Education

Calculators ‘a plus’ for young mathematicians after all

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy There was a time, not so long ago, when calculators were spurned as the handmaid of the lazy maths student.But according to the latest research, far from hindering young maths pupils, these little magic boxes actually aid them with their arithmetic skills.Academics for the Education Endowment Foundation also found that when taught properly, calculators can help students become better at problem solving.Calculators are most useful, they
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More pupils take term-time holidays, data shows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More pupils in England were taken out of school to go on holiday in the last academic year, government figures show.Around one in six youngsters (16.9%) missed at least a half day of lessons during 2016-17, compared with 14.7% in the previous 12 months.The figures also show that the proportion of parents being fined for taking their children out of lessons without permission has fallen.The
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‘Sexually motivated’ former Bury St Edmunds teacher struck off

[ad_1] Image copyright Kate Scotter Image caption Ian Stuart sent messages to at least one pupil at King Edward VI School in May 2017 A teacher who sent "sexually motivated" messages to a pupil at a school where he previously worked has been banned from the profession.Ian Stuart sent messages to at least one pupil at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in May 2017.The professional conduct
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Teaching boys that ‘real men’ would stop rape

[ad_1] Image copyright Alex McBride. Image caption Anthony and Jacqueline give training to young people in Kenya about how they can stop sexual violence Isaac, a 15-year-old boy, watched as a group of men grabbed a young girl. It was a bustling new year's eve in Kibera, Kenya's largest slum, and he knew she was in trouble. He also knew he didn't have the strength to fight off those older,
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Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "I came back to a load of photocopying," says tax specialist Richard Cahill of his return to work at a major international company after the birth of his second child. "Basically they wanted to make the point that they weren't happy with me," he says of his former employers. He had taken the time off under government rules which since 2015 have allowed mums and
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Florida shooting: Survivors reject the arming of teachers

[ad_1] Image copyright Varkey Foundation Image caption Lewis Mizen, Suzanna Barna and Kevin Trejos wanted to take guns out of school rather than add more Students who survived the Florida school shooting have strongly rejected the idea of arming teachers.Suzanna Barna, a pupil from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 died in a gun attack last month, told an education conference: "More guns is not the answer."A fellow student,
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‘Integration? It’s about top exam grades’

[ad_1] Image caption Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School is England's top rated school in the league tables Where is the best secondary school in England? Blackburn - and, defying all stereotypes, the school that came third in this year's national GCSE rankings is also in the Lancashire town.So why haven't more people heard that this is the country's educational powerhouse?Is it because both are Muslim state schools? Or because they're
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School Report: Do we get too much homework?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much homework is too much?How much homework is too much homework?It's a big question for pupils, teachers and parents alike. Reality Check went to Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to try to find some answers, working with a group of School Reporters from Years 7 to 9. First of all, they interviewed each other to get some basic research. So