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by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Failing Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Failing Schools

After 3 years without a Parliament in Northern Ireland we have finally managed to cobble together an agreement that allows us to return to devolution. Our new Education Minister is Peter Weir Of the DUP. The DUP are big supporters of the Grammar Schools and a system of selective education. Here's a ...
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Failing Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Failing Schools

We can be fairly confident that the vast majority of those 415 failing schools have high concentrations of poverty. We’ve known since the Coleman Report ( 1966 ) that high concentrations of poverty make it much harder for schools to be rated good or better.It’s not that high poverty schools can’t be...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Failing Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Failing Schools

Ofsted report says 200,000 pupils stuck in low achieving schools

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ng-schools
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PISA Results 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: PISA Results 2019

British girls have finally made the global top table … for fear of failure. How terrifying

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... sa-ranking
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 231

There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading

There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It “Thank God for Mississippi.” That’s a phrase people would use when national education rankings came out because no matter how poorly your state performed, you could be sure things were worse in Mississippi. Not anymore. New results on t...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PISA Results 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: PISA Results 2019

After two decades of PISA tests, why haven’t scores risen more?

https://www.economist.com/international ... risen-more?
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PISA Results 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 427

PISA Results 2019

Pisa tests: UK rises in international school rankings

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50563833
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Who'd be a teacher?
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Who'd be a teacher?

Why is the Tory party persisting in treating teachers as the enemy? It now proposes to give Ofsted the power to inspect schools without prior notice and to stay longer. Why such a hostile stance, as if to catch schools “on the hop”, and what does this say about the Tory attitude to teachers? Elsewhe...
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Excellent blogpost by Pamela Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 710

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: 984

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: 1091

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: 1074

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: 984

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: 1560

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: 1339

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...