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edition 30 | 14-10-16

In the UK

Why you should throw that to-do list in the bin in the name of mental health

It’s not about changing the way you think, says life coach Allegra Stein - it’s about acknowledging that your thoughts have a big impact on how you feel.

Creepy clowns prompt calls to Childline

Childline says it has received 120 calls in the past week from children frightened by people dressing up as "creepy clowns".

Give teachers more powers to search for knives

Teachers should be given more powers to search pupils they suspect of carrying knives.

Protection for at-risk children 'unsatisfactory'

Government attempts to improve protection for at-risk children in England have been criticised by the National Audit Office.

Many teachers 'working 60-hour week'

Teacher Megan Quinn says she works a minimum of 56 hours per week - not to mention a few more on marking and lesson preparation.

In the US

8 anti-bullying resources for schools and classrooms

These apps and tools can help educators and students stand up to bullying.

For LGBT students, are 'safe schools' enough?

Schools must do more to celebrate and affirm LGBT identities.

Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom

New survey reveals how digital learning expectations are changing.

Police arrest three boys in sexual assault at a Brooklyn school

Three boys have been arrested in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at a school building in Brooklyn this month.

Some say computer coding is a foreign language

As computer coding has become an increasingly sought-after skill, more K-12 schools are working it into their curriculums.

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