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English schools warn of acute teacher shortages without ‘inflation plus’ pay deal

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Schools in England say they face an acute crisis over retention and recruitment without a significant pay increase, as the country’s biggest teaching union warned of strike action this autumn without an “inflation plu...

I Heard What You Said by Jeffrey Boakye review – reflections of a Black school teacher

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How should the education system address the problem of Black boys?” It’s a question commonly asked in response to the statistics on exam performance and exclusion rates in the UK when broken down by race. Jeffrey Boak...

‘It all happened too fast’: injured Uvalde teacher recounts school shooting

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Arnulfo Reyes, an elementary teacher in Uvalde, Texas, was watching a movie with his students. It was two days before their summer break. When the loud bangs erupted, some of the children asked: “What is going on?” “I...

Birthday honours: dance teacher, 104, and NHS fundraisers, 11, among recipients

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From the oldest, aged 104, to the youngest, 11-year-old twins, the majority of honours are awarded to ordinary individuals who have undertaken extraordinary acts for their communities. Dance teacher Angela Redgrave, 1...

Uvalde teacher closed propped-open door before shooting, Texas officials say

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A teacher did not, as previously stated, leave a door propped open with a rock during the massacre at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week, but closed it before the attacks began – only for the door to n...

Government ‘pushing England’s universities out of teacher training’ over leftwing politics

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Leaders in higher education said this week they believed the government was trying to push universities out of teacher training for political reasons because ministers thought their education departments were “hotbeds...

Birmingham teacher arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting four girls

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A teacher has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting four girls. The 28-year-old suspect, who works at a school in Birmingham, is also accused of sending indecent images of himself. West Midlands police sai...

New York teacher under investigation for cotton-picking lesson

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School officials in Rochester, New York are investigating allegations that a white teacher told his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton and put on handcuffs during lessons on slavery in a sevent...

‘I’m giving my learners real-world insight’: the further education teacher proving life experience is the greatest asset

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“Further education college was where I grew and developed the most, so I loved the idea that I might give others the opportunity to grow and develop as well,” explains IT pro turned FE lecturer, Daniel Hulatt. Hulatt ...

London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack

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A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers. The attack was s...

Russian teacher ‘shocked’ as she faces jail over anti-war speech pupils taped

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When Irina Gen, a 55-year-old English and German language teacher in the Russian city of Penza, embarked on an anti-war speech in her classroom, little did she know she was being recorded by her own students. “I just ...

‘We want him out!’: teacher leads preschoolers in anti-Biden chant

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A southern California parochial school apologized to parents after a teacher shared a video last month of her leading preschool students in a chant denouncing Joe Biden. The video obtained by ABC 7 News in Los Angeles...

Belgian man accused of killing teacher he felt humiliated him in school

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A 37-year-old man who said he had felt humiliated by his teacher in primary school has confessed to stabbing her to death three decades later, according to Belgian prosecutors. Gunter Uwents told investigators he had ...

Mississippi teacher fired for reading I Need a New Butt! to children

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An elementary school administrator in Mississippi has said he was fired for reading I Need a New Butt!, a humorous children’s book about bottoms, to a class of second-graders. The incident has spurred criticism from f...

A glorified babysitter: my time as an unqualified substitute teacher during the pandemic

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On a frigid late December morning in the throes of the Omicron surge, I flicked off my alarm and peeked out the window: pitch black. I was awake, I was sure, and not lost in an REM-induced mirage. But it certainly fel...

‘I’m scared I’ll die in this war’: Kharkiv teacher on life under Russian attack

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Dozens of people in Kharkiv have been killed and hundreds wounded in rocket strikes by Russian forces on Monday morning, the Ukrainian interior ministry has said. Nika, a teacher in Kharkiv, describes the situation th...

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