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Changing History: Cleo Snake Death Debunked?

Changing History: Cleo Snake Death Debunked?

Most of us learned about the fascinating history of the Egyptians when we were at school. Obviously we don't know everything there is to know about the Pharaohs and pyramids, but i ...

Panic Over: PM says Free School Meals Won’t be Cut

Panic Over: PM says Free School Meals Won’t be Cut

Over the past couple of week, you might have heard something about free school meals and how the government plans to cut them in the next spending review, in November. This would m ...

English Schools to Offer Lessons on Human Rights

English Schools to Offer Lessons on Human Rights

A human rights programme that is currently being taught to more than a million students in the US and around the world has been brought to schools in England. The programme, Speak ...

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, ...

LeBron James ‘Promises’ 2,000+ College Scholarships

LeBron James ‘Promises’ 2,000+ College Scholarships

For those of you who don't know, LeBron James is a basketball star who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the US. He is known around the world for his skills on the court - and a ...

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come ...

World Donates Books to Boy with Love of Reading

World Donates Books to Boy with Love of Reading

A true love of reading is not all that common, so when you recognise it in someone - especially a child - you should nurture it and help it grow. Ron Lynch, a postman from Sandy, U ...

Changing History: Cleo Snake Death Debunked?

Most of us learned about the fascinating history of the Egyptians when we were at school. Obviously we don't know everything there is to know about the Pharaohs and pyramids, but it seems that there is still so much more to learn about them. Some of the facts we have believed for millennia are even being debunked as you read this. For example, there is still an air of mystery surrounding the death of the Ph ...

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Panic Over: PM says Free School Meals Won’t be Cut

Over the past couple of week, you might have heard something about free school meals and how the government plans to cut them in the next spending review, in November. This would mean that many families would struggle to make sure their children had a substantial and nutritious meal at lunchtime when they are at school. Schools also wouldn't be able to ensure that the children in their care had at least one ...

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English Schools to Offer Lessons on Human Rights

A human rights programme that is currently being taught to more than a million students in the US and around the world has been brought to schools in England. The programme, Speak Truth to Power, was designed by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the US politician Robert F Kennedy. Robert F Kennedy - also known as RFK or Bobby Kennedy - was brother and campaign manager to the assass ...

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Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, he and his wife gave a further $120 million (£78.6 million) to Bay Area schools in San Francisco last year. And now Facebook is taking another step into the education game with software that should allow children in the US to lea ...

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LeBron James ‘Promises’ 2,000+ College Scholarships

For those of you who don't know, LeBron James is a basketball star who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the US. He is known around the world for his skills on the court - and a couple of TV cameos - but he is also the co-founder of the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF). The foundation aims to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational ini ...

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Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come up with an innovative and awesome plan for the kids in his area. Last Saturday, Courtney was offering children free haircuts ready for the new school year. The only "catch"? The child has to read aloud during their appointment. C ...

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World Donates Books to Boy with Love of Reading

A true love of reading is not all that common, so when you recognise it in someone - especially a child - you should nurture it and help it grow. Ron Lynch, a postman from Sandy, Utah, in the US, did just this when he came across a child with such a passion for reading that he would happily read through ads and junk mail. Last Thursday, Rob was delivering mail to an apartment complex when he saw 12-year-old ...

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World’s Oldest (Probably) Koran Fragments Found at Birmingham Uni

Koran fragments have been found in a library at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and they could be the oldest to have been discovered in the world, ever. The Koran, or Qur'an, is the Muslim holy text, and records the various revelations that the Prophet Muhammad received in the 22 years leading up to his death in 632. The recently discovered pages - two leaves - had been sat in the university library ...

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Legal Protection for Apprenticeships!

Apprenticeships are a way of coaching people in a trade or profession with on-the-job training, combined with work in the classroom. But where apprenticeships differ from other courses, aside from the training, is they enable the apprentice to build their career as they learn, and gain a licence to practice in their chosen profession. These types of courses are also generally an alternative to university. A ...

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102-Year-Old is Oldest Person to Receive Doctorate

Dr Ingeborg Rapoport from Germany has become the oldest person in the world to have received her doctorate, at the grand old age of 102. This, in itself, is amazing news, but how this story came to be might be even more incredible. Ingeborg should have received her PhD almost 80 years ago - when she was still Ingeborg Syllm and finishing her medical studies at the University of Hamburg in 1938. Her doctoral ...

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