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The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson review ? what it means to be a nurse

Thursday 26th April 2018

Nurses are often underappreciated. There are laughter and tears in this remarkable account that immerses the reader in their worldSince my own medical memoir was published last September, I have received ? at the time of writing ? 57 other medical memoirs by post and email...

 

Should we call time on analogue clocks? Some teachers think so | Kester Brewin

Thursday 26th April 2018

Students who can?t read a clock during exams aren?t stupid...

 

Arizona teachers begin strike as wave of education walkouts rolls west

Thursday 26th April 2018

Educators across the state, some of the worst-paid in the US, are preparing to take action after strikes from West Virginia to OklahomaTeachers in Arizona will embark on another landmark strike on Thursday, the latest in a series of teachers? walkouts over wages and funding that has spread across the US from West Virginia to Oklahoma...

 

School could close early to ease workload

Thursday 26th April 2018

The head teacher of Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry wants to close early to ease pressure on staff...

 

The school that shows good food is not just for posh kids | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 25th April 2018

In England?s poorest town, schools are teaching their children to embrace a healthy diet...

 

Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'

Wednesday 25th April 2018

A good manners feature will praise children if they ask questions politely...

 

Free schools policy under fire as yet another closure announced

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Plymouth studio school is 19th of its kind to close since policy introduced in 2010The government?s free schools policy has come under renewed fire after it emerged that another of its studio schools, set up using millions of pounds of taxpayers? money, is to close this summer after a brief, troubled existence...

 

The Guardian view on analogue clocks: their time has not run out | Editorial

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Reports of teenagers struggling with old-fashioned timekeeping highlight the importance of a skill that is still relevant in the digital ageAt the start of The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams described the Earth as ?an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea?...

 

School sex abuse: 'My son was raped on a play date'

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Even primary-school-age children are capable of rape, the mother of a victim discovered...

 

Home-schooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mental health and avoiding exclusion are among reasons given for removing children from classrooms...

 

Crossing Divides: Israeli school for both Jews and Arabs

Wednesday 25th April 2018

How one school is bridging the gap between divided communities in Israel...

 

Bank economist calls for counselling for primary school pupils

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Andy Haldane says early mental health intervention could lead to sixfold return on investmentThe chief economist at the Bank of England has backed the use of counselling services for primary school children, arguing there is a strong economic case for investment in early intervention to improve mental health in later life...

 

'Archaic and harmful': report condemns strict handling of student drug takers

Wednesday 25th April 2018

NUS and Release study claims universities are confused about drugs and the lawUniversities are being urged not to tell the police about students caught in possession of drugs, amid fears that an overly punitive approach stops vulnerable young people from seeking help...

 

Student complaints about UK universities growing, says watchdog

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Complaints last year totalled 1,635, a rise of 8% on 2016, and £650,000 in compensation and refunds was paidComplaints to the universities watchdog are on the rise again, with unhappy students receiving a total of more than £650,000 in refunds and compensation last year...

 

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6...

 

Homeschooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mental health and avoiding exclusion are among reasons given for removing children from classrooms...

 

Vice-chancellors urge†action to stop predicted 60% fall in†EU students

Tuesday 24th April 2018

UK university leaders demand the government rethink international fees of up to £20,000 for those from EuropeUniversities, including the world-renowned London School of Economics, are drawing up lists of courses that could face closure after Brexit and lobbying the government to save them by changing its policy on student fees...

 

The UK has turned the right to education into a charitable cause. How 19th century | Louise Tickle

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Cake sale, plant sale, quiz ? austerity is causing school fundraising to get out of handMy nine-year-old son looks at me anxiously...

 

Want to stop teachers leaving? Help them develop their careers

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Access to professional development for teachers varies hugely from school to school ? but the issue isn?t fundingThe teaching recruitment and retention crisis shows no signs of abating, with unions warning that losses will soon be unsustainable...

 

Guardian University Awards 2018: the winners

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Now in their sixth year, the Guardian University Awards recognise the universities that inspire students and transform communitiesSee our ideas bank of all the shortlisted entriesMeet the judgesTeaching students in creative ways, expanding the limits of human knowledge with blue-skies research and turning big ideas into products and services that improve lives: there aren?t many institutions with a to-do list as long as most universities...

 

Buildings that inspire: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The University of Hull?s Allam medical allows doctors, nurses and midwives to train together in a simulated hospital wardWinner: University of HullProject: Allam medical buildingThe University of Hull?s £25 million Allam medical building has transformed the way the university teaches the next generation of health professionals...

 

Course and curriculum design: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

An intensive two-week programme helps new students settle in at the University of HuddersfieldWinner: University of HuddersfieldProject: The flying start initiativeFlying Start is an introduction to undergraduate study that helps raise aspirations and encourages new students to build connections with friends and tutors...

 

Internationalisation: award winner and runners up

Tuesday 24th April 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, University of Central Lancashire welcomed more than 700 medical students and staff from Sint MaartenWinner: University of Central LancashireProject: From Devastation to PrestonIn September 2017, Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on Sint Maarten, the Dutch-French island where American University of the Caribbean (AUC) medical students were due to complete their first two years of pre-clinical medical school...

 

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

Monday 23rd April 2018

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents...

 

Royal baby: What's it like growing up as a third child?

