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Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

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Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

- A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a collection of historic instruments held by Oxford University and sent to a young Syrian musician living as a refugee. Aboud Kaplo, 14, was forced out of his home in Aleppo and is now living in Lebanon. Film-maker Susie Attwood came across Aboud and saw his passion for music, but also his lack of an instrument

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Art O’level students petition Matsec to return their artwork

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Art O’level students petition Matsec to return their artwork

- Art O-level students are petitioning Matsec to return their artwork to them A group of Art O’Level students have launched a petition to Matsec and the University of Malta to request that their artwork be returned to them after it has been corrected. Unlike their A-Level counterparts, the artwork that O-level students submit for their exams are not returned to them once they have been corrected

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Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 

Berlin High School Graduates Told To Chase Passions, Change The World

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Berlin High School Graduates Told To Chase Passions, Change The World

- Berlin School Superintendent David Erwin said he amended prepared remarks to Berlin High School's Class of 2017 Sunday after reading a newspaper story about rising incivility among politicians and their constituents. The 231 graduates and their families and friends packed Welte Auditorium at Central Connecticut State University for the commencement exercises. Valedictorian Jessica Jha told classmates they had been given a foundation for a bright future

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Cambridge University apologises over Beyonce tribute act who 'blacked up' to perform at summer ball

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Cambridge University apologises over Beyonce tribute act who 'blacked up' to perform at summer ball

- Cambridge University has apologised after a Beyonce tribute act at was accused of 'blacking up' to perform at a summer ball. White singer Leanne Harper took to the stage as 'Beyoncee' at Robinson College's annual May Ball event. But the tribute performer stunned some party-goers who quickly took to social media to share their disgust at her apparently using cosmetics to darken her skin, the Cambridge News reported

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Chinese summer school invitation for school pupils

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Chinese summer school invitation for school pupils

- A UNIQUE programme of events aimed at teaching Island students the world’s most widely used language is due to take place in Jersey this summer for the first time. ThinkChinese, which currently offers Mandarin lessons in some Island schools, hopes its newly established summer school will not only engage Islanders with the language but also Chinese culture. It is the first activity programme in Jersey that will focus on Chinese culture, including tai chi, art, theatre and cooking

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Nursery school pupil suffocates to death after teacher 'tapes her mouth shut with glue because she was being too chatty'

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Nursery school pupil suffocates to death after teacher 'tapes her mouth shut with glue because she was being too chatty'

- A nursery school pupil suffocated to death after her teacher allegedly taped her mouth shut because she was talking too much during morning exercise. Little Guo Jintong was pronounced dead by paramedics who arrived about 30 minutes after she had already been reported unconscious. A witness said she was “too chatty” as her class did stretches and aerobic exercises in the morning, so her teacher allegedly sealed her mouth shut

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Primary School in Liverpool locked down after ‘knifeman fleeing police tried to get inside’

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Primary School in Liverpool locked down after ‘knifeman fleeing police tried to get inside’

- COPS rushed to a primary school after it was reported a knifeman tried to get in while children were inside. The Rimrose Hope Church of England Primary School in Liverpool was reportedly on lockdown after reports of man wielding a knife emerged. A witness told the Liverpool Echo that he was running from officers and fled into the school. He said: “From what the police have said, they were chasing a fella and he ran into the school grounds

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Student pulls all-nighter helping Grenfell Tower victims, then takes exam

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Student pulls all-nighter helping Grenfell Tower victims, then takes exam

- It was 1:45 in the morning on Wednesday and Rory Walsh was supposed to be sleeping. After all, the most important exams of his life would start in a little over six hours. But instead, he found himself standing on his balcony in his underwear cowering from the heat of the 24-story Grenfell Tower, which was engulfed in flames. For the next few minutes, Walsh stood in shock as he watched "fire shoot from the floor to the roof" of the apartment building opposite his house

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Ex-college student from Norway settles suit over racial post

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Ex-college student from Norway settles suit over racial post

- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan Technological University student has settled his lawsuit against the school over an alleged internet threat against black people. Matthew Schultz of Norway filed the agreement to settle Tuesday. Terms weren't disclosed. Court documents allege Schultz was a junior in November 2015 when he posted, "Gonna shoot all black people ...... A smile tomorrow," on a social-media app

