Garden Organic – Organic Harvest

On October 4th Garden Organic will be hosting an Organic Harvest. This will be a celebration of all the wonderful things people have grown throughout the year. The day will comprise of practical activity and demonstrations focused on growing produce, […]

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Staffroom mantra?

I recently saw this on a staffroom wall - how true. I hoped the staff took his to their hearts. I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am

Press release: An opportunity for local young writers to take part in live reading from Trafalgar

Young writers and poets from schools and colleges around the UK are being invited to submit a piece of prose, or a poem, for "One & Other" -

Guardian: Academies: 200 and counting, but more doubts raised

Polly Curtis, education editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 September 2009 22.35 BST The case for Labour's multimillion-pound academy programme has yet to be proved and in some cases the disruption

BBC News: Make time for play, schools urged

BBC News 11:31 GMT, Thursday, 3 September 2009 The right to play is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Teachers are being urged to make

Guardian: Education: spending, class sizes, teachers pay and statistics compared by country…

Which country spends the most on education? Which has the smallest class sizes? Where do you find the highest graduate unemployment rates? These are the latest statistics from

BBC News: School consultants ‘earned £170m’

 BBC News  Sunday, 6 September 2009 20:21 UK The Tories say ministers have mismanaged the rebuilding scheme  Local authorities have spent £170 million on consultants in a government scheme to

Natural learning key to success

The Washington Times Sunday, September 6, 2009 HOME-SCHOOLING: Natural learning key to success. By Kate Tsubata I naturally am excited to hear of the latest research, commissioned by the Home

TES Magazine: The best of both worlds

Features | Published in TES Magazine on 4 September, 2009 | By: Nick Morrison Section:Features ..The relationship between state schools and the home education community can be tense, but a

New democratic youth organisation formed at HESFES

Thanks to Derry Hannam for alerting us to home-ed young people forming a democratic organisation at HESFES. The Home Educated Youth Council. The HEYC are an independent voice for home

Life Media: Natural Life Magazine offer

Life Media produce some great materials and resources and we often refer to their work. Currently you can get a free online  sample of their July / August Natural

CfL: Family Learning Festival 17-31 October 2009

The Family Learning Festival is an annual awareness campaign get gets families together in fun, informal learning. Organisations can open their doors to families in Octomily Learber as

Press release: Schools learn to grow, whilst growing to learn

Green fingered youngsters are learning about the importance of using recycled products whilst gaining national gardening accolades. School garden designs using innovative recycled rubber gardening products have been the

EO Campaign Website additions Aug-Sep

03.09.09 A new article entitled Education Otherwise meeting with DCSF has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php 03.09.09 A new article entitled Updated Briefing on the Badman

Futurelab – Call for Ideas

We are seeking ideas about new ways of learning with 'meaningful', mobile or locative games: 'Meaningful games' - games that enable learners to engage with important issues such as

The Washington Times: Home-schooling: Outstanding results on national tests

Home-schooling: Outstanding results on national tests. The Washington Times. By Michael Smith | Sunday, August 30, 2009 Extracts ...there is new research showing that the average home-schooler who takes standardized

15 Predictions for the Library of Tomorrow

OnlineDegreePrograms.org: 15 Predictions for the Library of Tomorrow Thanks to Amber Johnson of Online Degree Programs for alerting us to this article on their site 15 Predictions for the Library

Pupil’s death puts spotlight on horrific violence in Australian schools

Pupil's death puts spotlight on horrific violence in Australian schools The New Zealand Herald.nzherald.co.nz 4:00AM Tuesday Sep 01, 2009. By Greg Ansley. Read article at

New York Times: Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

August 19, 2009, 1:08 pm Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom By Steve Lohr A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of

New Book. Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber

Educational Heretics Press are proud to announce their latest title Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber Contents Introduction         Chapter 1 The School That I’d Like - Edward

Personalised Education Now – Membership 2009-2010 – Reminder

All renewals and new memberships are receiving a complimentary copy of  our partner Educational Heretics Press http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ publication When Learning Becomes Your Enemy by Clive Erricker. If you

Conference: Innovation in Education 09

EducationGuardian are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new event for the education calendar. The Innovation Unit, in partnership with The Guardian, is to host a major

Press release: New Students Should Expect To Owe £23,500, PUSH Survey Reveals.

The UK?s largest survey of student finance, published today on Push.co.uk, reveals that students who started at university last year can expect to owe nearly  £21,200 by the

EO Campaign Website updates August

19.8.09. A Response to the Report on the Review of Elective Home Education in England has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 15.08.09. Over a Third of

Interactive response systems – a craze or an effective classroom resource?

Editorial copywright 2009 SMART Technologies Inc. Major technological inventions have been heavily adopted in schools over the years. Initially it was the computer, followed by the projector and then the

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