Month: December 2017

Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms. Source: Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

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Give free school meals to all pupils on universal credit

Freddie Whittaker – Free school meals should be provided to all pupils from households claiming universal credit, Labour has said, as a consultation on the future of the system enters its final weeks. The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and

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Christian Homeschooling Becoming Popular in Russia…Finally

This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article. Since Russia has so swiftly become the world’s official bulwark of conservative values, it is quite surprising that

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Turkey launches probe into ‘veiling party’ at secondary school

An inquiry has been launched against the management of a school in Turkey after revelations that a local teacher made girls wear headscarves. Photos of pupils attending ‘parties’ that promoted veiling emerged on social media. Turkey’s education directorate in the

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Pakistan’s first-ever Girls’ Cadet College is a game-changer

At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity. Thirteen-year-old Durkhanay, a student at Pakistan’s

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New guidelines set daily activity minimums for young kids, including ’tummy time’ for babies

TORONTO – New guidelines set the minimum amount of activity that toddlers, preschoolers and even babies should get each day. The new report was developed by experts including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology; obesity specialists at Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital

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Education key Battleground as Rouhani’s second term begins

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s parliament opened negotiations on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed second-term Cabinet on Aug. 15. That day, the re-elected moderate president said he

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University Offers ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Class, Again

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will reintroduce a class this spring that teaches students why being white is a bad thing. The “Problem of Whiteness” course—part of the African Cultural Studies program—makes its mission to help students “understand how whiteness is socially

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Have a Low IQ? The Government Can Take Your Child.

Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler of Redmond, Oregon, did something this Christmas that many parents take for granted: they celebrated it with their child. The couple’s 10-month-old son Hunter had been in foster care almost since the day he was

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Number of rapes and sexual assaults reported by female university students soars

There were 404 attacks reported in the last academic year – up from 230 two years ago and 60 five years ago THE number of rape and sexual assault claims by female university students has soared to 404 in the

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