Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. The new guidelines, to be announced on Monday, form part of the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes in secondary schools. The new guidance says secondary schools should address the physical and emotional damage caused…

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Lecturers at 64 UK universities go on strike in bitter row over pensions

Thousands of students have joined their lecturers for the first in a planned series of strikes over proposed changes to university pensions. Walkouts affected 64 universities across the UK, with lecturers and other workers protesting against potential alterations to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). According to the University and College Union (UCU), the changes would…

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Michigan Students Count Way to a College A

At the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, about 8,000 students have earned their ordinary course grades in an unusual way. They start out the semester with a zero, but each has the opportunity to earn an A by racking up points. The professor determines how many points each assignment or test is worth, and there’s…

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