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Welsh, Hawaiian and Navajo … now Gaelic is in line for a rescue

Number of speakers could swell as Duolingo adds minority language to syllabusSorley MacLean’s poem Hallaig, a lament to the cleared homesteads of the Isle of Raasay, is his most famous work, lauded by Seamus Heaney, the Irish Nobel laureate whose trans…

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Arts education should not be a luxury, says Julie Hesmondhalgh

Ex-Coronation Street star backs Durham commission’s call for arts to be taught to all childrenJulie Hesmondhalgh, the actor and campaigner, has accused policymakers of conspiring to limit access to arts and culture for British children.Reacting to a re…

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Cambridge harassment row fuels call to reform college system

Readmission of Dr Peter Hutchinson to Trinity Hall events a ‘slap in the face for survivors of sexual harassment’Cambridge academics and students have called for the reform of the university’s collegiate system after a don accused of sexually harassing…

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Textile art inspired by vintage photographs of African Americans – in pictures

Since 2017, New Jersey artist Bisa Butler has been creating a “quilted fabric album”: large textile portraits drawn from old black-and-white photographs; her most recent series is inspired by images of African Americans taken by the government during t…

Anger and threats as anti-abortion student societies mushroom at universities across UK

‘We expect opposition at universities across the country,’ pro-life alliance says

Cambridge University don readmitted to college following sexual harassment complaints

Former student who complained of misconduct calls decision a ‘slap in the face’

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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring workName: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder…

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Weatherwatch: Victorian children too cold or wet to get to school

Registers at a Victorian school recorded ‘inclement weather’ as a reason for missing school. Not surprising when children were without coat or shoes In the 1860s schoolteachers were obliged to complete a daily log to record any unusual event. Schooling…

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Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

Birmingham school is focus of long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taughtA high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham pri…

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The Guardian view on creativity in schools: a missing ingredient | Editorial

Imagination should infuse teaching of science as well as the arts. Children are not pitchers to be filled with factsYou can’t see it, smell it, hear it. People disagree on how, precisely, to define it, or where, exactly, it comes from. It isn’t a schoo…