Education

Dr Jordan Peterson: Cambridge University fellowship rescinded

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Jordan Peterson on the ‘backlash against masculinity’ Cambridge University has rescinded its invitation of a visiting fellowship to an academic whose views on gender have been condemned by critics. University of Toronto psychology professor Dr Jordan Peterson had planned to be with Cambridge’s Faculty of Divinity […]

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Every school ‘needs dog as stress-buster’

Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom, says Sir Anthony Seldon. The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor says it is “a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools”. Sir Anthony was speaking at a conference about the need to improve young people’s sense of […]

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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats

Image copyright Getty Images The education secretary is calling on payments firms such as PayPal to block transactions for essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats. Damian Hinds says it is “unethical for these companies to profit from this dishonest business”. He also suggests UK universities should consider US-style “honour codes” where […]

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LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLGBT classes protester: I am not homophobic Four more schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents. Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached. Earlier this month the city’s Parkfield Community School […]

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‘We’re not problems,’ Send youngsters tell MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Children with special educational needs and disabilities should not be treated as problems, youngsters have told MPs. “We’re not problems, we’re not just disabled, we’re not just Send – we are human beings, the same as the rest of you,” one youngster, Ben, told MPs. Ben was one of seven disabled […]

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Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears

A study suggests “positive triggers” like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision. Neuroscientists looked at how teenage brains work to help optimise learning. After working with Queen Anne’s School, near Reading, for around five years they came up with what they call “the ultimate revision guide”. It advises pupils not to study […]

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MPs call for tax on social media companies

Image copyright Getty Images A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. […]