Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Funding cuts take toll on support for visually impaired pupils

Thousands of children and young people with vision impairment (VI) are being failed because of a shortage of funds for specialist education services,...

The trouble with 'side hustles' at university

They’re known as “side hustles”, but more often than not, they’re lifelines for students and young people. The side hustle is a way...

Wake-up call: is the government now listening to university experts?

Steve Brine, a former public health minister, was intrigued when he spotted a fellow train passenger reading Matthew Walker’s bestseller Why We Sleep....

Headteacher writes letter to tooth fairy to vouch for student’s lost tooth

Get you a teacher who liaises with the tooth fairy on your behalf (Picture: Getty/Beth Schultz)Some teachers forge such special places in your...

Welsh, Hawaiian and Navajo … now Gaelic is in line for a rescue

Sorley MacLean’s poem Hallaig, a lament to the cleared homesteads of the Isle of Raasay, is his most famous work, lauded by Seamus...

Arts education should not be a luxury, says Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Hesmondhalgh, the actor and campaigner, has accused policymakers of conspiring to limit access to arts and culture for British children. Reacting to a...

Cambridge harassment row fuels call to reform college system

Cambridge academics are calling for the reform of the university’s collegiate system after a don accused of sexually harassing 10 students was readmitted...

Weatherwatch: Victorian children too cold or wet to get to school

In the 1860s schoolteachers were obliged to complete a daily log to record any unusual event. Schooling was not free and many poor...

Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

A high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a...

'It's party central': the Bristol residents fed up with noisy student neighbours

Derrick Collier was feeling a little weary. “It’s party central around here. The students are taking over,” he said. “Last night two girls...

Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students

The University of Bristol is paying for night-time police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud...

Invading student privacy will not keep schools safer from shootings | Lori Bezahler

This year, students in Florida headed back to school for reading, writing and a new Big Brother. The Florida Schools Safety Portal, a...

Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation

Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around...

Gaelic 'disappearing' from Scottish island communities

The number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland’s island communities has plummeted in less than a decade, according to a leading Highland researcher who...

Up to 90% of 10-year-olds in world's poorest countries struggle to read

Nine out of 10 children in the world’s poorest countries are unable to read a basic book by the age of 10 –...

Pupils with behavioural issues failing to meet exam benchmark

Only one out of every 25 pupils in schools for those with behavioural difficulties or exclusions managed to gain passes in English and...

Manchester council urged to reject statue of 'anti-black racist' Gandhi

Manchester city council should reject a statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on account of his “well-documented anti-black racism”, according to...

Chicago teachers strike stops classes for 361,000 students

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the US, went on strike on Thursday, canceling classes for 361,000...

I thought I knew about feminism – then I started work in a women’s...

I thought I knew about feminism. I had the word “FEMINIST” written in black marker pen across the front of my homework diary...

My Label and Me: I felt like the only geek in the world, until...

One of my earliest memories of high school is the day I chose to read in the playground. Reading a book during my lunch...

Conservative activists want to outlaw antisemitism in public education. Why is that a bad...

Right-wing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university campuses of Israel and its...

LGBT lessons protester 'inflamed tensions' by inviting imam, court hears

The lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed...

How I found my vocation: 'I was told I wasn't intelligent enough to study'

I always wanted to study law, but as a teenager I was told I wasn’t smart enough. That put me off for years. I...

Revise, reuse, recycle: how to be a sustainable student

As university doors opened in September for a new year, an estimated 6 million people across the world took to the streets in...

Can you teach ‘mental toughness’?

The saying that “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is simplistic, disingenuous, and potentially destructive. While it’s true that some who...