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

edition 135 | 18-04-19

In the UK

Mental health of pupils is 'at crisis point', teachers warn

Anxiety, self-harm and suicide are rising, finds survey of school leaders and teachers in England.

Primary pupils 'must learn about same-sex relationships'

Teachers are calling for same-sex relationships education to be made compulsory in UK primary schools.

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July.

'It's an educational revolution': how AI is transforming university life

AI chatbots have arrived on UK university campuses. But is the hype justified?

Pupils shut in isolation rooms for hours, teachers say

Children are being held in isolation rooms for as long as six hours a day for minor infringements of behaviour policies, a teachers' conference heard.

In the US

Federal data show decreasing rates of bullying and violence in schools

Despite perceptions that schools are less safe, data show that bullying, violence and crime have decreased in the 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting.

Denver schools closed due to threat

The woman, Sol Pais, arrived in Denver on Monday and bought a shotgun and ammunition.

Families sue Washington Hebrew preschool over alleged sexual abuse

A group of parents is suing the preschool, alleging that the school ignored warning signs while a teacher sexually abused at least seven toddlers for more than a year.

Revenge porn case: He allegedly sent US teen a video of her assault

The woman told detectives she had reached out to Washington on Instagram to congratulate him for earning a football scholarship at Nebraska and that he responded with online sexual advances.

Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system’s transgender policy

A group of parents who fought to keep transgender students out of locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity abruptly dropped their lawsuit against a Chicago-area school district.

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