NICE: Evidence for Organisation-Wide Approaches to Emotional Health

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance on how secondary schools can ‘provide an environment that fosters social and emotional wellbeing’.   The evidence gathered by (NICE) demonstrates the importance of: – Fostering an ethos […]

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US looking towards funding its own school rebuilding programme

Little Restored Schoolhouse Sign in to Recommend By GEORGE ALLEN and PAUL GOLDMAN Published New York Times: October 12, 2009. Richmond, Va. “MORE than a half-century after Brown v. Board

Guardian HE article under attack

This article created such a storm. The comments in response to it are well worth reading and show how HE is being inaccurately misrepresented and reported. Children educated at

Daily Mail: Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans

Thanks to Alison Sauer for this link... Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans  Source: The flexi-schooling plan, set to be

The Telegraph – School uniforms return in drive to improve school discipline

School uniforms return in drive to improve school discipline Old-fashioned uniforms will be brought back in secondary schools as part of a Government drive to improve classroom discipline and

The Telegraph: Schools revolution needs the profit motive

The Swedish model shows that the Tories can be even bolder, says Anders Hultin.   By Andrew Hultin. Published: The Telegraph. 6:18AM BST 02 Oct 2009 At the heart

New Zealand – School dropout now bestselling education author

From Scoop Independent News. Education. Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 5:45 pm. Press Release: CORE Education  A Christchurch school dropout will present a workshop at ULearn after becoming an international

Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse – Book Launch

Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now - Educational Heretics Press W:  B: W: Invitation to a Book Launch. School of Education, University of

Guardian: Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican.

Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent, and Anushka Asthana, Monday 28 September 2009 22.41 BST The Vatican has lashed out at criticism over its handling of its paedophilia crisis

New York Times: Peering at the Future Sign in to Recommend

By Bob Herbert Published: September 28, 2009  Charlotte, N.C. A whoop went up in the classroom and the teenagers became giddy when they realized that the man and woman

AERO E-News 29.09.09

Two items from AERO e-news Fall Issue of Education Revolution (Available Now!); Free PDF of our Summer Issue! The fall issue of Education Revolution is hot off the press! 

Education Executive 18.09.09 – New survey reveals children’s vision for schools of the future New survey reveals children's vision for schools of the future Over half of primary school children think that schools in the future will be totally different from today

Associated Press: More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation By Libby Quaid (Associated Press) WASHINGTON — Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack

From Antidote’s E-News 23.09.09. Taking the Long View.

Antidote - If schools are to contribute to increased social mobility, they need to be held accountable for students' achievement outcomes once they leave school, according to

Edutopia E-news Sept 09. Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Whatever view you may have on Waldorf schools and philosophy, like many alternatives there is much for us to learn from. This article from Edutopia E-News is an

English perspective on children and parents takes another nose dive

Childcare help 'could be illegal' Source: Parents in England who regularly look after friends' children and receive a "reward" for doing so must register as childminders, regulator Ofsted

HE links

With grateful thanks to Alison Sauer for these links 1. An Indian scientist talking about the advantages of home education not giving the population a herd mentality "In most cases,

The 21st Century Learning Initiative – Briefing Paper for Parliamentarians.

Within the last month the Initiative has issued a Briefing Paper for Parliamentarians on the design faults at the heart of English education. Initially this has gone to

Gerald Haigh: Revisiting the radicals for an antidote to toxic schools

Comment from Gerald Haigh (Times Educational Supplement) from Future – Transforming Learning spaces BSF and PCP Leadership Online: Gerald Haigh’s 5 Things to Think about column National College

Badman Report Two?

The exclusive target of the Badman Report is full-time home-based educators.  But since the children of the other families are only in school for aout 200 days, all

Guardian. Intellectual guru seeks ‘system redesign’ of secondary education.

Peter Wilby The Guardian, Tuesday 22 September 2009 David Hargreaves has recently finished his work on the curriculum and, if he has his way, secondary schooling could

Rochdale Observer: Children’s rights recognised by schools

Sounds like a good idea when first reading the headline. But are Children's Rights really being observed in a 'compulsory', command and control based schooling system. CPE-PEN advocates

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

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

Polly Curtis, education editor, 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

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