KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Hundreds of primary schools in England have failed to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year, according to reports in the BBC.
The BBC in a report Thursday said that targets were missed by 767 of more than 15,000 schools in which final-year pupils took national Sats tests.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) -- A high school principal in Barbados has suspended 265 students for what he said were school uniform violations.
Matthew Farley issued the suspension letters after he and other teachers inspected students at Graydon Sealy Secondary School this week. The students have been suspended for up to five days.
Farley's decision angered dozens of parents who arrived at the school on Tuesday, prompting officials to call police.
Among the violations listed are skirts that were too short and pants that were too baggy.
The school has a total of 942 students who are required to wear white shirts and red pants or skirts.
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