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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 ...

College to Tackle Forced Marriage and “Honour” Crimes

In the first of its kind programme, Derby College in the East Midlands is raising awareness and fighting back against forced marriage and so-called honour crimes. The college is working with Karma Nirvana, a charity set up by former student Jasvinder Sanghera that is dedicated to helping the victims of these situations and has campaigned to make forced marriage a crime in the UK. The aim of the programme is ...

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A New Approach to Sex Education

Sex education is important, but it’s a difficult subject to tackle with teenagers without them tittering or becoming mortally embarrassed. The lessons also don’t seem to cover some of the more important aspects of the topic, such as love, intimacy, consent, or how to overcome the false projection of body image portrayed by the media or pornography. But now a new teaching programme in Exeter, aimed at teens ...

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English Kids Among Best Problem-Solvers in the World

Over the past few months, after the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessments) test results were published, England and the rest of the UK have been a little disappointed with how their 15-year-olds rank in maths, reading and science, when compared with the rest of the world. Quite frankly, some people considered it cause for alarm that none of the British countries ranked in the top 20. But at ...

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Leeds School to Tackle Pupils’ Poor Grammar

A school in Leeds is planning to tackle its pupils’ poor grammar and spelling by teaching English as an additional language to all of its students. Headteacher of the City of Leeds School, Georgina Sale, explained that more than three quarters of her 314 pupils were not native English speakers and that even some of those who are struggle with grammar and basic language skills to perform well in their GCSEs. ...

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Improved RE = Improved Communities

A report has been released by the APPG, or All Party Parliamentary Group, that suggests that instead of RE being a waste of time subject that many people consider it to be, it actually could be an important weapon for beating religious extremism and bringing communities together through better understanding. The report, called RE and Good Community Relations, states that if young people learned about the di ...

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Free Childcare Gets Extra Cash Boost

In a surprising announcement made on Tuesday 18 March, the government said that more families are going to be able to benefit from the tax-free childcare allowance than originally suggested. Not only is the government increasing the proposed budget from £1,200 to £2,000 per child, it also said that it will apply to children up to the age of 12, and will be coming into effect from September 2015, just after ...

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Kids’ Confidence Boosted by Canine Reading Buddy

Some children who are struggling with their reading are being urged to build their confidence by reading to a furry, four-legged reading buddy - a dog. The Kennel Club's Bark and Read Programme aims at overcoming the fear, nervousness and stress that a child can experience when it comes to reading out loud in class. By providing a canine reading buddy for the struggling reader, the love of reading can be fo ...

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British School Children to Get a Boost in Maths

In the international rankings, China has some of the best maths results in the world, while the UK didn’t do so well… So now, British children are going to get some help from some of the best. From September, 60 teachers from Shanghai in China are going to trade places with 60 British teachers for at least a month. The aim is for teachers from the UK to learn new ‘better’ methods of teaching maths to childr ...

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First Ever UK Apprenticeship in Space Engineering

Many children dream of one day becoming an astronaut, but that dream often dies when those kids grow up and see what the available career routes are for them. But for the first time ever, apprentices in the UK will be able to sign up for training that results in a degree-level qualification, in space engineering for either science or engineering. Come September, the programme will be trying to encourage mor ...

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“Nurture Units” Opening in Irish Schools

Almost 500 children in Northern Ireland, who could benefit from a little extra help in school, can find themselves using some new facilities called ‘Nurture Units’. The project is being funded into 20 primary schools as part of NI’s Delivering Social Change programme, in a joint venture by the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department for Social Development (DSD). The £3 million project was initially ...

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