Education

School defends 'body shaming' prom dress rules

A school in the US has defended itself after being slammed for body shaming. There are still two months until the dance, but Boylan Catholic High School in Illinois has already released a 21-page set of strict prom dress rules. The guidelines, which say some dresses are ok on certain body types but not others, […]

Education

Why high-flying Singapore wants more than grades

Image caption Singapore is top of education rankings – but now wants to focus on well-being Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of its school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient. Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the prestigious Raffles […]

Education

Palace pitchers

Image copyright Casey Gutteridge Image caption Prince Andrew and Peter Jones backed young entrepreneurs who equipped their school with laptops Young entrepreneurs from a school in a disadvantaged area of West Yorkshire have got the backing of Prince Andrew and Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones. Pupils from Westborough High School in Dewsbury have devised a […]

Education

Nantwich parents protest over school funding

Parents in Nantwich, Cheshire, say proposed changes to the way school funding is allocated will leave their children worse off. The Department for Education has said the current system for distributing funds across the country is “unfair”, and that the new plans will see more than half of England’s schools receive a cash boost. Source […]

Education

Northern Ireland 'single transfer test'

Image caption The aim of the talks is to have a common test in place by November 2019 The two organisations which run the separate school transfer tests in Northern Ireland have said they want to produce a common test. The Association of Quality Education (AQE) and the Post-Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) issued a joint […]

Education

Fresh setback for 30-hour nursery place scheme

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Early education is seen is key to educational success later on There’s been a further setback to ministers’ plans to offer all pre-school children in England an extra 15 hours of childcare a week. A fifth of nursery providers delivering the current 15 hours’ entitlement say they won’t be offering […]