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University strikes: What do students think?

As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students if they support the strikes and how they think it will affect their studies. Members of the University and College Union are striking because changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme will leave a typical lecturer almost ...

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Schools chief touts faith mentors, but only Christian ones

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Faith-based mentors can play an important role in children’s lives, South Carolina’s public schools chief said Wednesday. But in a video focused on the importance of school safety, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman only mentioned the positive influence of sharing the Christian faith with the state’s public ...

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‘Little student support’ for varying tuition fees

More than 60% of students would not back varying price tags for different degree courses, a survey suggests. Many of the 1,019 students questioned also opposed lower fees for those from poorer backgrounds. The findings are in a report by the Higher Education Policy Institute which argues that the benefits ...

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Montana high school student charged in school threat

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to “shoot up the school.” Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He ...

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Schools move away from father-daughter dances

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The father-daughter dance has been a tradition cherished for years in schools all over, but some New Hampshire parents and officials are questioning whether gender-specific dances should be removed from schools altogether. The Hampton Parent Teacher Association voted in November to change its Daughter’s Choice Dance ...

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