Alicia Bower

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David Oyelowo: black history should be taught in British schools

Selma star backs online petition calling for black history to be mandatory element of primary curriculum<p>It is “invaluable” that British children learn about black history in school, Selma star David Oyelowo has said.<p>The 38-year-old actor said Britain prided itself on being a multicultural society, …

Black History

The opportunity of adversity

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the …

Disability

Prince Charles asks why radicalised UK Muslims have failed to integrate

Prince Charles,Islamic State (Isis),UK news,World news,Jordan,Monarchy,Middle East and North Africa,MI5,MI6,King Abdullah,UK security and counter-terrorism,BBC,Media<p>Heir to throne blames growing number of Britons joining extremist organisations on ‘search for adventure and excitement’<p>The Prince of …

What private schools think about teaching British values

A ‘sledgehammer to crack the Muslim fundamentalism issue’ or a timely reminder to consider what you teach? Lucy Ward explores independent schools’ response to promoting British values<p>It was one of the last edicts issued during Michael Gove’s reign as education secretary: schools, including those in …

Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Young women these days are encouraged to lean in, to want and have it all. And national polls show the idea that a woman's place is in the home has been losing traction among young people since the 1960s.<p>Given the option, the majority of young men and women say they would prefer to share both work …

Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

A new study shows that when it comes to the classroom, girls rule.<p>They outperform boys in math, science and reading in 70 percent of the 70-plus countries and regions surveyed by the Organization for Economic Development Cooperation and Development. Girls do better even in countries that rank low …

The Haiti earthquake five years on - then and now

On 12 January 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti with more than 50 aftershocks following over the next 12 days. The disaster left more than 220,000 people dead and over 300,000 injured and resulted in a humanitarian crisis<p>Click each image to show the same location, five years on

Natural Disasters

2015 is a crucial year in fight against poverty | Letters

The Action/2015 campaign (This year is key to poverty and climate goals, stars warn world leaders, 15 January) is a welcome initiative that underlines the importance of 2015 as a crucial year in the fight against poverty and climate change, with pivotal UN summits taking place. The campaign …