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Education Around the Web, May 2014



Here are some of this past month’s education-related headlines:

Anger of mother who has to home-school her daughter after NINE different schools rejected her four-year-old

Are you smarter than your 2nd grader? The Common Core math test known as ‘Satan’s handiwork’ enraging parents

Bold 14-Year-Old Girl Confronts School Board After Watching Her Dad Get Arrested for Violating Two-Minute Rule: ‘I Don’t Trust You’

Boys perform worse than girls in EVERY school subject – and they have for at least 100 years, claims study

Chalk it up to talent! Guerrilla design students anonymously create masterpieces on classroom blackboards to motivate their  schoolmates

Children should start school aged 2 or 3… say a quarter of PUPILS in surprise poll

Church schools given ‘gay is good’ guidelines: Pupils to be taught to ‘respect all members of the community’ in new rules handed to headteachers and governors

Commonizing Common Core

DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83% Not Proficient in Reading

Do US university students really need to be warned about ‘upsetting’ books? Demands that they be told great texts like the Great Gatsby could be distressing

Extra maths class a week to drive UK up the world league: Schools told to devote more time to subject to help Britain compete with places such as Hong Kong and Singapore

‘He is clearly not overweight’: Parents outraged as school nurses brand their sporty 6st 11-year-old son FAT

Homeschool teen graduates college at 15

HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’

Is this the world’s smartest teenager? Girl, 16, earns college degree just days before she graduates from high school

Let summer-born pupils start at five, schools told: Children can start a year later to stop them being at a disadvantage

Making girls wear pink is WRONG: Education expert says colour-coding children by gender is damaging

Maths is revamped for the ‘real world’: Teenagers to spend more time studying in toughened-up GCSE

Middle School Cancels Honors Night Because It’s Too “Exclusive” – Update: School Relents After Getting “Feedback,” Honors Night Back On…

Mother given criminal record and fine for taking her son to Majorca in term-time to say goodbye to his dying grandfather

‘Our long summer break should be scrapped’ say headteachers: Majority want holidays spread more evenly to shorten term times and ease pressure on staff

Parent Left ‘Speechless’ After Reading the ‘Field Day’ Flyer Reportedly Sent Home by Daughter’s School

Perverts don’t get to keep their license to teach in Alberta

Protestant churches unite in call for new body to support controlled schools

Serbian boy, 11, is child art prodigy and has been creating these intricate masterpieces since he was just two years old

State schools ‘are creating an amoral generation’: Private headmaster says staff are too busy chasing exam results to teach children right from wrong

Schoolgirl rejected for a place at her local school even though she lives just 100 YARDS away and her name was down for a place at just three months old

Teacher Confiscates Bible from 2nd Grader

The teddy bears (and pushy parents) sparking class wars in our schools

Third Grade Teacher Refuses To Let Kids Go To The Bathroom Unless They “Pay,” Multiple Children Wet Themselves

US Company Bans Free-Thinking Homeschooled Workers

Watch What Happens When One Parent Speaks Out at a School Board Meeting About a Controversial Book Assigned to His Daughter

‘We need more tiger-parents to push pupils’: Expert says British are falling behind East Asian children because parents think ability is inherited rather than result of hard work

Young children could face bullying charges in city


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