‘Pupil poverty’ pressure on school cash

Schools in England are having to “pick up the pieces” for families in poverty, including giving food and clothes to children, head teachers warn. But, they say, that is unsustainable when schools are facing “funding cuts”. Heads will raise their concerns at the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference. Education Secretary Damian […]

Ban cars from idling near schools, says UK public health agency

Cars queue to collect children outside a primary school in Aberystwyth, Wales. Photograph: Alamy Cars should be banned from idling near schools and congestionchargesimposed across the UK as part of measures recommended by the government public health agency. In a report on Monday, Public Health England (PHE) said up to 36,000 people were dying each year from human-made […]

New York City and Boston close schools as snowstorm slams Northeast

A storm dumped several inches of snow across the Northeast overnight Sunday into Monday, closing schools in New York City and Boston and leaving a slushy mess for the morning commute. Manhattan’s Central Park was hit with five inches of snow, its largest snowfall total of the winter so far. Boston’s Logan Airport received nearly […]

Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami won’t affect affiliated schools, mosques, says govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government late on Sunday clarified that Jamaat-e-Islami’ affiliated schools, mosques and orphanages have been kept outside the purview of the ban on the organisation. “#JeI Ban# J&K Government Spokesman, Rohit Kansal @kansalrohit69 clarifies: Schools, mosques & orphanages so far kept outside the scope of seizure,” said a tweet by department of […]

Porn on old website of St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry

A primary school in Newry, County Down, is trying to have its old website removed as it now contains pornographic material. Staff and parents at St Ronan’s PS were alerted to the problem on Sunday. The school’s old domain name had lapsed and was subsequently purchased by another organisation. In a statement to BBC News […]

With a promise of more money and smaller classes, striking Oakland teachers return to school

Celebrating what they call a victory for educators and students, Oakland, California teachers will be back in class Monday after approving a contract to end a seven-day strike. Yet their fight isn’t over, they said. They will continue to call for more classroom money, an end to school closures in black and Latino communities, and […]