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Ruby Bridges: the six-year-old who defied a mob and desegregated her school

In 1960, she walked past hateful protesters to become the first Black child at a Louisiana school – and was then taught alone for a year. She discusses fear, forbearance and her fight for a better futureThis year, Ruby Bridges saw some newly discovered video footage of her six-year-old self and was terrified for her. The footage was from 14 November 1960, a day that shaped the course of Bridges’ life and – it is no exaggeration to say – American history. Not that she was aware of it at the time....
Tags: Education, Race, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, Norman Rockwell, William Frantz


Microsoft’s Reading Progress makes assessing reading levels easier for kids and teachers

Among the many, many tasks required of grade school teachers is that of gauging each student’s reading level, usually by a time-consuming and high-pressure one-on-one examination. Microsoft’s new Reading Progress application takes some of the load off the teacher’s shoulders, allowing kids to do their reading at home and using natural language understanding to help highlight obstacles and progress. The last year threw most educational plans into disarray, and reading levels did not advance the w...
Tags: Education, Microsoft, Tech, Reading, Artificial Intelligence, Teaching, Teachers, Schools, Teams, Machine Learning, Literacy, Natural Language Processing, Amira, Brielle, Educators, Microsoft Teams


From cafeteria workers to principals, here's what everyone makes in a public school

Elementary school teachers earn a median wage of $62,050 a year. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, including different kinds of teachers. Using BLS data from May 2020, here's how much workers in 35 public school positions typically make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 35. Fast food and counter workers earn a median of $25,510 a year and 121,970 are employed by public sc...
Tags: Education, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Schools, Public Schools, Associated Press, Salaries, Ross, Oslo, Reuters


‘I am ashamed to say I teach at Klipspruit-West school’

The Eldorado Park school that chased Lesufi away four years ago is still in limbo without a permanent principal and infrastructure is deteriorating The post ‘I am ashamed to say I teach at Klipspruit-West school’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Soweto, Gauteng, Department Of Education, Democratic Alliance, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Eldorado Park, Klipspruit West, Lesufi, South Africa (country, Klipspruit West Interaction Centre, Klipspruit West Secondary School


Normalising special needs: the Kabul school offering hope

Fatima Khalil school has given some children the first taste of education – and love – in their livesLaughter and excited chatter burst out of the colourfully painted classrooms. In a quiet garden schoolhouse amid the jam-packed Afghan capital, Kabul, pupils run around, study and play in the country’s first official school for children with disabilities.It’s a far cry from what most of these children have previously experienced. For many, it’s the first time in their lives they feel loved and ac...
Tags: Education, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Disability, South and Central Asia, Schools, Global development, Kabul, Special educational needs, Global Education, Fatima Khalil


‘Let children play’: the educational message from across Europe

While approaches may differ, the importance of free time to play is increasingly being recognisedCall for more play time amid ‘schoolification’ of UK childhoodEvery morning, Arja Salonen drops her five-year-old son, Onni, off at a daycare centre in Espoo, west of Helsinki, where he will spend the next eight hours doing what Finnish educators believe all children his age should do: playing.School, and formal learning, does not start in Finland until age seven. Before then, children’s preoccupatio...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, Children, Germany, Spain, Society, World news, Italy, Schools, Finland, Helsinki, Salonen, Espoo, Onni, Arja Salonen


Government urged to scrap plans to assess youngest primary kids

School leaders warn tests would be unfair and the results ‘rendered useless’ by disruption caused by CovidLetter: Tests for four-year-olds will disrupt their learningThe government is under pressure to scrap plans to formally assess the abilities of four- and five-year-olds in their first weeks of full-time schooling, after primary school leaders warned results would be “rendered useless” by the disruption caused by Covid.Almost two thirds of primary school leaders (64%) who took part in a YouGo...
Tags: Education, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, RBA


Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads along with students, intelligently correcting errors in real time. Promising pilots and research mean the company is poised to go big as education changes, and it has raised $11 million to scale up with a new app and growing customer base. In classr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Learning, Education, Funding, NFL, Tech, Reading, Schools, Machine Learning, Angel, Houston Texans, Edtech, Amira


Musa Okwonga: ‘Boys don’t learn shamelessness at Eton, it is where they perfect it’

The writer and podcaster talks about his private school days, and why a system that prides itself on creating leaders is selling Britain shortRead an extract from his memoir One of Them belowIt’s 1996 in a perfectly ordinary suburb just north of Heathrow airport. A teenage boy and his sister are on their way to the optician. Walking under a railway bridge, they pass a man who slows down and gives the boy a stare “as startling as scalding water”. He can’t stop thinking about it all through the ap...
Tags: Books, Education, Culture, Britain, Heathrow, Schools, Autobiography and memoir, Private Schools, Musa Okwonga, Eton, Eton College


