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3 dead in California school shooting, attacker killed by police

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 18:42 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 18:54 At least three people have been killed and there are reports of multiple injuries in a shooting at a Rancho Tehama elementary school in northern California. The number may include the attacker, who was reportedly killed by police. The shooting began “right about 8 am,” local time (1600 ...

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Sexual abuse allegations raised by ex-pupils at St Paul’s Girls’ School

The sex abuse scandal that first hit Hollywood and Westminster has now swept the corridors of Britain’s illustrious educational institutions. Former pupils at one of the UK’s top girls’ schools have said they were sexually abused while studying there. Two ex-pupils of St Paul’s Girls’ School in West London have revealed details of their abuse, which allegedly took place between ...

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Girls’ school founded by slave trader Edward Colston refuses to change its name

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 09:35 A girls’ school in Bristol named after the slave trader Edward Colston is resisting calls from activists to change its name. The school’s head teacher has said there is no benefit in “obscuring history.” Colston’s Girls’ School, one of the best-performing schools in the region, has been under pressure to drop its controversial name ...

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A wee bit strange: Outrage after cameras are put in school toilets

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 16:09 Would you let your teenage self be filmed while using a school toilet? That is the question being asked of pupils at Summerhill School in Kingswinford, England after senior teachers decided to install cameras in toilets to combat bullying. The installation has led to pupils to avoid using the facilities, lest they be recorded ...

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Public school makes you 94 times more likely to join Britain’s elite

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 11:58 Edited time: 31 Oct, 2017 12:37 Students attending Britain’s top public schools are 94 times more likely to join the highest ranks of society. That’s according to an analysis of Who’s Who by the London School of Economics (LSE). The study analyzed how pupils from Britain’s nine top, fee-charging schools made it onto the ...

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Paint it black: Japanese student seeks $20K after school forced her to dye hair

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:46 An 18-year-old student has lodged a complaint with a Japanese court after her high school forced her to dye her brown hair black under faculty rules. The girl’s repeated attempts at changing her hair color were reportedly not enough for the school. The teen from Habikino city in Osaka prefecture is suing local authorities ...

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Animal welfare or Islamophobia? ‘Unstunned’ halal meat banned in school meals by Lancashire council

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 10:19 An English council has voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. It follows an impassioned debate between the Muslim community and those arguing the practice is “abhorrent” and “inhumane.” The proposal to ban halal meat from unstunned animals was brought by Geoff Driver, the Conservative ...

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Serial killer manhunt launched as kids escorted to school by armed police

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 15:52 Police in Tampa, Florida, are hunting a serial killer after three people were murdered over a 10-day stretch. The killings took place in the Seminole Heights area and the community is living in fear, with children being escorted to school by armed police. There appears to be no connection between the victims, however, they ...

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‘Racist’ cotton-picking song sparks outrage at Ohio middle school

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 17:38 An eighth-grade choir’s song about picking cotton sparked cries of racism and at least one walk out at an Ohio middle school. ‘Cotton Needs Pickin’ was performed at the Springfield Middle School in Lucas County on Thursday. Nicole Maulsby posted a video of the song performance on Facebook, but has since made her page ...

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US school in hot water after history lesson pic showed black girl on leashes

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 13:19 Massachusetts elementary school officials are in hot water after a classroom photo from a history lesson showed a smiling teacher and two white students holding their black classmate with “leading strings.” The notorious photo was taken during a lesson about the Pilgrims, early European settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for third graders in Mitchell Elementary ...

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