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Tasmanian Catholic school teacher claims girls’ skirts ‘distracting’ male teachers and students

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A Tasmanian Catholic secondary school has been forced to issue an apology after a group of year 8 students were instructed to kneel down to have their skirts measured, because their dress length was “distracting” male...

Texas school official says classrooms with books on Holocaust must offer ‘opposing’ views

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A Texas school district official told educators if they kept books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they would have to also offer “opposing” viewpoints in order to comply with a new state law. In an audio clip...

‘They set out to do it’: Michigan school angry after opposing player’s 16-goal game

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A school board in northern Michigan plans to send a protest over sportsmanship following a soccer player’s 16-goal record-setting game against a winless team. Kevin Hubbell, one of the best players in Michigan, scored...

Outcry after federal agents kill eight wolf cubs adopted by Idaho school

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Conservationists in Idaho are speaking out against the “inhumane” killings of eight wolf pups that were part of a pack adopted by a high school since 2003. The killings were discovered after biologists who tracked the...

Fingerbobs and Play School presenter Rick Jones dies aged 84

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Tributes have been paid to the former children’s TV presenter Rick Jones, best known for hosting Play School and Fingerbobs, who has died from cancer. He was 84. A generation of children grew up with Jones on TV, as h...

Seth Meyers: Trump treats presidency ‘like a safe base in a game of middle school tag’

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On Late Night, Seth Meyers discussed the “damning new details” that have emerged over the 6 January Capitol attack and Trump’s involvement. Allegedly, the president was urged by his advisers not to announce his 2024 ...

Mass: the movie that dares to explore the unimaginable pain of school shootings

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It’s understandable if your first question of the movie Mass, set six years in the aftermath of a school shooting in the US, is: why watch? Why submerge oneself in the unimaginable grief of two families who lost their...

English private school fees 90% higher than state school spending per pupil

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The gap between private school fees and state school spending per pupil has more than doubled in England over the past decade, with private fees now more than 90% higher than spending on state schools, a report from t...

Two teachers shot dead by militants in Kashmir school

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Two teachers have been shot dead by militants in a school in the Indian region of Kashmir, the latest in the spate of civilian killings that have targeted minorities and heightened tensions in the troubled state. Thre...

North Carolina school board bans critical race theory from its classrooms

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A school board in North Carolina passed a policy banning critical race theory from its classrooms, after county commissioners threatened to withhold $7.9m in funding. Critical race theory is an academic discipline th...

Tell us: how is the UK vaccine rollout for children going at your school?

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Senior doctors have urged secondary school children to consider getting vaccinated against Covid after the death of a healthy 15-year-old girl highlighted that young people with no underlying conditions are potentiall...

Senior doctors urge secondary school pupils to get vaccinated

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Senior doctors have urged secondary school children to consider getting vaccinated against Covid after the death of a healthy 15-year-old girl highlighted that young people with no underlying conditions are potentiall...

California school board officials plead for protection from protesting parents

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The California school boards association has pleaded with the governor to protect education officials facing an “unprecedented increase in hostility”, as board meetings across the state have been rocked by aggressive ...

Long Beach school officer shoots 18-year-old, leaving her on life support

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An 18-year-old woman is on life support after a school safety officer shot her near a high school in Long Beach, California, this week, sparking outrage and renewing calls for armed officers to be removed from schools...

Oh my days: linguists lament slang ban in London school

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A London secondary school is trying to stop its pupils from using “basically” at the beginning of sentences and deploying phrases such as “oh my days” in a crackdown on “fillers” and “slang” in the classroom. Ark All ...

Headteacher to leave top London school facing safeguarding allegations

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One of the UK’s most highly paid headteachers is to leave his role at a leading academy after 21 years. Colin Hall’s departure comes at a turbulent time for Holland Park school which has faced a string of incendiary c...

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