Florida high court kills school voucher program
In a ruling expected to reverberate through battles over school choice in many states, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a voucher program for students attending failing schools, saying the state Constitution bars Florida from using taxpayer money to finance a private alternative to the public system.
BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour -Phone-in: parents and schools
A recent survey from the Department of Education shows that parents are increasingly unhappy with their local schools. Satisfaction levels have fallen by 10% during the past year and more than half of parents saw no change in the quality of schooling or thought it had got worse.
The Video Game Revolution: "Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked" by Henry Jenkins | PBS
The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence.
Narnia's lion really is Jesus - Sunday Times - Times Online
AN unpublished letter from the novelist C S Lewis has provided conclusive proof of the Christian message in his Narnia childrenâs books.
In the letter [to be published in a new collection of Lewis' letters], sent to a child fan in 1961, Lewis writes: âThe whole Narnian story is about Christ.â?
Sure, this is a great book that fulfills all the prerequisite of its genre in a way that allows the reader to probe some of the possibilities of depth. The writing is taut (although I've only listened to it as a book on tape) and reminds me of the masters: Elmore Leonard and (my all time favorite) Carl Hiaasen.
BBC NEWS | Education | Primary reading set for overhaul
The way children are taught to read in primary schools in England needs to be changed, says a government review.
It has backed the method synthetic phonics, which teaches children the sounds of letters and combination of letters before they move onto books.