Thursday, November 29, 2007

On the news

Special school head is suspended
The head teacher of a school for boys with emotional and behavioural problems has been suspended.

'Weekend detention' plan for pupils
Teenagers who refuse to stay on in education when the leaving age rises to 18 will be forced to attend weekend detention centres under new plans.

Teachers in 'exam bribes'
26 teachers and education officers are being tried accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars from more than 1,700 students in return for improving their results. The problems are said to be partly due to the "achievement syndrome" trend, where district officials stand to lose their jobs if exam results are poor.

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