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Government’s decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from ‘relationships education’ lessons faces judicial review

Primary school children having a lesson in Essex
Primary school children having a lesson in Essex

The Government’s decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from ‘relationships education’ lessons faces a judicial review, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

From September this year, primary school children will be required to to attend compulsory classes which explore topics including LGBT, the building blocks of consent and how to recognise abuse.

The Department for Education’s guidance says schools should engage with parents when it comes to delivering the curriculum, but emphasises that the ultimate decision on what is taught lies with teachers and parents have no “veto” on content.

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Former adviser to Boris Johnson will head Government’s racial disparity commission

Boris Johnson said the cross-Government commission 'will examine inequality in the UK, across the whole population' - Shutterstock
Boris Johnson said the cross-Government commission ‘will examine inequality in the UK, across the whole population’ – Shutterstock

The Government has appointed an education charity boss to lead its new racial disparity commission and hold “a national conversation about race”.

Dr Tony Sewell CBE was confirmed by the Government as the chairman of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on Thursday.

Dr Sewell, the current head of education charity Generating Genius, previously worked with Boris Johnson in 2013 when he led the then London Mayor’s education inquiry into the capital’s schools, resulting in the creation of the London Schools

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Two public servants describe the government’s troubled student loan forgiveness program

Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) in 2007 to help various kinds of public service workers erase their student debt after ten years of loan payments.

But management of the program is widely considered to be a failure as more than 98% of applications from teachers, firefighters, police, and other public servants are rejected.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued multiple times over her department’s high denial rate, while Education Department (ED) officials contend that Congress designed the rules to be too restrictive.

To better understand the PSLF process, Yahoo Finance spoke with two public servants

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When will schools reopen? Everything you need to know about the government’s plans

The Government’s announcement of its plan for all primary school pupils in England to go back to school for a month before the summer has received mixed reactions.

Schools were closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak – and A Level and GCSE exams cancelled – on March 23, with pupils told to stay at home unless their parents or carers were key workers.

Under the Prime Minister’s “road map” out of lockdown , the Government expects children to be able to return to nurseries, and for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils to be back in school,

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