Schools that Excel: Melba College hits the high notes

Aaron Sykes believes in quality public education and a relentless focus on the things that matter in schools. Mr Sykes is principal of Melba College, a slightly disadvantaged school in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs. The Age has awarded Melba College its 2021 Schools that Excel government school winner for Melbourne’s east. Students Harry Pearson, Hser Tin, Gemma van Rooy and […]

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Art School’s Eden Loweth Apologizes for Delayed Payments to Models

LONDON — Eden Loweth, the designer behind emerging label Art School has apologized after their alleged exploitative behaviors were exposed by casting director Lucia Blayke in a series of Instagram posts this week. Blayke, who cast the brand’s fall 2021 fashion show, accused Loweth of not paying staff members and models months after the show. “Myself, other staff and the […]

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Schools give transgender girls boys' names without telling parents

Schools are giving transgender girls as young as 13 boys’ names and using them on official documents without telling their parents Schools are sanctioning the use of male names for girls without parental consent ‘New’ names were used in classroom, on registers and official communications Campaigners say some in education are misinterpreting the equality regulations Three mothers said their daughters, […]

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Primary schools dump ‘predictable’ picture books as reading tools

Clayton South Primary principal Greg Clement wasn’t happy with the books his school used to teach children to read. Filled with predictable and repetitive text, the books had matching pictures that the children could use to guess many of the words. Clayton South Primary students Jay Rose Garcia and Sienna Thea are learning to read using systematic synthetic phonics. Credit:Joe […]

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New York City high schools reopen for in-person learning

More On: high schools NYC bars students from attending prom because of COVID-19 — again NJ school district paying former teacher $325K over Trump T-shirt scandal Ex-teacher convicted of burning student with liquid nitrogen Teacher suspended over ‘unacceptable’ assignment on slaves New York City high schools are set to re-open for in-person learning Monday, for the first time since November.  […]

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When are schools reopening?

AFTER months of working from kitchen tables, kids are finally returning to schools. From today kids across England are return to their classrooms, while elsewhere in the UK a staggered approach is being taken. 🦠 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates… When will schools reopen in the UK? England: From March 8 Boris Johnson announced that schools […]

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Some schools to stay SHUT after Covid lockdown lifted as 'regional approach' needed, medical chief warns

KIDS are set to be hit by a postcode lottery for schools reopening, the deputy chief medical officer admitted yesterday. Dr Jenny Harries said schools look set to stay shut in some parts of the country even after lockdown 3 is lifted – as revealed in The Sun yesterday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & […]

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There’s a lack of data on COVID-19 in schools across the nation. An economist is trying to change that.

Schools are reopening for in-person and virtual learning, but there's still uncertainty on how it can be done safely. Economist Emily Oster and a team of researchers are setting out to provide school leaders and policymakers with information on how schools are reopening.  The team will survey public, private, independent, charter, and Catholic schools to gather baseline data that will […]

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Schools reopening announcement: What did Gavin Williamson's say?

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson made an announcement to the House of Commons about schools reopening in September. What did he say? ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates What did Gavin Williamson announce about going back to schools? Gavin Williamson announced that all children and young people are to return to full-time education from September. […]

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