The four-and-a-half-day school week

BBC reports how a number of UK schools have taken the decision to move to a shorter working week because of funding shortages - and nowhere more so, it would appear, than in Birmingham. More...
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Respecting teachers helps build a better country

The severity of the frequent episodes, which see teachers insulted, mocked, beaten by pupils or their parents, goes beyond that of individual cases. It is in fact in front of a social phenomenon that sees...
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Are parents being fooled into buying the same book over and over?

We have come across a Facebook post by a certain Mr Templeman who seems to be quite sure that book ISBN numbers are being changed and fooling parents into buying the exact same book...
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Workshops instead of classrooms for ‘applied’ subjects in state schools

How many times have we heard of the shocking statistics of young students leaving school early? Some tend to blame the students themselves, others blamed the teachers... but neither of the two was to...
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WATCH: The hot issue of PSCD lessons in state schools

A video has been making its round on Facebook, where a concerned mother complains about what children are being taught during PSCD lessons, to the extent of calling them 'diabolic'. For us who do not...
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The Water Service Corporation is asking for your help

So... what should go down my loo? The Water Services Corporation has come up with a poster to help us all understand what should actually go down the loo and what should not... Pee, Poo,...
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EasyReading: the font to overcome reading barriers

A 'hybrid' typeface, valid for all languages ​​that use the Latin alphabet, designed to help those with dyslexia to read more quickly and with less difficulty: EasyReading. It is reported to be a font which is not only...

Great initiative by Maria Regina College

BE POSITIVE! An Arts Exhibition by Maria Regina College at Mater Dei Hospital (Foyer). Such a great initiative taken by this College in promoting positivity. And where better to do so then Mater Dei...
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American student lives in the forests of India to escape the “student debt”

A 29-year-old American has decided to leave the United States and move to a remote village in the jungle in India, so that he no longer has to worry about repaying his student loan. Like...
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In the UK, Labour pledges to scrap primary exams if elected

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour would scrap formal tests in primary schools in England, known as Sats. The tests left children in floods of tears or vomiting with worry, he told members of the...

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