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School minister says he ‘trusts the judgement of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The schools minister has said he trusts “the judgement of teachers” amid warnings that the government’s new grading system could undermine the value of qualifications.

The government is expected to task schools with determining pupils’ grades in lieu of exams this year, because of disruption caused by coronavirus.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is to set out further details of the plan in the Commons later on Thursday.

But some experts have warned that the approach could lead to inconsistent outcomes across

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Education unions and teachers concerned by ‘big bang’ reopening of schools

<p>Boris Johnson is expected to announce all children will be allowed to return to school on 8 March</p> (Getty Images)

Boris Johnson is expected to announce all children will be allowed to return to school on 8 March

(Getty Images)

Concerns have been raised over a “big bang” reopening for schools under which all students will be allowed to return in two weeks’ time, which Boris Johnson has confirmed as the first step in easing England’s lockdown.

Education unions had called for a “safe and sustainable” approach and warned it will be “reckless” to bring all pupils back en masse.

However Mr Johnson confirmed plans for all pupils in England to return on 8 March as he set out a

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Potential Chicago school lock out could trigger teachers union strike

Chicago Public Schools is requiring teachers to report to their classrooms starting Monday following weeks of contentious negotiations between the school district and the city’s teachers union about reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an effort to reach an agreement with the union, Chicago Public Schools proposed a staggered timeline for teachers and students to return for in-person learning starting Tuesday with pre-K and special education students and ending on March 1 with the return of sixth to eighth-grade students.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools officials have said that teachers included in the first group who haven’t

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Teachers Union Burns Betsy DeVos With 2 Memorable Words After Resignation

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The Capitol Riot Is Over. But the Search for Booby Traps Could Take Weeks.

By Elaine ShannonThe U.S. Capitol is not safe.It’s safer than it was Wednesday, when a mob stormed it shortly after 1 p.m. The Capitol complex was declared secured by the police by 5:40 p.m.And it’s safer after U.S. Capitol Police discovered a red GMC Sierra 1500 pickup parked near the Capitol which, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Capitol policeman, contained a handgun, an M4 carbine assault rifle, magazines of ammunition and 11 mason jars filled with a gasoline-Styrofoam mix, that,

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‘The Amateur Hour’ Review: Hire Teachers for Higher Education

As the pandemic has forced most colleges and universities to adopt remote instruction, it’s worth remembering that more than 50 years ago some schools voluntarily experimented with remote instruction via televised classes. That did not go well either. Students did not feel the same connection to their instructors and that, in turn, made a difference in what was learned. “It’s better to have a poor instructor in the classroom,” said one unhappy professor in 1967, “than to have a good one on TV.”

The vignette comes from

Jonathan Zimmerman’s

“The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America.” Mr.

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