The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s education director has said that schools should teach young people about how to identify ‘fake news’ as he plans to include questions about “global competencies” in the next round of international Pisa tests. The OECD is committed to developing global policies that help to improve social and economic…

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A recent evaluation by Queen’s University Belfast has suggested that texts from schools to parents could help improve grades and cut pupil absence. Involving 15,697 pupils from 29 schools across England, the programme looked at the effects of sending parents texts as a means of home/school communication.  Half of the parents were sent roughly one…

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Government-backed research has recently revealed that students in England are far less likely to work from textbooks than students in countries gaining the top exam results. Most schools these days rely on photocopied worksheets or information on whiteboards. Textbooks are useful to teachers, parents and students: for teachers, they reduce the workload of having to…

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