Calls for exam to be scrapped

Calls for exam to be scrapped - Teachers’ unions in France have signed an open letter addressed to the French Education Minister on Tuesday asking for tests to be taken by first year primary school pupils (CP) which are scheduled to begin next week, be scrapped on the grounds that they are pointless. Teachers noted that the tests provoke anxiety and were inappropriate for CP students who do not yet know how to read.

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Evening Update Tuesday 12 November

One person has been seriously injured in accident involving two cars and a motorcyclist on the A8 motorway ... Evening Update Tuesday 12 November Read More

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Road accident

An accident involving two cars and a motorcyclist has paralysed the A8 motorway westbound just after the Antibes paytoll. ... Road accident Read More

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Weather warning

Météo France has placed the Var region on a yellow weather alert due to strong winds forecast. The warning is in place from 7pm to 10pm this evening w... Weather warning Read More

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Femicide in France

The daughter of the woman killed by her husband in northern France on Sunday, November 10th, has said she believes “that the authorities took too long... Femicide in France Read More

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Paris Peace Forum

The second edition of the Paris Peace Forum opens today. Some thirty heads of state and governments will be present. French President Emmanuel Macron ... Paris Peace Forum Read More

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