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White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline

Washington, DC — Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration’s Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama’s My … Continue reading

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'Don't dress like Kim Kardashian' says Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University in Belfast has been given a dressing down for advising women not to style themselves like Kim Kardashian West at graduations. An article on its website said women should “think Grace Kelly, not Kim Kardashian”. It also said … Continue reading

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Private schools plan 10,000 free places for low-income pupils

Private schools will offer up to 10,000 free places to low-income families every year in England. The Independent Schools Council (ISC) says if the government pays £5,550 per place – the cost in the state system – the schools will … Continue reading

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Children of 'just managing families left out by grammars'

Lack of access to grammar schools is not confined to the poorest children, those from “just managing” families are also left out, research suggests. “There is a strong indication that families on below average earnings are not being helped by … Continue reading

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Self-harm hospital admissions of children show 'frightening rise'

Nearly 19,000 children were admitted to hospital after self-harming last year in England and Wales – a rise of 14% over the past three years, according to the children’s charity NSPCC. It said the NHS figures should be a “real … Continue reading

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Liverpool University apartheid protest student awarded degree – 46 years late

A student who was expelled from university for taking part in anti-apartheid demonstrations in 1970 has been awarded an honorary degree. Pete Cresswell was forced to leave Liverpool University without graduating for protesting against its investments in apartheid-era South Africa. … Continue reading

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Don't buy pink toys for girls, parents told

Parents are being warned against buying pink, gender-stereotyped toys this Christmas, so as not to deter girls from getting into science. The Institute for Engineering and Technology claims such stereotypes could be putting girls off engineering and technology. Its analysis … Continue reading

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Rare 17th Century cello loaned to teenager for life

A cello worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been given on a lifetime loan to a gifted teenage musician. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, used the early 17th Century Amati instrument – which is 50 years older than the earliest-known Stradivarius … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Reports Spotlight Eight Years of Accomplishments, Lingering Challenges

Protecting our students’ civil rights is fundamental to ensuring they receive a high-quality education. Two reports released today spotlight the challenges and achievements of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). According to OCR’s FY 2016 annual … Continue reading

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Author Jacqueline Wilson backs children's diary campaign

Keeping a diary helps boost children’s writing skills, according to research from the National Literacy Trust. And children’s author Jacqueline Wilson agrees diary writing “increases your fluency and helps you become more comfortable at expressing yourself”. The Tracy Beaker author … Continue reading

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