Prince Charles backs $10 million new education bond for marginalised children in India

Prince Charles backs $10 million new education bond for marginalised children in India

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla attend a cultural event at the British Council in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP London: Britain’s Prince Charles, on a two-day visit to India, has given his backing to a new development bond for India to provide education to marginalised children in the country. The $10 million education development impact bond (DIB) has been created by the British Asian Trust, founded by the Prince of Wales to fight poverty in south Asia, and is designed to improve learning outcomes for thousands of marginalised…

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures. The research reveals that pupils are being disciplined for a wide range of incidents described as sexual misconduct, including bullying and “lewd” behaviour, as well as sharing indecent images on social media. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the Press Association from 15 local authorities found 754 children had been expelled or temporarily excluded from school…

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Number of children expelled from English schools hits 35 a day

Number of children expelled from English schools hits 35 a day

 Eight in 10 exclusions were from secondary schools. Photograph: Vesa Moilanen/Rex Features Sally Weale and Pamela Duncan Thursday 20 July 2017 19.30 BSTFirst published on Thursday 20 July 2017 11.20 BST The number of permanent exclusions from schools in England has gone up, with the equivalent of 35 children being expelled every school day, according to government figures. Almost, 6,700 children were permanently excluded from all primary, secondary and special schools in 2015/16, meaning the rate of expulsions has risen every year since 2012/13. Of those, 1,185 were primary age children, including 475 children who were…

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CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

Recently, I sat in the back of an elementary school classroom in southeast London, on a Saturday morning. As I watched a group of beginner guitar players, including Isak, my five year old grandson, I frantically scribbled down the teacher’s fingering for the intro chords of “Uptown Funk.” At the end of class, my mind raced to a question I have occasionally considered over the years: “Did I sacrifice experiences such as this with my own children, because of devotion to my career, and would I do it differently a…

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Flu shots, schools with equipment help children combat asthma

Flu shots, schools with equipment help children combat asthma

Kids with asthma require annual flu shots, schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. The study, presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting made the suggestion. The first study looked at outcomes for kids with asthma following passage of a bill in Missouri which provides schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. It also allows trained school employees to administer bronchodilator treatments to students when needed. “Schools that implemented the RESCUE programme (Resources for Every School Confronting…

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Spain busts ISIS recruitment cell targeting children

Spain busts ISIS recruitment cell targeting children

Spanish police have arrested four people suspected of recruiting children and young adults for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Officials said the arrests were made in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta. The jihadist cell focused on “capturing, indoctrinating and sending young people and children to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq to turn them into future fighters,” the Spanish Ministry of Internal Affairs said on its website. The suspects – three men and one woman – had deployed a “fully operational and permanent recruiting network in Ceuta, focusing on…

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Home Office requested schools census data on nearly 2,500 children

Home Office requested schools census data on nearly 2,500 children

Home Office officials requested information from the national pupil database on nearly 2,500 children for immigration enforcement over 15 months, it has emerged. Peers are expected to challenge the collection, undertaken for the first time this year as part of the schools census, in a Lords debate on Monday, after Liberal Democrat education spokesman Michael Storey tabled a motion of regret over the policy. Human rights groups have urged parents to boycott the questions, amid fears that they would turn teachers into de facto border guards. Answers were not compulsory,…

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