MUGWENA MALULEKE reports on Bridge International Academies, a billionaire-funded company running substandard for-profit schools all across Africa and Asia
Wednesday 5th Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
LABOUR will reverse the abolition of student grants and the education maintenance allowance (EMA) if it wins the next general election, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner announced last night.
The Tories replaced maintenance grants for poor university students in England with...
Wednesday 17th Aug 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TEACHERS warned of a “widespread failure” to tackle racism in schools yesterday as new statistics uncovered thousands of incidents in Scottish schools over the last five years.
A freedom of information request to Scottish councils revealed that around 3,000 incidents of...
Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
A FLAGSHIP free school which punishes pupils whose parents do not pay school dinner bills on time illustrates the “appalling” legacy of Tory education policy, Labour said yesterday.
Michaela Community School in Wembley Park, north-west London, was revealed to be placing...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
EDUCATION experts blasted the Scottish government yesterday for presiding over a drastic drop in the number of school psychologists.
Falkland House School director and member of the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition Stuart Jacob warned that the “very...
Monday 11th Jul 2016
THE government was called on yesterday to remove deadly asbestos from Britain’s schools and colleges on national Mesothelioma Day.
Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer of the lining of the lung caused by inhaling minute asbestos particles.
It can take 50 years to be...
Friday 1st Jul 2016
TEACHING ASSISTANTS are routinely facing threats and violence from pupils and their parents, a shocking new report reveals today.
School support staff blame shoddy disciplinary policies, staffing cuts and a lack of training for allowing students to run amok.
Tuesday 21st Jun 2016
MENTAL health is a “mounting problem for children and young people” as school nurse numbers continue to fall, a study warned yesterday.
Seven out of 10 school nurses said their current workload was too heavy while 28 per cent said they work more than their contracted hours...
Monday 20th Jun 2016
AN ISLAMIC boys’ school accused Ofsted of racism yesterday after inspectors claimed to have found leaflets that branded music, singing and dancing as “acts of devil.”
The independent Darul Uloom Islamic High School -– in Small Heath, Birmingham — said the...
Saturday 18th Jun 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
TEACHERS in Scotland have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action to tackle “excessive” workloads, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union said yesterday.
EIS members working in secondary schools backed industrial action by 95 per cent and will now take action...
Friday 17th Jun 2016