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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 ...

Helping Former Child-Soldiers Learn How to Play

At a very young age children learn that by dropping a toy, it will fall to the ground, and anyone who has interacted with a child of that age will tell you that it becomes a game - hand the child a toy, the child throws the toy on the floor, repeat. Children use the medium of play to develop and learn well into their teenage years. But what if they have never had the chance to learn how to play? Aid workers ...

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More A-Level Makeovers with Proposed History Changes

We recently told you about the possible shake-ups in the English Literature and Language A-levels, but it is not the only subject that could be getting a make-over. Starting from the start of 2015's academic year, a range of new and exciting topics could be introduced for the history A-level, amongst some of the more familiar ones. The proposed course is from exam board OCR - also behind the English Lit and ...

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Potential Diversification of the English A-Level

Whoever thought that tweets could be incorporated into exams - could this be the jolt that teenagers need to recapture their enthusiasm for the literary arts? A new course for English Literature and Language A-level students could be hitting the books in September, with a more diverse range of texts to be studied as part of a government overhaul to toughen up exams for sixth formers. Traditional texts, the ...

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Cash Incentive for Maths and Physics PhD Graduates to Teach

Over the past year or so there has been talk of a lack of teachers in state schools, for both maths and physics. In a new bid to tackle this issue, a new scheme is going to be launched in September - at the start of the new academic year - in which university graduates with a PhD in either of those subjects will be encouraged to go straight into teaching, while carrying on their research. While this new pro ...

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Children To Learn How Classes Relate to Careers

Primary school children in England are going to start getting visits from professionals from a wide range of careers - everything from businessmen to archaeologists to zoologists - to help teach them about the different kinds of jobs and how their lessons can help lead to those professions. This is all part of a scheme concocted by the NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) and charity group Education ...

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US Graduation Rates Hit All-Time High

High schools in the US have cause for celebration after hitting a historic milestone - the highest ever graduation rates. The most recent year for which information from the National Center for Education Statistics was available is the academic year 2011-2012, of which the average graduation rate for the whole country was a record 80%. After analysing the results, and the upward trend of graduations rates o ...

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Solar-Powered Learning for Ugandan School Children

For many people, life without the Internet is something of a struggle to remember; even if you are not lucky enough to dabble online at home, there is always school and work. And living without electricity is completely inconceivable. But most rural schools in Uganda and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa don’t have any form of reliable power source, let alone electricity, which leaves the children there at ...

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Lottery Funding for Child Domestic Violence Protection Programme

A project in Wales has just been awarded £2 million Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund to go towards helping more young people and children involved in domestic violence and abuse. Calan DVS, a charity that provides a range of support options for people experiencing domestic abuse and violence, will be managing the programme across the Welsh counties of Neath Port Talbot and Powys. A person’s home ci ...

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Spare Asthma Inhalers to be Kept in Schools

Asthma is pretty common - everyone seems to know someone who is asthmatic, or had the condition when they were a child. In the UK, around one in 12 adults and one in 11 children suffer from asthma. It is treated easily enough, usually with a little blue inhaler, but what happens if you lose or break your inhaler? Right now, it is actually illegal for schools to keep spare inhalers in their first-aid kits. T ...

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Weekend Boxes: Kids’ Weekends Reinvented

Every parent knows that sometimes there just isn’t enough time on the weekends to do everything you weren't able to get done during the week, while at the same time being able to spend time with your children and thinking up exciting things for them to do. Andy Stephenson, 25, thinks he may have the answer: the Weekend Box. Andy was fed up with the struggle of trying to find presents for his five-year-old n ...

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