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 and 90 percent say “routine duties and paperwork” interfere with […]

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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

Guardian: Tories set out their plans for primary education.

Michael Gove, the Conservative shadow schools secretary, lays out his ideas for children during their earliest years of schooling.

AERO: More Good news – almost half way in funding campaign

Survival Campaign Progress: Almost Half Way There Through the second week of the AERO Survival Campaign we have now received $9,847 toward our $20,000 goal from 89 people from

EO Campaign Website Updates November 1-10th

10.11.2009 A new article entitled New All Party Parliamentary Group on Home Education has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 10.11.2009 A new article entitled New All Party Parliamentary

Count Every Child – a global birth registration conference

Count Every Child - a global birth registration conference on Monday 16 November 2009, Victory Services Club, London. Each year, 51 million children are not registered at birth, directly

Press release: Witness the future of learning at BETT in the all-new Future Learning Spaces

PEN Comment: Really radical visions of learning spaces are unlikely while the compulsory schooling model holds court. Visions of alternatives for everybody all of the time, of an

AERO Update: Great response to funding appeal. 2nd November 2009

We have been elated and humbled with the initial response to our appeal for survival funds for AERO.  We have now received $7,991 toward our $20,000 goal from

AERO News: 28th October 2009

Sad to see the economic crunch hitting our friends in AERO. We wish them every success in seeing this temporary funding gap through to a successful conclusion. Dear Friends

Video: Creativity, Crux of Education Sir Ken Robinson.

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity in Our Big Earth Came across this video from Ken Robisnon 'Creativity, Crux of Education state of public education and its future' on the

CfL: Forthcoming Events

With the publication of the Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning, the Campaign for Learning is holding this policy event to look at the recommendations. Creating a balance

EO Campaign Website updates Oct 2009

31.10.2009 A new article entitled Government Children\'s Czar uses Birmingham case against home education has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 29.10.2009 A new article entitled \"I just wonder

The Badman Review. Another attempt to control or silence educational diversity?

By Derry Hannam. This article appears with thanks and permissions from Derry Hannam and also David Gribble (Lib Ed)  www.­libed.­org.­uk). The article was first published by Lib Ed.

Futurelab: E-newsletter October No:62

Resources     Citizenship podcast The first in our second series of podcasts looks at the role of citizenship education and addresses the need to look for greater opportunities to encourage

Press release: Donate yourself to charity for two months and get paid

DONATE YOURSELF TO CHARITY FOR TWO MONTHS AND GET PAID VODAFONE  FOUNDATION GIVES  500 PEOPLE  THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY The World of Difference UK programme, delivered by

Telegraph: If home-schooling is good for our children it is for us to say

Government plans to regulate home-schooling must be rebuffed, says Philip Johnston.   By Philip Johnston.Published: 6:29AM BST 19 Oct 2009 I attended a talk the other day given by a police

BBC News: ‘Stark split’ in education levels

By Sean Coughlan. Education reporter, BBC News. Sunday, 18 October 2009 00:40 UK  Deptford now has more graduates than Winchester, as London draws ahead The qualifications gap between the most

The Guardian: In thrall to the rules

In thrall to the rules. If only I was enough of a rebel to stick up for the kids next door constantly shouted at during netball  Carrie Quinlan The

Times: What it feels like: to be homeschooled

A new article entitled Sunday Times article by Alex Dowty published today has been posted on the EO Campaign website,  "People who haven't come across home education before seem

HE Badman Consultation – please respond

It is entirely ironic that while the mainstream world continues to chart its disatisfaction with schools, schooling and learning that it continues to mercilessly hound the home-educated communities. The appalling

Independent: Generation of pupils being put off school, report says

Indpendent. By Richard Garner, Education Editor. Friday, 16 October 2009 http://tiny.cc/HskIe Teachers should be free from state interference, the report says A devastating attack on what is taught in

Letter to Cleveland.com: Cleveland schools could improve by using studies on how children learn and develop best

Cleveland schools could improve by using studies on how children learn and develop best By Other Voices. October 08, 2009, 4:17AM http://tiny.cc/n9dAT As recent Plain Dealer articles indicate, Cleveland

OpenEYE Campaign E-News 13.10.09: Restating a core concern

OpenEYE: Restating a core concern We wish to highlight once more one of OpenEYE's core concerns, which we now have even more grounds for believing has major unintended negative

Winnipeg Free Press: A new model of learning

A new model of learning. By: Staff Writer. 14/10/2009 1:00 AM http://tiny.cc/kN2KR Creative thinking from the University of Winnipeg. The widening of focus here is illustrative ways in

HR: Business must wake up to the power of informal learning

Business must wake up to the power of informal learning. Peter Crush, 01 October 2009. http://tiny.cc/RVlk1 HR must ditch traditional training for informal leaning, said experts at the

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