Daily Archives: March 20, 2014

Childcare subsidy scheme boosted

David Cameron: “This is about helping families as part of our long term economic plan”
As many as 1.9 million working families will get the chance to benefit from a childcare subsidy worth up to £2,000 per child under government plans.

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MPs claim Yes would damage education

The report said the Scottish government must make clear how it would deal with a loss of financial support A Westminster committee has said independence would have a damaging effect on higher education and research in Scotland.

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MP: Left-handed pupils ‘let down’children are being let down by the education system,

Left-handed children are being let down by the education system, a Conservative MP has claimed. Sir Peter Luff, who is himself left-handed, said teachers should be better trained to identify left-handed children and provide them with the right equipment. Mr Luff told BBC Radio 5 live’s… http://pakedu.net/world-education/mp-left-handed-pupils-let-downchildren-are-being-let-down-by-the-education-system/ Continue reading

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Exam board to re-mark GCSE papers

The WJEC found the marking scheme was applied consistently in all but one of the cases reviewed
Welsh exams board WJEC is to re-mark some of the new GCSE English papers taken in January after carrying out a review into “unexpectedly low grades”.

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School meal ‘gimmick’ claim rejected

Ministers say the idea will help childrens’ concentration and attainment Ministers have defended their plans for free school meals for infant children in England after a former adviser to the education secretary said the idea was “dumb” and a “bad gimmick”.

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Rise in parents fined for absences

The government has suggested staggering school terms across the country to try to spread demand for holidays The number of parents being fined for taking their child out of school for a holiday has risen dramatically, according to BBC research.

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Education faces 10,000 violent attacks

February 2014: Boy with a toy gun in damaged school in Deir al-Zor, Syria There have been almost 10,000 violent attacks on places of education in recent years, according to the biggest ever international study of how schools and universities are targeted by acts of aggression.

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