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Education

A topless photo ruined this teacher’s career. Now she’s speaking out

Friday at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control – and would have a different outcome for a man in her position

Lauren Miranda’s nightmare began as a school day like any other. She was teaching math during first period at Bellport middle school on Long Island, New York, when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a nude photo going...

One in five teachers using own money for school supplies – report

Friday at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching union

One in five teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies, while nearly half say they buy food, clothes and even soap for poor pupils, according to a report charting the effects of austerity on schools.

Among the more than 4,300 teachers who responded to the NASUWT education union, 20% said...

English schools will see ‘super-sized’ classes, warns teachers’ union

Thursday at 17:38 PM, via The Guardian

Secondary class sizes reaching 40-year peak compounded by funding crisis, says NEU

Secondary schools in England will see a 40-year peak in class sizes due to a sharp increase in pupil numbers compounded by the growing funding crisis, teachers’ leaders have warned.

Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), predicted that significantly more secondary...

Nigeria: Rectors Appeal to Union Over Planned Strike, Urge Talks

Thursday at 16:14 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Following the recent threat by polytechnic workers to embark on industrial action due to the failure of the Federal Government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the union, the chairman of Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology (COHEADS) in Nigeria, Masud Elelu said the body is not aware of the threat.

Nigeria: OAU VC Blames Varsities, Government for High Unemployment Rate

Thursday at 16:13 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the high rate of unemployment is a result of inability of the government to create jobs and the failure of universities and allied institutions to produce creative and problem-solving graduates who could explore agricultural enterprises.

Nigeria: ‘Why Parents Are Losing Interest in Unity Schools’

Thursday at 15:37 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] Time was when Federal Government Colleges (FGC) also known as Unity Schools, were the wish of every parent as far as secondary education is concerned, but the parlous state of the once famous institutions of first choice has watered down the desires.

Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children’s books

Thursday at 14:47 PM, via The Guardian

Other schools look to follow after Tàber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ‘highly stereotypical and sexist’

Several schools across Barcelona are considering purging their libraries of stereotypical and sexist children’s books, after one removed around 200 titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and the story of the legend of Saint George, from its library.

The...

Rwanda: Govt to Centralise Hiring of Teachers

Thursday at 14:13 PM, via All Africa

[New Times] Rwanda Education Board (REB) is set to take over the process of recruiting and placing teachers in secondary and primary schools, which is currently done by districts.

Liberia: Cyber-ED Christian School Gets Admission Into Acsi

Thursday at 12:44 PM, via All Africa

[Observer] Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CCS), a 100 percent Liberian-owned school, has been admitted into the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as full member. ACSI is the largest accrediting body for International Christian Schools in the world.

Sudan: University of Khartoum Academics, Graduates March to Join Sit-in

Thursday at 12:25 PM, via All Africa

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Tuesday, hundreds of staff and graduates of the University of Khartoum marched from the university to the sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudan Armed Forces in Khartoum in support of the protesters and their demands.

UK universities must break their silence around harassment and bullying | David Batty

Thursday at 11:59 AM, via The Guardian

The £87m spent on ‘gagging orders’ is part of a wider lack of transparency in the way universities handle staff misconduct

The revelation that UK universities have spent around £87m on payoffs to staff that come with “gagging orders” in the past two years has again highlighted concerns that such secretive clauses are being used to conceal the extent of harassment and bullying at higher...

Ghana: CAMFED Partners Cotvet to Promote Tvet for Socio-Economic Development

Thursday at 11:44 AM, via All Africa

[Ghana Govt.] The Campaign for female education (CAMFED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to promote technical, vocational education and training (TVET) as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

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