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‘Teachers should be scared’: AfD party website allows students to inform on staff

The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has come under fire for launching an online portal where children can tell on their teachers for expressing political opinions. The AfD Hamburg chapter launched a web portal called ‘Neutral School’ in order “to strengthen a democratic and free discourse at the Hamburg schools,” where pupils can make complaints anonymously about staff members ...

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DeVos plans to buy guns for teachers with ‘academic enrichment’ funds – reports

In a bid to make US schools safer, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering using federal funds reserved for the country’s poorest schools to buy guns for teachers instead. While it has been a long-standing federal government position to not use federal funds to arm schools or staff, DeVos’s department are eyeing the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSEA) ...

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Kindergarten teachers caught on camera stabbing children with paperclips because they refused to nap

Two kindergarten teachers have been arrested in China, having been caught on camera stabbing children with paperclips, because they refused to nap. Police intervened after a dramatic confrontation between parents and teachers. Local media report that parents grew concerned when their children began to return home with red needle marks on their skin. One mother –known only as Ms Pan– ...

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Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with students, track students’ progress, and – perhaps most notably – allows teachers to assign specific activities ...

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Teachers can put Chromebooks on lockdown when giving Classroom quizzes

Technology’s heavy hitters are in Chicago this week, showing off their latest ed-tech offerings at International Society for Technology in Education conference. For Google, that means some key updates to Classrooms, the free, browser-based educational software that’s currently used by “over 30 million students” globally, by its count. The app is getting a number of tweaks, including, most notably, more control ...

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Teachers can put Chromebooks on lockdown when giving Classroom quizzes

Technology’s heavy hitters are in Chicago this week, showing off their latest ed-tech offerings at International Society for Technology in Education conference. For Google, that means some key updates to Classrooms, the free, browser-based educational software that’s currently used by “over 30 million students” globally, by its count. The app is getting a number of tweaks, including, most notably, more control ...

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Russian teachers launch bikini flashmob to support colleague 'fired' for posing in swimsuit (PHOTOS)

Teachers across Russia have launched a flashmob to support a colleague who was apparently forced to resign after posing for photographs in a swimsuit. Viktoria Popova, a history teacher in the Siberian city of Omsk, featured in a series of photos which appeared on the Instagram page of a modelling agency earlier this month. The shots, in a modest bikini, ...

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Russian teachers to be offered training on how to respond to armed attacks on schools

Russian teachers are to be offered training to prepare them for possible armed attacks on schools and other emergency situations through a nationwide system of courses requested by human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking to Lower House MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia, Moskalkova said that her aides had officially asked the Education Ministry to organize and jointly conduct ...

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Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020

Teachers in Arizona could see a 20 percent net salary increase by 2020, according to a proposal by Republican Governor Doug Ducey that is intended to stave off a major teacher strike like the ones in Oklahoma and West Virginia. Ducey’s proposal would see average teacher pay rise from the current $ 48,723 a year to $ 58,130 by the ...

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School district to arm teachers with mini baseball bats

In the wake of America’s latest deadly school shooting, one district in Pennsylvania has come up with a novel way to ward off would-be killers by arming teachers with mini baseball bats. The Millcreek School District in the northwest of the Keystone state has spent $ 1,800 to purchase the bats, according to local media reports. Some 500 teachers received ...

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