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The teachers live streaming bedtime stories

Wednesday 24th April 2019

A school in Essex is using Facebook Live to get pupils engaged with reading through bedtime stories...

 

How much screen time should children be allowed?

Wednesday 24th April 2019

New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time...

 

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Children at one UK school have been testing them out...

 

Poorer children 'twice as likely to be out of work in later life'

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Adults who had free school meals worse off than similarly qualified peers, charity findsDisadvantaged children who qualify for free school meals are twice as likely to be out of work in later life than their better-off peers, and even when they get good qualifications at school the employment gap remains, according to research...

 

Press release: National Schools Commissioner appointed

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

If ministers really want to trust teachers it?s time to ditch the number fairies | Michael Rosen

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Rather than relying on data and measurement, the UK government should listen to teachers, parents and pupilsDo you think it is now possible to produce statistics on schools that not only ignore what teachers, headteachers and parents have to say about the children, but don?t even have to be attached to real pupils? Can there be fictive figures, floating above a school like number fairies?I had this thought at a school I visited...

 

Boys will be boys? How schools can be guilty of gender bias

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Too many teachers think boys can?t do as well as girls, says the teacher on a mission to change attitudesPeople tend to be surprised when they first hear what Matt Pinkett does for a living...

 

How the Green New Deal was hatched in a London bar ? podcast

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

In 2007, over a friendly drink, the Guardian?s economics editor, Larry Elliott, came up with a radical plan to address the effects of the financial crisis and climate change...

 

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Monday 22nd April 2019

Swedish activist says world faces ?existential crisis? and must achieve goals of Paris dealGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement...

 

On the first Stephen Lawrence Day, let?s admit our communities are still unequal | Doreen Lawrence

Monday 22nd April 2019

We must build a society that doesn?t exclude anyone on grounds of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or backgroundThe 22nd of April is the first National Stephen Lawrence Day ? a day commemorating the life of my son, Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in an unprovoked racist attack...

 

Our schools are beyond breaking point ? where is the outrage? | John Harris

Monday 22nd April 2019

Bone-headed reforms and deep cuts have left our education system is a scandalous state of disrepairLast summer, as the politics of Britain?s exit from the EU staggered on and England?s World Cup run offered some kind of respite, I spent an afternoon in Brownhills, near the West Midlands town of Walsall...

 

Year 6 pupils spend Easter at school cramming for Sats

Sunday 21st April 2019

Teaching officials angry that children are having to attend revision classes over holidaysChildren at hundreds of primary schools in England are being asked to attend Sats revision classes over the Easter holidays, a teaching union official has revealed, warning that it was part of a disturbing trend...

 

Female teachers need protection from sexual harassment, says union

Sunday 21st April 2019

Call for upskirting videos to be taken more seriously by schools and governmentFemale teachers are not being protected against ?upskirting? videos and other forms of online sexual harassment by pupils, the leader of one of the UK?s main teaching unions has said, calling for schools and governments to take the issue more seriously...

 

More female teachers report upskirting, says union

Sunday 21st April 2019

The NASUWT union says schools should consider banning mobile phones to protect staff and pupils...

 

Messaging apps ?expose teachers to aggression from parents?

Sunday 21st April 2019

Union says members are receiving angry late-night messagesThe rapid spread of email and messaging apps has triggered a surge in parents sending aggressive queries to their children?s teachers and demanding immediate answers, according to a teaching union...

 

Dixie school district: why it took 22 years to change a name in liberal California

Sunday 21st April 2019

A moniker associated with the Confederacy is finally being eliminated after a decades-long battle over its originsThe first record of someone in San Rafael raising an eyebrow at the name of the Dixie school district ? whose name is synonymous with the Confederacy ? dates back to 1863, a month after its founding and two years into the American civil war...

 

Inside the school for bullied children

Saturday 20th April 2019

Two teenagers explain how a tiny specialist school gave them the confidence to continue their education...

