11 Aug

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.Josh Farrell from Dungannon, Co Tyrone has won the ITV & Media Trust Breaking into News competition.

Josh, along with nine other finalists from across the UK, was given the opportunity to work with an ITV reporter to help develop a story of his choice.

For his report, Josh chose to look at the issue of integrated education in Northern Ireland and was announced as the overall winner at an event at ITV Headquarters in London on Wednesday night.

http://www.itv.com/news/utv/update/2017-06-28/utv-mentee-wins-breaking-into-news-competition/

11 Aug

History of segregation still evident in Mississippi region

History of segregation still evident in Mississippi regionIn the fifth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Oxford and Cleveland.

In 1962, John F Kennedy faced one of the biggest crises of his young presidency. A problem was brewing, not in Cuba or the Soviet Union, but in the heart of Mississippi.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/history-of-segregation-still-evident-in-mississippi-region-1.3181796?mode=amp#get_site_url()/news/world/us/history-of-segregation-still-evident-in-mississippi-region-1.3181796

1 Aug

Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soars

Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soarsLatest figures show 35 pupils a day being expelled, and those with special educational needs are seven times more likely to be banned.

Teachers have warned their schools are becoming “exam factories”, turning children off education, as new figures showed 35 pupils a day are now being permanently excluded.

Government statistics from 2015-16 show an almost 16 per cent rise in pupils being banned from school than in the year before.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-exclusions-teacher-exam-factories-uk-education-nut-permanent-expelled-a7851426.html

 

31 Jul

Northern Ireland’s segregated schooling system senseless and huge waste of cash, says Dunbar

Northern Ireland's segregated schooling system senseless and huge waste of cash, says DunbarActor Adrian Dunbar has hit out at Northern Ireland’s divided education system, claiming it is squandering millions of pounds.

The Line Of Duty star said it was costing a fortune to run separate schools – controlled and Catholic maintained – and even more to attempt to bring Protestants and Catholics together when they grow up.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/northern-irelands-segregated-schooling-system-senseless-and-huge-waste-of-cash-says-dunbar-35982169.html


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