Scotland's national tests mean schools must avoid the pitfalls of teaching to the league table

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 18:43

Note the words used by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she unveiled plans for the first ever national testing programme to improve literacy and numeracy in Scottish schools.











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Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to 'close gap between rich and poor pupils'

The Independent - Tue, 01/09/2015 - 18:28

National testing is to be introduced in Scottish primary schools for the first time in more than a decade in an attempt to close the gap between rich and poor pupils, Nicola Sturgeon has said as she laid out her long term plans for the future of the country.











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Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 19:25

Akram Khan, one of the most-acclaimed choreographers in the UK, has called for the Government to put dance in the curriculum saying it is as important as studying maths or medicine.











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Ucas is harming social mobility by blocking data on poor students, says senior MP

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 18:37

A senior MP has joined the growing number of critics of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), the body that handles university applications, for refusing to disclose important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.











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University to mark down students who say 'illegal immigrants' in class

The Independent - Sun, 30/08/2015 - 15:36

Professors at a US university have told students that they risk failing their assignments and even their semester if they use offensive or hateful language in class or submissions.











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University of Tennessee switches gender-specific pronouns 'he' and 'she' for 'xe' and 'ze' to promote inclusivity

The Independent - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 13:15

Gender-neutral pronouns for transgender and queer-identifying people - such as "xe" and "ze" - are being encouraged at a second university in the US.











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