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Once children were birched at school. Now they are taught maths | Simon Jenkins

Modern education’s obsession with rankings blights the lives of intelligent pupils – never more so than at exam time<p>I used to long to be a child again. Not any more. British children seem under perpetual assault from the three horsemen of the apocalypse: obesity, social media and the manic gods of …

Education

They say we've politicised the children's stress. No, it's the stress that's political.

When you have high stakes*, summative**, norm-referenced*** testing, (e.g. SATs) you have to have enough questions which a given percentage of people …

Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego

Toy company funds research suggesting educational development can be hindered by early formal schooling. So are UK schools getting it wrong?<p>Parents are squeezing the role of play out of their children’s lives in favour of the three ‘R’s as they try to prepare their offspring for a competitive …

Lego

School starting age: the evidence

In England children now start formal schooling, and the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy at the age of four. A recent letter signed by around …

Anthropology

Ben Stokes says Australian attempts at mindgames in first Ashes Test were 'pretty silly'

Ben Stokes untroubled by mindgames played by David Warner and Nathan Lyon during Cardiff Test, but expects more fire from Australia at Lord's<p>Ben Stokes is not your normal self-effacing English cricketer. He talks as he bats answering every question head on without taking a step back.<p>It is a …

Toss could be axed for Ashes series to reduce home advantage

• Spinner starred in the series win over India<br />• Rashid’s last Test appearance was in 2016<p>Trevor Bayliss has indicated Adil Rashid is in line for a Test recall for the series against India despite the fact the leg-spinner opted out of playing red-ball cricket <a draggable="true" …

The Ashes

100 kids (and James Corden) play football against Manchester United players

James Corden

Ashes 2013 First test: James Anderson ends epic resistance as England beat Australia

As the sultry, oppressive heat of a Nottingham afternoon was being turned up in every sense, an epic Test match ended in a dramatic victory for …

ashes 2013