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The UK government asks schoolchildren to sing 'One Nation, One Britain' song as it marks Brexit anniversary

Boris Johnson Getty UK asks schoolchildren to sing "One Nation, One Britain" song as the country marks 5 years since Brexit. The call by the Education department was met with thousands of mostly derisive responses. The UK on Wednesday marked the anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government has backed a campaign for schoolchildren to come together and sing a song for "One Nation, One Britain day", as the co...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Education, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Britain, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Adam Bienkov, Gavin Williamson, Savanta ComRes, Brexit Insider, Boris Johnson Getty


Scottish education system to be overhauled after damning OECD report

Independent review said curriculum had not kept pace with changes, and exams and inspections were in need of reformScotland’s exams agency and its schools inspections system are to be substantially reformed after a damning report said the current system was cumbersome and over-complex.An independent review by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a Paris-based agency, found the Scottish education system had failed to keep pace with the latest best practice and had no long-t...
Tags: Politics, Education, Scotland, UK News, Labour, Paris, Scottish politics, Green Party, OECD, Organisation for Economic Co, Scottish National party (SNP


Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cbs, Republican Party, James Corden, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Robert Durst


Watch a Never-Aired TV Profile of James Baldwin (1979)

In 1979, just a couple of months into his stint with 20/20, ABC’s fledgling television news magazine, producer and documentarian Joseph Lovett was “ ” to be assigned an interview with author James Baldwin, whose work he had discovered as a teen. Knowing that Baldwin liked to break out the  , Lovett arranged for his crew to arrive early in the morning to set up lighting and have breakfast waiting before Baldwin awakened: He hadn’t had a drop to drink and he was brilliant, utterly brilliant. ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Television, Abc, College, Chase, Literature, Manhattan, Lincoln Center, Michael Jackson, Black, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Lovett, Giovanni, Police Athletic League


Johnson accused of hypocrisy over G7 girls’ education pledge

Announcement of £430m funding for 90 countries came only weeks after ‘inexcusable’ foreign aid cuts • G7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson was accused of hypocrisy after announcing at the G7 leaders summit he would provide £430m of extra UK funding for girls’ education in 90 developing countries only weeks after his government made “inexcusable cuts” of more than £200m set aside for the same cause from its bilateral programme this year.The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, announced i...
Tags: Gender, Politics, UK, Education, World news, Foreign Policy, Education policy, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Johnson, The gender gap, G7, Dominic Raab


A 5th-grade student gave a first-person speech dressed as Hitler. The teacher and school's principal are now on administrative leave.

A student at Maugham Elementary School dressed as Adolf Hitler for a school project. Getty Images, Google Maps A fifth-grade student dressed as Adolf Hitler and gave a speech titled, "Accomplishments." The speech was part of a "Character Development project" organized by his teacher, Fox News said. The school's principal and the student's teacher have been placed on administrative leave. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two staff members have been placed on administ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Education, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Fox News, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Board, Elementary School, Englewood, Amy Chua, DeMarco, Maugham


School trips to UK from EU could halve as Brexit hits cultural exchanges

Exclusive: loss of young Europeans on pupil visits will cause major cultural damage to UK, warn tour organisersFrench and German educational trip organisers bringing as many as 750,000 school pupils to the UK every year have warned that tougher post-Brexit entry requirements are likely to cut the number of young Europeans visiting Britain by half.“We’ve already seen a big fall-off in interest,” said Edward Hisbergues, the sales manager of a leading French operator, PG Trips. “My business was 90%...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, Education, Children, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Teaching, Britain, Ireland


‘A sacrificed generation’: psychological scars of Covid on young may have lasting impact

Young people across Europe reveal how the pandemic has made them impatient for systemic change after bearing brunt of fallout‘So many revolutions to lead’: Europe’s Gen Z on their post-Covid futureCovid-19 policies risk leaving psychological and socioeconomic scars on millions of young people across Europe, with far-reaching consequences for them and society, a wide-ranging Guardian project has revealed.Teenagers and young adults expressed profound anxiety about their future and accused governme...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Politics, Science, Protest, Education, Environment, Race, Economics, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Global Economy, Young People


Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville says he'd 'rather be fishing or golfing' before voting against the Capitol riot commission

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., attends the nomination hearing of Cynthia Marten to be deputy Education secretary before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Washington on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Caroline Brehman/Getty Images Tuberville said he would rather be fishing or golfing than voting to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. "We're in the fourth quarter of life," he said. "You know who were doing this for? You." Tuberville voted against the commission o...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Mississippi, Education, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Forbes, Bennie Thompson, McConnell


