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Landmarks in law: the case that shone a spotlight on domestic violence

Kiranjit Ahluwalia’s case led to an improved judicial awareness of abused women and the concept of provocation Forty years ago, a jury found Kiranjit Ahluwalia guilty of murdering her husband. Her subsequent appeal changed the way that the concept of “…

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School Diversity Week founder: ‘I don’t recall a single teacher using the word gay’

Tim Ramsey wants all LGBT children to feel free to be themselves – but says Birmingham shows we have a long way to goThe first mention Tim Ramsey ever heard at school of homosexuality was negative, he remembers. “I was in a year 5 lesson and we were lo…

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You’ve set up a successful school. What next? Start a university, of course

Ed Fidoe, co-founder of School 21, is launching the London Interdisciplinary School, mixing arts, science and business skillsEd Fidoe, co-founder of School 21, an “outstanding” free school in east London, has spotted a problem. To solve it, he’s openin…

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We’ve constructed a ruthless exam system where bereavement barely matters | Laura McInerney

Even if A-level or GCSE students have lost a parent, their future depends on being poised to perform on a random dayI met a woman on a train last week who told me about her two sons currently sitting their GCSEs and A-levels. Stressed teens are difficu…

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David Lammy says England is failing those who don’t go to university

Former universities minister warns that the lack of vocational alternatives is entrenching inequality England’s education system is failing young people who don’t go to university because there are too few quality routes for vocational education, says …

Examples of Twitter in the classroom

Follow Williams’ (2019) CAC model for using Twitter in the classroom Communicating Teacher posting course materialsStudents using a hashtag to communicate Students tweeting in a foreign language to practice in MFL Assessing Students creating tweets using specific contents learnt during…

When should I let my children use social media?

It may come as a surprise to many parents, but Facebook and Twitter, along with other social media platforms have age restrictions for users. The Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) dictates that the minimum age for using social networking sites…

Why education needs social media

The benefits of social media include: worldwide connectivity, real time information sharing, and meeting like-minded people. Social networking sites hold the potential for information processing and a consumer, and as a student. The ubiquity of social media, such as Facebook…

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‘It’s just ridiculous’: why a London school is seeking charity help

Downshall primary is a success in a deprived community. But cuts to vital care services are taking a tollIan Bennett has been headteacher of Downshall primary school in Ilford, east London, for 16 years. In that time he has seen council support and fun…

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Ending exclusion: specialist teachers trained to support most vulnerable

As concern mounts about ‘zero-tolerance’ in schools, teachers are lining up to learn a different approachI felt teachers often judged me because of the way I looked. I didn’t get support for my anger management issues. I wasn’t given chances and often …