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School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

Image copyright evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images Parents are calling for more flexibility over when summer-born children can start primary school in Wales. Campaigners say they should be allowed to start reception classes later than aged four to give them time to develop and catch up with their peers. They want ministers to ...

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Help for trauma in childhood ‘fragmented’

Image copyright Getty Images Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse or neglect is “fragmented and variable” across England, MPs warn. The Science and Technology Committee says more help in the formative years can help stave off mental health problems in later life. ...

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‘Schools should have consistent policy on phones’

Image copyright Children’s Commissioner’s Office Image caption Anne Longfield urges schools to be bold about phone use Pupils in schools where smartphones are banned like being free of the associated pressures, says England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield. Ms Longfield said schools across England should have a consistent approach to the ...

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Principals Crack Down on Harmful Student Behaviors

Mary Pat Cumming, principal at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, is working with a student and parent to create a course on consent for juniors and seniors. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week Leaders confront students’ hazing, drinking, and sexual violence By Arianna Prothero and Sasha Jones When Brad Seamer ...

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Family works through dyslexia challenges

HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — There were always signs that something was different about Emma Bullock, her mother said. On one occasion, while they were watching an American Girl movie where the dyslexic main character sees letters moving around on the page, Rachel Bullock recalled, “Emma turned to me and said, ...

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Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles

Image copyright Pic by John Cairns Image caption Prof Jeff McMahan said there is a need for more open discussion Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work. An international group of university researchers ...

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The letters that ended World War One

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Rear Admiral Hope (front right) was part of the British delegation at the Armistice talks After four years of bloody conflict, the Armistice was finally signed in November 1918. The arrival of American troops, earlier that year, saw the Germans grow progressively weaker and their ...

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