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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 ...

Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

How many of you have watched science-nerd sitcom The Big Bang Theory? If you have, then you'll know that it centres around a bunch of stereotypical science academics, their careers, and their passions (which involves a lot of sci-fi, as you can imagine!). The series has been running for eight seasons and has managed to make science fun and interesting for a lot of people. And what better to repay their loya ...

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More Kids are Reading for Fun!

Just when you might have given up all hope of children reading for fun, new research from the National Literacy Trust (NLT) suggests otherwise. For the survey, around 32,000 school children between the ages of eight and 18 were asked questions about their reading habits and their favourite material to read. What they found was the both enjoyment of reading and how often the kids actually read is at the high ...

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Tree to Book to Tree – The Book You Can Plant!

Living in a world where technology rules, it's becoming more and more apparent how important it is to teach children about books. Lots of kids, for example, don't know where books come from, how they are made, or what happens to them once they get thrown away. Perhaps we could take a leaf out of Pequeño Editor's book (pun intended), and do something assertive and different to teach the kids of today a thing ...

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Model-Teacher Crowdfunds Students’ Books

Like something from fiction, Samuel has a secret identity. By day, he is Mr Pearce, teaching English to 13- and 14-year-olds. But at night and weekends, he becomes Sam Worthen, fashion model, strutting his stuff on the runways of the world. To make things simpler here, we're just going to call him Sam. Sam, 24, is originally from Massachusetts in the US, but is now living and working (mostly) in New York. H ...

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“Learning Passports” for Teachers in Wales

Last May, the Welsh government announced that it would be launching what they call a "New Deal for Teachers". Estyn is Wales' schools watchdog, releasing a report every year on the quality of teaching in schools across the country. In the latest annual report, it was found that there were fewer schools with "excellent" teaching than last year. But, it wasn't all bad as schools had made an overall improvemen ...

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Schools to Get Better Careers Advice?

Careers advice in schools in England isn't currently that great, but a new report from Teach First could be able to change all that... Teach First is a charity and social enterprise that aims to end inequality in education. They recently carried out and published a report suggesting that there should be at least one teacher or member of middle management in each school specially trained in careers guidance. ...

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A Song and Dance About Teaching

Take a moment to think about how many teachers there are in your city and country. Now, consider how many there must be in the world. Out of all of those teachers, only one can be selected as the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. And you can guarantee that whoever takes that prize home with them must truly be an aspiring tutor indeed. The Global Teacher Prize has been likened to the Nobel Prize for Teachi ...

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St Andrews Uni Offers Booze-Free Student Housing

University is a time that many associate with partying and drinking in between studying for their degree. Sure, you're there to learn and whatever, but partying can make up a big part of your life during this important time. But what if you don't like drinking or partying? Maybe a student doesn't consume alcohol for health or religious reasons, or maybe they simply don't like drinking alcohol. Their experie ...

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School Publishes Free Exam-Syllabus Textbooks Online

Buying textbooks for your child can be one of the biggest expenses when they reach exam-taking age. But what if everything you needed was free was very literally at your fingertips? The Stephen Perse Foundation is a leading private school in Cambridge, with some of the best results in England. The school has not only created tailor-made online textbooks, but also published them online for free, for anyone t ...

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Long Naps Could Boost Babies’ Learning

Scientists from England and Germany think they have found the key to learning and retaining new information in babies and toddlers - napping! We already know that very young children need to have daytime sleeps to aid them in crucial physical and mental developments. Despite how much we know, there is still a lot more to be learnt about how else infants' sleeping habits can affect them physically and mental ...

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