Education

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

Sian Griffiths, Education Editor at the Times, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that being taught to pass A-level exams might not teach other life skills

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A poll by Ipsos Mori should 75% of students thought university was important, down 11% from five years ago. A level results are released today

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

The Education Secretary has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that technology could have positive sides in a child's early development.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Bristol research found that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Researchers suggested that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks, and pass their "grit and determination" on to their children

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The We Are The NHS campaign will highlight professions across the health service, initially focusing on nursing

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

A survey of over 47,000 school-age children showed they preferred writing texts to stories or diaries, and less than half enjoy writing

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

The new policy will see £50 million in funding being given to the UK's 163 grammar schools if they want to take in more pupils

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

Headteachers claim some children put food from the school in their pockets to take home

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham, March 13: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and comedian Patrick Monahan

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham, March 13: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and comedian Patrick Monahan

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: March 13

Mike Graham is joined once more by Rachel Johnson sitting in for Katie Perrior

'Children need to be exposed to risk to make them independent and resilient'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

A school is encouraging children to play with fire, bricks, hammers and tools

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Social studies teacher Dayanna Voltich has been 'removed from the classroom' over white supremacy allegations

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender'

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has warned it's not scientifically clear that it's possible to be born in the wrong body

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades'

Putney High School is giving comments rather than grades to years seven, eight and nine

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Millions of university students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

Millions of university students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

Millions of students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

The dispute is over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of US students leave school to march against gun violence

Pupils left West Boca High School and continued on a 12 mile walk to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Theresa May to announce review of university fees

Theresa May announces review of university fees

Theresa May announces review of university fees

The Prime Minister is expected to say the system is not a competitive market

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is ok and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives'

A primary school has had to ask parents to stop smoking cannabis at the gates

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing in schools'

Jay Harman from the Humanists UK charity says policies around faith schools are not racist, but have that effect

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

This photo has gone viral and prompted a flood of sympathy

Photo of child covered in ice after walk to school in China sparks donations

Photo of child covered in ice after walk to school in China sparks donations

'Ice boy' has appeared in many news reports and also started a debate on child poverty in the country

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Willcocks Nursery School: Princess Charlotte starts a costly education

Willcocks Nursery School: Princess Charlotte's nursery where you've got to pay £125 just to get on the waiting list

Take a look at Princess Charlotte's new nursery - and its eye-watering fees

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that Princess Charlotte will be starting nursery in January

'Children as young as 4 need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

'Children as young as 4 need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

'4-year-olds need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

Lynnette Smith, the founder of BigTalk Education, says as soon as children access the internet they need to know about what's not suitable

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about Kim Jong-un

State media in North Korea has recently appeared to say Kim Jong-un can control the weather, but it's not the first outlandish claim

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Stephen Callaghan wrote a letter which said his daughter left for school in 2017 'but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

The National Parent Forum Scotland has announced it is backing the Time for Inclusive Education campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Students hold protest 'over punishment for those making racist comments'

Students stage walk-out over racist 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students stage walk-out over 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students claim not enough has been done to punish those responsible for social media posts about 'stringing up' black people

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ines Arrimadas: The Emmanuel Macron-inspired Catalonia election candidate campaigning for unity

Ines Arrimadas: The young anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas: The anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas is running in the Catalan regional president election for the Ciudadanos Party

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

Education editor at Spiked Magazine Joanna Williams says if we keep criticising fairytales one day all books will have to be burned

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond funds maths teaching, but is the UK really the worst in the world at numbers?

Budget 2017: The education crisis which has forced Philip Hammond to channel billions into Maths teaching

The education crisis which has forced Hammond to channel billions into Maths

Philip Hammond has announced a £180 million investment in maths teaching and more funding for A-Level students

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

Ten books have been approved by the California State Board of Education which feature the history of LGBT Americans

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

'Extra curricular activities for children are not a privilege they are a right', says Steve Coogan

'Extra-curricular activities for children are not a privilege they are a right', says Steve Coogan

'Extra-curricular activities for children are a fundamental right'

Comedian Steve Coogan is calling for more funding for schools

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

Headteachers are taking a letter to Downing Street to call for more funding

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Drag queens sent to nurseries to teach toddlers about LGBT issues

Drag queens going to London nurseries to teach toddlers about LGBT issues

Drag queens going to London nurseries to teach toddlers about LGBT issues

Drag Queen Story Time is being trialled in seven nurseries run by the London Early Years Foundation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Many criticised the education system and parents for being too pushy towards children

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

MP Barry Sheerman says those in agreement with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Brexit are 'dreary'

MP Barry Sheerman says those in agreement with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Brexit are 'dreary'

MP Barry Sheerman says Brexiteers in House of Commons are 'dreary'

MP Barry Sheerman says the Conservative Party is now the 'stupid party'

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'I'd only want to believe in a god who wasn’t bothered about meat I eat'

Julia Hartley-Brewer says 'I'd only want to believe in a god who wasn’t bothered about what meat I eat'

