Race in education

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Why battles over race and sex now take centre stage at UK drama schools
Britain has long been seen as a crucible of performing excellence, but new issues have come to the fore in our stage schools. Are centuries of stagecraft about to be sacrificed?

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Not enough black headteachers in England, says Nadhim Zahawi
Education secretary says schools must be inclusive and representative and should reflect their communities

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Oct, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Oh my days: linguists lament slang ban in London school
Exclusive: ‘like’, ‘bare’, ‘that’s long’ and ‘cut eyes at me’ among terms showing up in pupils’ work now vetoed in classroom

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

30, Sep, 2021 @3:19 PM

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‘My art is a protest’: disrupting ideas about black people in British rural areas
Madinah Farhannah Thompson’s art is informed by her experience as a black primary schoolchild

Hibaq Farah

25, Sep, 2021 @10:09 AM

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UK schools: how are you marking Black History Month?
We would like to hear from UK schools about their new plans for projects and activities during Black History Month

Guardian community team

15, Sep, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Republicans threaten our children’s freedom as well as their basic safety | Robert Reich
Attacks on mask mandates expose children to Covid. Attacks on the teaching of history expose them to dangerous ignorance

Robert Reich

29, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK academic sues university after losing role in critical race theory row
Aysha Khanom claims discrimination after Leeds Beckett accused her of using ‘racist language’ in tweets

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

16, Aug, 2021 @2:15 PM

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The rightwing US textbooks that teach slavery as ‘black immigration’
Guardian analysis finds that private schools, especially Christian schools, use textbooks that tell of a version of history that is racially biased and inaccurate

Rebecca Klein

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Schools minister rebuffs calls to decolonise English curriculum
Nick Gibb says no reason why children from ethnic minorities should not study work of a ‘dead white man’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Asian American history to be taught in all Illinois public schools
State will be first in US to ensure students learn about Asian Americans’ contributions to the nation’s culture and history

Sarah Betancourt

13, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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The ACLU on fighting critical race theory bans: ‘It’s about our country reckoning with racism’
Bills seeking to limit the teaching of CRT have been introduced in 22 states in 2021. Emerson Sykes explains the plans to fight back

Julia Carrie Wong

01, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Only 5% of state school governors in England from ethnic minorities – report
Exclusive: Poll finds figures are almost identical to a government study more than 20 years ago

Sally Weale Education correspondent

29, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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