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Parents' mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking … Continue reading

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Celebrate Trailblazing Astronaut’s Accomplishments with STEM

Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). … Continue reading

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EU students to remain eligible for grants in 2018-19

Europeans studying in the UK will continue to remain eligible for grants and loans in 2018-19, the government has announced. This will remain the case even if their course finishes after the UK’s exit from the European Union, it added. … Continue reading

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West Sussex school funding crisis 'negatively affecting' pupils

Education is being “negatively affected” as schools struggle with budget shortfalls, a survey finds. Morale is low and stress levels high, teachers, support staff and parents in West Sussex told the Unison union. The situation could worsen next year as … Continue reading

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Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to Van Wert City Schools with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and … Continue reading

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on 'super-sized' classes

Labour says children are being crammed “like sardines” into “super-sized” school classes, as it focuses its general election campaign on education. Jeremy Corbyn said 40,000 primary age children were taught in classes of 36 or more in England in 2016, … Continue reading

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Too busy to read? You're not the only one

Work, kids, checking your phone. But reading a book? It just doesn’t happen as much as it used to. A new survey, though, suggests more than two-thirds of Brits wish they had more time to read. The survey of 2,000 … Continue reading

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Congratulates National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee

Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released … Continue reading

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Obesity campaigners call for more salads and fewer puddings in school

School meals should include fewer puddings and more fresh vegetables, according to a report. Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) said improvements to school meals could play an important part in reducing childhood obesity. It wants to highlight the issue ahead of … Continue reading

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President Trump to Make Special Long-Distance Call to Record-Breaking American Astronaut

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space … Continue reading

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