Monday 23rd April 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a third child, but what difference does birth order make? Read full story...

 

Extreme haircut ban school cuts staff

Monday 23rd April 2018

Trust "wants to shut ICT and design technology departments" at Great Yarmouth academy as rolls fall...

 

US teachers are angry ? and they're running for office

Monday 23rd April 2018

Massive teacher protests have shut down schools across the US - and prompted some to run for office...

 

Must do better? Why parents plan boycott of school Sats tests

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Cheating, pressure to improve results, stress. Now campaigners call for a different approach to assessing childrenWhen children across England start their week of Sats tests next month, 30 primary schools will be under particular scrutiny...

 

Welsh language row over Anglesey school closures plan

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The plans are being rushed through before new rules give rural schools more protection, campaigners say...

 

?I?m 23 and want to save for a house, but I won?t be able to afford one in London?

Saturday 21st April 2018

Amy Heuch on how she saved for travelling but now hopes to get on the property ladderI?m recently back from travelling and am living with my parents in Kent...

 

Let's silence the creative writing course snobs

Friday 20th April 2018

These days, it is normal for authors to go to writing workshops ? or teach them...

 

Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university

Friday 20th April 2018

State school system accused of ?glaring hypocrisy? after initially saying Barbara Bush criticism ?beyond free speech? but racist frat stunt is protectedWhen a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, administrators had a clear message: it was racist, but ?protected by free speech?...

 

School denies charging pupils for water in heatwave

Friday 20th April 2018

Onslow St Audrey's School in Hatfield said no child would ever be refused access to water...

 

Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

Friday 20th April 2018

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children...

 

Imogen Stubbs laments 'awful treadmill' of UK education system

Friday 20th April 2018

The actor attacks the obsession with grades and attainment as she prepares to star in education drama The Be All and End AllStar of stage and screen Imogen Stubbs has launched a withering attack on the education system in England, describing it as ?this awful treadmill? and a ?big con? in which teachers, parents and pupils obsess about exams and grades at the expense of the sheer joy of learning...

 

'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Thursday 19th April 2018

Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils...

 

The world of work is changing. We need more adult education, not less

Thursday 19th April 2018

The Open University crisis exemplifies the UK?s failure to support adult learning...

 

Should twins be taught separately?

Thursday 19th April 2018

A study suggests not - and says there should be no strict rules about separating twins at school...

 

UK MPs announce cross-party inquiry into school funding

Thursday 19th April 2018

Plan suggests MPs are unhappy with way issue has slipped down Downing Street?s agendaMPs are in danger of starting a turf war with the Department for Education, after the education select committee announced a wide-ranging inquiry into funding for schools and colleges in England...

 

Prue Leith joins project pushing for better school meals

Thursday 19th April 2018

Chefs in Schools charity aims to recruit 100 professional chefs for 100 state schools over five yearsThe Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joined leading restaurateurs Thomasina Miers and Yotam Ottolenghi to help launch a charity that hopes to recruit top chefs to work in school kitchens...

 

Robert Halfon?s views on education cause concern | Letters

Thursday 19th April 2018

Readers respond to an interview with the chair of the education select committeeRobert Halfon?s quaint notion that vocational training should pass the ?dinner-party test? is an indicator of how shallow his supposed blue-collar Conservatism is (?The Tory party should change its name to the Workers? party...

 

'It's not just women who sometimes regret parenthood'

Wednesday 18th April 2018

One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest...

 

Test anxiety can be debilitating. But schools can help students manage it

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Helping students understand the nature of anxiety makes all the difference to how well they are able to cope in stressful situations Related: Government unveils controversial plans for testing four-year-olds In a 2015 interview with the Guardian, author Matt Haig made an interesting observation: anxiety makes you curious and curiosity leads to understanding...

 

Is it time to get rid of head girls and boys?

Wednesday 18th April 2018

A headteacher in Guernsey has abolished the posts, replacing them with a leadership team...

 

Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs

Wednesday 18th April 2018

An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas...

 

British girl wins gold medal in international maths competition

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Emily Beatty from King Edward VII school in Sheffield came joint-first among 200 teenagersA 17-year-old Briton has won a gold medal in an international mathematics competition, becoming the first UK entrant to achieve full marks...

 

The teachers of Idlib on the impossible struggle to educate their students

Wednesday 18th April 2018

In a city under siege, schoolchildren take public exams in cellars to escape the shelling, and classes are conducted by WhatsApp...

 

'Intensive but fun': all you need to know about studying architecture

Wednesday 18th April 2018

The course involves long hours and a huge workload, but it can be hugely rewarding and can give you the skills for a range of careersDoing an architecture degree can be hugely rewarding...

 

#Metoo in China: fledgling movement in universities fights censorship

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Former classmates of Gao Yan say she was raped by a professor and the assault led to her suicidePeking University, China?s top academic institution, admitted this month that 20 years ago a professor had been involved in ?inappropriate student-teacher relations? with a female student...

 

Inclusion in education works. We must respect it | Letters

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Readers respond to John Harris?s article about schools being forced to abandon pupils with special needsIt was my great privilege to lead an inclusive secondary modern school in the selective nightmare that is Lincolnshire (Forcing schools to abandon inclusion leaves us all poorer, 16 April)...

 

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