'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes

The Independent - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 15:37

An elementary school teacher who received 'heartbreaking' notes after she asked her students to share their worries, has inspired other teachers to use her trick and better understand their own pupils.









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My fantasy curriculum for secondary school

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 13:30
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1066 and all that: 20 questions to test your history knowledge

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 13:00
Pay attention, Class 4B. A new survey has shown that three out of four Britons have little or no knowledge of the battle of Waterloo. Young people think Waterloo is an Abba song; older people know it as a railway station. Even those who do know it's a battle have no idea that this year is its bicentenary. Many name Francis Drake or Winston Churchill, rather than the Duke of Wellington, as the architect of victory, and quite a few think the French won.

Frankly, this is pathetic. 2015 is a year of big anniversaries. If I said 1215 to you, what would you think? No, not that it's time for lunch, Baverstock. 1215 was the date of the sealing of Magna Carta. 1415 was the date of the battle of Agincourt.

Now, 4B, I know you can do better than the Waterloo survey respondents, so try this little test. No Googling please. Scores at the bottom of the page … Continue reading...
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Getting enough sleep is key to exam success, research says

Telegraph - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:38
According to new research, sleep is key to effective learning, while cramming many topics before an exam doesn't give learners a chance to consolidate information







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There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to defining PR careers

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:31

The PR industry must end the in-house versus agency debate as it’s based on a flawed belief that only a certain type of person can work in each setting

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US schools seek Apple iPad refunds

BBC - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 11:59
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
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Strike ballot on university job cuts

BBC - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 07:04
Staff at the University of Surrey are being balloted on industrial action in a row over job losses.
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Free porridge and banning 'street language' transform London school

Telegraph - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 07:00
Small changes, such as banning 'bruv' and 'G' and introducing free breakfast before school, have helped transform the image of City Academy Hackney, writes Katie Strick







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How can we make school sport and PE more inclusive? – live chat

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 07:00

Join us on Wednesday 22 April, 5.30pm-7.30pm, for ideas, best practice and debate on how to engage all students in sport

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Primary school places squeezed due to baby boom – weekly news review

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 07:00

Fewer families get their first choice of primary school, Atlanta teachers jailed for cheating, and teaching about sexual abuse could help students report offenders

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Revealed: the 10 safest places to be a student

Telegraph - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00
Analysis of crimes in 64 university towns and cities has revealed the safest places to be a student. Does your university feature?







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Four in 10 children 'put off sport by competitive parents'

Telegraph - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00
A survey has revealed that four in 10 children are put off sport by pushy parents telling them they are too fat to run and accusing them of making "pathetic mistakes"







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Children 'put off sport by parents'

BBC - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 00:18
Children as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, a new study has found.
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Students beware: Britain's most dangerous university town

Telegraph - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 00:01
Crime stats for any school leaver embarking on their university career or parent considering a buy-to-let for their student child







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More than 13% of infants in England miss out on favoured primary school

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 19:53

The overall figures are similar to those in 2014, reflecting local authorities’ efforts to add more classrooms to counter the effects of a growing population

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Welcome to big school: how a baby boom has supersized our primaries

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 18:50

Demand for primary school places has shot up in recent years as the impact of a population surge has trickled down to education

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Anthony Seldon to become university vice-chancellor

Telegraph - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 18:06
Sir Anthony Seldon, outgoing master of Wellington College, has postponed retirement to take up the role of vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham







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Seldon to become university head

BBC - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 17:32
Sir Anthony Seldon is going to switch from running an independent school to running an independent university.
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Does it matter if siblings go to different schools? You bet it does

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 16:30
I know from my own experience the problems this can cause – and a lack of primary school places means this scenario is becoming more common Continue reading...







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