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School Campaigners Want Every Child to Have Home Internet Access

Not enough children have access to the internet at home. This is according to a new campaign group, Mind The Gap, who aim to extend access to 100,000 children within a year – especially targeting the poorest households – to ensure that young students can get online to do homework, revision and individual study. Read More >>

health
School Offering "Man Days" to Teach Fatherless Kids Basic Male Tasks

Suggesting the lack of a male role model in the lives of kids can act as a "barrier" to their educational and life progress, one Essex school is taking matters into its own hands by offering boys lessons in how to be more of a man. We hope they accept mature students. Read More >>

toys
It's Only Mr. T! 30 Years of Toys Confiscated From London Schools

Yeah, it's easy to romanticise the past, but there's something almost sweet about Confiscation Cabinets, an exhibition at the V&A's Museum of Childhood showing 30 years' worth of contraband swiped from kids at over 150 schools in London. Read More >>

wtf
Police Bust 12-Year-Old for Timeless Elastic Band Assault

A boy who accidentally pinged an elastic coat toggle into the face of another child had the shock of his life when police turned up on his doorstep, accusing the poor kid of bullying. Read More >>

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"Tech Levels" are the New A-Level Equivalent for Practical Students, Apparently

The government plans to further alter the educational system by introducing Tech Levels, which will be an A-Level equivalent qualification for those taking skills-based vocational courses. When will the government's education meddling end? Read More >>

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GCSEs Switching to 1-8 Numbered Grades, Lessening Reliance on Coursework

The ways in which the brains of the youth of the nation are graded is set to change from 2015, with the government apparently deciding to bin the A-G scoring system and lessen the importance of coursework in a refreshed GCSE system. Read More >>

lego
Lego's Opening a School In Denmark

You don't realise it at the time, but once you find yourself studying at a place of higher learning, you really miss your younger school days where playtime was actually a part of your daily routine. But imagine what life must be like for students of a school that was built and funded by Lego. Read More >>

wtfriday
Sixth-Form Student Builds Working Submarine: Possibly Wants to Defect

A sixth-form sub usually means your teacher's sick and you get a free period to screw around. But for one student, its meaning is a little more literal. Eighteen-year-old Justin Beckerman could be considered the reincarnation of Thomas Edison. In his brief life, Justin's created a remote controlled cleaning machine, a helmet home theatre, and now a fully functional one-man submarine that can dive as deep as thirty feet. It kind of puts your baking soda volcano to shame. Read More >>

wtf
Health and Safety Strikes Again: Triangular Flapjacks Banned From School Because They Have Pointy Bits

Children don't actually live in the real world any more -- instead, they inhabit a strange parallel universe, lined with cotton wool and, for one particular school, no triangular flapjacks. Because the health and safety people have decided they're bad and nasty and hurt people or something. Read More >>

apple
School "Full of Regret" Over Ditching Laptops for Fashionable iPads

The recent rush to install iPads everywhere isn't going as smoothly as some would like, with teachers at one iPad-using school missing their old laptops, clunky PowerPoint files and antique sepia Word docs. Read More >>

wtf
An Amazing Student Was Caught with a 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet Filled with 25,000 Answers

If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000 answers. Read More >>

wtfriday
Home Economics: Now With Added Weed

The wonders of school days never cease to amaze me. Apparently a load of 14-year-olds had to be taken to hospital, after one bright spark thought it'd be a good idea to shove a load of weed into his brownie mix while in a cookery lesson. Read More >>

apple
iTunes U Puts Entire College Courses on Your iPad or iPhone (Updated)

Between coming up with a curriculum, assigning homework, getting important messages to students, teachers have it tough. iTunes U is going to let them do all of that from an iPad. Which means students can basically take their entire course from their tablets. Read More >>

steve jobs
School to Change Its Name to "Steve Jobs"

Move on Lenin. Steve Jobs is in town. The town of Plovdiv, the second largest city of Bulgaria. There, kids want to change the name of their technical school from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin to Steve Jobs. Read More >>

tablets
Lucky Essex School Kids Get £500k's Worth of iPad 2s

India's been trying to revolutionise education with its £40 tablet, meanwhile we've been buying 1,200 iPad 2s for school kids. Read More >>

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