Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Could robots help children with autism?

A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.
Caspar has deliberately simple features and repetitive phrases and gestures, and teachers say they have noticed improved communication skills in some of the children who play with him.
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Free school meals ‘will be on time’

Supporters say the scheme will save parents hundreds of pounds a year The government’s plans to give free meals to all infant school pupils in England will happen on time, education minister David Laws has said.

He told BBC 5 Live’s Pienaar’s Politics that the September start… http://pakedu.net/world-education/free-school-meals-will-be-on-time/ Continue reading

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Students: want to make a difference? Consider charity work

 Charity wristbands such as the Make Poverty History one inspired student Abby Emery to get involved in voluntary work.
It was almost a decade ago, but you probably remember the Make Poverty History campaign. The white wristbands and star-studded concert are what stick in most… http://pakedu.net/world-education/students-want-to-make-a-difference-consider-charity-work/ Continue reading

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Labour extends jobs guarantee pledge

Labour leader Ed Miliband says the scheme is “fully costed”
Labour says its “jobs guarantee” scheme for young unemployed people will last for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins the 2015 general election.

Under the plan, 18 to 24-year-olds out of work for a year… http://pakedu.net/world-education/labour-extends-jobs-guarantee-pledge/ Continue reading

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Sex abuse investigations target top state schools

 Where civil claims are made against state schools, the schools are expected compensate puils through insurance.
One of the highest-achieving state schools in the country is among 23 secondaries and primaries where former pupils have come forward in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal to… http://pakedu.net/world-education/sex-abuse-investigations-target-top-state-schools/ Continue reading

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Call to stop ‘bad example’ of alcohol at primary school events

 Alcohol was served at 8,402 primary schools events in England and Wales last year, says counselling charity Swanswell.
Primary schools applied for permission to serve alcohol to parents at fetes, discos and sports days on more than 8,000 occasions last year, and this has led to fears that… http://pakedu.net/world-education/call-to-stop-bad-example-of-alcohol-at-primary-school-events/ Continue reading

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The case for not leaving education to the teachers

 Continue reading the main story Loving pets v loving animals (Roger Scruton) Should the English have a say on Scottish independence? (RS) Why I don’t tweet (Adam Gopnik) Good sport, bad sport (AG) We should not expect education to be simply left to teachers, or the state, argues the… http://pakedu.net/world-education/the-case-for-not-leaving-education-to-the-teachers/ Continue reading

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