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Thursday's news items, part 2 [zoning hearing board decision; Columbia High School's senior awards; canning; white privilege & more] - 5/28/2020

CBSD High School Senior Awards 2020 | “Tune in to the 2020 Columbia High School Senior Awards. Premiers at 7:00 pm tonight on our YouTube page,  … 534 more words

Stripmining Education

It is common essay fodder now to write about the futile ways the system tries to fix education. Gates and his Common Core are being shuffled offstage, but private foundations still capture school boards’ attentions. 597 more words

China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

Source

http://www.aljazeera.com

May 28, 2020

National People’s Congress votes 2,878 to 1 in favour of decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. 737 more words

USA

Deaths of two Middle East leaders in the same week attracted weighted coverage - few learned the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

By Nancy Collisson

Sixteen years ago, within days, two prominent Middle East presidents died. Most people in the world can probably name one of them: Yasser Arafat. 5,221 more words

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The Final Countdown until June 1st

It’s fair to say that May 2020 has been one of the chaotic months in UK schools since records began (not that records on that stat are kept!) But as we count down the last few days of May and get ready to embrace June 1st with open arms*, I wanted to take a look at how the landscape looks ahead of schools extending their provision for even more of the country’s pupils and how we got here. 1,761 more words

Teaching

Making a delivery

When I was 8 or 9-years-old, I looked forward to checking our mailbox. I would get off the school bus and, before heading inside our house, I’d walk to the mailbox, reach up to see what the mailman had brought, and carry the mail inside with me. 543 more words

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