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Gay teacher launches network to help British LGBT colleagues come out

Gay teacher launches network to help British LGBT colleagues come out

A gay teacher who fought back against advice to keep his sexuality secret by coming out in front of his whole school last year has set up a network to encourage other LGBT teachers to do the same. Daniel Gray will launch the initiative, LGBTed, next...

Guardian, today, 16:26
 
I work at one of America's underfunded schools. It's falling apart

I work at one of America's underfunded schools. It's falling apart

In my Oklahoma high school classroom, it is not easy to tell where federal funding ends and state funding begins – in fact, most teachers don’t have a clue about where our funding comes from. But what is abundantly clear is that our schools need more...

Guardian, today, 11:16
 
My secret life as a student Nightline volunteer

My secret life as a student Nightline volunteer

It’s easy to feel paranoid walking home alone from a club at 2am – especially in a new city, at a university three hours away from home. Your ears are ringing as you walk back to your halls. The unfamiliar streets seem especially dark and eerily...

Guardian, today, 08:28
 
Secret Teacher: the emphasis on British history is depriving students of balance

Secret Teacher: the emphasis on British history is depriving students of balance

The wedding of two people who ostensibly have nothing to do with most people in the country has been the hot topic in playgrounds and classrooms over recent weeks. Despite Prince Harry and Meghan being wholly unrepresentative of the schoolchildren in...

Guardian, today, 07:40
 
Seventh Bristol university student takes his own life

Seventh Bristol university student takes his own life

A third-year student at Bristol university is believed to have killed himself – the seventh to have taken his own life in less than 18 months. Justin Cheng, a law student from Canada, was found dead on the evening of 12 January, the university...

Guardian, today, 07:33
 
Bristol University faces growing anger after student suicides

Bristol University faces growing anger after student suicides

It is exam season at the University of Bristol. Midweek the campus is quiet. Students emerge periodically from exam halls chatting with their friends. The university Twitter feed is full of posts about support services and how to deal with exam...

Guardian, today, 06:23
 
'Handmaidens no more': what is the future for nursing?

'Handmaidens no more': what is the future for nursing?

Today’s nurses run their own clinics, diagnose patients and prescribe drugs and can be found leading cutting-edge medical research. Others are in high-level management roles, and it’s not unusual to find nurse academics training junior doctors...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:25
 
Brexit, waiting times, funding: Generation Z on threats to the NHS

Brexit, waiting times, funding: Generation Z on threats to the NHS

‘The NHS is a national treasure and we should be proud of it,” says Will Adams, a business studies student at Lancaster University. “But we’ve got to make sure it’s fit for the next generation because the pressures it’s under are absolutely...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:20
 
More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams

More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams

The number of pupils penalised for cheating during GCSE and A-level exams rose sharply last year, mostly as a result of mobile phones being smuggled into exam halls. Official figures also show the number of teachers and school staff involved in exam...

Guardian, Thursday, 23:19
 
Mary Patchett obituary

Mary Patchett obituary

After a decade as a schoolteacher in Leeds and Hampshire, in 1976 my friend Mary Patchett enrolled as a postgraduate student in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, with a passion to bring about change. She became a vociferous...

Guardian, Thursday, 19:33
 
Tens of thousands of pupils in rural areas 'denied free school transport'

Tens of thousands of pupils in rural areas 'denied free school transport'

Tens of thousands of pupils living in rural areas of England are being denied free school transport because of cuts to services due to inadequate funding, council leaders claim. More than 22,000 pupils in 20 county council areas have lost free travel...

Guardian, Thursday, 16:26
 
New-style exams may distort A-level and GCSE results - Ofqual

New-style exams may distort A-level and GCSE results - Ofqual

The head of England’s exam regulator has warned schools to expect volatility in their pupils’ results this summer, as new figures showed the impact of government reforms in the subjects being studied. With hundreds of thousands of pupils in England...

Guardian, Thursday, 16:08
 
How to revise like a University Challenge winner

How to revise like a University Challenge winner

This year’s University Challenge final saw St John’s College, Cambridge win the series trophy after impressing Jeremy Paxman with its knowledge of organic chemistry, bird poets and Anselm of Canterbury. But this isn’t merely a team of endearing nerds....

Guardian, Thursday, 13:04
 
Air pollution worse inside London classrooms than outside, study finds

Air pollution worse inside London classrooms than outside, study finds

Children in London schools are being exposed to higher levels of damaging air pollution inside the classroom than outside, putting them at risk of lifelong health problems, a new study has revealed. Scientists studied five primary schools and one...

Guardian, Thursday, 10:12
 

British public

Most people are "cautious, suspicious or outrightly hostile about GM crops", according to the findings of a nationwide consultation exercise released today. They are "longing" for an independent agency free from outside influence...

Guardian, Thursday, 04:24
 
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