Monthly Archives: March 2012

VIDEO: Concerns over Brazil’s education boom

Higher education in Brazil has undergone a huge expansion and the government says it wants to open up opportunities and access to universities to more of its citizens.
BBC News – Education & Family

Gove calls for faith pupil limit

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested a proposed new Catholic school in Twickenham should limit its intake to 50% of Catholic pupils.
BBC News – Education & Family

Middle class blamed for rowdy pupils

Middle-class parents who “over-indulge” their children are blamed today by a teachers’ leader for poor behaviour in schools.




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Dressing up ‘aids pupil success’

Research suggests make-believe games and number activities can help poor children succeed “against the odds”.
BBC News – Education & Family

Spelling: When wordsmiths go to war

“P.T.E.R.O.D.A.C.T.Y.L?” Even as someone who gets paid to write words, that one nearly stung me. The spelling bee, the US educational staple made famous by 2002 documentary, Spellbound, is now available to test British wordsmiths’ spelling abilities.




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VIDEO: Riots followed by ‘child bashing’

The founder of the charity Kids Company, which deals with some of the most vulnerable young people, said Britain was in a period of “child bashing” when looking back over the riots in English cities last summer.
BBC News – Education & Family

Nature deficit ‘harming children’

British children are losing contact with nature at a “dramatic” rate and their health and education are suffering, says a National Trust report.
BBC News – Education & Family

Secret plans for generation of new grammar schools by the back door

Plans for the most significant expansion of a grammar school in England for 50 years were given the green light yesterday.




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Parents blamed for pupil violence

A survey of teaching staff suggests poor parenting is fuelling a rise in violent pupil behaviour.
BBC News – Education & Family

VIDEO: Grammar school’s growth approved

Kent County Council backs plans for a grammar school to expand onto a new site – the first major expansion of a grammar in England for 50 years.
BBC News – Education & Family