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When little voices take to a big stage

When little voices take to a big stage | Education Zone | Scoop.it

The young performers soon got into full swing. The sound of excitable children squealing with joy fills the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall. On the stage, 900 five-, six- and seven-year-olds sit cross legged.

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UK: Should sex education start at seven?

UK: Should sex education start at seven? | Education Zone | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats have said that children should be taught about sex and relationships from the age of seven. Is seven a good age to start teaching children about sex?
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Comprehensive schools the 'only way' to decent education for all, says Ofsted chief

Comprehensive schools the 'only way' to decent education for all, says Ofsted chief | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Comprehensive schools are still associated with “mediocrity, laxity and failure” in the minds of many people, but represent the only chance of giving all pupils a decent education, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said today.
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Why your children don't listen to you

Why your children don't listen to you | Education Zone | Scoop.it

It is an experience as familiar as it is frustrating to many parents and teachers - getting children to pay attention to simple instructions while they are engrossed in watching television, playing a game or reading a book.

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Teachers: ‘Our pupils are targeting us’ with more than a quarter victims of abuse on social media

Teachers: ‘Our pupils are targeting us’ with more than a quarter victims of abuse on social media | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Teachers are facing an increasing barrage of “vile” sexual abuse, unfair allegations of incompetence and videos of themselves taken without their consent being posted online by their pupils.

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Response to Evening Standard article on cost of missing people to the Met

Response to Evening Standard article on cost of missing people to the Met | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Following an article in yesterday’s Evening Standard (Met’s £40m a year on missing persons cases), we have urged caution in light of comments made by the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Stephen Greenhalgh, suggesting that the burden on police finances from missing persons investigations should be reduced.
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USA: ​Junk food ban in schools set to begin but could create black market

USA: ​Junk food ban in schools set to begin but could create black market | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Students around the US can blame First Lady Michelle Obama and the US Department of Agriculture when they can’t get their junk-food fix, or have to rely on fruit juice to satisfy their sweet tooth next school year.
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Weekly Wisdom: The Most Inspiring Education Quotes of All Time

Weekly Wisdom: The Most Inspiring Education Quotes of All Time | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Education quotes from the world's greatest minds.

 

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The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school

The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Every parent should be issued with a ten-point checklist of skills that their children must master before their first day at school, the head of Ofsted said yesterday



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From O Levels to the GCSE: the landmarks

From O Levels to the GCSE: the landmarks | Education Zone | Scoop.it
For the first time, GCSE papers sat by around 600,000 teenagers each year will be graded from 1 to 9 – with 9 as the top mark – in place of traditional A* to G grades. Here's the background
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English teenagers are among best at solving a practical problems

English teenagers are among best at solving a practical problems | Education Zone | Scoop.it

English teenagers are among the best in Europe at solving practical problems, a league table revealed yesterday. The nation’s 15-year-olds came 11th in the world in a new test – ahead of their peers in the United States and all other European countries except Finland.

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'Deep crisis' in language teaching at A-level

'Deep crisis' in language teaching at A-level | Education Zone | Scoop.it

The study of foreign languages at A-level is in “deep crisis” with the number of pupils continuing with languages beyond GCSE “declining at an alarmingly fast rate” according to a report.

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Primary teachers 'lacking languages'

Primary teachers 'lacking languages' | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Almost a quarter of primary schools in England have no staff with a language qualification higher than a GCSE, new research suggests.

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WATCH: 11-Year-Old Boy Asks Lego To Help Him Be Even More Awesome

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Boy Asks Lego To Help Him Be Even More Awesome | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Brynjar Karl is an 11-year-old Icelandic boy with autism who has two dreams -- and they both involve Lego.

"It's kind of tough being autistic ... I'm learning every day to behave like other 'normal' kids. Whatever normal means," he says ...
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Richard Dawkins 'an idiot' says dad of Down's girl with 6 GCSEs

Richard Dawkins 'an idiot' says dad of Down's girl with 6 GCSEs | Education Zone | Scoop.it

A mainstream Down's Syndrome student is celebrating her GCSE success. Jessica Skelton, 16, achieved six passes in the week that biologist Richard Dawkins caused fury by insisting it is right to abort Down's foetuses.


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UK: Ofsted to stop outsourced school and college inspections

UK: Ofsted to stop outsourced school and college inspections | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Ofsted is to stop contracting out inspections of schools and colleges and will only use directly employed inspectors from September 2015. The announcement from England's education watchdog will mean that inspectors will be managed in-house.

 

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250 Million Reasons to Invest in Global Education

250 Million Reasons to Invest in Global Education | Education Zone | Scoop.it

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are the promises the global community made to the poorest in the world. One of those promises was to the world's children. We said that by the end of 2015, every child would be able to go to primary school.

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UK: Primary school places in short supply

UK: Primary school places in short supply | Education Zone | Scoop.it
The last government refused to admit there was an issue and only latterly has Labour acknowledged the mistakes it made
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What if you showed that you are different?

What if you showed that you are different? | Education Zone | Scoop.it

There is nothing wrong with wanting to be accepted and liked by others, but to what lengths are we willing to go in order to be popular and well-liked by our friends?

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Schools asking parents to pay for basic supplies, survey finds

Schools asking parents to pay for basic supplies, survey finds | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Parents are being asked to pay towards everyday activities and equipment in state schools, including basic items such as pens, paper and books, a survey of teachers has found.
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When little voices take to a big stage

When little voices take to a big stage | Education Zone | Scoop.it

The young performers soon got into full swing. The sound of excitable children squealing with joy fills the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall. On the stage, 900 five-, six- and seven-year-olds sit cross legged.

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Nurseries 'not preparing children'

Nurseries 'not preparing children' | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Too many nurseries are failing to ensure children are ready to learn when they get to primary school, Ofsted's chief inspector says.

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Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two - Telegraph

Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two - Telegraph | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says that more primary schools should open nursery provision to prevent tens of thousands of children being given a poor start to their education
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OECD: English pupils are 'more practical than academic'

OECD: English pupils are 'more practical than academic' | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Teenagers in England’s schools are among the best in the world when it comes to solving problems, according to the first international study of its kind.
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Leeds school to teach English as second language

Leeds school  to teach  English as second  language | Education Zone | Scoop.it
AN INNER-CITY school with children from more than 50 different countries is to teach all of its pupils English as a foreign language in a radical attempt to improve standards.
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Observing your child’s behavior

Observing your child’s behavior | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Parents endlessly strive for their children to be successful, happy, and to behave and participate in day-to-day activities with their peers and family members.
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