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'Crisis point': New Zealand hit by primary school teacher strike

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Zoos, community halls and churches hold all-day events to help keep 400,000 children occupiedPrimary school teachers have gone on strike in New Zealand for the first time in 24 years, weeks after 30,000 nurses walked off the job...

 

The man who is fervent about feeding hungry kids, but hates food banks | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Children should not be victims of austerity says Robbie Davison, head of a meals service...

 

University open days: your turn to ask the questions during clearing

Wednesday 15th August 2018

You?re choosing a new home ? so you?ll want the lowdown on the course, the university and the city Students often feel under pressure to make a snap decision on a clearing place, but how do you choose the right one? It?s not all about the course ? the university and its location will also have a bearing on how much you enjoy the coming years...

 

If teachers can?t have better pay, give them rail tickets or capped rents | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The government needs new ways to attract more teachers if it?s not willing to fund a competitive salaryTeachers are the envy of the country during the summer break, snoozing and reading for six weeks...

 

Idea from Harlem transforms young lives in west London

Tuesday 14th August 2018

A scheme lauded by Barack Obama is steering pupils out of hardship and into universityTwo years ago Phoenix academy in Shepherds Bush, west London, was put in special measures...

 

School cuts: ?Children now raise money for their own education?

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Funding crisis means some UK headteachers spend more than 50% of their time seeking charity for essential subjects The village of Benenden in Kent has a green nearly as big as a football pitch...

 

School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was 'unlawful'...

 

Oxford college employed sex abuse monk for 12 years

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Fr Bernard Green sexually assaulted a boy in 1995 and was banned from working with young people...

 

I know how hard it is for working-class actors to succeed. We can change that | Eddie Marsan

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Money is a huge obstacle for people trying to get into the arts...

 

Mental health at university: know where to find support

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The transition to university is drastic ? and not everyone sails through it...

 

School discriminated against expelled autistic boy, judge rules

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Tribunal judge says aggressive behaviour is not a choice for children with autismChildren with special needs who have been excluded from schools for aggressive behaviour linked to their condition are being discriminated against, a judge has ruled...

 

Bringing up your baby as a vegan

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet...

 

Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term

Tuesday 14th August 2018

As Scotland's children head back to school this week, the debate over education intensifies...

 

Locals decry 'tortuous' exclusion after Glasgow School of Art fire

Monday 13th August 2018

Calls for public inquiry grow amid anger at lack of clear schedule for displaced residents and businessesLocal residents and businesses have described their ongoing exclusion from homes and premises around the Glasgow School of Art?s Mackintosh building as ?tortuous?, amid growing calls for a public inquiry into the cause of the second blaze to devastate the building in four years...

 

Equity president warns working class struggle to get into acting

Monday 13th August 2018

Maureen Beattie also hopes anti-harassment measures set out by UK actors? union will be adopted by wider industryWorking class youngsters who dream of becoming actors or performers are increasingly being kept out of the profession because of the cost and failures in the education system, the new president of Equity has warned...

 

New A-level and GCSE grades will be handed out fairly, says Ofqual

Monday 13th August 2018

Students are reassured they will not be disadvantaged by sitting ?tougher? examsThe chief qualifications regulator in England, Sally Collier, said that year?s A-level and GCSE students would not be suffer from being the first to take the new, tougher, exams...

 

Working mums: 'We're too tough on ourselves'

Monday 13th August 2018

We ask three women about the challenges of being a working mum...

 

Going plastic-free with kids: Tips to reduce your dependence

Monday 13th August 2018

Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children...

 

Middle-class teenagers 'play the system to get into top universities'

Sunday 12th August 2018

Richer applicants shop around through clearing to detriment of poorer peers, say expertsMiddle-class teenagers and their parents are increasingly using university clearing to shop around for the best courses to the detriment of their less well-off peers, education experts have warned ahead of A-level results day next week...

