Government Use of School League Tables Completely Unjustified

Government Use of School League Tables Completely Unjustified Research news from Significance (http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1740-9705&site=1), the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society Parents and teachers should not rely on school league tables to judge how good, or bad, a school is, according […]

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Free teaching resources – press release

Leading educational publisher, PDC Education Ltd, has launched www.free-eds.co.uk, an on-line one-stop-shop listing free, inspirational teaching resources covering the complete national curriculum for primary and secondary school

More league tables on the way?

You'd of thought by now that the government might of got the message that league tables don't improve education. However proposals  are now underway to to produce tables

Middle class and women do best at University – Telegraph 27th May

 Middle class and women do best at University - Telegraph 27th May. Andy Bloxham writes about this study and quotes Simon Howard co-founder of the  of the Recruiters Guide

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: ‘Full Time HE Students – Funding Higher Fees’

'Full Time HE Students - Funding Higher Fees', on 5 June, 2pm - 4pm, London The funding of full time HE students will be a key political issue in

AERO E-newsletter 11 May 2008

Contents include: 1) Heads Up for School Starters 2) News from the AERO Office 3) Home Education @ AERO Conference 2008 4) Mary Leue to Speak for First Time at AERO Conference Visit:

Anne Frank Day June 12th – Assemblies and teaching materials for schools.

The Anne Frank Trust UK is the partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. We work throughout the UK to perpetuate the message of Anne Frank,

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: taking forward the statutory right to request adult training.

'Taking forward the statutory right to request adult training', on 9 June, 11am - 1pm in London. As part of it’s pre-legislative Queen’s speech the government has announced

Futurelab e-news items May 2008

Go to the Futurelab website for some of the best thinking and projects around http://www.futurelab.org.uk/ Get the latest from Futurelab from their May e-news      Projects   Fountaineers report Fountaineers engages pupils and

Not Personalised Learning!

The UK's Teacher's TV is advertsing a programme called Personalised Learning and Pupil Data - Secondary scheduled in May and June. The synopsis reads: Personalised Learning and Pupil Data

PEN Learning Exchange: South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton, UK)

Given the the despair and frustration generated by the previous few posts about the schooling system was really delightful to be in the company of people who can offer

Schools in revolt over under-5s curriculum

Timesonline: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article4004420.ece Schools in revolt over under-5s curriculum Requirements for teachers to give written observations of each child will distract teachers, independent schools say Alexandra Frean, Education Editor A powerful coalition

Pupil resistence increases in proportion to the teaching of Ohm’s law. Telegraph 7th May 2008

Pupil resistance increases in proportion to the teaching of Ohm's law By Dr James Le Fanu Telegraph website: date 7.05.07 Second Opinion Teenagers, quite rightly, tend to steer clear of visiting

Is home-schooling a wise move for children? Sunday Times May 25, 2008

Is home-schooling a wise move for children? Home-schooling is becoming more popular with parents, but is it a wise move for children? Amanda Blinkhorn and Graeme Whitcroft Imagine a summer

Socialisation in schools: gangs, knives, bullying.

One of the key arguments mainstream educators make against home-based education is the lack of socialisation. This has always been a fallacious argument as research and common sense

PEN Learning Exchange: May 25th 2008 at the South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton, UK)

PEN Learning Exchange in May 25th 2008  at the South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton) http://www.thelearningcentre.selfmanagedlearning.org.uk/ Venue: Community Base 5th floor conference room, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG   Agenda: 10.30

School of Everything: May 2008 News

 School of Everything is a community of people teaching and learning. Here's how it works: http://www.schoolofeverything.com/about    What could you teach? Create a School of Everything teacher page:

2nd Food for the Brain Conference: 10-12 October 2008

Clearly it is vital for educational and childcare professionals to understand this link and the 2nd Food for the Brain Conference in October will expertly guide attendees through

Primary Review Research Briefing 2/4, on insights from TLRP

Delighted to see one quote from Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools: insights from TLRP (Primary Review Research Survey 2/4) by Mary James and Andrew Pollard, Institute of

Primary Review – New Interim Report Documents Published: Press Release

 I am emailing to notify you that a new group of interim reports from the Primary Review is published today. Copies of these and of these may be

New research suggests student teachers welcome moves to a Masters profession

New research suggests that Government plans to make teaching a Masters profession are being welcomed by those in the sector. ESCalate, in collaboration with the University of Cumbria, launched

BT Launches Nationwide Hunt for Top Young Internet Teachers: Press Release

BT Launches Nationwide Hunt for Top Young Internet Teachers: Press Release. www.btinternetrangers.co.uk BT today launched a nationwide hunt to find and reward young “Internet Rangers” who are teaching

Give a Book Week – Wales – 7-12th July 2008. Press Notification

Give a Book Week - Press notification One of the key campaigns of the National Year of Reading in Wales is an innovative campaign which encourages people from across

PEN Journal 8 Spring – Summer 2008

Our latest journal will be published early June. It comes free to the PEN membership. Support our work and join us for £25 per annum. Details http://www.personalisededucationnow.org.uk/JoinUs.php The

The QI equation for an enriched IQ

The Times online has this  intriguing article by Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler (orginally featured in the Sunday Times, 11 May.)http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article3907246.ece  'The quirky methods behind TV’s QI

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