Julia Hartley-Brewer questions why god would be bothered about meat people eat

Lancashire Council has said unstunned halal meat will be banned from being used in school meals

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

'Deeply disturbing' racist email sent from teacher's account to students

'Deeply disturbing' racist email sent from teacher's account to students

'Deeply disturbing' racist email sent from teacher's account to students

It is claimed that the teacher's account was hacked before the email was sent out

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Elitism: 'MP David Lammy is part of the problem as he perpetuates the Oxbridge stereotype'

'David Lammy is perpetuating Oxbridge elitism - he discourages minority people from applying'

'MP David Lammy perpetuates the Oxbridge stereotype'

The Spectator's Toby Young has criticised MP David Lammy for 'implying' that Oxford and Cambridge are guilty of racial bias

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

World's biggest education company criticised for 'racist' textbook

World's biggest education company criticised for 'racist' textbook

World's biggest education company criticised for 'racist' textbook

Pearson published a book which features information about how different races allegedly respond to treatments

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Student kicked out of private school for posting racist views online

Student kicked out of elite private school for posting racist views online

Student kicked out of elite private school for posting racist views online

A boy has been removed from The Dalton School after posting both racist comments and images online

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

'UK has despicable cultural endemic of racism running through its veins', says Imam

'Britain has despicable endemic racism running through its veins', says Imam

'Britain has despicable endemic racism running through its veins'

Imam Ajmal Masroor says subtle racism in the UK is too painful for people to experience

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Teenager in critical condition after 'rape and forced abortion'

Teenager in critical condition after 'rape and forced abortion'

Teenager in critical condition after 'rape and forced abortion'

The 18-year-old was allegedly raped by two teachers at her school in India

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Human rights group claims Syrian refugee school aid budgets are missing millions

Syrian refugee school budgets are missing millions, claims human rights group

Syrian refugee school budgets are missing millions, claims human rights group

Human Rights Watch says problems of getting Syrian refugees into education are magnified by lack of funds

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12-year-old commits suicide after being punished for starting period at school

12-year-old commits suicide after being 'tortured' for starting period at school

12-year-old commits suicide after being 'tortured' for starting period at school

The girl left a suicide note behind citing the 'torture' she endured at school

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Prince George: School life at Thomas's Battersea seems a far cry from what many children experience

Prince George's new school: 'Chaotic' Thomas's Battersea costs £172,000 and ballet kit is compulsory

Inside Prince George's 'chaotic' £17,000-a-year new school

Prince George has started school at Thomas's Battersea in London which has fees of more than £17,000 a year

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

'The fight against gang violence must begin in primary schools', says journalist

Julia: 'Why is Meghan Markle bigger news than a child being shot dead in broad daylight?'

Julia: 'Why is Meghan Markle bigger news than a child being shot dead?'

Author Harriet Sergeant says adults have left boys to bring themselves up and create a terrifying existence

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: 'If this is her most ambitious plan why didn't she do it earlier?'

Nicola Sturgeon: 'If this is her most ambitious plan why didn't she do it earlier?'

'If Nicola Sturgeon's plan is the most ambitious why didn't she do it earlier?'

Journalist Alex Massie says Nicola Sturgeon has a real opportunity at Holyrood today after a disappointing year

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

French court rules schools must provide pork-free meals for pupils

French court rules schools must provide pork-free meals for pupils

French court rules schools must provide pork-free meals for pupils

The judge said the decision was not based on the religious views of Muslims and Jews but it was based on the children's interests

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

GCSE results day: Alan Sugar, Sadiq Khan and Scarlett Moffatt lead messages of support to students

GCSE results day: Alan Sugar, Sadiq Khan and Scarlett Moffatt lead messages of support to students

Celebrities tweet messages of support to students on GCSE results day

Students across the country are collecting their GCSE results today as they decide what to do with their future

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A-Levels: Students receiving top marks increase, but Government reform still has impact

A-Levels: Students receiving top marks increase, but Government reform still has impact

Students receiving top A-Level marks increase, but Government reform has impact

The figures have risen for the first time in six years, but the stats have fallen in 13 reformed subjects

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

University: 'The conveyor belt mentality of education must be broken', says Mike Parry

Mike Parry on university: 'Why aren't we teaching people to drive lorries?'

Mike Parry on university: 'Why aren't we teaching people to drive lorries?'

Mike Parry believes academic courses need to teach students to use their initiative and plug skills shortages

Julia Hartley-Brewer tells period poverty campaigner she has no idea 'whether there is an issue or not'

Julia Hartley-Brewer slams period poverty campaigner: 'You don't even know if it's an issue'

Julia Hartley-Brewer in heated argument with period poverty campaigner

Julia Hartley-Brewer claims it costs the average woman £15 a year to buy enough sanitary products

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

New A-Level exams: 'We're kidding ourselves if we think they'll result in higher standards', says campaigner

New A-Level exams: 'We're kidding ourselves if we think they'll result in higher standards', says campaigner

'We're kidding ourselves if we think new A-Level exams will raise standards'

Chris McGovern from the Campaign for Real Education spoke to Paul Ross over the planned 'tougher' exams

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