One in three UK teachers plan to quit, says National Education Union survey

Increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession are main reasons why 35% of teachers wish to leave within five yearsOne in three UK teachers plan to quit the classroom within five years because of increased workload and diminishing respect for the profession, according to a major union survey.The poll by the National Education Union revealed an education workforce exhausted after a year of Covid disruption, with 70% reporting increased workload over the last 12 months and 95% worri...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, National Education Union


'Very intimidating': teachers on sexual harassment by pupils

Teachers highlight toxic culture of sexual harassment and abuse they face in school“I’ve had threats of rape. I’ve had someone say: ‘I’m going to seek out your daughter and rape her.’ You’re called a slag and a slut. Sometimes it’s banter and they all think it’s funny. Sometimes it’s anger directed at you.”Anne, who doesn’t want to give her real name, worked in a pupil referral unit with excluded pupils in south-west England until she quit her job because of post-traumatic stress disorder, and i...
Tags: Education, UK News, Schools, Sexual Harassment, Anne, south west England


High school moved into empty Macy's department store

High school students in Burlington, Vermont are now going to class in a deserted former Macy's department store. The school's prior campus was closed after the discovery of cancer-causing PCBs in the building and surrounding grounds. Lunch is apparently now served in the Michael Kors Cafeteria. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Education, Schools, Macy, Burlington Vermont, Malls, Michael Kors Cafeteria Read


Ministers dropped the ball on sexual violence in schools, says Labour

Jess Phillips says government has not taken issue seriously, five years after committee’s reportSexual violence is endemic in schools and the government must launch an inquiry to establish how widespread it is, the shadow minister for domestic violence has said.Jess Phillips said the issue had been pointed out to the government five years ago, it had been a “problem for a very long time” and ministers had “dropped the ball”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Labour, Schools, Education policy, Ofsted, Maria Miller, Jess Phillips, Rape and sexual assault


DfE warns schools could be closed over 'rape culture' claims

Schools that fail safeguarding rules risk closure after sexual abuse allegations posted on Everyone’s InvitedSchools that fail to meet safeguarding standards for pupils could be forced to shut amid concerns over a “rape culture” in educational establishments.More than 100 schools have been named in harrowing anonymous testimonies on the everyonesinvited.uk website, which was set up to expose misogyny, harassment and assault and has also drawn attention to a lack of redress and support for many v...
Tags: Education, Children, Society, UK News, Schools, Young People, Ofsted, Private Schools, Sexual Harassment, Rape and sexual assault


'Moment of reckoning' for UK schools as 5,800 accounts of abuse published

Campaign website Everyone’s Invited reveals the extent of sexual abuse and harassment in schools and universities And the stories keep coming. At the end of this week more than 5,800 anonymous testimonials cataloguing acts of sexual harassment, abuse and assault in UK schools have been posted on Everyone’s Invited – and they are still coming.But, the 22-year-old who set up the campaign in June has said that the focus on fee-paying schools risks minimising the issue, which she warns is happening ...
Tags: UK, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Private Schools, Rape and sexual assault


UK tutoring scheme uses under-18s in Sri Lanka paid as little as £1.57 an hour

Exclusive: Government suspends use of under-18s to teach English pupils after being approached about revelationsAnalysis: Tutoring scheme throws money at the private sector againTutors in Sri Lanka who are as young as 17 and earning as little as £1.57 an hour have been used by the government’s flagship national tutoring programme to teach maths to disadvantaged primary school children in England, the Guardian has learned.The Department for Education announced the immediate suspension of the use ...
Tags: UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Guardian, Sri Lanka, Department for Education, NTP


Testing the ‘glass cliff’ theory at school

Some think that putting women in sticky situations when they reach the top is setting them up for failure, but the opposite could be true The post Testing the ‘glass cliff’ theory at school appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Curriculum, Teachers, Schools, Glass Ceiling, Department Of Education, Openaccess, SMT, SGB, Harvard Review, South Africa (country, COVID-19, School Principals, Albert Luthuli Primary School, Anna Beninger, Glass Cliff


New studies to examine racial inequality in UK art and music

Exclusive: pioneering surveys aim to use data to drive ‘positive and lasting change’ in arts sectorLeading equal rights organisations in the UK have announced a landmark research commission into racial inequality in the art sector, as a new organisation called Black Lives in Music also aims to tackle racial inequality in the music industry.The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, and Freelands Foundation have partnered to deliver the first major commission into how black, Asian and minori...
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Education, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Schools, BAME, Freelands Foundation, Black Lives in Music


'I thought there'd be more mischief': schools return in England

Staff and pupils talk of Covid fears and exam worries but improved face-to-face communicationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools in England reopened on 8 March with new regular testing and mask-wearing in classrooms. Both have been recommended by the government for secondary schools, but are not compulsory, raising concerns among some teachers and students.Two teachers and a pupil have spoken abouttheir first week back at school. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Coronavirus


