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Education

Learning outside the classroom, great for teaching science and maths.

Learning outside the classroom, great for teaching science and maths.

Both primary and Secondary school teachers can use a Human Sundial to enhance their students understanding and mastering of the Earth Sun relationship. Once you have installed a Human Sundial you can demonstrate how the earth’s rotation on its axis causes night and day. You can also demonstrate why the earth being tilted 23.5 on [...]

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Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

A common problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils who require additional support in literacy is that there is often a lack of interesting, informative and age-appropriate, ready-made material available. Fortunately, Ark Educational has produced the “Literacy Through…”  Worksheets Series, which is a resource containing an extensive range of activity worksheets designed to support [...]

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Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Children with poor language skills at age five are significantly more likely to struggle with maths at age 11, a study for Save the Children suggests. It found 21% of pupils who struggled with language as they began school, failed to meet the expected standards in national tests when they left. The researchers said poor [...]

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NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

Teachers are calling for tackling staff shortages to be made a priority rather than “politically motivated” projects such as academies and free schools. The National Union of Teachers heard warnings of a “crisis” in schools struggling to recruit teachers. Teachers warned of excessive workload and inadequate pay damaging both recruitment and retention. A Department for [...]

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Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

A vote to leave the European Union could have a devastating impact on the life chances of young people, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said. Entering the debate over EU membership, she urged parents and grandparents to think how their vote would affect opportunities for the next generation. She also told young people to make [...]

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Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Police in England and Wales are being called to children’s homes thousands of times a year, according to figures. One force, West Mercia, saw the equivalent of more than five call-outs a day to homes in 2014-15, the Howard League for Penal Reform found. It said children were being wrongly “criminalised” because staff often called [...]

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Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Toddlers ‘need early years teachers in nurseries’

Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children’s charity says. Save the Children says pre-schoolers can be “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before they start formal schooling. It says early years teachers can assist children and [...]

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Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Girls feel they have to choose between being attractive or clever because of sexist name calling in schools, a teachers’ union leader has warned. It can lead to lessons “with boys talking and girls listening”, said Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Girls too often feel they are on a [...]

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Educating the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Educating the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

Since 2000, we have celebrated increases in the number of children enrolled in school worldwide. New research indicates that progress has stalled. Given this trend, I fear we will not achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. Why the slowdown? We know the reason for the change in prognosis: the world’s most [...]

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Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

Escaping a life of poverty — education is the primary way for children to lift themselves to a better future. But 59 million children around the world are NOT in primary school, and more than half of those children are in sub-Saharan Africa. Even those who are in school may struggle to learn while sitting [...]

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Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

In Solakhpur, Nepal, soccer is improving 16-year-old Kalita’s life through a girls’ sports program designed to delay early marriage, keep girls in school and boost their academic success. Despite her parents’ skepticism about football and school, 16-year old Kalita is excelling at both. She’s also a leader. When teachers came to her classroom asking if [...]

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Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Infographic: Education Crisis in Syria

Syria was a leader in basic education in the region before the crisis began in 2011: an estimated 97% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school. Today, more than half of school-aged children in Syria are out of school. A recent report by UNICEF and partners highlights how severely the conflict has damaged education, decimating a [...]

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