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The Benefits of a Personal Manager when Writing a Dissertation

High demand for online academic writing services begets high supply. Unfortunately, although there are hundreds of agencies offering assistance of this kind, most of them don’t deserve much attention. Which is why it is so pleasant to stumble upon such

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‘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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Marking exam papers exposes the flaws in teaching

It’s saddening to see so many answers left blank and illegible handwriting – what’s going wrong? I cannot help but think teachers are partly to blame A detailed but incorrect answer appears beside every question on an exam sheet. The

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‘Master teachers’ set to be new classroom elite

Tristram Hunt says scheme would boost career structure and improve teacher retention Tristram Hunt with students at Thomas Telford School in Shropshire: “Day in, day out it is the teachers in our classrooms who hold the greatest influence over our

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International schools have their perks but I’m coming home

Despite the great work-life balance and impeccably behaved students in international schools, I miss the challenge and privilege of helping disadvantaged young people After a number of years working in an inner-city academy in London, I was fed up and

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Don’t blame poor children for their poor education

A new report says white working-class children are failing at school, and suggests their attitudes and lack of aspiration are the cause. This sounds like victim blaming to me It’s not just about poverty. The figures prove it. Just 32%

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Secret Teacher: why is getting a new job such a heinous crime?

Just because I have resigned, doesn’t mean I should be isolated from my colleagues and made to feel as though I’ve betrayed the school Dear Boss, I know you have taken me handing in my notice last week quite personally

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