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Australia news live updates: teachers, train and bus drivers go on strike in NSW

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Teachers say the government has failed to address unsustainable workloads, uncompetitive salaries and staff shortages, while transport workers walk off over a dispute over pay and conditions. Follow all the day’s deve...

Staff absences having ‘massive impact’ on pupils in England say head teachers

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Teacher absences are the biggest barrier to children recovering the learning lost during the pandemic, according to head teachers in England, as new data showed that shortages in key subjects such as physics are becom...

Teachers call for masks to be mandatory in English secondary schools

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Teachers are calling for face masks to be mandatory for secondary school pupils in England and extended to include classrooms, amid pushback from sceptical MPs who have warned additional Covid restrictions will cause ...

‘She believed in every one of us’: ex-pupils on their inspirational teachers

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“So bloody cool, so engaging.” That’s how Adele described her English teacher at Chestnut Grove school in Balham, south-west London, Ms McDonald, when asked who had inspired her. Answering a question from the actor Em...

Teachers’ pension scheme: female retirees receive 28% less than men

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Female teachers are typically retiring on much smaller pensions than their male counterparts, research has found, with part-time working one of the biggest factors eroding women’s retirement incomes. Analysis of payou...

‘Exhausted and underpaid’: teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in record numbers

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Teachers around the United States are quitting or retiring early as schools have reopened for the new academic year and Covid-19 cases among children have surged in recent weeks in the face of some states banning mask...

UK teachers targeted by Covid anti-vaxxers as schools prepare to vaccinate pupils

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Secondary schools in the UK have been plunged into the centre of the row over Covid vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds, with anti-vaxxers at school gates and a headteacher threatened with legal action by one of his own ...

UK teachers: how do you feel about returning to school?

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As a new school term approaches, we would like to hear from teachers across the UK about how they feel about returning to the classroom. Are you looking forward to going back to school? Do you have any concerns? You ...

Four Florida teachers died this week, days before school year begins

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Four teachers in Florida’s Broward county have died from Covid-19 this week as the Delta variant of coronavirus rages in the state amid political rows over mask mandates and vaccination. “Within a 24-hour span, we had...

DfE swamped teachers with new rules at Covid outbreak, study finds

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Teachers across England were overwhelmed by a “ridiculous” blizzard of rules and documents issued by the Department for Education (DfE) during the coronavirus pandemic, alongside major announcements made through the m...

Pay freeze for England’s teachers a ‘slap in the face’, say unions

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Teachers in England are to get no pay rise this year, the government has confirmed, sparking fury from unions who described it as “an insult” and a “slap in the face” after all their efforts during the pandemic. The s...

Teachers’ Pensions delays have left me beyond hope

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After my husband died in July 2020, I applied to Teachers’ Pensions for his pension to be transferred to me. A year on, I am still waiting. I have phoned the helpline probably 40 times, and now feel I have been misled...

The life-changing magic of inspirational teachers

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Bravo, Lucy Kellaway, for changing careers midlife (Leaving burnout behind: the pain and pleasure of starting a new career in my 50s, 14 July). Initiation by fire, I suspect, especially in secondary schools. I also to...

UK teachers: what is currently happening in your school?

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We are interested in hearing from teachers and school leaders across the UK about the situation in schools. Whether it’s exam preparations, the management of social distancing protocols, or school closures due to risi...

LGBTQI+ allies: the Australian teachers standing up to homophobic slurs and bullying

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Seventeen-year-old Sonnie Hannaford isn’t afraid to admit something: they really like going to school. “If you have a free class, you have a choice to go back home if you’d like, but I stick around. I love to stay and...

Anger over British teachers’ response to pro-Palestine protests

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The recent Middle East conflict has prompted a wave of pro-Palestine protests in British schools and controversy over the staff response, with pupils being accused of antisemitism and one headteacher describing the Pa...

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