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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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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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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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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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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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