Posts filtered by tags: Schools[x]


 

Boy aged 9 dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school

Child was at Great Baddow high school with family members for after-school club, say policeA nine-year-old boy has died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker, according to police.The child, who has yet to be named, was at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford with members of his family when the incident occurred. He subsequently died in hospital. Continue reading...
Tags: Essex, UK news, Schools, Education


Latest global school climate strikes expected to beat turnout record

Organisers say more than 1.4 million young people are set to protest about the climate crisisHundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons around the world on Friday as the school strike movement continues to snowball.Climate strikes are planned in more than 1,400 cities in more than 110 countries. Organisers say the number of young people taking part is set to top the 1.4 million people who participated in the global day of strikes in March. Continue reading...
Tags: School climate strikes, Environmental activism, Climate change, Environment, Protest, World news, UK news, Greta Thunberg, Students, Schools, Children, Young people


A school's mural removal: should kids be shielded from brutal US history?

Every day at a San Francisco high school, students pass artwork depicting slavery and violence against Native AmericansDepending on whom you ask, a 1,600-sq-ft art installation at George Washington high school in San Francisco is either an unflinching look at American history, a stark depiction of violence against oppressed minorities – or both.In New Deal-era murals spanning the staircase and lobby, the Russian emigre Victor Arnautoff depicted Washington in 13 scenes. Two in particular have gen...
Tags: Art, California, San Francisco, US news, Schools, US education


Some Catholic schools in key marginals get more government aid than public schools

Growing gap in funding for public and private schools will worsen inequality, says Australian Education UnionThe gap in funding for public and private schools has increased, and some Catholic schools in marginal Victorian seats are receiving more in recurrent government funding than public schools.That is the conclusion of an Australian Education Union analysis of new Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority data. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Schools, Labor party, Australian education, School funding, Australian Education Union


Boy who threw cheese at pupil with allergy did not intend harm, says coroner

Mary Hassell says act that led to Karanbir Singh Cheema’s death was ‘childish and thoughtless’The death of a schoolboy with a dairy allergy who had cheese thrown at him by a fellow pupil was the consequence of a “childish and thoughtless act”, but one that was not calculated to cause him harm, a coroner has said.Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan, went from being “absolutely fine” to unconscious in less than 10 minutes after the incident at William Perkin Church of England high school in ...
Tags: England, London, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Secondary Schools, Great Ormond Street, Allergies, Karan, Mary Hassell, Karanbir Singh Cheema, Greenford west London, William Perkin Church


Academisation rebellion: parents resist school takeovers

Wave of resistance is growing across England, say campaigners A wave of resistance by parents against their schools being taken over by academy trusts is building across the country, with protests in Essex, Kent, London, West Yorkshire, East Sussex, Dorset, Hertfordshire and beyond, according to campaigners. Continue reading...
Tags: England, London, Education, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Yorkshire, Essex, Kent, Academies


Dramatic domino-effect facade wraps BIG-designed business school

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled images of the stunning Business Innovation Hub at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Designed in collaboration with Goody Clancy Architects, the recently completed 70,000-square-foot extension and partial renovation of the Isenberg School of Management not only delivers a dramatic appearance with a falling dominoes-like facade, but also high sustainability standards. Clad in low-maintenance copper, the Isenberg School of Management Business Innovation Hub ...
Tags: Extension, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Carousel Showcase, Bjarke Ingels Group, Courtyard, University of Massachusetts, LEED, Isenberg, Leed Silver, Goody Clancy, Isenberg School of Management


Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Swedish activist says world faces ‘existential crisis’ and must achieve goals of Paris dealGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement.Speaking at a public event in London on Monday, the initiator of the school strike for climate movement was typically frank about the ...
Tags: London, Protest, Students, Education, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Paris, Trade unions, Schools, Environmental Activism, Industrial Action, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg


Year 6 pupils spend Easter at school cramming for Sats

Teaching officials angry that children are having to attend revision classes over holidaysChildren at hundreds of primary schools in England are being asked to attend Sats revision classes over the Easter holidays, a teaching union official has revealed, warning that it was part of a disturbing trend.Darren Northcott, the NASUWT national officer for education, said revision classes for primary school pupils were unheard of five years ago but that he now knew of hundreds of cases of pupils in the...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Primary schools, Teacher Network, Teachers' Workload, Pupil behaviour, NASUWT, SATS, Darren Northcott


Court Issues Jarring Rebuke Of Military Commission In USS Cole Bombing Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. An appellate panel in Washington said Tuesday that a military judge improperly continued to preside over the case after he sought a job in the Justice Department beginning in 2015. Retired Air Force Col. Vance Spath took a job last year as an immigration judge in the Justice Department. “We cann...
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Schools, Air Force, Justice Department, U S Navy, Tatel, Stephen Vladeck, David Tatel, Al Nashiri, Vladeck, Abd al Rahim Al Nashiri, Nashiri, Summer Concepcion, Court of Military Commission Review


