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Report confirms deep ethnic divisions in English faith schools

Report confirms deep ethnic divisions in English faith schools

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.

“Unacceptable” for Ultra-Orthodox faith schools to shun children with transgender parents, says DfE

“Unacceptable” for Ultra-Orthodox faith schools to shun children with transgender parents, says DfE

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.

Keep education and religion separate to boost science attainment, study suggests

Keep education and religion separate to boost science attainment, study suggests

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

A study by academics at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Missouri has found a strong "negative correlation" between time spent on religion in schools, and maths and science achievement.

LibDems back phasing out religious discrimination in school admissions

LibDems back phasing out religious discrimination in school admissions

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

The LibDems have backed a series of reforms to the role of religion in the UK education system, in a motion approved at the Party's Spring Conference.