Covid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection control

A pilot study’s analysis of schools’ wastewater shows its potential as an early warning system for public health teamsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools may have had more Covid-19 infections before Christmas than previous research showed, according to data from a pilot study that senior public health experts believe could provide a crucial early warning system against future outbreaks.Covid was present in the sewage of 80% of 16 primary and secondary schools in E...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Education, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Schools, Waste, Middlesex University, Coronavirus, COVID


Rise in food banks in UK schools highlights depth of Covid crisis – survey

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in povertyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in five UK schools has set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many, especially in deprived areas.A fifth of teachers said their school had launched a food bank, over a third ...
Tags: UK, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Food Banks, Schools, Coronavirus


One in five UK schools has set up a food bank in Covid crisis, survey suggests

Exclusive: third of teachers say schools have become key providers of support services for families in povertyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in five UK schools have set up a food bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to support struggling local families, according to a survey that highlights how deeply the Covid crisis has hit living standards for many, especially in deprived areas.A fifth of teachers said their school had launched a food bank, over a ...
Tags: UK, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Food Banks, Schools, Coronavirus


Government stops councils enforcing masks in English primary schools

Move comes after Redbridge said pupils in borough would have to wear them all dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has intervened to stop councils requiring children in primary schools in England to wear face masks when they return to school next week.The move came after it emerged that Redbridge council in east London had advised headteachers that all primary school pupils in the borough should be encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors as part o...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, London, Education, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Health policy, Redbridge, Coronavirus


Doctors fear new child mental health crisis in UK, made worse by Covid

Surge in cases expected as schools reopen and charities report 70% rise in demand for services A surge in child mental health cases is expected to emerge as schools reopen next week, amid warnings of a “crisis on top of a crisis” hitting vulnerable children during the pandemic.Paediatricians, psychologists and charitable groups providing mental health support all told the Observer they were seeing increasing demand and warned of another surge as lockdown is lifted. Several reported longer waitin...
Tags: Health, UK, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Poverty, Mental Health, Schools, Young People, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID


Pakistan passes ‘historic’ bill banning corporal punishment of children

Ban on violence against children will only apply in Islamabad, but campaigners hope rest of the country will follow suitPakistan has passed a bill banning corporal punishment for children in a move described as “historic” by rights activists.It comes amid a number of high-profile cases of schoolchildren being badly beaten and even killed in schools, religious institutions and workplaces. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Children, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Schools, Global development, Children's Rights, Islamabad


There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics.

Elementary school students walk to classes in Godley, Texas, on August 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Imagse Studies suggest that schools can safely resume in-person learning if they rely on masks and social distancing. But a few big political obstacles have made this difficult.  Some school districts don't enforce mask policies, while others lack the funding to ensure a safe environment for teachers and staff. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. By now, research clearly supports...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Iowa, Schools


Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

Temporary decision by Green mayor of Lyon to take meat off menu met by protestsA decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country’s culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.Government ministers have accused the mayor, Grégory Doucet, of “ideological” and “elitist” behaviour after the measure, which is also being studied by several other cities including Paris, came into f...
Tags: Food, Europe, Education, France, Environment, World news, Green, Farming, Paris, Schools, Vegetarian food and drink, Vegetarianism, Lyon, Meat Industry, Coronavirus, Grégory Doucet


Scotland's stages: how coronavirus lockdown will be eased

Unlike England’s roadmap, Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘strategic framework’ avoids setting specific datesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a “cautious and gradual” plan for how coronavirus lockdown measures will be eased in Scotland.Unlike Boris Johnson’s “roadmap”, the “strategic framework” deliberately avoids specific dates. “If we open up too quickly to meet arbitrary dates, we risk setting our progress back,” the first minister says in a foreword...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Ireland to start reopening schools as it extends other Covid restrictions

Education and childcare prioritised in cautious lockdown roadmap after disastrous Christmas relaxation Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to start reopening some schools next week but is extending other lockdown restrictions until April to prevent another explosion in Covid-19 cases.The government has prioritised education and childcare in a cautious new roadmap out of restrictions after a disastrous relaxation before Christmas led to Ireland having the world’...
Tags: Europe, Education, World news, Ireland, Schools, Micheal Martin, Coronavirus


What must Boris Johnson consider before easing Covid lockdown?

Analysis: PM will have to weigh up issues such as case rates, new variants and holiday rules in England roadmapCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will set out his roadmap for easing restrictions in England on Monday, including the reopening of schools, care homes, retail and, eventually, hospitality. Here are some of the key questions he must resolve. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Working From Home, Schools, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus



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