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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 ...

Rise in Female Students Studying STEM Subjects

Science, technology, engineering and maths. These subjects, collectively known as “STEM” subjects, and have long been misrepresented as being subjects for boys. For some time now there has also been concern that there has been a gross gender imbalance in these subjects. New research is now suggesting that the campaigns to try and boost young women’s interest in these areas might actually be working. Every y ...

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Funding Boost For Welsh Schools

The latest Programme for International Student Assessments, known as PISA tests, suggest that Wales’ schools don’t do as well as the rest of the schools in the UK. So, in an attempt to raise performance in Welsh schools, £20 million a year is being pumped into ‘Schools Challenge Cymru’. The scheme is designed to help boost underperforming secondary schools in Wales, improving the quality of teaching and lea ...

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Children of Poverty Not Doomed For Failure

If you ask some education experts, some children are already at a disadvantage at school before they have even started, just because they come from families in poverty. These experts suggest that because the parents didn’t do very well at school, or they come from underprivileged area that they are at a “social disadvantage” and won’t be able to do very well either - a neverending cycle. But according to th ...

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Boost to Secondary School Performance

The Department of Education has released the latest GCSE league tables, showing that English secondary schools are performing the best they have in at least three years. The league tables shows qualification and vocational results for more than 4,000 schools, both state and independent, and out of the 3,200 state-funded schools only 154 are now classes as underperforming, which is 41 fewer than last year, w ...

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Teacher Quality Becomes Priority

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says that raising the standards of teaching, and not just creating a new school structure, is the way to raise the standards of our children’s learning. At the moment, unqualified teachers are able to teach in academies and free schools, but Mr Hunt proposes that, under a new Labour government, this scheme will be gotten rid of to pave the way for boosting learning i ...

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All Scottish Infants to Receive Free School Meals

In a move the matches one announced in England last September, all Scottish infants will be entitled to free school meals. Regardless of how much money parents are earning, all Scottish children between the ages of 4 and 7 will be entitled to a cooked lunch in school for free. The announcement came on 7 January from First Minister Alex Salmond while MSPs (Members of Scottish Parliament) discussed the future ...

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University of Leicester Offers Paid Student Internships

The first ever scheme in the UK to provide undergraduates with paid internships is to be launched by the University of Leicester next year. Paid internships will be offered by the university to students based in the UK or EU, with 500 available, and each internship will be about 12 weeks long. Like an apprenticeship, internships allow students to test drive their career choice with on-the-job training, givi ...

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Low Income Families to Receive Free Education at Harvard

Recently, Harvard University confirmed that students coming from families with a low income and attend Undergraduate Honours programmes will not have to pay any tuition fees. The scheme, known as the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, ensures thorough support for students whose annual family earnings are below $65,000. Harvard University will pay these students the entire amount of tuition fees, thus avoidin ...

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Rise in Maths and Literacy Levels

S.A.T's results are in! According to the Department of Education, more 11-year-olds have managed to get the levels expected of them in maths and writing than in recent years. Sats are the national tests taken by every child in their last year of primary school, and for the first time, the results from last year were revealed on Thursday. These results showed that the number of children obtaining a Level 4, ...

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Free School Meals for All Infants

As of next September, all infants in primary school will be entitled to free school meals - regardless of how much their parents earn. At the moment, free school meals are only available to those families who receive certain benefits or earn below £16,190 a year. But according to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that is all going to change next year, when any child between the ages of five and seven will b ...

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