Peter Cottontail’s paper trail

Headline tells the story: “Parents at UC-Berkeley Easter Egg Hunt Must Sign Waivers Due to Risk of ‘Catastrophic Injuries and Death'” [Lenore Skenazy, Reason] Tags: recreation, schools
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Schools, Recreation


Period poverty: Wales schoolgirls to be given free sanitary products

Some girls are forced to miss school due to being unable to afford menstrual productsFree sanitary products are to be handed out to tens of thousands of schoolgirls in Wales in a bid to tackle “period poverty”.As many as 141,000 girls attending both primary and secondary schools in the country will benefit from the free menstrual products as part of the £2.3m scheme, the Welsh government has announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Schools, Menstruation


Youth climate change protests across Britain – live

Tens of thousands of young people in sites from London to Manchester and Brighton are demonstrating for climate action in the latest wave of strikes 10.32am BST The youth strike protest movement began when Swedish student Greta Thunberg started a solo school strike in August. As well as activity in Britain, there is lso international strikes today in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Sweden.School strike week 34.#fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike ...
Tags: Science, London, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Britain, Manchester, Brighton, Schools, Greta Thunberg, Switzerland Belgium Italy Germany, Sweden School


Rammed earth Kopila Valley School is the greenest school in Nepal

In Nepal, access to education doesn’t just improve job prospects — schools can save lives, whether it’s rescuing children from malnourishment or delaying the age of marriage to reduce rates of HIV, maternal death and suicide. That’s why American nonprofit BlinkNow has dedicated itself to building community infrastructure in Surkhet, Nepal, including the Kopila Valley School. Powered entirely by solar energy and built of rammed earth walls, the campus is billed by the founders as the “greenest s...
Tags: School, UK, Design, Ppc, Architecture, Gallery, Nepal, Schools, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Biogas, Solar Powered School, Rammed Earth, Rainwater Harvesting, Locally Sourced Materials, Wastewater Treatment


Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools

Shayan Vyas Contributor Dr. Shayan Vyas is an associate professor of pediatric medicine at the University of Central Florida and an adviser to healthcare companies. I first got a glimpse of technology’s potential back in 2010. As a pediatrician at Miami Children’s Health System, I flew to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake to help treat children. Many suffered trauma, but I found myself caring for little ones with chronic conditions, as w...
Tags: Health, Column, Florida, Tech, Schools, Miami, Haiti, Healthtech, University of Central Florida, American Academy of Pediatrics, Miami Children 's Health System, Nemours Children 's Health System, Shayan Vyas


Schools and childhood roundup

Stop active-shooter drills in schools: “Preparing our children for profoundly unlikely events would be one thing if that preparation had no downside. But in this case, our efforts may exact a high price.” [Erika Christakis, The Atlantic] “Lockdowns and active-shooter drills have led to officers firing blank rounds to simulate live fire, mock executions of teachers, and students tearfully writing out wills while hunkered down. …Last year, The Post reported an estimate that the odds of a child be...
Tags: Post, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Schools, Rodriguez, Western New York, Child Protective Services, San Antonio Independent School District, Erika Christakis, AEI, Colleges and Universities, Illegal Drugs


'Let gay Muslims be gay': Owen Jones goes to the centre of the LGBT lesson row – video

Earlier this year protests began over LGBT-inclusive lessons in Parkfield primary school Birmingham. The lessons were suspended and the protests have since spread to other schools. Owen Jones travels to the city to speak to the protesters, teachers and activists at the heart of the row to ask what happens next  Continue reading...
Tags: Education, UK News, World news, LGBT rights, Schools, Birmingham, Owen Jones, Parkfield


Edible Schoolyard’s 2019 Spring Benefit

Participating will directly benefit the advancement of "edible" curriculums in public schools School curriculums rarely undergo seismic changes—it’s irregular to see a brand new pillar appear in lesson plans. But Edible Schoolyard NYC—by directly educating students in seven schools and 600 educators in charge of another 400,000 students at other schools—is hoping to expand public school curriculum to include classes about healthy eating, growing produce …
Tags: Food, Design, Education, NYC, New York City, Sustainability, Schools, Healthy Eating, Public Schools, Food + Drink, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Edible Schoolyard


Six states sue agriculture department over 'weakened' school lunch rules

States and DC say Trump administration ‘significantly weakened’ nutritional standards for sodium and whole grains Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when the Trump administration relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year.The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary...
Tags: US news, Schools, Manhattan, Dc, District Of Columbia, US education, School meals, Trump, US Department of Agriculture USDA


