Posted in Education & Homeschool News

Education Around the Web, October 2014

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Here are some education-related headlines that caught my eye this past month:

‘A generation’ of British schoolchildren are at risk of radicalisation by hardline Islamists, warns Education Secretary

America’s poison of choice

Authors, teachers and parents launch revolt over ‘exam factory’ schools

Bright pupils are held back by ‘swot’ taunts: Charity urges schools to do more to tackle ‘unacceptable’ bullying of clever students

California School Bans All Christian Books

Christian school ‘downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly’ in the wake of Islamic takeover plot of public schools

Christian school told to have Muslim imam lead assemblies

Christians outraged by orders to teach ‘other faiths’

Counter-terror police raid Islamic academy in London with links to extremists that offers lessons to home-schooled Muslim children

Damning report into schools at centre of Trojan Horse plot finds boys and girls are still segregated, RE pupils have to teach themselves topics other than Islam and others went on secret trip to Saudi Arabia

Five-year-old who pretended her crayon was a gun is forced to sign contract by her kindergarten promising not to kill others or herself 

Has Regional Accreditation Declared “Checkmate” in War Against Christian Education?

Homeschooling becomes new movie

Insane: This Classic Nursery Rhyme Was Just Deemed Racist And Sexist By Childcare Centers

Muslim pupils must study two religions under government plans to tackle extremism in schools after Trojan Horse plot

Muslim religious demands on French state schools rising: report

My Fellow Americans, It’s Time to Boycott College

Nature DOES beat nurture: Child’s educational success is based more on their genes than their environment

Nebraska school says don’t call students boys or girls to be ‘gender inclusive’

Now nanny state wants lessons in brushing teeth! Schools told they must help halt decay caused by children’s sugary diets

Parents are deluded over ‘educational’ children’s TV: Programmes such as Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine do not improve language or numeracy skills, academics claim 

Parents’ fury after children are banned from going to the toilet during lessons unless they have a sick note from their doctor

Parents’ fury after primary school introduces unisex toilets ‘to prevent transphobia’

Parents in Wales told to send sick children to school

Parents unload on how Common Core hurts kids

Police: Letter Threatens To Behead Elementary School Students In 3 RI Communities

Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

Public School Wants Homeschoolers Back

Sandy Hook Commission Calls for Homeschool Oversight

School bans Christian Club… again

School board slams Michelle O lunch rules: ‘Her children go to private school’

School Board Tells Homeschool Family Their Curriculum Must Be ‘Guided’ by Common Core Standards

School workers say they were fired because they weren’t Hispanic

Start with half a pill of ecstasy, smoke cannabis with low-strength tobacco and wash your nose out after snorting cocaine: Council slammed for telling children as young as 13 how to take drugs ‘safely’

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teachers claim male asylum seekers in their 20s are ending up in their schools after lying about their age to stay in the UK

The Chinese parents donating BLOOD to get their children better exam grades – plus free public transport and cash payouts

The rise of the ‘tutor-proof’ exam: Grammars crack down on families who pay for extra lessons at home

The wrongs of Integrated Education for Bible Believers

TRENDING: More college students support post-birth abortion

UK universities fall in global league table of top institutions amid Far East ‘power shift’

University launches first-ever online abortion course

Village school employs SIX members of staff including headmistress, two teaching assistants and even a cook… but it doesn’t have a single pupil

Want to improve your child’s reading? Take them to the PARK: Fit children have better language skills, study finds

Yoga recognized as ‘state religion’ in school

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