Associated Press: Autism treatment works in kids as young as 18 months

Autism treatment works in kids as young as 18 months. By LINDSEY TANNER (AP) 30.11.2009 CHICAGO — The first rigorous study of behavior treatment in autistic children as young as 18 months found two years of therapy can vastly improve […]

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Announcing the 2010 AERO Conference!

Join us in Albany, NY for the education conference! The 7th Annual AERO Conference Learner-Centered Alternatives for Everyone! June 24th - 27th, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, NY http://www.educationrevolution.org/conference.html Register now for our

EO Campaign website: updates to 30th November

27.11.2009 A new article entitled Richard House explains why home education law should not be changed: now online has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 26.11.2009 A new article

EU Press release: UK gets average marks in education and training performance

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE 8 Storey's Gate, London SW1P 3AT - http://ec.europa.eu/uk  ISEC/150 25 November 2009  UK gets average marks in education and training performance  The UK's performance in most areas

Edutopia USA – Public Education Faces a Crisis in Teacher Retention

Public Education Faces a Crisis in Teacher Retention Nearly half of all new teachers leave the job within five years. What's killing their spirit? How can we get them

Media release: Visionary educationalist urges radical rethink of secondary education

The Government’s multibillion pound Building Schools for the Future programme offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for school development and renewal, but are we simply re-housing old problems in new

School of Everything November news

SoE keeps building its services and base. It is a great model for linking those who have skills and knowledge to those who wish to learn. It truly

Press release: New book ‘Overschooled but Undereducated’

Good to see John and Heather cracking away at the nonesense of the current schooling systems. They talk a lot of sense and help the debate about educational

DCSF: New Primary Curriculum from 2010

DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. Primary Schools The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Mr. Ed Balls): Following the announcement in the Queen’s speech..... details of what

The Learning Revolution – Building momentum and ensuring sustainable impact

FREE** National Family Learning Network Conference, THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER, Stratford upon Avon. The Learning Revolution - Building momentum and ensuring sustainable impact From accessing funding to evaluating the impact

LibEd Bulletin – New Articles

LibEd Bulletin http://www.libed.org.uk NEW ARTICLES, SEPTEMBER 2009 (with apologies for the delay, due to computer problems) WHAT DO WE MEAN? An account of the ideas supported by the Lib Ed

Useful information /resource /web links for Elective Home Educators

Thanks to Iris Harrison for this link. CPE-PEN is always pleased to hear of positive moves from schools towards the notion of Flexischooling. I am pleased to forward you

Press release: Minister Dawn Butler launches One Big Idea on Social Enterprise Day

Minister Dawn Butler launches One Big Idea on Social Enterprise Day “One Big Idea’ is a really great concept. There is a lot of untapped energy, enthusiasm and creativity

Education Show 2010 – a rich source of CPD

The CPD seminar programme is now finalised for the Education Show 2010, the UK’s largest showcase of educational resources, best practice methods and CPD training. The programme brings

Visionary Books Launch, Recycling Schools and Sir Raymond Priestley Lecture

With thanks to Dr Roland Meighan for this article Those who were able to attend The School of Education at Birmingham University on November 4th enjoyed a lively programme

New Documentary film: ‘We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For’,

With thanks to Mandy Humphreys for this link A new landmark documentary landmark documentary film that is coming out on education. You can watch/download the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUODHGy60no

Online Education Vs Campus Learning – A Comparative Study. Michelle Young

The man who thirsts for education has a host of opportunities at his disposal today; he is spoilt for choice what with the numerous institutions and colleges that

Rethinking Children/Childhood in the 21st Century

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Rethinking Children/Childhood in the 21st Century - 2 day conference - 4th & 5th February 2010  This conference will bring together a wide range of

Innovation Unit Newsletter 13.11.2009 Is High Tech High the most innovative school in the US?

On reading this article I was immediately transported to the visions, writing and practice of our own Philip Toogood. He championed the idea of mini-schooling and wrote a manual

Looking at Post-Socialist Transformations in Education – What do disabled children get out of it?

UCL Global Disability Research Group Lunchtime seminar. Monday 23rd November 2009. 1-2 pm Looking at Post-Socialist Transformations in Education - What do disabled children get out of it? Andrea Vogt Room

CfL: The New Primary Curriculum and the Cambridge Primary Review

 The New Primary Curriculum and the Cambridge Primary Review London. 26 November 2009, 11am - 1pm. £99 plus VAT **Friends' rate £89.10 plus VAT "call for lessons to begin at

EO Campaign website updates: 11 – 23 November

23.11.2009 A new article entitled Impact Assessment link has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 19.11.2009 A new article entitled New law Announced 2 weeks Before Response to Consultation

CfL: Creating a balance in lifelong learning

Creating a balance in lifelong learning: The Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning London 26 November 2009, 2pm - 4pm. £99 plus VAT **Friends' rate £89.10 plus VAT Following the

Bloomberg: ‘Staggering’ Crisis in U.S. Education Found in Study

‘Staggering’ Crisis in U.S. Education Found in Study (Update1)  By Molly Peterson Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- More than two-thirds of U.S. teachers disapprove of how their public schools are run

Guardian: Repetition of flawed schooling models will not improve education

New thinking??  CPE-PEN supports diveristy in education (edversity) but have specific views and the principles and values on which we build alternatives and choice into a personalised educational

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