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Education Around the Web, June 2015


Some education-related headlines from the past month:


Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Boys of 5 already lag behind girls: Experts warn early gender gap means many youngsters never catch up

Half of the first graduates forced to pay £9,000 a year for university say their degrees were NOT worth the money

‘Hannah eats some sweets. Calculate the circumference of Jupiter using your tracing paper and a rusty spoon’: GCSE students complain about hard #EdexcelMaths exam

Primary school slammed for putting a ‘ceiling on ambition’ after segregating children aged just FOUR based on academic ability

Students give their verdict on universities: Third would choose different course if given another chance as thousands say they are badly run and poor value for money

The Finnish Secret to Successful Students

Three in four school leavers ‘are struggling with maths and literacy’: Companies taking months to fill junior roles because many teenagers lack ‘crucial skills’

Want good readers? Keep kids from school, parents told

Why isn’t science fun any more? Elf ‘n’ safety! Schools have ditched experiments because they’re scared of risk, expert says

Daycare and Early Learning:

Babysitters having sex, children kept in a basement and a nanny who confessed to never holding the baby: Parents reveal their nightmare childminder horror stories

Is the Common Core killing kindergarten?


Home Schooling in Canada: The Current Picture – 2015 Edition

Rousseau, apostasy, and homeschooling

Liberalism, Secular Humanism, etc. in Education:

After a shocking confession by a colleague a former teacher asks: Why ARE so many women teachers seducing boy pupils?

Burbank High School teacher’s Shakespeare aversion draws national attention

Council sparks outrage by asking children as young as nine whether ‘it is OK to marry someone from a different race or religion’

Italian Families Protest Forced Cross-Dressing of Schoolchildren

Kindergarten Kids Dragged to the Toronto Gay Flag Raising 2015

Public schools called ‘gigantic criminal enterprise’

Pupils as young as 10 quizzed on radicalism: So-called counter-extremism questionnaire asks children how far they would go to defend their religion

Schools Told to End Religious Instruction and Teach Morality Instead

Selfie With Parents’ Sex Toys? Alameda Teacher Accused Of Assigning Bizarre Extra Credit For Sophomores

Student allegedly threatened with failing grade for including Biblical references in group presentation

Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

The school that says there’s no such thing as a naughty child: Primary bans teachers from raising their voices and refuses to judge its pupils


A third of new graduates get jobs which don’t require degrees as number ending up in menial work doubles in seven years

Growing up near parks and woodland ‘boosts a child’s memory and thinking skills’, study reveals


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