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Asbestos Still Found In Majority Of Schools

Recent studies have shown that a worrying number of schools may still be harbouring dangerous levels of asbestos left over from decades of bad building design. A report from the Coventry Telegraph has uncovered that fact that, from the 96 schools that the Coventry city council currently own and run, 50 still contain asbestos materials. This includes [...]

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in School | Read More »

Temporary Classrooms Installed To Cope With Massive Demand For Primary Schools In Reading


UK- Primary schools in Reading are to install temporary classrooms to cope with a surge in demand for places.  The portakabin-style modular buildings were given the go ahead at a Borough Council meeting last week.  Reading Borough Council plans to install the temporary double storey structures in playing fields across the region adjacent to existing [...]

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

Headteachers Told You Have Weeks To Improve School Or Get Out


UK- A union leader has warned many of the UK’s talented headteachers are losing their jobs because they cannot hit the government’s target to improve a school in just a few weeks. General Secretary Brian Lightman, of ASCL (Association of School and College Leader) attacked the government’s school improvement policy saying it was now “career [...]

March 20th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

Will Arming Teachers Prevent Future Massacres in US Schools?


Hand Gun (Photo credit: Leasepics) A law passed in America this week will permit school teachers in South Dakota to carry guns at work. In December last year twenty children and six adults were killed in a shooting spree at a Connecticut primary school and the bill comes in the wake of this tragedy, which [...]

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »

More Parents Cheating and Lying To Gain School Places


UK- The fierce competition for a ‘good’ school is highlighting an alarming and growing trend amongst parents.  More and more are employing desperate tactics to ensure their son or daughter gets that sought after place at the school of their choice.  Whilst some parents may bend the truth a little on the application form; others [...]

March 9th, 2013 | Posted in School | Read More »