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Despite computing education in UK schools going through a massive revolution over the past few years to try and make it more relevant to our increasingly technology driven lives, the new GCSE in computer science has failed to attract much interest from students writes Benjamin Wohl PhD Candidate, Lancaster University in The Conversation.… Read the rest
Professor Colin Richards, formerly an HMI with responsibility for the curriculum, welcomes Amanda Spielman’s recognition of the importance of the curriculum but raises a number of issues about its neglect and its coherence.… Read the rest
This consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the short inspection approach for good maintained schools and academies and outstanding and good maintained nurseries, special schools and pupil referral units from October 2017.
SANA'A, Yemen, 23 June 2017 – Worried parents wait outside the cramped paediatric emergency ward in Ma’abar hospital, 100 kilometers south of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Helpless and unsure how to save their suffering children, they look expectantly at the few doctors and nurses on duty who hurriedly move in and out of the ward, wearing scrubs and masks.
DUNDO, Angola, 20 June 2017 – "My dad was a police officer. He was working that day and returned to the city to pick up mom and me on a motorcycle. It was there that the militia arrived, and I do not know what kind of magic they did, but the motorcycle could no longer work... and that's where my parents were beheaded. I just ran away."
NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2017 – The Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board ended late last week, bringing to a conclusion three days of presentations and discussions on major programme, policy and oversight issues.
NEW YORK, United States of America, 14 June 2017 – The year 2016 was one of tremendous challenges. More than 125 million people needed humanitarian assistance as a result of conflict, displacement, natural disasters and profound vulnerability.
RAQQA, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 June, 2017 – Reem, 19, thought long and hard before making the courageous decision to flee Raqqa almost three weeks ago. It was just before midnight when she grabbed her 10-month-old baby girl and a few belongings, and started a journey that would bring them more misery.
Organic aquaculture production is much in demand, but some traditional fish farmers may need guidance on how to make the switch. The ECOFISH project is developing a model and guide that provide just that, helping to set producers on the path to sustainability and added value.
An EU-funded project tracked tree growth and carbon emissions in forests across Europe and South Africa, drawing lessons for the sustainable management of Europe's more temperate, but warming, forests.
An EU-funded project has developed new tests to quickly determine whether a respiratory tract infection is viral or bacterial and whether it shows resistance to antibiotics, helping doctors prescribe the right treatment for patients while curbing the overuse of such life-saving drugs.
Around three quarters (74 per cent) of school leaders surveyed by London Councils, which represents the capital's local authorities, said they expect SEN pupils to be the most likely group to be negatively...
Responses to a government consultation on changes to primary assessment in England revealed disappointment at the plans, which the DfE hoped would improve educational outcomes and reduce teachers' workloads....
According to Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the number of permanent school exclusions among children with SEND reduced by three quarters over a year.
A strong focus on...
Currently, all children in the first three years of school receive a free lunch, but as part of its general election pledges, the conservatives said they would scrap the entitlement, and use some of the...
A total of 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze at the West London tower block, which began in the early hours of 13 June, with the Metropolitan Police warning the figure could rise....