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'Lives could be at risk in British schools' says husband of murdered teacher Ann Maguire

Lives are at risk in British schools, said the husband of murdered teacher Ann Maguire as he criticised a review into her death.<p>Don Maguire told the BBC he felt the “bare minimum” had been done in producing a report that found her death could not have been predicted or pre-empted.<p>And he said until …

Teaching

Education is at risk of drowning in a 'sea of jargon', admits qualifications boss

The chief executive of a national qualifications body has admitted that education is in danger of falling into a “sea of jargon”.<p>Janet Brown, head of …

Primary pupils 'should learn first aid'

<b>All primary school children in Scotland should be given first aid training, a charity has said.</b><p>St Andrew's First Aid said they should learn potentially live-saving skills such using the recovery position.<p>The charity also said children should know how and when to call an ambulance.<p>The Scottish …

First Aid

SNP proposal to create new 'E' Scottish exam grade so fewer pupils fail

John Swinney has been accused of trying to plaster over major underlying problems in Scotland’s schools by introducing a new ‘E’ grade for National and Higher exams so fewer pupils fail them.<p>A working group chaired by the Deputy First Minister is considering allowing pupils to lower the mark …

United Kingdom

Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted

<b>Chaotic careers education in England's schools could jeopardise the UK's future economic prosperity, says education watchdog Ofsted.</b><p>Lack of an "overarching government strategy" means a generation is leaving school unready for work, it argues.<p>The UK's post-Brexit success depends on harnessing …

United Kingdom

The 21 global universities that produce the most employable graduates

Times Higher Education has published its annual "Global University Employability Survey," a ranking of universities that turn out graduates with the …

London College Of Fashion And Kering - Fashion Sustainability And Education In Focus

Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion opened the 3rd annual Kering Talk with the comment that when LCF moves to the Queen …

Stella McCartney

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema …

Filmmaking

What Motivates Your Child To Succeed?

While some of us will still be waving our sons or daughters off to school each day as keen and eager as they were on the first day of term, it takes …

Teaching

No school yet, please: We want to give our daughter a home start

This September, my four-year-old daughter Cherry reached school starting age. But I didn’t join the scrummage in Clarks for the perfect pair of school shoes; nor did I take photos of her beaming by the front door in a too-big uniform.<p>Instead Cherry, her three-year-old sister Violet and I went …

When Schools Fail: Taking Radical Steps To Improve Education

<i>Recognising the stark and growing educational achievement gap between rich and poor, governments and policy makers around the world are experimenting with innovative schooling models that aim to bring together the best of the public and private sectors in charter school or academy frameworks. The</i> …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Achievement Gap

Secret Teacher: I moved to Africa – and realised how flawed British education is

I am paid less than ever before and work with scant resources but it is bliss compared with my old schools in Britain<p>Ten years ago, I took my first job as an English teacher in an east London comprehensive next to a large council estate. I had gravitated towards the profession because it was in my …

Education
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Australia

Unisex toilets at London primary school spark outrage among parents

An east London primary school has provoked a furious backlash from parents after it introduced unisex toilets for pupils over the age of eight.<p>The …

Gender-Neutral
Research

Ask M&F: 7 Health & Fitness Questions, Answered

1 of 7<p>Obstacle Race<p><b>I’m a lifter who wants to train for an obstacle race. How do I up my endurance?</b><i><br>—BEN C., PORTSMOUTH, NH</i><p>Perform low-intensity cardio …

El Paso

How To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Try these easy and effective diet and fitness hacks to help you look leaner in seven days.<p>Harness the Power of Natural Diuretics<p>The difference between feeling model-esque, not cinched, in your Balmain body-con dress may be just a few pounds—of water. "You can retain up to five pounds of extra …

Super effective workouts to get you in shape in time for your wedding day

On her big day, a bride wants to look her absolute best—for some, it’s a toned, taut body, while others want to show off washboard abs. <i>Vogue</i> teams up …

Fitness

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Can’t make it to the gym? Slip these almost effortless moves into your day this holiday season to burn fat as you go.

Fitness

5 easy workout moves to exercise off your holiday feast

You tried your hardest not to over indulge, but you just couldn’t help yourself. How do we know, you ask? Because we also couldn’t resist getting …

5 Super Effective Compound Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>When it comes to efficient workouts, routines that feature compound exercises are where it's at. These supercharged moves are two exercises that join</i> …

Workouts

3 Exercises That Will Make You Feel Like An Empowered Woman

As women living in today's society, the pressure to live up to an unattainable standard of beauty has never been more intense. Our culture conditions …