 

Mature students who embrace clearing: 'Getting a degree was life-changing'

Sunday 12th August 2018

The transformational benefits of a university education aren?t just for the youngA university degree can transform your life at any age, and each year thousands of mature students enrol on degree courses...

 

Clearing: how parents can help

Saturday 11th August 2018

Adulthood is just around the corner, but for now, as they tackle clearing, your children need calm, non-judgmental support, says Gavan NadenResults day can be a nerve-racking experience if things don?t go your child?s way, but parents should try to not get swept up in the emotion...

 

Need some perspective before university? Take a gap year

Saturday 11th August 2018

Exams, exams, exams ... are you ready for a break? Time volunteering overseas will be a confidence-building adventureA six-month stint working and travelling around Australia? Or three months volunteering on a sea turtles conservation programme in Costa Rica? With so many options available, deciding what to do when you?ve deferred university for a year can be both fun and exhausting; so begin by knuckling down to some research...

 

Scientists launch campaign to overturn gender stereotypes

Friday 10th August 2018

Campaigners aim to raise 15,000 to get book on women?s brains into every school Two scientists have launched a campaign to get a copy of a book debunking accepted scientific ?facts? about women into every state school in the UK...

 

Female scientists launch campaign to debunk gender 'facts'

Friday 10th August 2018

Plan to get book into every UK school to help encourage girls to overcome structural barriersTwo scientists have launched a campaign to get a copy of a book that debunks accepted scientific ?facts? about women into every state school in the UK...

 

Early years teacher gaps 'risk children's futures'

Thursday 9th August 2018

Save the Children says there are 11,000 too few early years teachers working across England...

 

Our schools are broken. Only radical action will fix them | Melissa Benn

Thursday 9th August 2018

From failed free schools to poor funding and inequality, education needs drastic reform to create a fairer modelEven for the sceptical, the suddenness and speed with which the academy schools project has fallen from public grace is remarkable...

 

Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before abuse victims'

Thursday 9th August 2018

Ampleforth and Downside pupils were subjected to "appalling" sex abuse over 40 years, a report says...

 

A PhD should be about improving society, not chasing academic kudos | Julian Kircherr

Thursday 9th August 2018

Too much research is aimed at insular academic circles rather than the real world...

 

UK schools are broken. Only radical action will fix them | Melissa Benn

Thursday 9th August 2018

From failed free schools to poor funding and inequality, education needs drastic reform to create a fairer modelEven for the sceptical, the suddenness and speed with which the academy schools project has fallen from public grace is remarkable...

 

English schools are broken. Only radical action will fix them | Melissa Benn

Thursday 9th August 2018

From failed free schools to poor funding and inequality, education needs drastic reform to create a fairer modelEven for the sceptical, the suddenness and speed with which the academy schools project has fallen from public grace is remarkable...

 

Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before victims'

Thursday 9th August 2018

Ampleforth and Downside pupils were subjected to "appalling" sex abuse over 40 years, a report says...

 

Highly rated academy over-aided Sats pupils, inquiry finds

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Harris Academy Philip Lane pupils will not get results for English reading and mathsA primary school praised by ministers as a model academy over-aided pupils in this year?s national tests, a government investigation has concluded...

 

Highly rated academy gave Sats pupils too much help ? inquiry

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Students at north London school miss out on results for English reading and mathsA primary school praised by ministers as a model academy ?over-aided? pupils in this year?s national tests, a government investigation has concluded...

 

The Guardian view on Shahidul Alam: Bangladesh should let him go | Editorial

Wednesday 8th August 2018

The acclaimed photographer and activist is one of many targeted under a draconian law...

 

German school sued in photo copyright row

Wednesday 8th August 2018

European Court of Justice rules in photographer's favour after pupil uses his photo on school website...

 

'Ninety-three of our former pupils died in WW1'

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Scottish school pupils join events to mark the WW1 Battle of Amiens...

