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by JIM CURRAN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Predicted grades are a lottery
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Predicted grades are a lottery

Predicted grades are a lottery and work against the poorest students. Let’s get rid of them

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... id-of-them
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

‘Slow education’ should replace the fact-crammed curriculum, argues Mike Grenier. But would this work in the state sector?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ke-grenier
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils, study finds
Persistently disadvantaged pupils are almost two years behind peers by the time they finish GCSEs

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... pils-study
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Condemning poor children to a life without culture
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Condemning poor children to a life without culture

Condemning poor children to a life without culture is a form of cruelty

From music to sport, too many kids are losing out on vital life-enhancing activities



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... of-cruelty
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
A resounding 97% would like a ‘sensible alternative’ to the high-stakes attainment tests

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... s-scrapped
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/oct/24/want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-learn-a-music...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The health effects of Sure Start
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: The health effects of Sure Start

Sure Start numbers plummet as cuts hit children’s services
Exclusive: Study reveals 20% decline in use with biggest fall in England’s poorest areas

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-services
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The health effects of Sure Start
Replies: 1
Views: 324

The health effects of Sure Start

Sure Start significantly reduced hospitalisations among children by the time they finish primary school These effects build over time: while we find no significant effect at age 5, by age 11 greater Sure Start coverage (one more centre per thousand children aged 0–4) prevents around 5,500 hospitalis...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty.
Replies: 0
Views: 324

For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty.

For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty. For the rich, it’s orchestra and standup

The demise of the state school lunch hour is yet another obstacle to Oxbridge places


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... p-oxbridge
by JIM CURRAN
Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shrinking break times in English schools
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Shrinking break times in English schools

Shrinking break times in English schools 'impacting social skills'
Afternoon break virtually eliminated and older pupils losing over an hour a week, finds study

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ial-skills
by JIM CURRAN
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ending the Reading Wars:
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Ending the Reading Wars:

Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/1 ... 0618772271
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Technology cuts children off from adults
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Technology cuts children off from adults

Technology cuts children off from adults, warns expert UCL professor says digital world disrupts family life, risking mental health of youngsters One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial lear...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Child Poverty
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Child Poverty

Child poverty is destroying the myth that Britain is a meritocracy A survey by the National Education Union (NEU) this week found nine out of 10 school staff believe poverty is having “a detrimental effect” on their pupils’ education. Teachers described it in harrowing detail. Children with no space...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools perform miracles with nothing
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Schools perform miracles with nothing

One in five teachers using own money for school supplies – report
Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching union

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ies-report