Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 84 | 29-03-18

In the UK

Too many children growing up in the north of England are facing the double disadvantage of entrenched deprivation and poor schools, a report warns

England's Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield says children from poorer homes face an education gap that starts before school and widens over time.

Union conference set to debate whether the education system has led to students feeling suicidal

High-stakes testing and a narrow curriculum have contributed to an "explosion" in pupils' mental ill health, the co-leader of the country's largest education union has warned.

Public school entrance exam is harming pupils’ mental health and should be scrapped, leading head warns

Entrance exams at top public schools should be scrapped because it harms children's mental health, a leading headmistress has warned.

10 talking points on preventing child abuse and neglect

Our expert panel discussed how social care services can work with other agencies to identify and tackle child protection risks.

Childline sees over 3,000 counselling sessions about peer sexual abuse

Thousands of young people sought help last year after being sexually abused by another young person.

In the US

Yes means yes: Affirmative consent to sex would be taught in schools

Sex education in schools would have to include instruction on informed consent between partners under a bill introduced last week in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Students today safe physically but not mentally, research shows

Adolescents today are more physically safe than generations in the past, but they are on the brink of a mental health crisis is the conclusion reached in a study presented by Eric Vreeman, assistant superintendent of educational services, at the recent school board meeting.

Students Pledge To Fight Cyberbullying

At Pulaski High School Wednesday, students learned how to help themselves and the rest of their school when it comes to standing up to cyberbullying.

Awareness and training: Bill will help Idaho school staff prevent youth suicide

In a world filled with uncertainty for the future of our youth, Idahoans have a timely opportunity to protect the health and safety of our children.

Changing Attitudes: Underage drinking is not a ‘rite of passage’

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), nationally, alcohol and drugs are the leading causes of crime among youth and the chief factors in teenage suicide, and more than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

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