Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Spain will move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader drops his push for independence, the deputy prime minister says. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría gave the warning a day before a Spanish deadline to Carles Puigdemont was due to expire. Catalonia’s government has insisted it will not meet Madrid’s demands in the wake of a disputed vote on secession. There have been protests over the detention of two leaders of the separatist movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are being held while they are investigated for sedition – a…

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Ofsted chief warns schools over use of ‘alternative provision’ for challenging pupils

Ofsted chief warns schools over use of ‘alternative provision’ for challenging pupils

Vulnerable pupils with challenging behaviour are being offloaded by schools that move them into inappropriate alternative settings with inexperienced staff who are not equipped to deal with them, according to the chief inspector of schools. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of the schools watchdog Ofsted, said he did not oppose the use of alternative provision – often available to pupils who are on the verge of being excluded – but called on schools to “take ownership” of it. Ofsted fears that some pupils are being placed in unregistered or illegal…

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Russia Warns Against US Attack on Syrian Forces

Russia Warns Against US Attack on Syrian Forces

Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes. Meanwhile, airstrikes on Aleppo struck a hospital in the eastern rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhour on Saturday, putting it out of service, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. They said at least one person was killed in the airstrike….

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Labour could ‘bust apart and disappear’, Smith warns Corbyn

Labour could ‘bust apart and disappear’, Smith warns Corbyn

The Labour party is teetering on the edge of a precipice and could “bust apart and disappear”, the leadership challenger Owen Smith has warned. The Labour MP, who resigned from the frontbench last month, said he did not want the party to split but this had now become likely if Jeremy Corbyn remained as leader. He made the prediction as new YouGov research suggested support for Labourcould fall to about 20% if either the right or left of the party splinters away. It comes the day before Corbyn and Smith…

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Manish Sisodia Warns authorities college teachers Over Inefficiency

Manish Sisodia Warns authorities college teachers Over Inefficiency

NEW DELHI: Delhi schooling Minister Manish Sisodia today warned authorities faculty teachers of strict motion if inefficiency on their part impeded the improvement of the schooling region. “My government is willing to do some thing to aid a honest instructor. however, we can now not hesitate to take strongest movement towards people who impede the undertaking to acquire excellence in schooling,” he said in an open letter to instructors. Mr Sisodia expressed sadness over a current agitation through a few teachers and boycotting of a workshop over the motion taken…

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technological know-how and languages are the ‘negative relations’ in primary colleges, Wilshaw warns

technological know-how and languages are the ‘negative relations’ in primary colleges, Wilshaw warns

Head of Ofsted admits that his own inspectors’ cognizance on English and maths is partly to blame for science and languages being ‘marginalised’ technological know-how and overseas languages have turn out to be the “bad members of the family” inside the number one college curriculum due to an over-emphasis on coaching maths and English, Ofsted has warned. In his month-to-month statement, leader inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says too little time is allocated to the coaching of the two subjects, that have turn out to be “marginalised”. Sir Michael also admits…

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