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Bangor schools: Plan to cut overcrowding set for go-ahead

Image caption A new building could be constructed at Ysgol y Garnedd A £12.7m plan to tackle overcrowding in Bangor primary schools is set to be given the go-ahead. A review found Ysgol y Garnedd school was oversubscribed, with one governor saying pupils were packed into classes “like sardines”. Gwynedd ...

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Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

Image caption Liam Nolan resigned from Perry Beeches in May 2016 A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching. Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016. ...

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Gender stereotypes: Teen called lesbian for playing football

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Darcie said she has been criticised because of her gender and playing football A 13-year-old girl who dreams of playing football professionally says she has been criticised and called a lesbian for playing a “boy’s sport”. Darcie, 13, from Cwmbran in Torfaen has played ...

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Children with learning disabilities ‘failed by society’

Image copyright Getty Images Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than other people due to poor housing, low incomes, social isolation and bullying. He said 40% ...

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School district decision to arm teachers brings backlash

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board has become the first in the state to pass a policy allowing teachers and other employees to carry firearms. The Tamaqua Area School District passed the policy in a unanimous vote last month, receiving pushback from both parents and members of the ...

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Trial coming to a close in Harvard bias lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) — Both sides get one last chance to make their cases in a trial alleging discrimination in Harvard University’s admissions system. Closing arguments are set to begin Friday in a lawsuit that has reignited a national debate over affirmative action. The group Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard ...

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High schoolers posing as Columbine shooters suspended

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky high school students who dressed as the Columbine High School shooters for Halloween have been suspended. WHAS-TV reports the Adair County High School students went to school Wednesday wearing the costumes. The girls’ outfits resembled the clothes 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold ...

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