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Head teachers explain funding protest to parents

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Head teachers are telling parents that budgets have been “cut to the bone” Head teachers representing schools across England are writing to parents to explain why they are going on a protest over funding shortages. An “unprecedented” 1,000 head teachers are expected to march ...

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Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn pledges more free childcare

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is expected to use his conference speech in Liverpool to pledge an expansion of free childcare. Labour has previously said it would offer 30 hours of “genuinely free” childcare to all parents of two, three and four-year-olds in England. Mr Corbyn will say Labour will ...

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Prominent black Cambridge University graduates celebrated

Image copyright Joe Giddens/PA Image caption A portrait of actress Thandie Newton, part of the new exhibition ‘Black Cantabs: History Makers’ A new exhibition will celebrate prominent black graduates from Cambridge University. Fourteen portraits, along the library’s Royal Corridor, feature the first black students and more well-known alumni. The exhibition ...

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GOP’s Fung wants state to help pay for officers in schools

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung on Monday announced that he wants the state to chip in millions of dollars more for school security, and said he could pay for his proposals in part by cutting the Democratic-dominated Rhode Island General Assembly’s budget. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s ...

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Debt killed my dad – BBC News

A year ago music student Jessica Hurst, 25, was told her father had died at the age of 56. Then came the discovery that he had killed himself after getting into debt. As she explains here, it had begun as a relatively small debt for unpaid council tax – but ...

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Teachers Aren’t Just Running for Office—They’re Winning

Former National Teacher of the Year recipient Jahana Hayes celebrates after winning the Democratic primary for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District in August. —John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP New data show most educators vying for state seats pass first hurdle It’s a trend noted by the news media, teachers’ unions, and ...

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Sober students look for alcohol-free halls at university

Image copyright Getty Images For many students, drinking and parties are a big part of the freshers’ experience. But with more than one in five students saying they are teetotal, the demand for alcohol-free accommodation is on the rise. Mohamed is 19 and about to start his second year at ...

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