ETHNIC MONITORING: Robin Squire, junior Education minister, announced talks on proposed changes in the ethnic monitoring of schools. He said he planned to replace the current scheme, which has operated in England for five years, with a combination of approaches. These would involve additional questions in the Schools Census on the number of ethnic minority pupils and the number for whom English was a second language.
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