Press release: Ministers fail to protect children from unfair treatment. Children’s Rights Alliance for England 27th April 2009

Children’s charities today accuse the Government of failing to protect children from discrimination.  The Equality Bill, a landmark piece of legislation, due to be published on Monday, will make it illegal to treat people unfairly in the provision of goods, […]

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AlphaSmart Editorial: Learner voice leads the way

Learner voice leads the way Interaction, collaboration and personalised learning are high on the agenda for many a teacher in modern day education and, with the dramatic advances in

Learning at Work Day – 14th May 2009

Campaign For Learning Learning at Work Day is coming soon. Get people excited by ordering branded promotional material this year. Or you could download free posters. Don't forget

New York Times Editorial – Selling Obesity at School

Obesity in western cultures is at crises point. While much of the world struggles to get enough to eat the west goes headlong into unhealthy food consumption, food

‘How Others See Us’ Animations

Many of you will have seen our 'How Others See Us' animation.

Press release: Schools should be embracing Twitter – Futurelab’s new handbook offers practical guidance on digital inclusion

One of the ways to offer a truly inclusive education for all young people is to embrace their diverse learning needs and encourage active participation on popular social

The Human Greatness Group

The Human Greatness Group may interest people within the PEN network and beyond. It comprises a USA based network of Researchers, Professors, Parents and Teachers concerned to modernize

Press release: MOD announces a dynamic 21st Century Learning Environment for its overseas Service schools

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announce a strategic educational partnership with UniServity, the leading Learning Platform provider, to support and enhance teaching and learning for children and families

AERO April E-News: Education Circle of Change by Isaac Graves

I recently returned from a very interesting gathering called, Education Circle of Change. “The Education Circle of Change is an initiative to advance existing movement building in education

Opposition to testing grows both sides of the Atlantic

The recent mutterings about testing boycotts in England appears to be growing. It was interesting then to read in AERO's April 7 e-news about mounting opposition to No

InspirED e-news March 2009

Issue 3, March 2009. Futurelab's  InspirED - a collection of news and stories to inspire anyone interested in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This site is updated

AERO – New website

After months of planning AERO is proud to announce the launch of our newly re-designed website,

CPE-PEN Learning Exchange – Loughborough 5th April

Our latest learning exchange was a very successful day. For the first time CPE-PEN conducted its AGM within the proceedings. Network members heard inputs accounting the latest work from

EO Campaign website: Council pays home educators

A new article entitled Council Gives Home Educating Parents £10,000 to Pay for Tutor has been posted on the EO Campaign website, This really is a first! Poisoned

Press release: Informal adult learning should target the socially excluded, and make the most of new technologies to level the learning playing field.

The message comes from UK online centres, who today welcomed John Denham’s White Paper, which puts informal learning and widening participation firmly back on the adult skills agenda.  Managing

IALA E-News March 2009

 Alternative Education: Standards, Descriptions,

Response to Bernard Trafford from Roland Meighan

Roland Meighan, one of our CPE-PEN trustees and directors responds to Bernard Trafford's Guardian letter. Dr Roland Meighan  D.Soc.Sc., Ph.D., B.Sc.(Soc)., L.C.P., Cert.Ed., and Fellow of the Royal Society of

Bernard Trafford: Guardian letter – Why Point The Finger at home-educators?

The Guardian Tuesday 31st March 2009  People are likely to stand back and think when Dr Bernard Trafford, one of the UK's leading headteachers speaks out in

Press release: New Blackboard Learn™ for Apple® iPhone™ Application Lets Users Take Learning on the Go

Free Application Lets Users Tap Into Mobile Learning Opportunities WASHINGTON—March 26, 2009—Building on its efforts to engage students and learners in a more personalized learning experience, Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:

Press release: Special Needs North

Manchester Hosts Leading Education Show for Teachers, Parents and Carers  Event:             Special Needs North 2009 Date:               24 & 25 April 2009 Location:        Manchester Central (formerly known as GMEX)    Special Needs North 2009

AERO E-Newsletter 25th March 2009

AERO E-Newsletter 25th March 2009 Contents: 1) Reactions to President Obama Speech on Education 2) Two Great New Alfie Kohn DVDs  No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning  Unconditional Parenting 3) Nel

Press release: Informal learning could be a leveller for excluded groups

Informal learning could be a leveller for excluded groups Informal adult learning should target the socially excluded, and make the most of new technologies to level the learning playing

Education Otherwise – Petition Top 50

A new article entitled EO Press Release: Petition Challenging Home Education Review in Top 50 on Downing St Site has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

OpenEye March news

OpenEYE consists of a unique and growing multi-disciplinary team of experts who have come together through a shared concern about Early Childhood in the UK. They have the

Antidote News: March 2009

PEN Comment There are a number of interesting items from Antidote in this months E-News including: subscribe at   Devolving power, increasing diversity If you like the Cambridge Primary

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