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Poor Parenting ‘Fuels Rise In Violent Behaviour’

Poor Parenting ‘Fuels Rise In Violent Behaviour’

BBC |March 30, 2012

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By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter

Poor parenting and family breakdown is fuelling a rise in violent bad behaviour in UK schools, a survey says. 472 more words

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Toddlers’ Make-Believe Games ‘Help Poor Pupils Succeed’

Toddlers’ Make-Believe Games ‘Help Poor Pupils Succeed’

BBC |March 30, 2012

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter

Dressing up and doing number and letter activities at an early age can help poor children “succeed against the odds” at school, research suggests.An Institute of Education study tracking 3,000 children says early learning activities can give children a three-year academic boost by age 14.It says differences between rich and poor children emerge by age three. 312 more words

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Nature Deficit Disorder ‘Damaging Britain’s Children’

Nature Deficit Disorder ‘Damaging Britain’s Children’

BBC |March 30, 2012

By Richard Black Environment correspondent

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UK children are losing contact with nature at a “dramatic” rate, and their health and education are suffering, a National Trust report says.Traffic, the lure of video screens and parental anxieties are conspiring to keep children indoors, it says.Evidence suggests the problem is worse in the UK than other parts of Europe, and may help explain poor UK rankings in childhood satisfaction surveys.The trust is launching a consultation on tackling “nature deficit disorder”. 784 more words

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400,000 Pupils Miss Month Of School

400,000 Pupils Miss Month Of School

BBC |March 28, 2012

By Angela Harrison BBC News correspondent

Nick Gibb, Schools Minister: “Missing a month of school is a significant amount” 321 more words

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Academies ‘Making Limited Use Of Independence’

Academies ‘Making Limited Use Of Independence’

BBC |March 28, 2012

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

Academies – soon to be a majority of secondary schools in England – are showing more signs of continuity than radical upheaval, suggests a survey. 784 more words

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Grammar School: Kent County Council Backs Expansion Plan

Grammar School: Kent County Council Backs Expansion Plan

BBC |March 29, 2012

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By Angela Harrison Education correspondent, BBC News

Critics say selective schools actually reduce parental choice… 485 more words

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Parents Ignore Computer Game Restrictions, Says ATL Union

Parents Ignore Computer Game Restrictions, Says ATL Union

BBC |March 26, 2012

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter

Parents are ignoring age restrictions and allowing their children to play potentially damaging violent computer games, a teachers’ leader says.The Association of Teachers and Lecturers raises concerns about children spending hours a day playing inappropriate computer games.ATL head Dr Mary Bousted acknowledged such activities could be difficult to police.But added that parents needed reminding of their duties… 236 more words

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