Month: June 2020

Kate Green appointed Labour’s shadow education secretary

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Keir Starmer has defied left-wingers within the Labour Party by appointing the woman who chaired a campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn as his new shadow education secretary.

Kate Green replaces Rebecca Long-Bailey, once viewed as Corbyn’s anointed successor, who was sacked on Thursday after retweeting an article containing what the Labour leader described as “antisemitic conspiracy theories”.

Ms Green resigned from Mr Corbyn’s shadow cabinet in 2016 in protest at his leadership, and later became chair of Owen Smith’s campaign to challenge him for the party’s top job.

She returned to the front bench on Starmer’s election as Corbyn’s

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been trends that exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260 million children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors that drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been many trends which exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260m children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors which drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

Read more

Labour appoints Kate Green as new shadow education secretary after sacking of Rebecca-Long Bailey

Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women's Conference. - Heathcliff O'Malley
Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women’s Conference. – Heathcliff O’Malley

Kate Green has been appointed the new shadow education secretary by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer following the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey earlier in the week.

Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday after sharing a link on social media to an interview which was alleged to have contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Ms Green, 60, has been the MP for Stretford and Urmston since 2010, and was previously appointed shadow minister for child poverty strategy in April.

Sir Keir said: “I’m delighted to appoint Kate Green as shadow

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The US still does a wretched job of teaching Black history. An expert in African American history education explains how to fix it.

In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.
In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.

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  • The US doesn’t have federal requirements for teaching Black history in school curriculums, and only a handful of states have mandated it.

  • LaGarrett King, an African American History education expert and director of the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri, told Insider about a few different ways educators can work to fix that.

  • Existing

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