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Iraq abuse whistleblower Nick Mercer: ‘Schools must teach speaking truth to power’

Children should be given lessons in human rights to give them the courage to blow the whistle on abuses they witness as adults, according to an ex-Army lawyer who went public with his concerns about the mistreatment of Iraqis.









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Lessons in girl power in Ghana’s schools

Talking to the chieftain about sexism
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AUDIO: Councils ‘need power’ over troubled schools

David Simmons and Nick Gibb speak to Evan Davis about local councils dealing with troubled schools
BBC News – Education & Family

Michael Gove’s flagship free schools programme does not deliver ‘parent power’ as intended, MPs hear

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools programme is no longer delivering “parent power”, MPs heard today.


    








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Toy firms banking on pester power

Toy firms aim for brand loyalty from youngsters
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Late nights ‘sap kids’ brain power’

Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt children’s minds, research suggests.
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‘An abuse of power’: Schools and pupils take GCSE grade row to High Court

More than 32,000 teenagers were victims of this year’s GCSE English marking fiasco, the High Court in London has heard.




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Early death link to muscle power

How muscular you are as a teenager may predict how long you might live, at least if you are a man, findings suggest.
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Knowledge is power (or scientia potentia est, as they say in east London)

A sixth-form college serving one of Britain’s poorest communities has set up a devoted classics centre to give inner-city children a grounding in Latin and Greek.




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Is Mr Potato Head to blame for ‘pester power’ ads?

How toy advertising first put pressure on parents
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