Oxford’s Rhodes statue and the bogus argument against its fall | Letters

Martin Platt says history not censored by the removal of monuments, while Richard Pantlin of the Oxford Zimbabwe Arts Partnership expresses his disappointment over Oriel College’s decisionHere we go again – the bogus argument that removing statues is “censoring history”, as parroted by Gavin Williamson and some bloke at the Policy Exchange thinktank (Oxford college criticised for refusal to remove Cecil Rhodes statue, 20 May). Let us remind ourselves why statues and monuments are erected – to ce...
Tags: Art, Politics, Education, Africa, Race, Conservatives, UK News, History, Oxford, Slavery, University of Oxford, Rhodes, Oriel College, Cecil Rhodes, Martin, Martin Platt


Revisiting Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” and the Album That Opened R&B to Resistance: Revisited 50 Years Later

I just want to be heard and that’s all that matters. — Marvin Gaye R&B superstar Marvin Gaye was more than willing to risk his career on a record. His polished public persona was a false front behind which lurked some serious demons — depression and addiction, exacerbated by the illness and death of his close friend and duet mate, Tammi Terrell. His downward spiral was also fueled by his distress over events of the late 60s. How else to respond to the Vietnam War, the murder of civil rig...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Politics, College, Life, Gillespie, Rolling Stone, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Benson, Gordy, Gaye, Jamerson, James Jamerson, Barry Gordy, Bob Dylan Nina Simone Bob Marley


No 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new Covid variant in English schools

Scientists, unions and teachers concerned after data cut from Public Health England report ahead of shift on face masksDowning Street leaned on Public Health England not to publish crucial data on the spread of the new Covid variant in schools, documents seen by the Observer have suggested. Scientists, union officials and teachers said that the lack of transparency was “deeply worrying”.The focus of their anger concerns the pre-print of a PHE report that included a page of data on the spread of ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Trade unions, Schools, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, Coronavirus


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is urging schools to stop teaching critical race theory, calling it a 'dangerous ideology'

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp listens to a question during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta, about Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over the league's objection to a new Georgia voting law. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wants schools to stop teaching critical race theory in classrooms. "This divisive, anti-American agenda has no place in Georgia classrooms," Kemp said. His remarks ar...
Tags: Politics, Education, Senate, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Major League Baseball, State Capitol, Kemp, McConnell, Brian Kemp


Free LA Metro rides for students and low-income riders? Board votes Thursday.

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Executive Management Committee will consider approving a 23-month pilot program Thursday to make L.A. Metro buses and trains free to students starting in August and all low-income riders starting in January. If approved by the committee, the pilot program will next go to L.A. Metro’s Board of Directors for final approval. L.A. Metro currently offers discounts to people who ma...
Tags: California News, News, Politics, Education, Metro, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN, Transportation


1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones has tenure offer revoked by UNC: report

The New York Times magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks at the 137th Commencement of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 16, 2021. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images The New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones had a tenure offer revoked at UNC-Chapel Hill, according to NC Policy Watch. Hannah-Jones was set to teach at the school as a Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism. She is the creator of the 1619 Project, which has drawn a wave of criticism from conserva...
Tags: Politics, Education, White House, Trends, Journalism, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump, New York Times Magazine, Academia, Atlanta Georgia, UNC Chapel Hill, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Hannah Jones, MacArthur Fellowship, Susan King


What Karl Marx Meant by “Alienation”: Two Animated Videos Explain

A common political distortion claims that socialists are lazy and want to live off other people’s labor. Never mind that this description best applies to those who do not work but live off rents, dividends, and tax breaks. A bigger problem with the idea lies in its definition of “work,” conflating labor-for-hire with labor for a purpose. In Karl Marx’s theories, work occupies a central position as a human value. We all want to work, he thought. We are not born, however, wanting to maximi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Labor, College, Economics, Philosophy, Gillian Anderson, Karl Marx, Anderson, Marx, BBC Radio, de Botton, Durham NC Follow, Alain de Botton 's School of Life, Raymond Geuss, David Harvey Josh Jones


Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany

“Healthy, vigorous, respectable: everyone’s favorite uncle.” How many of us hear these words and think of that most beloved of all American travel-television personalities, Rick Steves? Indeed, in the video above they’re spoken by Steves, though to describe a figure very different from himself: Adolf Hitler, who convinced his people not to tour Europe but to invade it, sparking the deadliest conflict of all time. How and why this happened has been a historical question written about perh...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Television, College, Germany, Berlin, America, History, Poland, Nuremberg, Hitler, Seoul, Adolf Hitler, Rick Steves


