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US students allegedly fed biscuits containing human ashes

Police in northern California say they are investigating a report that a high school student mixed her cremated grandfather’s ashes into homemade biscuits and shared them with several classmates. Davis Police Lt Paul Doroshov on Wednesday said two students baked ...

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Am I meant to be a teacher? Opinion

I probably shouldn’t have asked myself such a heavy question two days before school holidays were over, particularly given I found Teacher by Gabbie Stroud while scrolling through the iBooks store during The Bachelor finale (such was my rage at ...

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How to prevent deaths in the great outdoors

Can you guess how many people have died during school outdoor education experiences in Australia between 1960 and 2002? At 128, it might be more than you imagined. Yet the number of deaths – shocking as it is – isn’t the most sobering detail ...

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Can school shootings be designed-out?

Until Parkland survivor turned activist Emma González has her way, statistically, there will likely be more school shootings in the US. This means schools need to consider how to prevent, or at least mitigate them. While extreme strategies like arming teachers have ...

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