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France's new education minister Pap Ndiaye already facing storm of racism

France — Opinion

The appointment of black historian Pap Ndiaye as education minister in Emmanuel Macron's new government has quickly brought to the surface the structural racism of French society and its political class. In this opinion article, Mediapart's Ilyes Ramdani argues that the reaction of the government to this tide of racism, and above all the response of President Emmanuel Macron himself, will set the tone for his new presidential term.

French government unveils plan to ban mobile phones in schools

France — Link

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has announced that school pupils aged between 6- and 15-years-old will be banned from using their mobile phones at school from the start of the next education year, beginning in September 2018.

French government plans new presentation of secularism in schools

France — Link

French education minister says Muslim pupils must be made aware that 'secularism is not something against them, it protects them'.

Right attacks new French education minister over gender stand

France — Link

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem last year backed an experimental reform for primary schools aimed at overcoming gender stereotyping.