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Four ways to get more men teaching kids

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One suggestion is to promote the job to fathers dropping off their children at nursery There need to be more male role models for children in early years education, the school leaders' union NAHT says, as only 3% of teachers in this field are men.The union says it is important for all children to have positive male role models and to understand that
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Why do young workers have so many injuries?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger workers bear the highest burden of accidents, say researchers Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering - but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death.Unsafe workplaces have the kind of casualty rates more likely to be associated with going to war rather than earning a
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Exeter university students expelled over racist comments

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption When the investigation was launched the university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A number of law students have been expelled from the University of Exeter over allegations of racism.An internal investigation was launched in March after "vile" comments from Bracton law society's WhatsApp group were shared on social media.Those involved received expulsions, suspensions and other sanctions, according
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The YouTube stars being paid to sell cheating

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe YouTubers selling cheating: 'Get an A on your paper - and you don't even need to do it' YouTube stars are being paid to sell academic cheating, a BBC investigation has found. More than 250 channels are promoting EduBirdie, based in Ukraine, which allows students to buy essays, rather than doing the work themselves. YouTube said it would help creators
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France’s protesters revive ghosts of 1968 revolt

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Student protests 50 years on: echoes of Paris 1968 but on a smaller scale In France, protest is theatre. And as the half-centenary of May 1968 approaches, it looks like the props are out, the stage-set is getting the final touches, and the actors are once again learning their lines.The few last weeks have permitted certain souls to imagine that President Emmanuel Macron's France
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Learning to speak Shakespeare like the actors do

[ad_1] Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages - now they both speak Shakespeare as well.That's just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist and poet forms as much as a quarter of the marks for some English GCSEs.To do well in this key exam, in which the results are crucial to schools, pupils need to become comfortable with the complex poetry of Elizabethan
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We put today’s school pupils through an old tech challenge

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Young people can no longer tell the time using the big hand and the little hand, and some schools are even replacing standard clocks with digital ones in exam halls, according to some teachers.We asked School Reporters from Catmose College, Rutland, what they thought - and we added a few extra questions to test whether they could recognise other types of old-style technology, Some of
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‘My teacher saved me from suicide’

[ad_1] Image caption Hati Sparey-South is now a trainee teacher By 16 Hati Sparey-South had already tried to kill herself. And she would have tried again and maybe succeeded if it hadn't been for a teacher who noticed how unhappy she looked. Hati says she owes her teacher her life. And now, aged 26 and a trainee teacher herself, she is determined to help today's pupils. "I would have kept
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‘It’s not just women who sometimes regret parenthood’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Interviews with mothers who regret having children hit the headlines earlier this month - but, as one man tells BBC News, it's not just mothers who feel this way. "The stereotype is that your life isn't complete without a child," says Martin (not his real name), a father of four. He says that as a young man, having children was expected - but the reality