What’s been in the news recently in the world of education?
- Meet Alperton Community College teacher Andria Zafirakou – the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2018!
- The BBC have developed a game for youngsters aged 11-18 called iReporter that challenges young people to spot “fake news”.
- Guess where England’s top secondary school is? No, it isn’t London – head north and go to Blackburn to Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School.
- According to research by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI), the number of state secondary schools falling into deficit in England has almost trebled in the last four years to more than a quarter.
- Children’s Minister Edward Timpson is to carry out a review into school exclusions to better understand inequalities that exist in the system.
- In the last 3 years, parents across England and Wales have been fined about £24m for failing to send their children to school. Incredibly, some parents say they now actively budget for the cost of fines when planning holidays!
#Schools Minister @NickGibbUK welcomes Robert Goodwill’s report to assess the benefits of military-themed #educational and extra-curricular activities for young people.
- According to a new study from the US, children are drawing more women scientists than in previous decades.
- A briefing paper published by the British Psychological Society states that much of the evidence for the negative effects of screen use in children and teenagers is not based on robust enough science.