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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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An unconvincing answer to Britain’s schools divide

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.

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Life skills that pet ownership can teach children

Life skills that pet ownership can teach children | Education Zone | Scoop.it
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.
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Teach our children well - but not too well

Teach our children well - but not too well | Education Zone | Scoop.it

High achieving among the young should not come at the expense of a deliriously carefree childhood

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British boy (5) becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

British boy (5) becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist | Education Zone | Scoop.it

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.

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Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils' | Education Zone | Scoop.it

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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How Should Schools Address Cyberbullying?

How Should Schools Address Cyberbullying? | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Is cyberbullying a problem in your school? Have you or any of your friends been taunted, intimidated or called names online? Have you ever cyberbullied anyone?  What responsibility do schools have to address online bullying, even if it occurs outside of school hours? How should schools tackle the issue?

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games | Education Zone | Scoop.it
A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Healthy boy barred from UK school amid Ebola 'hysteria'

Healthy boy barred from UK school amid Ebola 'hysteria' | Education Zone | Scoop.it
A school was forced to cancel the visit of a charity worker and her son following opposition from 'ignorant' parents who feared their children would catch Ebola
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Scotland: Ginger School Children Given 'Confidence-Boosting Workshops'

Scotland: Ginger School Children Given 'Confidence-Boosting Workshops' | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Confidence-boosting workshops have been rolled out in schools in Edinburgh and Midlothian to give pupils facing discrimination because of their hair colour a chance to stand up to the bullies by reclaiming the term "ginger".Confidence-boosting workshops have been rolled out in schools in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
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UNICEF: Back to school for children in #Gaza

UNICEF: Back to school for children in #Gaza | Education Zone | Scoop.it
UNICEF is working to help get children affected by the conflict in Gaza back to school for the start of the new academic year.
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'My daughter refused to go to school - for five years'

'My daughter refused to go to school - for five years' | Education Zone | Scoop.it
As schools restart, a mother recalls the struggle she had to persuade her daughter to attend
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Sir David Attenborough: Pupils ‘impoverished’ by rise in school sizes

Sir David Attenborough: Pupils ‘impoverished’ by rise in school sizes | Education Zone | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough has warned that schools are being forced to admit so many pupils that their children’s development is being threatened, raising the prospect of “great impoverishment, physically, intellectually and spiritually”.
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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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USA: Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions

USA: Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions | Education Zone | Scoop.it

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.

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Give teens stronger lessons on consent

Give teens stronger lessons on consent | Education Zone | Scoop.it

We ask a great deal of schools. When any social problem arises we will agree the solution lies in education, which usually means schools. Where sex is concerned, we need to ask much more of them.

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Fresno special education student ‘caged’ in class, claims say

Fresno special education student ‘caged’ in class, claims say | Education Zone | Scoop.it

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.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/07/4223860_fresno-special-ed-student-caged.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

 


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/07/4223860_fresno-special-ed-student-caged.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
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Shapes Song for Children | Fun Learning with The GiggleBellies

Fun shapes song for children! Learning shapes can be so much fun when you have The GiggleBellies singing and dancing along! 

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UK: No radicalisation or violent extremism in schools, says Education Secretary

UK: No radicalisation or violent extremism in schools, says Education Secretary | Education Zone | Scoop.it

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.

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Malala Yousafzai donates $ 50,000 to re-build UN schools in Gaza

Malala Yousafzai donates $ 50,000 to re-build UN schools in Gaza | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Pakistani teenage rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has donated $ 50,000 to help rebuild UN schools in Gaza that have been damaged during the recent fighting in the enclave.

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#Ebola-hit #SierraLeone launches school by radio

#Ebola-hit #SierraLeone launches school by radio | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Sierra Leone on Tuesday launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebo

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This is why girls are better than boys at school

This is why girls are better than boys at school | Education Zone | Scoop.it

As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades than boys. Not just in the United States, but across the globe, in countries as far afield as Norway and Hong Kong.

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Torbay parents' plea over school place for girl

Torbay parents' plea over school place for girl | Education Zone | Scoop.it

CHILDREN across Torbay have returned to school, but five-year-old Kacie Marsh is preparing to spend her second year in a row without a space. 

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Australia: Shocking photos reveal how autistic children are treated in schools

Australia: Shocking photos reveal how autistic children are treated in schools | Education Zone | Scoop.it

A mother has revealed shocking photographs of her autistic twin boys being strapped in and restrained at a specialist school run by a principal with links to notorious Melbourne cult 'The Family'. The pictures were taken when her 11-year-old boys were in their primary years and Tracey Hayes is now calling for an education inquiry into the school.

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The truth about bullying: How will it ever be beaten if schools side with the bullies?

The truth about bullying: How will it ever be beaten if schools side with the bullies? | Education Zone | Scoop.it

Our 11-year-old went back to school this week. He looked nervous, a little excited, but he looked more worried than thrilled by the prospect. He would be back to the grind of learning, of homework, of academic expectation and of teachers always wanting and expecting more. That wasn’t worrying him, it was his friends that were worrying him.

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Back to School: Talk to your child about bullying

Back to School: Talk to your child about bullying | Education Zone | Scoop.it

SEATTLE -- The first bell is days away for most school districts around Western Washington. Students maybe feeling a mix of emotions before the start of the new school year. Educators say it's a good time to talk to your kids about bullying and anxiety.

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