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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…

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Primary schools forced to cancel flu vaccine sessions in England

Children unable to get free nasal spray vaccine after delay in manufacture Children have been unable to get immunised against flu this winter because GP surgeries and schools have been hit by shortages of the nasal spray version of the vaccine that is …

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Invading student privacy will not keep schools safer from shootings | Lori Bezahler

Florida is introducing Big Brother in its classrooms with a database that will collect and analyze data about students to share with law enforcement This year, students in Florida headed back to school for reading, writing and a new Big Brother. The Fl…

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LGBT lessons protester ‘inflamed tensions’ by inviting imam, court hears

Mullah Bahm claimed schools had anal sex and paedophile ‘agenda’ at protest, video showsThe lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed anal sex, paedophili…

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Exam board AQA to pay out £1.1m over rule breaches and errors

Watchdog’s reprimand comes after failings such as markers re-marking their own workThe exam board AQA is to pay more than £1.1m in fines and compensation for a string of rule breaches, errors and failings in GCSEs and A-levels that regulators said coul…

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Education sector yet to learn lessons of #MeToo, critics say

Schools, universities and others in public sector urged to do more to fight sexual harassmentSexual discrimination ‘still a real issue’ in City financial firmsMore rapes being reported due to #MeToo but convictions fallingJust over three years ago, a r…

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Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple th…

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New London play shines light on perils of school exclusion

Intermission’s theatre production features youths who have experienced the consequences of isolation first-handIn a Victorian Gothic church behind Harrods in west London, a group of young people from troubled backgrounds have gathered to rehearse a pla…

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‘It’s got out of hand’: parents split after protest over Carlisle school’s strict rules

Police were called to heated protest by students and parents who threw missilesA secondary school in Carlisle where police were called to a protest by parents and students outside the school gates after missiles were thrown has insisted staff are worki…