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Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation How technology is changing the face of retail For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh? India looking at newer EV battery technologies for strategic reasons Example of Party Business Ideas Education: Where is it heading?

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Protesters, in London in May, demanding action to address the crisis in education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/LightRocket

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image)

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined

How technology is changing the face of retail

The concept of “retail tech” might bring to mind a Jetsons-like shopping experience of glowing screens, biometric scanners, and robotic personal assistants. But the reality is

For SRF, the chemicals business is keeping growth momentum steady

Shares of SRF Ltd surged 13% on Tuesday after the company impressed with a better-than-expected June quarter performance. Revenue growth, though, slowed to 9% year-on-year

Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 proposed the scrapping of Article 370 that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre informed Parliament

India looking at newer EV battery technologies for strategic reasons

New Delhi: As part of India’s energy security plan, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is exploring newer battery technologies such as polymer-based solid state batteries

Example of Party Business Ideas

You can offer your services to ensure your clients have the best possible party experience. Starting a party business doesn’t mean you have to be

Education: Where is it heading?

The National Education Policy proposed by the Centre would have done well to emulate the earlier policies spelt out by the Mudaliar and Kothari Commissions

Minimum £30,000 salary would force half of overseas teachers to leave Britain, union warns

Minimum £30,000 salary would force half of overseas teachers to leave Britain, union warns

Government proposals which could see half of overseas teachers forced to leave the country will increase the teacher recruitment crisis to record levels, the NASUWT teachers’ union has warned. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is currently considering plans to raise [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Sevenoaks School Science & Innovation Week – Gerald High explores STEM learning

Sevenoaks School Science & Innovation Week – Gerald High explores STEM learning

Most schools have special weeks of some kind – arts, science, technology. Not many, I guess will play host to the De Lorean car from ‘Back to the Future’, the ‘Bloodhound’ Supersonic Car project, ‘Star Wars’ characters and a host [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Teachers consider taking industrial action with junior doctors over Government academy plan

Teachers consider taking industrial action with junior doctors over Government academy plan

Teachers may take joint action with the junior doctors as part of their campaign against the Government, National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower has said. In her farewell speech to the NUT conference Ms Blower said she had [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Parents are underestimating their children’s ability to learn language, claims report

Parents are underestimating their children’s ability to learn language, claims report

Too many parents are underestimating their children’s ability to learn language, according to a report. A poll of parents by charity Save the Children revealed nearly half of those polled (47 per cent) had low expectations of their children’s ability [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Sexist bullying leading to girls keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled ‘swotty,’ claims teachers’ leader

Sexist bullying leading to girls keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled ‘swotty,’ claims teachers’ leader

Brainy girls are keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled as “swotty”, a teachers’ leader has warned. They fear that if they show themselves to be clever they will be seen as unattractive to the boys in their [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey

Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey

More than half of students want to see Ucas Clearing completely abolished and, instead, be replaced by a system that enables them to reapply in September with their actual grades, according to a recent survey. Forum and wiki, The Student [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Learning outside the classroom, great for teaching science and maths.

Learning outside the classroom, great for teaching science and maths.

Both primary and Secondary school teachers can use a Human Sundial to enhance their students understanding and mastering of the Earth Sun relationship. Once you have installed a Human Sundial you can demonstrate how the earth’s rotation on its axis [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

Solving a problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils basic literacy

A common problem that comes with teaching secondary school pupils who require additional support in literacy is that there is often a lack of interesting, informative and age-appropriate, ready-made material available. Fortunately, Ark Educational has produced the “Literacy Through…”  Worksheets [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Early language skills ‘key to later success’

Children with poor language skills at age five are significantly more likely to struggle with maths at age 11, a study for Save the Children suggests. It found 21% of pupils who struggled with language as they began school, failed [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

NUT says tackling teacher shortage ‘should be priority’

Teachers are calling for tackling staff shortages to be made a priority rather than “politically motivated” projects such as academies and free schools. The National Union of Teachers heard warnings of a “crisis” in schools struggling to recruit teachers. Teachers [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan

A vote to leave the European Union could have a devastating impact on the life chances of young people, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said. Entering the debate over EU membership, she urged parents and grandparents to think how their [...]

March 31, 2016 Education
Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes

Police in England and Wales are being called to children’s homes thousands of times a year, according to figures. One force, West Mercia, saw the equivalent of more than five call-outs a day to homes in 2014-15, the Howard League [...]

March 31, 2016 Education