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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 ...

ASU’s Extra Credit for Defying Society’s Body Hair Norms

Have you ever thought about challenging society’s views of body hair - as a female by not removing leg or underarm hair, or as a male, by shaving it all off? Perhaps you have your own set of ideals in which you believe a woman’s skin should not be “marred” by hair, or that a man should leave his own body hair well alone, and that nobody should contest these societal laws. A professor of women and gender stu ...

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Cricket Scheme Keeps Youngsters Away from Gangs and Crime

New research on participants of a scheme called StreetChance, carried out on behalf of charity New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), suggests that playing cricket - and other team sports - can help deter young people from committing crimes and joining gangs. StreetChance is a programme set up in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports and the Cricket Foundation, which is responsible for another programme c ...

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Primary School PE to Get Extra Funding

This September, 120 specialists in physical education (PE) will be taking to primary schools across England to start work, in order to get school children properly involved with the subject, encouraging healthier lives for them in the future. A pilot training programme that was launched last year saw trainee teachers studying sport and PE for half of their course, while the other half was taken up with the ...

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Primary School Performance Key to Better GCSE Results

According to a new government study, not only are disadvantaged schoolchildren in London achieving better GCSE results than in any other region of England, it could all be down to boosts in primary schools ten years ago. The study found that, in inner London, more than half of pupils eligible for free school meals achieved five or more GCSE grades of A* to C, compared with 47% in outer London, and between 3 ...

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Canadian Schools Become Truly Inclusive with Gender-Neutral Policies

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) in Canada has extended its policy that says that a student should be able to enjoy a safe learning environment no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. Now, some students can opt to be known by gender-neutral pronouns, as opposed to the traditional “he” or “she”. “We are standing up for kids and making our schools safer and more inclusive,” said board member Mi ...

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Pupils from Poorer Families to Get More Grammar School Places?

Government ministers are urging grammar schools to accept more pupils from poorer families, so that more children get the chance to benefit from the best education possible for them. At the moment, more than half of all grammar schools in the UK follow the government rules that allow the schools to give priority to students whose families earn less than £16,000 a year or are on benefits, both of which make ...

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The Library Hermit

Most of us will be able to remember that feeling of impending doom and panic as we realise that possibly the most important exams of our lives are just around the corner, AND WE ARE JUST NOT READY YET... One student from the University of Birmingham took the concept of last-minute studying to a whole new level by living in his uni library building for six weeks - literally. The situation came about when the ...

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Better CVs Get Better Jobs – So Here’s 20 Top Tips to Boost Yours

We often hear about how university graduates find it difficult to get themselves into work after they have left uni, but did you know that around 87% of the Britain’s biggest employers have vacancies waiting to be filled, but haven’t hired anyone because of the poor quality of CVs? A study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), a network that represents more than 750 businesses in the UK, found th ...

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New School Campaign Against Homophobia

A new teaching campaign has been launched with the aim of tackling abuse surrounding homophobia and transphobia in schools, including a resource pack with lesson plans and discussion points. Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)'s Chief Prosecutor for Northwest England, is responsible for the pack that has been designed for teachers to use in the classroom to explain to young people the laws surr ...

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Leicester Uni’s Unique Exam-Stress Relief

Students from the University of Leicester are being given some unique opportunities to wind down from the stresses of exam revision, along with some of the more traditional methods on offer. The idea is to alleviate some of these pressures, as well as providing mental health support for the students. Among other forms of stress relief, students will be able to park themselves at a “popping station” in which ...

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