Guardian: Teachers’ anti-discrimination code reworded after faith groups object

Requirements for teachers to promote diversity removed from new GTCE code of conduct Polly Curtis, education editor guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 July 2009 11.36 BST The General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) was today accused of watering down a new code […]

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Guardian: Porritt blasts Treasury ‘arrogance’Buzz up!

By Ruth Sunderland The Observer, Sunday 5 July 2009 Jonathon Porritt, one of Britain's leading environmentalists, has attacked the Treasury for being "startlingly arrogant" and for dragging its feet

BBC News 6th July: ‘All-through’ schools to increase

'All-through' schools to increase . It is claimed that "all-through" schools make children feel more secure The number of Academies in England offering "all-through" education for pupils aged three to 19

“Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers”

Thanks to Amber Johnson from Teaching Degree.org 'The Best Online Teacher Degree'  for alerting us to these tips that could be useful / adapted for any learners. Gone are

AERO Website: New book ‘Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories’

See Aero website - http://www.educationrevolution.org/ Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories Contributors include: Sharon Caldwell, Riane Eisler, John Taylor Gatto, David Gribble, Yaacov Hecht, Helen Hegener,

EO Campaign website: Does school prepare children for the 21st century?

A new article entitled Does school prepare children for the 21st century? has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. Interesting piece from an interview with Zenna Atkins, Chair

School of Everything – July Newsletter

The School of Everything continues to grow. Love to hear the news from them. This months e-newsletter reminded us that you can also connect with SoE via Twitter

EO Campaign Website: Home Education and the Badman Review EDM

A new article entitled Home Education and the Badman Review EDM has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Edutopia July 1st E-news

The digital revolution represents nirvana to some a threat to others. Reality is something in between. What can't be denied are the revolutionary changes to our lives and

EO Campaign Website: Lord Lucas Questions Minister on Missing Impact Assessment for HE Consultation

A new article entitled Lord Lucas Questions Minister on Missing Impact Assessment for HE Consultation has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

UN Copenhagen Climate Talks – DCSF seeks young people’s views

The Department for Children, Schools and Families are trying to gauge the opinions of children and young people in the UK regarding climate change to create an ‘ambition

EO Campaign website: Home Education Monitoring Legislation

A new article entitled Home Education Monitoring Legislation has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Guardian: PM promises private school style education for all under new reforms

Polly Curtis, education editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 29 June 2009 17.28 BST Gordon Brown guarantees an education individually tailored for each child, but parents could be fined if they refuse

PRNewswire-FirstCall: Microsoft Introduces New Ways to Help Teachers Personalize Learning at the National Educational Computing Conference 2009.

Microsoft Introduces New Ways to Help Teachers Personalize Learning at the National Educational Computing Conference 2009. WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This week at the National Educational Computing Conference

Brand Republic: Unicef launches campaign to support children’s rights

Unicef launches campaign to support children's rights by Staff, Brand Republic 25-Jun-09, 08:00 LONDON - Unicef is highlighting the problem of child exploitation in an integrated campaign, created by

Leader Post (Canada)- New Regina school employing unconventional approach to education

By Anne Kyle, Leader-Post June 26, 2009   REGINA — Regina teacher Kim Weiss is hoping to open the doors to a new freestyle-learning school this fall that will offers

Press release: New Flexible Learning School (Tasmania Australia)

These examples of increasing efforts for flexibility may not be the whole story as CPE-PEN see personalisation and learning sysytem transformation but they are indicators of shifts thinking.

Press release: Quest Seekers – NYMAZ Musical Storytimes bring North Yorkshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge to Life

The Summer Reading Challenge, for children 4-11, is here once again at North Yorkshire County Council’s Library and Information Centres.  Children… • Get down to your local library any time from

Book Review: Recapturing Childhood: Positive Parenting in the Modern World By Mildred Masheder

Recapturing Childhood: Positive Parenting in the Modern World by Mildred Masheder Published by Green Print. ISBN, 9781854250957 ( To obtain copies of this recent book, as well as the others

Dr Richard House: English Home Educators Under Threat: Time for a Stand of ‘Principled Non-compliance’?

The Home Education (Badman) Review has been published and we’ve already blogged posts about it below. It’s a timely reminder that like all alternatives differences are conceived as

Documentary Educational Resources – Alternative Education Documentaries

Thanks to Brittany Gravely of Documentary Educational Resources for flagging up their film reource. We distribute many new and older documentaries on alternative education: http://www.der.org/films/imagine-a-school-summerhill.html http://www.der.org/films/breaking-the-cycle.html

Sunday Times: Hidden surge in classroom sex attacks

Just how safe are some schools? Rather than pusrsuing home educators perhaps the government should focus its mind on the known horrors revealed here in the From The

Guardian: On education, Labour failed our children.

On education, Labour failed our children. The government has finally acknowledged that its centralised control of schools doesn't work – but for many, it's too late    Jenni Russell guardian.co.uk, Friday

Telegraph: Labour is meddling where it is not wanted over home-schooling

Telegraph View. Published: 8:01PM BST 11 Jun 2009 Written a couple of weeks ago now but this Telegraph article and the comments posted since provide good coverage of the

Guardian: Labour to junk Tony Blair’s flagship school reform.

Labour to junk Tony Blair's flagship school reform. Headteachers to get more powers as era of centralised control ends Polly Curtis, education editor guardian.co.uk, Thursday 25 June 2009 22.25

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