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- Prince Harry says he took his $55,000-a-year private school education for granted
Princes Harry and William attended Eton College, which was recently ranked ninth place out of 100 independent private schools
in the UK.
Yahoo. Monday, 12 Oct 2020.
- Private school pupil, 18, due to stand trial for murdering his mother dies at mental health facility
Teenager Rowan Thompson was due to appear in court tomorrow accused of killing his 50-year-old mother Joanna Thompson at their home in a Hambledon, Hampshire.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020.
- Pennsylvania Poised To Turn CARES Money Into School Vouchers
Betsy DeVos's attempt to turn CARES money into private school
vouchers failed. Now some Pennsylvania legislators are poised to try a similar sleight of hand.
Forbes. Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020.
- Leading state and private schools joint fight to scrap 'unfair and unreliable' GCSE exams
The former education secretary who introduced GCSEs in the UK in 1988, Lord Baker, has also signed the letter as he thinks the exams are 'no longer needed'.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 27 Sep 2020.
- Education Secretary DeVos warns about wave of private school closings: 'That's a crisis in the making'
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for Congress to pass coronavirus relief legislation with funding for school choice, warning that more private schools
are on the brink of closing without federal help.
Fox News. Saturday, 19 Sep 2020.
- Judge rules DeVos plan to give more coronavirus relief to private schools is illegal
A Washington D.C. federal judge Friday tossed out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's policy that would have funneled millions of more coronavirus relief dollars to private schools
in a ruling that will have a nationwide impact.
Fox News. Saturday, 5 Sep 2020.
- Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools
The final ruling goes further in striking down the entire rule as illegal.
Yahoo. Friday, 4 Sep 2020.
- Covid-19 in Africa: Lockdown forces Ugandan teacher into street hawking
With schools closed, private school
teachers don't get paid and need alternative incomes.
BBC News. Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020.
- Second Federal Judge Slams DeVos Plan To Send Federal Funds To Private Schools
U.S. District judge called the Education Department's argument "interpretive jiggery pokery."
Forbes. Saturday, 29 Aug 2020.
- Federal Judge Blocks Betsy DeVos Rule On Private School COVID Funds
'Wrong to discriminate'
Daily Caller. Friday, 28 Aug 2020.
- Coronavirus in Kenya: How it turned classrooms into chicken coops
Some Kenyan private schools
have found new sources of income after they were forced to close.
BBC News. Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020.
- A-level results have 'baked in' inequality with 'boost' for private schools
Private schools seem to have benefited most from this year's A-levels results change, fuelling claims the system is disadvantaging pupils from poorer backgrounds.
Sky News. Thursday, 13 Aug 2020.
- Parents look to private schools for in-person instruction as school districts announce online starts
As more schools announce online starts for fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents are looking to private schools
for face-to-face instruction.
CNBC. Saturday, 8 Aug 2020.
- 'They can't silence us.' Instagram accounts recount racism at L.A.'s elite private schools
Students and alumni from the L.A.'s most exclusive private high schools have launched Instagram campaigns sharing stories of racism and bias on campus.
Los Angeles Times. Sunday, 2 Aug 2020.
- Bishops beg Black lawmakers to help Catholic schools, urban children in coronavirus bill
Catholic bishops on Friday pressed the Congressional Black Caucus to support coronavirus relief spending on private schools, especially those serving urban children. ...
Washington Times. Friday, 31 Jul 2020.
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