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Why teachers shouldn’t be afra...

May 23, 2018 by

Clare Cunningham – More than 20% of all primary school and 16% of secondary school children in the UK speak languages other...

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Parents are pulling children f...

May 15, 2018 by

Paul Smalley – Religion has always been a feature of schooling in England. The Education Act of 1944 made the study of Religion...

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When kids run for 15 minutes i...

May 14, 2018 by

If you haven’t heard of the Daily Mile yet, your time has come. Now taking place in 3,600 primary schools each day in 35 countries...

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Neuroscience is unlocking myst...

May 8, 2018 by

Lucy Foulkes – How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind:...

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Before banning fast food shops...

May 3, 2018 by

Wendy Wills – A ban on fast food shops operating within 400 metres of schools has been called for by the Royal College of...

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The fight for education doesn&...

May 2, 2018 by

Michael Ward – Whether it is high rates of suicide and mental health problems, a lack of appropriate role models, absent...

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What it’s like growing u...

May 1, 2018 by

Gillian Richards – The UK has one of the widest attainment gaps in education within the developed world. This effectively means...

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Antisemitism: how the origins ...

Apr 30, 2018 by

Gervase Phillips – Antisemitism is on the march. From the far-right demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, with their...

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Neuroscience is unlocking myst...

Apr 24, 2018 by

Lucy Foulkes – How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind:...

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Underpaid and undervalued: the...

Apr 22, 2018 by

Eva Lloyd – Despite the important job they do, wages for people working in childcare tend to be low. These workers earn less...

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A playful approach to learning...

Apr 19, 2018 by

Nicola Whitton – Play in education is controversial. Although it is widely accepted that very young children need to play, as...

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Seven reasons people no longer...

Apr 17, 2018 by

Nan Bahr, Jo-Anne Ferreira – The oldest profession – teaching – is no longer attractive. The Queensland Deans of Education...

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How school expulsions could be...

Apr 17, 2018 by

Brian Moss – Violent behaviour in schools happens everyday and figures suggest bullying is on the increase, too. In a report...

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The dying art of storytelling ...

Apr 15, 2018 by

Catherine Heinemeyer – Storytelling may be as old as the hills but it remains one of the most effective tools for teaching and...

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Why ‘safe spaces’ at universit...

Apr 10, 2018 by

Suzanne Whitten – The idea of universities being a “safe space” was until recently an issue that was unique to the US. Now the...

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Facebook data: why ethical rev...

Apr 5, 2018 by

Natasha Whiteman – When the Facebook data of 50m users was collected by Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan, his actions...

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How to help autistic children ...

Mar 30, 2018 by

Rebecca Wood – It’s not hard to find representations in films or on the television of fictional autistic people with poor...

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Betsy DeVos said Common Core w...

Mar 26, 2018 by

Nicholas Tampio – In a speech in Washington earlier this year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called the education...

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University strikes: can worker...

Mar 24, 2018 by

Joseph Michael Cook – Over the past month, industrial action by academics has seen picket lines outide many universities in the...

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How the devastating 1918 flu p...

Mar 18, 2018 by

Christine Crudo, Gerald W. Parker – When disaster strikes, it can change the fabric of a society – often through the sheer loss...

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