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Well off parents resorting to ‘ethically dubious’ practices to get their children into good school

Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.


    








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Teacher jobs scheme ‘going well’

Organisers of a scheme to give short-term employment to hundreds of newly-qualified teachers say they are pleased at the number who have been appointed.
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GCSE results: Parents ‘spent £4.2m’ on incentives to encourage children to do well

Parents spent a staggering £4.2 million in incentives and prizes for their offspring to do well in their GCSEs, according to a survey released today.


    








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‘Well done’ letters for top pupils

Bright pupils from poorer homes who get top GCSE scores will get letters of congratulation from ministers, under a plan announced on Thursday.
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Shorten our summer holidays and we’ll go on strike, warn teachers

Teachers are warning of strike action if a city council goes ahead with a plan to cut their summer holidays by a week.




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Turn our schools into academies and we’ll strike, teachers warn

Widespread strike action against schools planning to convert to academies was demanded by teachers yesterday.




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We’ll speed up the rate of change in schools, says Gove

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, gave a warning yesterday that the pace of his school reforms would accelerate despite claims from headteachers that they will provoke a “climate of fear” in classrooms. Mr Gove told the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) in Birmingham: “Lest anyone think we should slacken the pace of reform, let me reassure them: we have to accelerate.”




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VIDEO: Jeremy Paxman finds missionary legacy ‘alive and well’

In his exploration of British Empire, Jeremy Paxman visits a primary school in Malawi set up by the Church of Scotland in 1935 and find that missionary legacy alive and well.
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Boys ‘reading as well as girls’

Research suggests that boys have caught up with girls on reading ability and are tackling harder books.
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