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Anger management offered at UK schools

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Some British parents and educators are questioning whether elementary school children will benefit from anger management classes being offered at nine schools.

British children to learn typing

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The British government is recommending that 8-year-old school children be given lessons in touch typing, also known as the Qwerty system.

11-year-old's pregnancy test riles parents

BLETCHLEY, England, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Bletchley, England, school has been sharply criticized for offering pregnancy tests to girls as young as 11 without telling their parents, a report said.

School: Pencil cases can hide weapons

MANCHESTER, England, March 10 (UPI) -- Critics say a British elementary school that has banned pencil cases as potential weapons caches has gone too far.

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Report: Grammar don't mean nothing ... 'Monday, Jan. 24' seen as worst day ... Hairdressers to offer counseling ... Ring lost for more than 25 years found ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Report: Grammar don't mean nothing

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A British government-funded study has concluded schools are wasting their time teaching English grammar, The Independent reported Wednesday.

Of Human Interest: News-lite

Teachers have been banned from shouting to control rowdy pupils in Scottish classrooms, the Daily Record reports, but some teachers and politicians consider the ban a disgrace.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International
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