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  • Chicken coop private schools for Africa’s kids


    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 pledges to bring back students’ £30 EMA


    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

  • Scots schools fail to tackle racism, union study finds


    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

  • Gove’s legacy: school puts kids in isolation for late bills


    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

  • Anger over cuts to schools


    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Get deadly asbestos out of our schools, says NUT


    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Teaching assistants face violence and threats every day


    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.

    Now public-sector...

    Tuesday 21st Jun 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • RCN Congress: Vulnerable kids harmed by school nurse cuts


    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Islamic boys’ school: Ofsted devil leaflet claims are racist


    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

  • Scottish teachers vote to strike over heavy workloads


    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

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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