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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.