Council register of home-schooled children proposed

Government wants to address concerns about ‘off-rolled’ pupils and illegal schoolsParents will be required to register home-educated children with their local authority under government proposals intended to prevent young people from disappearing off the radar.An estimated 60,000 children are thought to be educated at home – a that figure is rising by about a quarter each year. The register will for the first time enable authorities to see where children are if they are not in school and interve...
Tags: Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Local Government, Ofsted, Home Schooling


More Met officers to work in schools, knife crime inquiry told

MPs are told Met aims to increase number working full time in schools to 600The Metropolitan police are planning to increase the number of officers working full-time in schools in London, as concerns grow about a surge in knife crime.Deputy assistant commissioner Mark Simmons told an inquiry into knife crime there were 420 police officers with full-time roles in schools in the capital – up from 280 12 to 18 months ago – and that the aim was to get the total up to just under 600. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Crime, Education, Police, Society, UK News, Schools, Young People, Metropolitan Police, Knife crime, MARK SIMMONS


Confessions of a teacher

Photo from Wikimedia Commons During the life of the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference (PELeCon), we tried to be innovative, introducing new features each of the ten years the event ran. One of the most innovative (and perhaps controversial) was the inclusion of a confessional booth during the final PELeCon. The idea was simple, and a counterpoint to the sometimes congratulatory culture seen in most conferences. In most other events, all delegates hear are the success stories, and ho...
Tags: London, Learning, Education, Youtube, Social Media, Teaching, Teachers, Schools, Honesty, Confessions, eLearning, Tolerance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Pelc, Pelecon


Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi wins $1m global award

Franciscan brother who gives away 80% of his income scoops Varkey Foundation prizeA science teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help poorer students has been crowned the world’s best teacher and awarded a $1m prize, beating 10,000 nominations from 179 countries.Peter Tabichi, 36, a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, has won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Africa, World news, Teaching, Schools, Kenya, Rift Valley, Varkey Foundation, Teaching awards, Peter Tabichi, Keriko, Pwani Village, Varkey Foundation Global


Threat Of Violence Against Students Of Color Shutters Schools In Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Public schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remain closed as authorities investigate a racist threat that was posted online. News outlets report that the system’s nine schools were closed Thursday and Friday out of precaution after authorities told school officials of the threat on Wednesday. Superintendent Rosa Atkins told families that the threat was “racially charged” and the school system does not tolerate hate or racism. Charlottesville police said the threat...
Tags: News, Charlottesville, Schools, Threats, Kate Riga


Kent pupils could be left stranded by no-deal Brexit gridlock, warns council

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children upTeachers in schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.The warning comes as the government confirms it has activated a team in a nuclear-proof bunker under the Ministry of Defence to provide army support in a no-deal scenario. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, UK News, Ministry Of Defence, Schools, Local Government, Kent, Brexit, Brexit gridlock warns council


Kent pupils could be left stranded by Brexit gridlock, warns council

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children upTeachers in primary schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.They have also been advised by local authorities to check on food supplies and warned that public transport and school coaches could be affected if there is “panic buying” of fuel, according to a document seen by the Guardian. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Local Government, Kent, Brexit


Driver arrested in Milan after allegedly setting school bus on fire

Bus driver allegedly set vehicle alight with 51 children on it and said: ‘Nobody gets off here alive’The driver of a school bus was arrested in Milan on Wednesday after allegedly setting the vehicle on fire with 51 children on board.One of the children called the police after the driver stopped the bus on a highway in the outskirts of the city, Italian media reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Education, World news, Italy, Schools


Driver in Italy accused of setting fire to school bus carrying 51 children

Bus driver arrested in Milan after allegedly shouting: ‘Nobody gets off here alive’The driver of a school bus has been arrested in Milan after allegedly setting the vehicle on fire with 51 children onboard.One of the children called the police after the driver stopped the bus on a highway in the outskirts of the city, Italian media reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Education, World news, Italy, Schools


#3quotes from Papert

Image from Wikimedia Commons MIT professor Seymour Papert wanted to turn education on its head.He was disillusioned with the idea that we should 'instruct' children and that they would learn solely from content delivery. He was particularly critical of the use of computers as 'replacements' for teachers. There's a clear indication of those sentiments in this quote from his seminal work from 1980, Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas: “In many schools today, the phrase 'com...
Tags: New York, Technology, Learning, Education, Computers, Teaching, Brighton, Schools, eLearning, Seymour Papert, Papert, Making, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Mindstorms, Doing


School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners

Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.” Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Society, World news, Schools, Young People, Environmental Activism, Greta Thunberg