Firestorm over viral video ‘deeply traumatic’ for Cypress College campus, president says

A few bemoaned “leftist, socialist and Marxist ideologies” on college campuses, accused professors of bullying and “indoctrination, not education,” and warned that viewing events through the prism of systemic racism “demeans us all.” But many more at the North Orange County Community College District board meeting excoriated officials for being complicit with White supremacy, showing cowardice by not quickly defending a professor targeted by death threats and instead waiting for a public relatio...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, College, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Fox News, Colleges, Donald Trump, Marshall, Ellis, Orange Coast College, Cypress College, North Orange County Community College District


Queen’s speech to focus on adult learning and easing planning rules

Levelling up agenda accompanied by bills bringing in voter ID and banning conversion practicesMinisters are to unveil a legislative programme aimed at its new electoral strongholds in northern England and the Midlands, with a Queen’s speech focused on adult education and homeownership.It also features proposals to bring in mandatory voter ID, which has been condemned by US civil rights groups as akin to Republican-style voter suppression. Another plan will pave the way to outlaw conversion pract...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, US, Conservatives, UK News, LGBT rights, Boris Johnson, Further Education, Queen's Speech, North Of England, Midlands


1619 Project creator responds to McConnell's effort to block its teachings in public schools: He's saying 'the truth is too difficult' for America to bear

The New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones rebuts McConnell's argument that its words are "divisive." McConnell and 38 Senate Republicans want to bar the project from being taught in public schools. "He's saying that the truth is too difficult for apparently our nation to bear," Hannah-Jones said of McConnell. See more stories on Insider's business page. The 1619 Project creator Nikole Han...
Tags: Politics, Education, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, United States, Commission, Slavery, Public Schools, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party


Viral video gives ‘distorted’ picture of class confrontation, professor’s defenders say

Cypress College advised the professor vilified in a class video to remain silent, even as a potentially one-sided view of her encounter with a student went viral and resulted in death threats to the professor, according to social media posts by colleagues. In an attempt to set the record straight, those colleagues have taken to Facebook  and started a to raise money for the professor’s security. The GoFundMe campaign, “Help us protect Professor Faryha Salim,” has raised more than $3,700 to hel...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Education, Congress, College, Stanford, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Colleges, Biden, Free Speech, Cal State Fullerton, Trump, Ellis


Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Race, US, America, Trends, Racism, United States, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, US Senate


Cypress College failed to be ‘anti-racist’ by not defending professor in viral video, faculty union says

The faculty union at Cypress College has taken the administration to task for not defending the professor who repeatedly interrupted a student in an online speech class as he tried to argue that many police officers could be seen as heroes. “The failure to issue a clear and strong statement of support for faculty under the existing circumstances is a failure to be anti-racist,” said signed by Christie Diep, president of United Faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, and ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, College, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Universities, Colleges, South, Ellis, District, Cypress College, LA City Council, Top Stories LADN


Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Police, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Lausd, Caltech, Ellis, LA County, Cypress College


Invisible People: Watch Poignant Mini-Documentaries Where Homeless People Tell Their Stories

Over the past year, the story of evictions during COVID has often risen above the muck. It’s made headlines in major newspapers and TIME magazine, and received serious attention from the government, with stop-gap eviction moratoriums put in effect and renewed several times, and likely due to be renewed again. Stopping evictions is not enough. “For many landlords,” notes the United Way, “the order created a financial burden of housing renters with no payments,” and without income, they ha...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Youtube, College, Life, Los Angeles, Current Affairs, New York Public Library, United Way, Josh Jones, Horvath, Durham NC Follow, Josephine Baker, Mark Horvath, Canada Peru


Florida legislature passed a bill making it illegal for schools to require COVID-19 vaccines - but a long list of shots are already required to attend school in the state

Requiring proof of a coronavirus vaccination is becoming increasingly common as states and countries move to loosen restrictions and open up travel. Jon Cherry / Stringer / Getty Images The Florida legislature passed a bill banning schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. The state of Florida requires a long list of vaccines for public school students. Gov. Ron DeSantis already passed an executive order banning businesses from requiring "vaccine passports." See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Science, Florida, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine, Vaccine Passport, School, Education


Biden will unveil $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan extend cash payments for parents and set up universal Pre-K - paid for with tax hikes on the wealthy. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats


Biden unveils $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden at an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck on March 10. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan would extend cash payments for parents and set up universal pre-K. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will unveil a $1.8 trillion economic-aid plan during his address t...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop



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