEO: The schools using Minecraft in lessons

Some schools are encouraging children to play computer games in lessons to help with more traditional subjects like creative writing in English.
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Michael Gove accused of using ‘Trojan Horse’ row to push anti-Islam agenda

Michael Gove has been accused of cynically using the “Trojan Horse” schools row to push an ideological anti-Islamic agenda within the Government.









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Academics urge Government to stop using universities as ‘border guards’

More than 250 academics have signed a letter to The Independent urging ministers to stop putting pressure on universities to act as “border guards” and police immigration controls.


    








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Academics urge Government to stop using universities as ‘border guards’

More than 250 academics have signed a letter to The Independent urging ministers to stop putting pressure on universities to act as “border guards” and police immigration controls.


    

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Unions accuse schools of teaching on the cheap by using classroom assistants told to cover lessons

Schools have been accused of teaching on the cheap by using unqualified staff to take lessons.


    








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University of Edinburgh agrees to stop using zero-hours contracts

The University of Edinburgh on Friday promised to end its policy of hiring staff on zero hours contracts after being named and shamed as the UK’s worst supporter in Higher Education of the controversial employment practice.


    

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University of Edinburgh agrees to stop using zero-hours contracts

The University of Edinburgh on Friday promised to end its policy of hiring staff on zero hours contracts after being named and shamed as the UK’s worst supporter in Higher Education of the controversial employment practice.


    








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