 

News story: Education Secretary sets out the importance of testing in primary school

Saturday 20th April 2019

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

ENA: The elite French school that trains presidents

Saturday 20th April 2019

ENA is a finishing school for French leaders - but its days of elitism may be numbered...

 

Teachers risk dying in classrooms if illnesses ignored, union told

Saturday 20th April 2019

Sickness and later retirement endanger health, says teacher who had triple heart bypassTeachers in the UK run the risk of ?dying in their classrooms? if they are forced to work through serious illnesses, a teaching union conference has been told after a member revealed dramatic evidence...

 

The Guardian view on Lyra McKee?s murder: she should have been the future | Editorial

Friday 19th April 2019

The death of a young journalist at the hands of dissident republicans is a tragedy linked to the province?s ongoing political crisisThe murder of the 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist and author Lyra McKee late last night is a tragedy for those who knew her...

 

A topless photo ruined this teacher's career. Now she's speaking out

Friday 19th April 2019

Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control ? and would have a different outcome for a man in her positionLauren Miranda?s nightmare began as a school day like any other...

 

One in five teachers using own money for school supplies ? report

Thursday 18th April 2019

Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching unionOne in five teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies, while nearly half say they buy food, clothes and even soap for poor pupils, according to a report charting the effects of austerity on schools...

 

Teaching union warns of 'super-sized' classes in English schools

Thursday 18th April 2019

Secondary class sizes reaching 40-year peak compounded by funding crisis, says NEU chiefClass sizes in secondary schools in England will hit a 40-year high owing to a sharp increase in pupil numbers being compounded by the growing funding crisis, teachers? leaders havesaid...

 

Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books

Thursday 18th April 2019

Other schools look to follow after Tber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ?highly stereotypical and sexist?Several schools across Barcelona are considering purging their libraries of stereotypical and sexist children?s books, after one removed around 200 titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and the story of the legend of Saint George, from its library...

 

Warning over 'unexplained' school moves

Thursday 18th April 2019

A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being "off-rolled"...

 

UK universities must break their silence around harassment and bullying | David Batty

Thursday 18th April 2019

The 87m spent on ?gagging orders? is part of a wider lack of transparency in the way universities handle staff misconductThe revelation that UK universities have spent around 87m on payoffs to staff that come with ?gagging orders? in the past two years has again highlighted concerns that such secretive clauses are being used to conceal the extent of harassment and bullying at higher education institutions...

 

University can change homeless people's lives, but they need support to get there | Becky Edwards

Thursday 18th April 2019

My experience running a course empowering homeless people to apply to university showed me how many barriers they faceWhen Lucy Davis left school at 12, falling into addiction and ultimately homelessness, the last thing she thought she?d be doing at 30 was going to university...

 

Author Sharna Jackson: Bringing diversity into children's books

Wednesday 17th April 2019

The children's novelist inspiring BAME readers to see themselves positively in the stories they read...

 

More than 49,000 pupils ?disappeared? from English schools ? study

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Data reveals one in 12 schoolchildren in 2012-17 were removed from rolls without explanationAn investigation into the true scale of ?off-rolling? from schools in England has found that more than 49,000 pupils from a single cohort disappeared from the school rolls without explanation...

 

Schools using funds for poorer pupils to plug budget gaps ? survey

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Many schools in England using pupil premium funds to avoid deficits, Sutton Trust saysSchool budget cuts are ?endangering? efforts to improve education for poor pupils, according to a survey that found two-thirds of headteachers say they have cut staff to make ends meet...

 

More than 49,000 pupils ?disappeared? from schools ? study

Wednesday 17th April 2019

?Shocking? data reveals one in 12 schoolchildren in 2012-2017 cohort were removed from rolls without explanationAn investigation into the true scale of ?off-rolling? from schools in England has found that more than 49,000 pupils from a single cohort disappeared from the school rolls without explanation...

 

Warning over pupils moving between schools

Wednesday 17th April 2019

A report says high numbers switching schools might conceal pupils being "off-rolled"...

