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Teachers to debate summer strike
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

Bullied children still suffer at 50
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

Women held in school fraud inquiry
Four women are arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

University marking ban 'on hold'
Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.

Primary places revealed amid squeeze
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'
A teachers' union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

Examiners may consider Ramadan fast
Exam boards are urged to consider how Ramadan fasting affects Muslim students during summer examinations.

Teachers urged to watch for FGM
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

Bullying 'impacting' school grades
A report finds around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe
An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

Pupils are 'addicted to tablets'
Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

Schools corporate greed warning
England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.

Police ?not listening?, teachers told
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence claims police are "still not listening" about how to build bridges with the black community.


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