Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 129 | 08-03-19

In the UK

Mental health target missed for more than 5,000 young people

But Scottish government says more young people will soon be treated in the community - including in schools.

Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says company.

Decline in 'storytime' affecting pupil wellbeing, says publisher

‘Steep decline’ in number of pupils read to by adults has ‘long-term social impact’, warns publisher ahead of World Book Day.

PM urged to fix school exclusion system to tackle knife crime

London mayor Sadiq Khan and seven police and crime commissioners say ‘broken’ system is to blame.

Rape Day game pulled by Steam platform after outcry

Rape Day, a controversial game which allows players to kill and rape women, has had its release cancelled on gaming platform Steam.

In the US

Students at elite Sidwell Friends projected swastikas during assembly

High school students at the elite Sidwell Friends School displayed swastikas during an afternoon assembly.

Former South Broward High School band director ‘does not regret’ sex with student

South Broward High School’s former band director began a sexual relationship with a student after acting as a sounding board during her breakup with another teenager.

Miami Springs High student arrested after alleged rape on campus

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday after school officials say he posted a threat against William H. Turner Technical Arts High School on Instagram.

A Catholic school wouldn’t enroll a same-sex couple’s child

A Catholic school in Kansas refused to admit a same-sex couple’s kindergarten-aged child.

He was spotted at school with an e-cigarette. What cops found in his backpack was worse

A 14-year-old Hallandale High School student was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on a school campus.

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