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German teens condemn ‘unfair’ English exam in petition

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption School gyms are filled with teenage angst at exam time Grappling with the Statue of Liberty and Brexit in one English exam proved too much for more than 30,000 German school students, who are protesting in an online petition.They say the texts they had to analyse were "unfair" - stuffed with highly literary and outdated vocabulary.Baden-W├╝rttemberg state officials, however, called the texts "appropriate" and
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Struggling schools to face single target

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Using a single "trigger" point to indicate when struggling schools in England require intervention would help to create a more simple system, the education secretary has said.Damian Hinds will tell head teachers there are too many confusing ways for schools to be judged as underachieving.There would also be fewer ways for schools to be made to become academies.This "clarity" over expected standards was "just what
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People much less likely to move home than in 1970s

[ad_1] Image copyright Highwaystarz-Photography Image caption Welcome back: Young people are delaying moving out from their family home People in England and Wales were much more likely to move home in the 1970s than in the first decade of the 2000s, says research by population experts.The study, based on census data over 40 years, shows a picture of people becoming progressively less mobile, for both renters and homeowners.Dr Ian Shuttleworth,
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Free speech pledge for universities

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The right to protest and free speech needs clearer guidelines, the universities minister says Free speech in universities has to be protected from "chilling" intolerance and "over-zealous" regulations, says the Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah.The minister has met university and student leaders on Thursday to create a more straightforward set of guidelines for ensuring open debate on campus.Mr Gyimah warned "unfashionable or unpopular" views
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Exeter University student explains racist message revelation

[ad_1] Image copyright Satchit Srikanth Image caption Arsalan Motavali says he has no regrets about his decision to go public with the "vile" WhatsApp messages "It went from crude humour to racial slurs. Awful things were said about rape. Every group was targeted."Exeter University student Arsalan Motavali is talking about the WhatsApp group he was in with fellow members of the university's law society."[The messages] started to get progressively worse
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Child funerals: Steps taken to ease burden

[ad_1] Image copyright Liudmila_Fadzeyeva Bailey Kerr was just three days old when he died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. For his mother Christine Herron, "everything just fell apart" on that day in July 2015. "It's hard to describe the grief," said the County Armagh woman. "He died in my arms and after that, everything was a blur. I couldn't function," she said.So when a staff member at the
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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