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by JIM CURRAN
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Excellent blogpost by Pamela Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Excellent blogpost by Pamela Snow

Thanks Jenny, what an excellent blogpost and what an excellent site.Highly recommended.
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Special educational needs reforms
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Special educational needs reforms

Parents take legal action over pupils labelled as truants Families with children who are labelled “school refusers” are planning to take legal action against the government to challenge rules on truancy that allow them to be fined and prosecuted. A group of parents, working with lawyers, wants a jud...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Monitoring pupils' brainwaves
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Monitoring pupils' brainwaves

Chinese primary school halts trial of device that monitors pupils' brainwaves A trial of the device to monitor children’s brain activity has been halted in east China after complaints from parents https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/01/chinese-primary-school-halts-trial-of-device-that-monitor...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School readiness
Replies: 0
Views: 254

School readiness

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of a brief and feasible universal screener for kindergarten readiness for predicting follow-up outcomes in first grade. Participants included kindergarten and first-grade teachers and students from 6 urban elementary schools. Students inc...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Special educational needs reforms
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Special educational needs reforms

Special educational needs reforms 'failing generation of children' Special educational needs reforms 'failing generation of children' Pupils unsupported and families caught up in ‘conflict and despair’, says inquiry https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/oct/23/special-educational-needs-reforms-...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 25% of teachers in England work more than 60 hours a week
Replies: 0
Views: 712

25% of teachers in England work more than 60 hours a week

25% of teachers in England work more than 60 hours a week - study
Research shows teachers on average work longer than international counterparts

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... week-study
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Controversial Michaela free school delights in GCSE success
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Controversial Michaela free school delights in GCSE success

There's a huge problem with discipline in our schools, it's bad in England and I have reason to believe it's worse here in Northern Ireland because of the high concentrations of poverty in too many of our Secondary schools. Ofsted published a report in 2013 ,'Below the radar: low level disruption in...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Predicted grades are a lottery
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Predicted grades are a lottery

Predicted grades are a lottery and work against the poorest students. Let’s get rid of them

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... id-of-them
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

‘Slow education’ should replace the fact-crammed curriculum, argues Mike Grenier. But would this work in the state sector?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ke-grenier
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils
Replies: 0
Views: 933

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged GCSE pupils, study finds
Persistently disadvantaged pupils are almost two years behind peers by the time they finish GCSEs

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... pils-study
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Condemning poor children to a life without culture
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Condemning poor children to a life without culture

Condemning poor children to a life without culture is a form of cruelty

From music to sport, too many kids are losing out on vital life-enhancing activities



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... of-cruelty
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
A resounding 97% would like a ‘sensible alternative’ to the high-stakes attainment tests

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... s-scrapped
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/oct/24/want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-learn-a-music...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The health effects of Sure Start
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: The health effects of Sure Start

Sure Start numbers plummet as cuts hit children’s services
Exclusive: Study reveals 20% decline in use with biggest fall in England’s poorest areas

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-services