Author Archives: DALE BARNETT

Biden Administration Awards Puerto Rico More Than $900M In Education Funds

Puerto Rico’s government has been granted access to $912 million in federal education funds previously held back by the Trump administration. The money had previously not been available to students in Puerto Rico’s public and private schools. The award comes less than two weeks after dozens of schools reopened for the first time since the pandemic began. The funds were

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Black History Lessons To Become Compulsory In Welsh Schools

Under the devolved government, all pupils in Wales are to be taught black history as part of the mandatory curriculum. Students in Welsh schools will learn about racism and the contributions of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities alongside their core subjects, starting next year 2022. The Labour-led government in the area has said the learning of BAME histories will

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Tesco Offers Stores To Customers As ‘Safe Spaces’

Tesco has promised shoppers its stores can be used as a safe space should anyone feel concerned for their safety, following the debate around women’s safety sparked by the unfortunate Sarah Everard case. The supermarket says staff are ‘more than happy to help’ anyone needing a place to wait for a bus, taxi, friend, or simply to seek assistance, for

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East London State School Brampton Manor Secures More Oxbridge Offers Than Eton

Brampton Manor Academy, a state school in Newham, has seen its students receive more offers from Oxbridge universities than Eton. More than 100 students at the East London school have been given places at the country’s most elite universities in the last two years. Brampton Manor’s record 55 offers from Oxford and Cambridge this year, eclipses the 48 secured by

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