Campaign for Learning policy briefings: September – October 2008

Conservative Education and Skills Policy: The State of Play Campaign for Learning 19 Buckingham Street London WC2N 6EF 9-Sep-2008 National Policy Seminar (South) Campaign for Learning 19 Buckingham Street London WC2N 6EF 16-Sep-2008 Promoting Pupil Wellbeing: A DCSF Consultation Campaign […]

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Campaign for Learning policy event: Promoting Pupil Wellbeing: A DCSF Consultation

Promoting Pupil Wellbeing: A DCSF Consultation. 19 September 2008 Forthcoming policy event on Promoting Pupil Wellbeing: A DCSF Consultation. At the launch last month of the consultation into the

Edutopia News 13th August 2008 – Californian homeschool decision reversal

Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org   Court Reverses, Declares Homeschooling Legal in California A California court Friday reversed its previous ruling and decided that most forms of homeschooling are legal. -- USA

New Students should expect to owe £20k, Push Survey Reveals. 13th August 2008

The UK’s largest ever survey of student finance, published today on Push.co.uk reveals that students who started at university last year can expect to owe over £17,500 by

YoungMinds national advisory panel Very Important Kids

Voice your opinion on children’s mental health- join YoungMinds national advisory panel Very Important Kids   This September YoungMinds, the children’s mental health charity is searching for 15, 5-25 year

Education Otherwise: Government Consultation – Children Missing Education

A new article entitled Initial thoughts on Children Missing Education Consultation has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

12th annual international Montessori Foundation & The International Montessori Council conference

The 12th annual international Montessori Foundation & The International Montessori Council conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida USA from October 30 through November 2nd. The full conference

Press release: ‘One game, one community’

Preparations are underway for Kick It Out's 'One Game, One Community' weeks of action, one of the country's largest community engagement and equality initiatives.   During the period, this year

Book Review: Thomas, Alan and Pattison, Harriet, “How Children Learn at Home”

Thanks to Alan Clawley for the following review:  Thomas, Alan and Pattison, Harriet, “How Children Learn at Home” (Continuum, 2008. ISBN: 9780826479990) This is a welcome addition to the growing body

Press release: The Kids are alright!

This release is available at: http://www.webitpr.com/release_detail.asp?ReleaseID=9533     The Kids Are Alright! Annual Realtime Generation Survey Reveals 13 - 17 Year Olds Are Tech Savvy, Secure And Demanding * Social 'not' working - Majority

Press release: Skomer Island turns high tech to beam wildlife into classrooms and across the world

Skomer Island turns high tech to beam wildlife into classrooms and across the world Schoolchildren can now get a close up experience of the wildlife on Skomer Island without

Job Post: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Childhood Studies

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR, CHILDHOOD STUDIES.  As part of an ongoing, multi-year effort to build its growing program, the Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey invites applications

Press release: TES Education 2008. Education Show

TES Education 2008 – Visit the Ultimate Childcare and Education Show in London this Autumn Event:             TES Education 2008 Date:               10 & 11 October 2008 Location:        National Hall, Olympia, London TES Education

AERO E-newsletter 6 August 2008

 AERO - Education Revolution: www.edrev.org/fre.html for the online version.   August e-news AERO Course Enrollment, Second Announcement Place Nice New Vision for Schools Proposes Broad Role School of

Press release: Teachers say communication skills increase when young people become internet tutors

BT has released new research revealing that 97 per cent of primary and secondary school teachers believe that young people, often the internet expert in the home, can

IALA News August 2008

Wayne Jennings flags up the new IALA website and continues with the following news items IALA is

Press release: Teens cause parents greatest concern, reveals YoungMinds

Nearly half (46 %) of parents contacting YoungMinds Parents Information Service for advice are worried about their 12-16 year olds, latest statistics show, while almost a third (31.3

Snavley Freebirds: Unschool v school

Thanks to Iris Harrison for alerting us to this blog item. A really interesting article from a US unschooler who tried school. Read Kevin Snavley's experiences and thoughts.

Posit Science – Brain Fitness News July 2008

The Posit Science Corporation - July e-news.   Watch and Learn We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect, but can simply watching an activity make you better at it? A

Sir Ken Robinson on creativity

Thanks to Karen Turner for bringing this to our attention. We have featured Sir Ken's entertaining videos before. This one is a few years old but nonetheless watchable!

CPE-PEN: Flotsam and Jetsam – Special Measures Extra!

US Exams Company to be put into Special Measures? “… schools have to revolve around the demands of simplistic little tests made on their pupils; where those tests can

Edutopia News 23rd July 2008 – First ‘Hybrid School’

First 'Hybrid' Courses; Now, a 'Hybrid' School New 'bricks and clicks' high school offers unique blend of face-to-face and online instruction. The University of Hawaii at Manoa

Education Otherwise: Consultation on scrapping income support

A new article entitled Consultation on scrapping Income Support has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

AERO E-newsletter 23 July 2008

Education Revolution: www.edrev.org/fre.html for the online version. Contents: 2008 AERO Conference DVDs AERO News Items Paradise Found - at an overcrowded airport? The Montessori Association of New Zealand (MANZ): A Model Worthy

Petition Closes 22nd July- Home Educators on income support

A new article entitled 'Petition Closes Tomorrow' has been posted on the EO (Education Otherwise) Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. The petition to raise awareness about home educators on Income Support

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