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Girls’ School: Taiwanese queer gem is hopelessly devoted to teenage passions

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Love is a many-splendoured thing in Lee Mi-Mi’s Girls’ School, a Taiwanese gem from 1982 beautifully restored just in time for its 40th anniversary. Screened in the UK at BFI Southbank as part of Queer East, an LGBTQ+...

‘We’re still here’: past and present collide at a Native American boarding school

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With other students’ eyes on her, Wicahpi Medicine’s heart raced, but as she started dancing, she felt proud to embody her Lakota heritage. The beads on her jingle dress swished and her long braids bounced as she move...

Children back in school after cleanup in traumatised Ukrainian village

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A class of children in Novyi Bykiv sat listening to their teacher, his voice competing with the sound of plastic sheets flapping in the window frames. Asked if they were happy to be back in school, the class of fifth-...

Woman seriously wounded in German school shooting, say police

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Students at a school in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, used chairs and tables to barricade themselves in their classrooms after several shots were fired at the building, seriously injuring an adult woman. Police in Br...

‘I got fed up with my students ending up in prison or dead’: the teacher fighting to end school exclusions

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Zahra Bei had been working as a teacher in London schools for almost two decades when she began to see education in a new light. She started her career as a business studies teacher in a secondary school and was quick...

Nadhim Zahawi’s Oxbridge claim is an insult to state school students

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Nadhim Zahawi is the latest in a long line of hypocritical Tory education secretaries who urge state schools to “do better” while denying them the necessary resources (Editorial, 16 May). To add insult to injury, he i...

Parents’ worsening behaviour on social media creating stress and heavier workloads, school principals say

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School principals in New South Wales say they need urgent help to manage increasingly poor behaviour by parents on social media, with online pile-ons and slanging matches creating unnecessary stress and increased work...

Mississippi school district upholds teacher’s firing for reading I Need a New Butt! to kids

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The firing of a Mississippi assistant principal for reading pupils a humorous children’s book, I Need A New Butt!, has been upheld by his school district. The book describes a boy who tries to find a new bottom after ...

US identifies more than 50 Native American boarding school burial sites

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A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for more than a century sought to assimilate indigenous children into white society has identified more than 400 such schools that were suppor...

‘Absolutely disgraceful’ school toilets causing medical issues for NSW students, inquiry hears

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Disgusting toilets and overcrowded, demountable classrooms are pushing more parents to send their children to private schools, an inquiry into New South Wales public school infrastructure has been told. A state parlia...

Sixty feared dead in Russian airstrike on Ukraine school

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Sixty people are feared to have been killed after a village school in eastern Ukraine took a direct hit in a Russian air raid, with rescue attempts said by the regional governor to be impossible due to constant shelli...

Dave Eggers offers to replace books a South Dakota school board wants to pulp

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Dave Eggers, author of dystopian satire The Circle, has said he will provide free copies of his novel to schools in South Dakota, as well as copies of four other books that have been banned in the district’s schools. ...

UK aid cuts have forced 40,000 Syrian children out of school, charity says

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More than 40,000 Syrian children are out of school as a direct result of British aid cuts and more schools could soon close, a leading charity has said. British funding for 133 schools run by Syria Relief ended on 30 ...

Investigation finds school failed vulnerable children and misled Ofsted

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An independent investigation into allegations of misconduct at a top London state school – including safeguarding breaches, discrimination, bullying and favouritism – has found that “on the balance of probabilities” e...

Why ending school exclusions isn’t easy

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The call to ban permanent exclusions in primary schools (Report, 29 April) is an admirable aspiration, but misses an important point. Our multi-academy trust comprises special, alternative and mainstream provision. We...

School exams: a major flaw in the UK’s education system

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Full marks to George Monbiot for his critique of the English school exam system (England’s punitive exam system is only good at one thing: preserving privilege, 27 April). He asks what would a fair, rounded 21st-centu...

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