Education News Round-Up January 4th

Times tables ‘to be tested by age 11’
Every pupil in England will be tested on their times tables before leaving primary school, under government plans.
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School told atheism does not need ‘equal air time’
Schools in England do not need to give non-religious views “equal air time” and should continue to teach pupils that the UK is a principally Christian country.
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Schools that become sponsored academies are more likely to stay inadequate, Ofsted data shows
A school is more likely to remain “inadequate” if it becomes a sponsored academy, new Ofsted data suggests.
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Universities catch almost 50,000 student cheats
UK figures from last three years show non-EU students four times more likely to cheat in exams and coursework essays
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