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Fined for discrimination: School ordered to pay after student excluded for her pink hair

A school in the Russian city of Perm, and its director, have been slapped with fines after a court found their suspension of a student, on the grounds that her hair was dyed pink, amounted to discrimination. Read more The hairstyle saga began last month after Zinaida Agisheva, 15, returned to her gymnasium from her summer vacation sporting a dyed ...

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‘Apartheid’? Indian primary school under fire for ‘segregating Hindu pupils from Muslims’

A primary school in India is being slammed for subjecting children to an “apartheid” regime amid allegations it is separating Muslims from Hindus during classes. The school in the Wazirabad village in Delhi, in the National Capital Region, is facing scrutiny after it was reported that it’s assigning students to classes according to their religion. According to attendance records analyzed ...

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Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student. After a spate of school shootings earlier this year inspired copycat threats at Virginia middle schools, area school districts began scheduling “lockdown drills” to ...

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Swapping gender norms in the name of equality: Icelandic school that makes boys paint their nails

While many believe the expression “boys will be boys” should stay the norm, some Icelandic schools are defying stereotypes in the name of equality by making boys play with dolls and give massages, while girls jump from trees. Known as the Hjalli teaching model, the network of 20 nursery and elementary schools aims to counter stereotypical gender roles and behaviors ...

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Prosecutors side with pink-haired girl in conflict with school administration

A Russian school administration faces a civil probe after banning a 15-year old girl from attending class because she had pink hair and a modified version of the uniform. A local ombudsman described the incident as discrimination. The story began on September 1, the beginning of the current school year. A member of the legislative assembly in Perm, in the ...

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Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school, never sexually assaulted anyone

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied the accusations he sexually assaulted a woman in high school and exposed himself to another in college, demanding a fair hearing to clear his name. Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, was interviewed by Fox News’s ...

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3 teens wounded, some ‘critical’ after drive-by shooting outside Chicago high school

Three teenagers were wounded and two are said to be in critical condition following a drive-by shooting near the Chatham Academy High School on Chicago’s south side. As the victims were walking along 91st Street on Monday, a light-colored sedan pulled up along the sidewalk and a masked gunman stepped out of the car and opened fire, striking all three. ...

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Pole dance inexplicably welcomes Chinese kindergarteners back to school (VIDEOS)

Parents are up in arms over a highly-controversial pole dancing performance at a kindergarten in China to mark the beginning of the new academic year. The scantily-clad dancers performed for stunned parents and pupils in the southern Chinese city Shenzhen on Monday. Parents called for the resignation of the school’s director and the education bureau of Bao’an District warned against ...

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Battleground school: Israeli company makes bulletproof backpacks for US market (VIDEO)

An Israeli company has produced a backpack which transforms into a full-fledged armored vest. It says the product is in high demand in the US, inspired by the school shootings “trauma” there. “We designed a bullet-proof backpack at the request of our distributors in the United States after the huge trauma caused by the February shooting in Florida,” Snir Koren, ...

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FBI arrests 5 suspects accused of training children for school shootings in New Mexico compound

The FBI has arrested five adults who kept malnourished children in squalid conditions at a compound in New Mexico, training them to wield weapons. They were detained on firearms-related charges after a judge let three of them go. The FBI says it arrested Jany Leveille, 35, on charges of “being an alien unlawfully in possession of firearms and ammunition in ...

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