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Industrial action hasn’t been used on an effective scale because so many teachers genuinely cannot afford to lose income. Photograph: iStock

“Let them eat cake,” said the teachers’ unions – and so we did. On World Teachers’ Day earlier this year, both second-level unions provided a budget (...)

Dr Chloe Schwenke: I was fired from my job when I transitioned, and my marriage fell apart. Photograph: Mark Stedman

To look at her, you couldn’t guess Chloe Schwenke’s age accurately. Tall and slim, with straight shoulder-length hair and a strong face, she’s an eloq(...)

Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

A Ted Talk by an Irish couple – explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George – about using acceptance and hope to deal with grief, from(...)

‘I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,’ Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech for the Best Actress Oscar.

“I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,” Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech (...)

“Our blind acceptance and compliance with technologies means that the people who know us best – what we like, want, prefer, aspire to be – are not our governments but Google and Facebook.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

You can now get a pair of contact lens that make the homeless disappear from view. This new technological fix will enhance our lives and make the worl(...)

Retired California Highway Patrol sergeant Kevin Briggs at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Light Pole 69 stands in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, that stately reddish-orange feat of engineering at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. It is(...)

Sal Khan, who set up the Khan Academy’s first non-digital school 10 months ago and believes pupils should not be segregated on the basis of age

Sal Khan is revolutionising education. The motto of the Khan Academy, the online school he founded pretty much by accident, is: “A free, world-clas(...)

Hey ho. That time of year again. When in certain quarters there’s enthusiastic fetishising of the outcome of an annual school exam. Eduporn, you might(...)