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  • What Cambridge University taught us about racism June 15, 2019
    Cambridge graduates Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi have written a guide to help students – and it’s the second title published by Stormzy’s #Merky BooksCChelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi are the co-authors of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change, the second title from #Merky Books, a partnership between Penguin and grime star […]
    Anita Sethi
  • A-level maths paper leaked online before exam June 15, 2019
    Exam board Edexcel launches investigation after Twitter post offers full paper for £70An investigation has been launched after an A-level maths paper was circulated online before the exam.Images of the test paper by Edexcel appeared on social media on Thursday afternoon. The exam board’s parent company, Pearson, said the images “were circulated in a very […]
    Amy Walker
  • Nations must protect spending on the vulnerable, says IMF chief June 14, 2019
    Shift in stance comes as more countries raise concerns about inequality – Christine LagardeThe International Monetary Fund is urging countries to protect spending on health, education and vulnerable groups amid growing concern among its members about excessive levels of inequality, its managing director has said.Announcing the change of approach in an interview with the Guardian, […]
    Larry Elliott Economics editor
  • The Trump administration is waging a quiet war on education | Ross Barkan June 14, 2019
    The Trump/DeVos vision of American education? Unshackle the rich and let them turn a profit at the expense of working-class studentsPerhaps nothing illustrates the perverse nature of Donald Trump’s administration better than his approach to the regulatory state. In Trump’s America, those most zealously dedicated to unraveling federal oversight are in charge of the government, […]
    Ross Barkan
  • Another Etonian leader? Time for Labour to challenge the might of private schools | Robert Verkaik June 14, 2019
    As the Tories edge towards anointing Boris Johnson as prime minister, Corbyn should commit to checking this elitist systemNot since Harold Wilson’s government set up a commission to deal with the “public school problem” has the Palace of Westminster hosted an event that could bring about the dismantling of Britain’s educational apartheid. But MPs this […]
    Robert Verkaik
  • Jessica Biel denies she is an anti-vaxxer after opposing California vaccination law June 13, 2019
    The actor said she was ‘not against vaccinations’ despite joining prominent anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr in opposition to a bill intended to reduce medical exemptionsJessica Biel denied suggestions she was a supporter of the anti-vaccination movement after spending the day lobbying lawmakers in the US with advocate Robert F Kennedy Jr.After news emerged of her […]
    Catherine Shoard
  • Fifth of pupils in England miss out on first-choice secondary June 13, 2019
    Proportion of students getting into preferred school hits lowest level in decadeThe proportion of students in England getting into their first-choice secondary school has dropped to its lowest level for a decade as pupil numbers surge, official figures show.The statistics show the pressure on primaries has started to shift to secondaries. Since 2013, when secondary […]
    Aamna Mohdin
  • My Catholic, trans child is living proof of how wrong the Vatican is on gender | Anonymous June 13, 2019
    No, my child’s transition has not led to the ‘destabilisation of the family institution’. Instead, we are stronger than everThe recent document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education talks of an “educational crisis”, and alleges that discussions in relation to gender have “helped to destabilise the family as an institution”. As the parent of […]
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