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May 13, 2018 12:10 AM The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano 6

May 11, 2018 2:15 PM Grammar schools: Is selection good for social mobility?

As the government reiterates its pledge to provide £50m to expand existing grammar schools in England, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has criticised the plans as "absurd". She said that the evidence was "clear they do nothing to improve social mobility". The Department for Education said grammar schools will only get a share of this money 32

April 18, 2018 10:02 PM Middle school students SHOULD start school later, study claims: Pushing back classes 37 minutes left kids far more lively and responsive

Starting middle school classes at 8.37am could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a US study suggests. Starting school 37 minutes later in the morning, compared with other schools that began at 8am, gave students an average 17 additional minutes of sleep per weeknight, the study team reports in the Journal of School 24

March 31, 2018 5:02 AM Schools to receive £4.7 million to transform buildings

SCHOOLS in Bolton are to receive a slice of £4.7 million to transform buildings. Nine primary and secondary schools have successfully bid for government cash to improve their buildings with projects ranging from replacing a whole classroom block to kitchen improvements. The funding is part of multi-million pound pot to improve and expand facilities in schools 11

March 23, 2018 1:23 AM Paying school fees is a ‘waste of money because bright pupils thrive anywhere’, study claims

Paying school fees is a waste of money because bright children will thrive anywhere, a study suggests. Grammar schools and private schools were found to create only a tiny increase in exam grades at GCSE level compared to state schools, the research found. The research looked at performance at maths, science and English GCSEs by boys and girls in England 23

March 22, 2018 12:29 AM REVEALED: Florida woman, 22, tried to post $25 bond to free Zachary Cruz, 18, after he was found trespassing at the school where his brother massacred 17 students but the judge blocked it by increasing the rate to $500,000

A young Florida woman first posted bail for Zachary Cruz when he was arrested Monday night and charged with trespassing at his former school. The 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz was picked up by by an officer with the Broward County Sheriff's Office just before 5pm after he rode his skateboard through the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 3

January 31, 2018 6:04 AM Academy schools failing to make the grade given extra support

SECONDARY schools failing to make the grade are being supported by the local authority to raise standards. Education bosses say they accept that standards are too low in some of Bolton’s schools following the publication of the ‘league tables’ last week. Figures showed that Bolton was in the 20 ‘worst’ authorities for the number of secondary schools 18

January 25, 2018 5:05 PM Figures show how Devon schools performed based on GCSE results

Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth was the best-performing school in the city and surrounding county at GCSEs in 2017 based on the Government’s Attainment 8 measure. Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which will include English, maths and a range of other subjects - the higher, the better. Some 97 per cent of pupils 18

January 22, 2018 1:41 PM Durham’s mini police bring their own sarcasm

The spirit of Pavel Morozov is evoked in Durham, where the local constabulary have created a ‘Mini Police’ force. A platoon of uniformed nine to 11 year olds is on patrol. Durham police outline the mission: “The objective is to introduce these children to a positive experience of policing and to get them involved in the local community.” A digital platform 5

January 20, 2018 4:15 AM Christian secondary school to get go-ahead

A LONG-DELAYED free school is set to clear the final hurdle before building works can begin. The Church of England King’s School will be granted a 125-year lease for premises at the current site of West Blatchington Primary School when councillors vote through plans on Thursday. The vote is expected to pass with unanimous support after planning permission 6