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On a visit in May 2000 to the Islamia primary school in London, Prince Charles (left) met Yusuf Islam (centre) and pupils before joining assembly for readings, prayers and speeches. PA Images | Alamy Stock Photo

The school Cat Stevens built: how Conservative politicians opposed funding for Muslim schools in England

Archival documents show that in the 1980s, British education officials refused to engage with Muslim communities about funding faith-based schooling.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school. Fertnig/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Why student absences aren’t the real problem in America’s ‘attendance crisis’

The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Teachers are inadequately trained to adapt curricula and teaching methods to include pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. shutterstock

What South Africa needs to do to improve education for disabled children

South Africa’s inclusive education policy currently under review must address the hindrances preventing children with disabilities from effectively access education in mainstream schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Through her divisive rhetoric, Education Secretary DeVos leaves a troubled legacy of her own

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.

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