 

What video games in schools can teach us about learning

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Southgate primary in West Sussex is one of many British schools bringing games into the classroom, with staff seeing benefits for parents as well as studentsAt the end of the summer term at Southgate primary school in Crawley, West Sussex, a class of 10-year-olds are folding together cardboard models of remote-controlled cars and decorating them with pipe cleaners, pens, googly eyes and tape, with the aim of using them to transport a biscuit across a table and into the open mouths of their teachers...

 

The Islamic school that ensures its boys understand the Israeli point of view

Tuesday 7th August 2018

The private Abrar Academy is pioneering a groundbreaking method of teaching the history of the Israel/Palestine conflictMore than 550,000 students took GCSE history this summer, says Michael Davies, a history teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar, a selective state boys? school in Lancashire...

 

Let?s not pile even more pressure on teens over their A-level results | Nick Hillman

Tuesday 7th August 2018

A surge in unconditional university offers has caused an uproar, but making young people apply after they have their grades is not the answerTis the season of university admissions, as thousands of people are about to get their exam results and a greater proportion of school leavers are on their way to higher education than ever before...

 

Sex and special needs: Why new schools guidance must embrace pupils with learning difficulties

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Many schools are denying sex education to vulnerable young people who need it mostThere?s a coffee-morning atmosphere in the classroom at Oak Field School, Nottingham, as teacher Tom Hall sits with six teenage boys, offering stories, encouragement and light relief...

 

Why you should give your children the gift of boredom this summer | Gillian Harvey

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Left to their own devices, children grow in resilience and gain skills ? including learning how to entertain themselvesRemember the summer holidays when you were at school? How you and your friends had the opportunity to learn a new sport, brush up on your maths for September or take advantage of a plethora of educational and recreational opportunities? How your parents would spend hours planning your break in order for you to get the most out of your teacher-free time?No? Me neither...

 

Scottish ministers under fire as exam results decline again

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Pass rates for Highers fall for third year running as Nationals drop two percentage pointsScottish ministers have been accused of complacency after the latest school exam results showed a continuing decline in grades...

 

Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

Tuesday 7th August 2018

University manipulated test scores for more than a decade to ensure more men became doctorsA Tokyo medical school has apologised after an internal investigation confirmed it altered entrance exam scores for more than a decade to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors...

 

Restore grant system for poor students, urges Russell Group chief

Monday 6th August 2018

Group recommends ?living wage? grant for students eligible for free school meals to allay debt fearsMinisters must reinstate maintenance grants for poor students looking to go to university, the head of the group representing the leading universities has urged...

 

News story: Projects to improve education for children with additional needs

Monday 6th August 2018

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

 

UK schools and tech industry urged to foster education revolution

Monday 6th August 2018

Education secretary wants UK and Silicon Valley firms to help put tech at heart of classroomsTech companies in the UK and abroad, including Apple and Microsoft, have been urged to help foster an education revolution by putting technology at the heart of the classroom...

 

'I can say I have two mums and be accepted'

Monday 6th August 2018

Organisers of L Fest say the event enables children with two mums mix with similar families...

 

Hospital admissions for teenage girls who self-harm nearly double

Sunday 5th August 2018

School work and social media blamed for rise to 13,500 patients from 7,300 in 1997The number of girls under the age of 18 being treated in hospital in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago, according to NHS figures...

 

Geography a force for broadening the mind, says Michael Palin

Sunday 5th August 2018

Comedian and broadcaster praises rise in geography entries at GCSE and A-levelThe comedian and television presenter Michael Palin has praised the study of geography as a force for broadening the mind as fresh figures show a spike in take-up for the subject at schools in England...

 

Britain?s economics students are dangerously poorly educated

Saturday 4th August 2018

Universities that only train young people to be City analysts leave us unable to learn from the past or predict the futureLast year the chief economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, gave a fear-inducing speech that warned of Armageddon in the jobs market...

 

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