‘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 […]

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 […]

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

¬†Assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat with pupils at Parkfield community school in Birmingham. Photograph: David Sillitoe/The Guardian A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the […]