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University hit by ransomware cyber-attack

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University hit by ransomware cyber-attack

- University College London, one of the world's leading universities, has been hit by a major cyber-attack. The attack is thought to have been made through a so-called "phishing" email, intended to downloaded malware on to the university's computer systems. Access to online networks is still being limited, with the attack continuing on Thursday morning. The university has warned of the risk of data loss and "very substantial disruption"

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Irish Paper 2 was 'possibly one of the easiest in recent years'

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Irish Paper 2 was 'possibly one of the easiest in recent years'

- In Question 1, Ms Grealy said students would be familiar with the content of the first comprehension, which dealt with the foundation and development of TG4, While the second comprehension, on the war in Syria and the plight of refugees, may have proved slightly more challenging, it was quite manageable, she said. “Students who kept up to date with what’s going on in the world, would have had a better chance of understanding it, Although there were a “quite a lot of questions to answer in both comprehensions, with many split in to a number of sub-questions” but they were accessible” said Ms Grealy of the Institute of Education, Dublin

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Oxford University dons lose new vote over retirement age

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Oxford University dons lose new vote over retirement age

- Academics at Oxford University have failed in a new bid to challenge rules forcing them to retire at 67. The university's congregation - which is made up of academics and administrative staff - voted down a call to axe the retirement age. Paul Ewart, a 69-year-old professor of physics at Oxford, said it was "disappointing... but not the end". Oxford University said its rule created "career progression" and "inter-generational" fairness

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University of Oklahoma student dies while traveling in Germany

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University of Oklahoma student dies while traveling in Germany

- BERLIN, Germany – Members of the University of Oklahoma community are mourning the loss of one of their own. According to the Norman Transcript, University of Oklahoma student Daniel Holland died while traveling in Berlin on Sunday. “We were recently notified of the tragic loss of one of our OU family members. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Daniel Holland’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time,”University of Oklahoma President David Boren told the Transcript

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Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools

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Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools

- Meanwhile, in the group of schools categorised as less disadvantaged, average pupil achievement levels are now close to or surpassing national norms. These are the findings from the latest evaluation of pupils in schools in the Department of Education’s Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DIES), carried out by the Educational Research Centre (ERC). Primary schools in the DEIS scheme are categorised as either Band 1, serving the most severely disadvantaged communities, or Band 2, where the level of disadvantage is not as great

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Teacher sacked for running secret wrestling sessions with students

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Teacher sacked for running secret wrestling sessions with students

- Parents believed that Adam Zia, a maths teacher, was providing extra tuition for his pupils on the weekend, when in fact students were “settling conflict” by wrestling each other. The 38-year-old did not inform Icknield High School in Luton that the classes were taking place or that he was messaging students with Whatsapp to organise the sessions which took place in 2015

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Teachers stand up to "aggressive" travellers who pulled up on playing fields during school hours

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Teachers stand up to "aggressive" travellers who pulled up on playing fields during school hours

- Teachers were locked in a stand-off with a group of travellers who settled on playing fields during school hours. Staff confronted the group after they arrived on the fields of Lipson Co-operative Academy in Plymouth yesterday afternoon. Pictures of the unexpected arrival show caravans parked around the edge of the field. Various members of school staff approached the travellers and, after a brief standoff, the travellers moved on

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  • Art O’level students petition Matsec to return their artwork
    Art O’level students petition Matsec to return their artwork

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Art O-level students are petitioning Matsec to return their artwork to them A group of Art O’Level students have launched a petition to Matsec and the University of Malta to request that their artwork be returned to them after it has been corrected. Unlike their A-Level counterparts, the artwork that O-level students submit for their exams are not returned to them once they have been corrected

     

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  • Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools
    Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools

    , independent.ie

    Meanwhile, in the group of schools categorised as less disadvantaged, average pupil achievement levels are now close to or surpassing national norms. These are the findings from the latest evaluation of pupils in schools in the Department of Education’s Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DIES), carried out by the Educational Research Centre (ERC). Primary schools in the DEIS scheme are categorised as either Band 1, serving the most severely disadvantaged communities, or Band 2, where the level of disadvantage is not as great

     

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