Education

University is Pompey’s top summer signing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images When a gruff US media tycoon says: "Drop everything else and do that," they're not usually talking about a university sponsorship deal.But former Disney boss Michael Eisner, now owner of Portsmouth Football Club, is a passionate advocate of a partnership that will see the University of Portsmouth's logo being unveiled on the team's shirt later this month.Corporate sponsors might more often be airlines, online gambling
Education

‘Miss! Are your classes making me blind?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "Miss, miss! Are your classes making me blind?"It sounds like a ridiculous question, but it may actually be grounded in science. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, says there's "strong evidence" that the longer we spend in education the more likely we are to need glasses.So as concerned hands shoot up in the classroom, how could teachers cope with a barrage of
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Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head

[ad_1] Image copyright Sean Macnamara Image caption Now a deputy head, Sean Macnamara says his education was damaged by streaming Sean Macnamara was put on "the oblong table" for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being "an oblong" meant - but they knew. Smart lads like Matthew and Paul (Sean still remembers their names) were on higher-ability tables. Sean believes
Education

Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

[ad_1] Image caption Twins: Is separation in school a good idea? Should twins be taught separately or kept together?Recent research says the decision on whether to separate twins should not be dictated by school policy but should be left to the families themselves.Here are the views of three mothers.Melissa, mum to seven-year-old twins, wanted her children to be kept together"I went for our school because it was one-form entry and
Education

UK parents help less with homework

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents in the UK admire their children's teachers, but they are too busy to help with the homework Parents in the UK are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children's homework compared with parents in other countries, a survey suggests.A survey of 27,830 parents in 29 countries found only 11% of UK parents spent an
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Young people and loneliness: ‘What happens when we fail?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "There can be so much disappointment and loneliness because we are encouraged to aspire and have ambitions - and then what happens when we fail?"Maybe exam results aren't good enough. The ideal you've been built up for - like being a footballer, being a doctor - doesn't happen."This 20-year-old woman, interviewed for a study on youth loneliness, captures the sense of pressure and isolation many