 

Teaching union calls zero-tolerance school policies 'inhumane'

Wednesday 17th April 2019

NEU says strict behaviour codes in some schools are ?damaging to pupil mental health?A leading teaching union has branded increasingly draconian zero-tolerance behaviour policies in schools in England as ?inhumane? and ?damaging to pupil mental health?...

 

A bunker for Bauhaus: design school comes home to Weimar

Wednesday 17th April 2019

The Bauhaus was born in Weimar, but was forced to flee the conservative city...

 

TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised...

 

Progressive Muslims, Jews and Christians must stand together for LGBT rights | Michael Segalov

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Reporting of the Parkfield school protests has focused on the Muslim community, but homophobia is rife in all faith groupsStruggling to come to terms with being gay as a child is by no means an experience unique to those who grow up religious...

 

UK universities pay out 90m on staff 'gagging orders' in past two years

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Fears that confidentiality clauses are being used to silence victims of misconductUK universities have spent nearly 90m on payoffs to staff that come with ?gagging orders? in two years, raising fears that victims of misconduct at higher education institutions are being silenced...

 

'Calling bullshit': the college class on how not to be duped by the news

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Professors at the University of Washington say the course provides the most useful skill college can offerTo prepare themselves for future success in the American workforce, today?s college students are increasingly choosing courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, computer science, and various health-related disciplines...

 

Mental health of pupils is 'at crisis point', teachers warn

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Anxiety, self-harm and suicide are rising, finds survey of school leaders and teachers in EnglandMore than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years ? with rising reports of anxiety, self-harm and even cases of suicide ? against a backdrop of inadequate support in schools...

 

The Great British School Swap review ? racial harmony? It's child's play

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Pupils from Asian and white-majority areas are put into a classroom together in a well-intentioned social experiment that fails to get to the root of prejudiceAmina, a brown-skinned, teenage, Muslim pupil from Saltley academy, a secondary school in a predominantly brown-skinned Muslim area of Birmingham, thinks white people have different accents...

 

Families still struggle to find primary school places in English cities

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Number of first-choice offers for September falls in London, Manchester and BirminghamFamilies in major English cities are still struggling to find places in their preferred primary schools, with demand remaining high in local authorities including Manchester, Birmingham and several London boroughs...

 

School assistant loses job over petition against LGBT teaching

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Gloucestershire academy sacks Kristie Higgs over posts about classes at son?s primary schoolA Christian secondary school assistant has been dismissed after she posted an online petition against LGBT issues being taught at her son?s primary school...

 

Labour will scrap Sats and let teachers teach, vows Jeremy Corbyn

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Party leader says he will relieve pressure so schools can deliver rich and varied curriculumLabour has announced plans to scrap compulsory national tests for primary school children in England, with a promise to relieve pressure on overstretched schools and free up teachers to deliver a ?rich and varied curriculum?...

 

Labour pledges to scrap primary Sats if elected

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would scrap national Sats tests in primary schools in England...

 

LGBT lessons 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Teaching about LGBT+ relationships must be made compulsory in primaries, a union says...

 

Parents plan legal action over new tests for four-year-olds

Tuesday 16th April 2019

With a protest march next week and plans to take the government to court, campaigners are making their voices heardOn Thursday next week Kay Tart, from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, will help her daughter Isla dress in the uniform she will wear when she starts school in September...

 

Do A-level results matter or not? A question for our unscrupulous universities | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Universities have merrily sacrificed academic standards on the altar of cash...

 

I?m a teacher and I live in the back of a van

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Why I have to sacrifice home comforts and live 80 miles away from my family to work at the school I loveIf I?d thought, 10 years into teaching, I?d be camping in the back of a van during the week, parking up under darkened coastal coverts, surviving on my wits at the front of class by day and my wife?s tasty pack-ups by night, would I have taken the plunge?I have two sleeping bags (four-season), two duvets (goose-down), a blanket and a woolly hat, and I?m happy...

 

'How I made fathers in Senegal carry babies on their backs'

Monday 15th April 2019

A photographer breaks stereotypes in Senegal to show that men can be seen in public caring for their children...

 

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