Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. Help create a message no government, politician or leader can ignore. Nothing changes without pressure. Sign the #UpForSchool Petition.
Teaching young children about sex and relationships remains a pretty divisive subject in politics – some parties like Labour and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to make the subject a legal requirement, but others (namely the Conservatives) have refused.
There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains. Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn’t otherwise hear.
Schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys. Hardly, a week goes by without a news story about overreach by a school administrator who suspends a girl home because of an errant hem or blue hair.
A 7-year-old Fresno Unified School District special education student was allegedly locked in a makeshift cage by her Viking Elementary first-grade teacher last school year, according to claims filed against the teacher and school administrators in mid-October.
Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, has watered down the findings of former national head of counter terrorism’s investigation into extremism at Birmingham schools as a “spectrum of behaviours.” For the first time Morgan clarified that there was “no evidence of radicalisation or terrorism or violent extremism” despite five schools with mainly Muslim pupils in the city were placed in special measures following media and politicians campaign against these schools.
There are 58 million children who don’t go to school because of child labour, early marriage, conflict and discrimination. Schools, teachers and pupils are joining together in the #UpForSchool campaign to call on world leaders to ensure every child gets the education they need and deserve.
The Australian Education Union has released a report on the state of schools across the country, with damning results in the areas of care and support for disabled students. The results from a landmark State of Our Schools report reveal that four out of every five principals feel they don't have the necessary support and resources to assist their students with disabilities.
We, the world's youth, teachers, parents and global citizens appeal to our governments to keep their promise, made at the United Nations in 2000, to ensure all out-of-school children gain their right to education before the end of 2015.
We are standing up to bring an end to the barriers preventing girls and boys from going to school, including forced work and early marriage, conflict and attacks on schools, exploitation and discrimination. All children deserve the opportunity to learn and achieve their potential.
A schoolgirl who misplaced her tie was told by a senior teacher she would have to hand over her asthma inhaler to borrow replacement uniform - as 'security'. Garry Gould made the discovery after his 16-year-old daughter Sian became breathless at home days later.
Around 10 million of Syrian refugees have fled their country since the outbreak of civil war four years ago. For children, it means not only losing a home but also access to education. In Turkey, volunteers have set up a school for some 1200 Syrian children. But not everyone approves.
We live in a world of voyeurs and exhibitionists. In fact – we can go so far as to presume that each one of us displays these characteristics to some extent. We like to watch and we like to be watched; and by watching we learn. Social learning is a term that is not new to psychologists, and it is gaining momentum in the world of ‘Learning’ outside the psychological realm.
If tinkering by well-meaning ministers were enough to raise educational standards, Britain’s schools would lead the world. Unfortunately it is not. For all the reforms of recent decades, the country still has one of the more stratified and divided schools sectors among all the western states.
Calvin & Hobbes is a timeless classic comic strip about a boy who finds his trusted advisor and confidante, his partner in crime, a goofy and practical sounding board, in a stuffed toy tiger who is always there for him. In the same way, your household dog can be your child’s best friend and teach her many valuable life-skills.
A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five. Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at Birmingham City University to become a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Teachers who give struggling pupils "lavish praise" could make them even less likely to succeed, research into classroom tactics has suggested. The Sutton Trust education charity has warned that many strategies used by teachers have no evidence to show that they really work. Too much praise for low achievers can "convey a message of low expectations".
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