The ability to write quickly and effortlessly allows children to focus on translating ideas into writing.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Kenya abolished primary school fees in January 2003.
Kenyans should be demanding to know if the country is ready or able to offer free secondary education given past failures.
Children living in the most disadvantaged areas will average half the NAPLAN scores in reading, writing and numeracy tests than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.
The gap between the most and least advantaged areas in Australia is reflected in educational inequality.
Pupils from Kibera, one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Education outcomes of young people can be improved with targeted interventions. At the centre lies the participation of partners -- community, family and schools.
Genetics or evolution first? No brainer.
Researchers find striking results from a large study of secondary school students.
The gap between boys and girls starts early and grows quickly.
Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
We should not be afraid of the way technology is changing education.
Do we really need to focus on things like spelling or memorising dates if technology can do that for us? Perhaps education should focus on other things instead.
More needs to be done to support pupils from poorer backgrounds.
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Theresa May might believe 'poorer children do better' at grammar schools, but she still has a lot to learn about how social inequality impacts education.
Schools increasingly use expulsion as a way to tackle bad behaviour.
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
Here’s why we don’t need anymore grammar schools.
We need all schools and young people to thrive, not just the select few.
Check your grammar.
The right is celebrating the potential return of selective schools, but there are major political obstacles to overcome first.
The high-school prom has been assimilated into British culture – but how far do ours deviate from the iconic American tradition?
Shy teens are more likely to be included in group activities.
The start of a new school year is the time when shy teenagers are least likely to be excluded from new friendship groups.
On average, more pupils in the South get five A*-C grades at GCSE than the North or Midlands.
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Can schools in the North and Midlands replicate the success of those in the South of England?
Many of South Africa’s primary and secondary schools are dysfunctional. But should universities use this as an excuse to turn all applicants from these schools away?
Data from the National Benchmark Test can be used by universities to support students who lag behind in academic literacy.
Ghana’s education system has been slammed in a new global report. Could making schools more culturally savvy fix the problem?
Critics of Ghana's education system suggest that making local cultural values a fundamental part of the education system will create a happier, more harmonious society.
Programs like Hour of Code introduce computer programming to students in an engaging manner.
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If we want students to be well prepared for the 21st century, then we should be teaching coding in school.
Quality control: in Liberia in 2014, all students failed their university entrance exams.
Countries have a lot to gain by making sure all people leave school with functional literacy.