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Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination Birmingham Islamic faith school guilty of sex discrimination
An Islamic faith school's policy of segregating boys and girls is unlawful sex discrimination, a court has ruled. The case was heard at the Court of Appeal as Ofsted challenged a High Court ruling clearing the Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham of discrimination. Ofsted's lawyers argued the segregation left girls "unprepared for life in modern Britain". Appeal judges ruled the school was disc...
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Assess U.S. Online MBAs as an International Student Assess U.S. Online MBAs as an International Student
Through online education, international students can earn a U.S. graduate degree even while overseas. With few, if any, on-campus travel or residency expenses, online students can continue working full-time jobs in their home countries. But before deciding to enroll in a U.S. online MBA program, prospective students should consider three factors. 1. Find out if a school attracts a diverse st...
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What can my child eat at school? What can my child eat at school?
A school in Bradford has banned "unhealthy" foods such as sausage rolls in pupils' lunchboxes - a move which has divided opinion among parents. So what can your child eat at school, whether in a packed lunch or for a school dinner? Packed lunches. It's pretty straightforward - there are no official rules as it's down to individual schools in England, the Department for Education says, to de...
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'Historic' schools funding change confirmed 'Historic' schools funding change confirmed
"Historic" changes to the schools funding formula in England will make it fairer and more transparent, says Education Secretary Justine Greening. Changes announced last December sparked protests from parents concerned their schools were set to lose out. Ms Greening said she was increasing the basic level of funding schools would get per pupil - with a minimum level of £3,500 for primary scho...
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Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts' Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts'
Schools are beginning the term with rising numbers of teacher vacancies, the leading specialist recruiters say. September vacancies were up a quarter on two years ago, one company, Eteach, said. Another, TeachVac, saw a 15% rise over two years to the end of August. Eteach boss Paul Howells said he had "never seen so many unfilled posts", while heads are said to be "moving heaven and Earth" to ge...
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'Teach pupils to avoid gangs' - children's commissioner 'Teach pupils to avoid gangs' - children's commissioner
Pupils should be taught in school how to avoid being sucked into gangs or exploited by older criminals, the children's commissioner has said. Anne Longfield said personal, social, health and economics education (PSHE) lessons should help children spot when they are being targeted by gangs. It follows reports children are being used by criminals as "money mules". She said children looking for "a...
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USC moves to terminate former dean, citing evidence of drug activity USC moves to terminate former dean, citing evidence of drug activity
The University of Southern California is taking steps to terminate a former dean who is said to have engaged in illicit drug use during his tenure at the university, the administration announced in two letters on Friday. Carmen Puliafito, who served as dean of the Keck School of Medicine for almost a decade, is now suspended from his position as a faculty member at the university and is barred ...
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New York’s Top Court Narrows Suit Seeking More Money for Schools New York’s Top Court Narrows Suit Seeking More Money for Schools
Advocates of increasing education funding had a setback Tuesday, as New York State’s highest court narrowed a lawsuit that sought more money for school districts statewide. The ruling was the latest twist in a decades-long battle over how much money is enough for New York’s schools. In a series of cases called the Campaign for Fiscal Equality, which lasted from 1995 to 2006, the state’s high...
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Heads warn parents of 'cash-starved schools' Heads warn parents of 'cash-starved schools'
Head teachers in England are keeping up the pressure on school funding, sending a letter warning about "cash-starved" schools to almost two million families. As the government prepares to set out its plans in the Queen's Speech, school leaders across 17 councils are calling for urgent action over a funding gap. Claims over school funding shortages became an election battleground and a doorstep i...
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School places pressure hits secondaries School places pressure hits secondaries
The proportion of 11-year-olds offered a place at their first-choice secondary school in England is the lowest since 2010, official figures show. This year, 83.5% of applicants received offers from their first choice schools, down from 84.1% last year. The last time more than 16% of applicants were not offered their first choice was in 2010. However, the government says the system is "rising to...
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