‘Tone-deaf’ ministers reject BAME review of English curriculum

Exclusive: schools minister rejects proposal by cross-party MPs for more black input into history syllabus Last modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 23.36 EDT Calls for a review to add more black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) history to the English national curriculum have been turned down by the government, the Guardian has learned. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, said […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Traffic chaos at Waipu, Northland, pick-up spot for checkpoint sticker

A snarling traffic jam up to 1.5km long has greeted motorists travelling near Waipu today as police begin their programme of handing out car stickers which they hope will make travelling through the northern border checkpoints smoother. Northland police today opened two locations where locals can obtain car stickers which are meant to ensure they can travel through the checkpoints […]

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Douglas County vote on school mask mandate

The new school board overseeing the Douglas County School District will meet Tuesday to decide whether to end the mask requirements inside schools. The resolution that the Board of Education will consider states that the district will not mandate masks in schools unless they are required by federal, state or local laws or public health orders. The school board will […]

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Covid-19 Delta: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals NZ moves to new traffic light settings on Friday

Most of the upper North Island – including Auckland – will go straight into the red level under the new traffic light system from Friday, while the whole of the South Island will go to the less restrictive orange. Auckland, Northland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will […]

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Private schools criticise plans to get more poor students into university

Regulator’s pledge to boost university access in England ‘may discriminate based on class’ Last modified on Wed 29 Jan 2020 07.02 EST Leading private schools have challenged plans to widen access to the most selective universities in England, warning they could lead to discrimination against young people “on the basis of the class they were born into”. The intervention by […]

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