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Schools should draw up ‘homework contracts’ with parents, report recommends

Schools should draw up "homework contracts" with parents to make sure work is completed at home, a new report recommends.<p>Parents would commit to ensuring their children finish their homework, whilst teachers would agree on setting “high quality” homework and providing “regular contact” and …

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

Iraq crisis: Yazidi refugees need urgent help, UN warns

<b>Emergency aid drops by the US are helping refugees trapped by Islamist militants in northern Iraq, but more must be done, a UN official has warned.</b><p>About 50,000 members of the Yazidi religious sect are surrounded by the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq.<p>President Obama has authorised air strikes on …

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