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Schools must reject “divisive” critical race theory “indoctrination”

An education expert has warned that as Black History Month begins, teachers should eschew the “divisive ideology” of critical race theory (CRT) and take a more balanced approach using truthful historiography and substantive knowledge. Writing in the Telegraph, Calvin Robinson, a school governor and former assistant principal who is himself

No correlation between school reopenings and COVID-19 rates, says study

New research has found no link between the reopening of schools after lockdowns and holidays and rising COVID-19 infection rates. Insights for Education (IfE), an independent educational foundation in Zürich, analysed data from 191 countries. While no link could be demonstrated between school reopenings and COVID-19 rates, the study calculated

Ex-minister excoriates teachers who bring political bias into classrooms

A former Conservative cabinet minister has been sharply critical of teachers who promote ideologically biased, left-wing views in classrooms. The practice, she said, was alienating working-class pupils from their schools by attacking their “family’s beliefs”. Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey was addressing the ‘Blue Collar Conservatism’ conference in

University teaching may shift online to allow students home for Christmas

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told the House of Commons that face-to-face teaching in some of England’s universities may be suspended before the end of term to allow any self-quarantining students time to return home safely for Christmas. Williamson did not, however, endorse calls for a total switch to

Refund and distance learning calls grow as campus COVID-19 rates climb

Suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 40 UK universities, forcing thousands of students into self-quarantine as the new academic year begins. The most recent college to temporarily ban face-to-face teaching due to a COVID-19 outbreak is the University of Aberystwyth in South Wales. The government, however,

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