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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 ...

New Classes to Teach Kids About Money Management

Over the next couple of months, young people in secondary schools will start learning about financial management as part of the national curriculum, in a bid to teach them how to work towards a financially secure future. The changes to the curriculum come after a campaign led by Martin Lewis, the financial advisor behind moneysavingexpert.com. Over 14 million people use the website on a monthly basis, and s ...

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Uni Rejection Letters Don’t Come Much Better Than This…

Go on, admit it! You’ve secretly hoped a letter would arrive in the post (or by owl) with that tell-tale inky scrawl across the front, finally informing you of your acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We’ve all been there, don't worry. But it seems that one person has gone a step further… Twitter user @QuantumPirate stirred up a viral storm when he tweeted the picture below, showin ...

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A Student’s Life-Saving Heart Research

A student from Hampshire has made a scientific breakthrough that could save the lives of people - specifically athletes - with an undiagnosed heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is an inherited condition in which the heart’s muscle wall becomes thickened and stuff. This makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood out into the rest of the body and can lead to the heart stopp ...

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University Places Rise for A-Level Students on Results Day

A couple of weeks ago, students from across the UK received their long-awaited A-level results, nervously opening an envelope that could hold their future inside. For the first time in thirty years, the overall pass rate of A-levels has fallen slightly, as well as the number of A and A* grades. While this doesn't sound like the best news, it does coincide with the abolishment of a cap on the number of stude ...

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Child’s Play: Great for Boosting Development!

A new report commissioned by the Children’s Play Policy Forum and published to coincide with 6 August's national day of play, Playday, has reviewed a wide range of research into the importance of child’s play. It has confirmed that playing helps boost a child’s language development, risk management, independent learning skills and problem-solving. Playday is celebrating its 27th birthday this year. The aim ...

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Music Lessons Boost Children’s Learning

We already know that learning music as a child can help prevent cognitive decline as a person gets older, but now new research from Northwestern University working the Harmony Project in the US has found that children from disadvantaged areas are able to boost their reading and language skills by learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and these findings have been presented to the American Psychologi ...

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Small Doses of Video Gaming are Good for Kids

We often worry about the impact playing computer games has on the development of children, but now new research suggests that gaming might not be as bad for them as we thought. In fact, not only was it found that young people who play video games for between one and three hours a day experience no effect whatsoever on how adjusted they are, but small doses of electronic gaming could actually be good for the ...

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Adoption Register Opened Up for Approved Adopters

The Adoption Register is an online secure database in the UK containing the details of all of the 6,000-plus children awaiting adoption. Internal software matches up potential adopters and children, cross-referencing information, before social workers consider the match in more detail. But with this system, some children who might have otherwise been chosen for a new family might be overlooked because they ...

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Music Education Funding Boost: Double Victory for Campaigners

Campaigners for music education can claim a double victory this week. Not only has the government backed out of its recommendation that music hubs be solely responsible for funding music ed, but the subject is also going to get a huge boost in funding. The Department for Education (DfE) made the announcement, saying that extra money will be given to boost music education in schools as well as music educatio ...

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Same Genes Affect Maths and Reading Abilities

New research from University College London, King’s College London and Oxford University - and published in Nature Communications - suggests that the same genes drive both maths and reading ability. Previous research has found that a child’s exam performance is impacted by both nature and nurture, with one study finding that genes could account for around 60% of the fluctuation in exam results at GCSE level ...

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