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  • General election: Corbyn claims Trump-Farage-Johnson pact poses threat to rights in UK – as it happened November 13, 2019
    Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Rayner speak in Blackpool as Johnson chairs Cobra meeting on floodsRead Andrew Sparrow’s evening election briefingAnd sign up here to get the briefing in your email inboxLabour reveals large-scale cyber-attack on digital platformsBoris Johnson accused of ‘outrageous’ lack of concern about floods 12.03am GMT We’re going to close down this live […]
    Andrew Sparrow, Kevin Rawlinson, Mattha Busby and Alison Rourke
  • Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children's data November 12, 2019
    Information commissioner acts after complaint that data is used for immigration enforcementThe UK’s privacy regulator has criticised the Department for Education (DfE) for secretly sharing children’s personal data with the Home Office, triggering fears it could be used for immigration enforcement as part of the government’s hostile environment policy.Acting on a complaint by the campaigning […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Rayner lets rip as Corbyn dies on his lips | John Crace November 12, 2019
    Shadow education secretary offers passion where her leader appears punch-drunkAll the day’s politics news - liveJust before the start, the blinds in the executive suite at Blackpool football club were drawn, throwing the room into semi-darkness. As a mark of respect, perhaps. Two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn was in the middle of a surprise sellout […]
    John Crace
  • School chaplain resigns after suggesting gay people should stay single November 12, 2019
    Rev David Hull says there have been ‘unhelpful tensions’ at school since he made remarksA chaplain at a private school created by the founder of the Methodist church has stood down after suggesting that gay people should stay single.The Rev David Hull said there had been “unhelpful tensions” at Kingswood school in Bath since he […]
    Steven Morris
  • Panic over school shootings got me suspended at 13. What I needed was someone to listen | Rachel Alexander November 12, 2019
    An offhand statement got me reported to officials. The ensuing process didn’t seem designed to keep anyone safeAt 13, I was suspended from middle school for a week because school administrators were worried I might start shooting people.It’s a story that often surprises and amuses friends now - my violent side is limited to hitting […]
    Rachel Alexander
  • Why the teacher strikes live on in Chicago, Kentucky – and beyond | Alexander Hertel-Fernandez November 12, 2019
    A wave of strikes is inspiring new action in and out of the workplace – with real economic and political impactsDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear’s apparent victory in Kentucky might not seem to have much in common with the wins Chicago teachers secured after their October strike. But both events bear the imprint of massive […]
    Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
  • How to make your first year at uni count – even if your grades don't November 12, 2019
    Most degrees don’t take your first-year grades into account, but there are still lots of benefits to working hard early onThe majority of universities don’t include a students’ first year of study when calculating their final degree classification, so you can’t blame freshers for concluding that the first year doesn’t really count. As Laura Jones, […]
    Tess Reidy
  • UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote November 12, 2019
    Universities have a legal obligation to encourage voter registration. This has prompted an angry reaction in some areasWhen Carrie Paechter, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, tweeted two weeks ago that students could register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses, she didn’t anticipate the tirade of anger it would unleash. She was […]
    Anna Fazackerley
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