Month: September 2016

‘White flight’ parents are missing the big picture

It isn’t racism – middle-class families are deserting schools based on class prejudice. Julie Szego – Last weekend I went out with a friend who, like me and my ilk, is a professional middle-class parent, healthily invested (subtext: is a

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Any detention of migrant children is a violation of their rights and must end

François Crépeau – Children represent around a quarter of all migrants worldwide. While in June 2015, one in ten migrants reaching the Macedonian border from Greece was a child, in October 2015 it was one in three. Without regular status

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Children need three hours exercise a day – Finland

Parents in Finland are told to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion for at least three hours a day. Children should spend at least three hours a day performing physical activities, according to

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Why urban myths about education are so persistent – and how to tackle them

As children across England and Wales go back to school, it’s worrying to think that in many classrooms, teachers will be starting the new term believing in teaching “methods” that have been debunked by research evidence. One of the most

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