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Politics

Fort Calata Foundation says NPA missed deadline in Cradock Four murder prosecution decision

Yesterday at 16:22 PM, via SABC News

The Fort Calata Foundation says it’s is deeply disappointed by National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Shamila Batohi, who they say missed the deadline set by her own office to provide the families of Fort Calata, Matthew Goniwe, Sparro Mkonto and Sicelo Mhauli with a prosecutorial decision in relation to their murder

Education

Revealed: how grammar schools are expanding – by taking pupils who fail the 11-plus

Today at 10:45 AM, via The Guardian

Critics say disadvantaged children are losing out in England as selective schools find creative ways to poach students

It’s a glorious late autumn day at Herne Bay high school in Kent, and boys and girls in red tops are playing sport on neat artificial pitches, but the principal, Jon Boyes, is looking into the distance, pointing out a piece of land on the other side of the road. If the local...

Education

Dear Nadhim Zahawi, please sort out Ofsted’s lack of humanity. There’s no excuse | Michael Rosen

Today at 10:30 AM, via The Guardian

Schools need support, not trials led by unsympathetic inspectors who don’t take Covid into account

As you preside over the bewildering and nonsensical inconsistency of mask-wearing in schools, I thought I might distract you with another matter of great importance: the behaviour of Ofsted inspectors.

As all of us involved in schools in England know, we work in a territory policed by a...

Science/Tech

Israel Halts Disputed Omicron Tracing Through Phone Surveillance

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Israel said on Thursday it was halting the use of mobile phone tracing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, a practice that had been challenged by privacy watchdogs. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government authorized the surveillance technology, which matches virus carriers’ locations against other mobile phones nearby...

Health

Omicron and Travel: So, Now Do I Need Trip Insurance?

Yesterday at 20:35 PM, via New York Times

In light of the new variant, is extra protection warranted for things like flight and lodging cancellations and quarantine hotels? It depends. Here’s what you need to know.