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Fighting for Yashika: how my students campaigned to help their classmate
(The Guardian- 10 April 2014)
The headteacher whose school found itself at the centre of an anti-deportation campaign describes the experience, and its aftermath.
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Efficiency helps schools save energy and money
 (Intelligent Utility- 10 April 2014)
According to some Colorado school districts, utility costs are one of their greatest expenses each and every year. Despite this fact, here’s something to consider: Energy costs—unlike salaries—are actually one of the few expenses that can be decreased without having to negatively affect classroom instruction.
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How do you start a school from scratch?
(Chalkbeat Tennessee- 8 April 2014)
The goal: Recruit 108 rising 6th graders to attend Memphis Rise Academy, and 12 staff members to help educate them, before the next school year starts this fall.
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Obama announces grants to schools to integrate work experiences
(The New york Times- 7 April 2014)
President Obama traveled to a high school in the Washington suburbs on Monday to announce the winners of $107 million in grants intended to update curriculums to better integrate work experiences and real-world learning opportunities.
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Romania has to ensure a better protection to persons with disabilities, children and Roma
 (ACTMedia- 7 April 2014)
“I am seriously concerned by a number of reported cases of inhuman and degrading treatment of persons with disabilities living in closed institutions. Romania needs to set up an efficient national mechanism for the prevention of torture to safeguard the protection of the human rights.”
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Central African Republic: Getting CAR back to school
 (allAfrica- 10 April 2014)
Coloured paper chains from last Christmas still hang from the ceiling of a dusty classroom in the Groupement scolaire pour une éducation fondamentale et internationale (GSEFI), a multi-faith school in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Students will be paying off loans into their 50s, study warns
(The Telegraph- 10 April 2014)
Almost three quarters of graduates will have at least some of their loan written off under the new repayment regime, research finds.
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Monosyllabic teenagers 'need speaking lessons' at school
(The Telegraph- 11 April 2014)
Peter Hyman, a head teacher and Tony Blair's former speechwriter, says that schools need to provide speaking and listening lessons because of concerns that large numbers of teenagers are unprepared for the world of work.
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Dry pipes - Water crisis forces schools to close
 (The Gleaner- 11 April 2014)
According to some Colorado school districts, utility costs are one of their greatest expenses each and every year. Despite this fact, here’s something to consider: Energy costs—unlike salaries—are actually one of the few expenses that can be decreased without having to negatively affect classroom instruction.
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Calgary junior high and high schools embrace LGBT clubs
 (Metro News- 6 April 2014)
Talk to the teachers and students at Georges P. Vanier school and they’ll tell you it’s not uncommon to spot a smiling student strolling the halls with a tie-dyed shirt on.
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