Thailand: Activists Rally to End Cruel Punishment Haircuts Inflicted on Helpless Students
Activists in Thailand are calling for more definitive guidelines and stricter enforcement measures to eradicate the practice of humiliating punishment haircuts in schools. The outcry follows an incident in which a teacher was accused of cutting the hair of over 100 students while they sat on the floor in rows. For decades, students in Thailand have been subjected to strict regulations concerning the length and style of their hair. However, in response to mounting protests by young people, the Ministry of Education recently abolished these regulations and suggested that individual schools establish their own policies.
Discrimination and External Obligations Hinder Black Students from Achieving College Degrees, Alarming Study Uncovers
A recent study by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation revealed that black students have lower six-year completion rates for degree or certificate programs compared to other racial or ethnic groups. The study, released on Thursday, highlights that black students face several obstacles in completing post-secondary programs, including high expenses and racial discrimination. The research found that black students in the least diverse programs are more likely to feel discriminated against or experience physical or psychological harm. It further showed that 21% of currently enrolled black students in all post-secondary institutions reported feeling discriminated against “frequently” or “occasionally.”
The Devastating Consequence Of Screen Overdose: Children Cognitive Skills At Risk
A new study that was published in JAMA Pediatrics found a link between time spent in front of a screen during infancy and lower cognitive skills later in childhood.
The Hunger Crisis in England’s Nurseries: Childcare Providers Cry Out for Urgent Financial Aid from the GOVERNMENT
A recent survey of over 500 childcare providers in the UK reveals that many are struggling to provide nutritious meals for children due to rising food costs. According to data shared with The Guardian by the Early Years Alliance and the London Early Years Foundation, nearly 1 in 10 childcare providers had turned to food charities for assistance, and nearly 62 percent had to use cheaper ingredients in their meals.
Authorities Strike a Blow Against Illegal Drug Activity at Hudson High School in Wisconsin
Students Suspected of Fueling Illegal Drug Trade at Hudson High School in Western Wisconsin, Leading to Massive Raid and Arrests on Thursday Morning.
Seeking Justice: Teacher Shot by Student Plans to Sue Newport News Public Schools
Abby Zwerner, a teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary, will file a lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools, according to her attorney, Diane Toscano.
Navigating Mathematical Struggles: Tips On How To Assist Children With Dyscalculia
The ongoing struggles associated with dyscalculia cannot be attributed solely to a lack of overall aptitude or any underlying developmental disorders. Dyscalculic people often struggle with other learning disabilities as well, including dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Providing children with mathematical learning difficulties with the right resources and strategies can help them overcome their challenges and excel in math. Children with dyscalculia can be helped in the following ways.
Teachers that use strict tones have been proven to be less effective at inspiring students in the classroom, study finds
It was discovered that when faced with a strict teacher, students were more likely to rebel, their well-being was affected, and they were less likely to reveal any problems they may be facing, such as bullying. The study, conducted by researchers at The University of Essex and the University of Reading, found that students felt unable to express themselves when confronted with a harsher, more controlling tone. On the other hand, a supportive-sounding voice inspired a connection to a teacher, which in turn increased their intention to cooperate. The results of this study have the potential to greatly impact teacher…
Unlocking Reading Potential: The Power of Multisensory Instruction In The Classroom
Unlock the full potential of reading by utilizing all five senses during lessons. Discover ways to enhance reading skills in your classroom through a multisensory approach.
Portugal: Teachers Have Begun A National Indefinite Strike
The teachers want many changes, such as a more open process for hiring, better working conditions, and more pay. Teachers in Portugal have lost 20% of their buying power since 2009, according to the union that is behind the strike.
Saudi Arabia Embraces The Belt And Road Initiative, Opening The Door To Chinese Textbooks And Curriculum Exchange
The Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia has accepted the first set of foreign textbooks, a set of Chinese language textbooks made by a firm in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Saudi Arabia has included the teaching of Mandarin into its education system, established Mandarin-related majors at nine colleges, and educated more than 300 local Chinese-language instructors.
Hungary: Students Join Teachers In Protest Over Low Pay
The students were showing their support for the teachers, who had been fired for revolting over their poor salary and years of neglect by the government. Teachers in Hungary are paid the least in the European Union, with even cashiers earning more.
The El Busesito Preschool Puts Its Classroom On Wheels
The El Busesito “little bus” preschool provides free early childhood and family engagement programs to Latino immigrant families in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley.
Tennessee: New Legislation Looks To Double The Current Classroom Stipend For Teachers From $200 To $500
The plan, if approved, would provide an additional $300 for classroom supplies for each teacher, more than the existing allowance of $200. Every teacher would be given $500 to spend however they see fit, with any leftover funds going into a common pot to be used to purchase classroom supplies.
The Los Angeles Teachers Union Is Asking For A 20% Pay Increase, Saying That Teachers Are Overworked And Underpaid
The Los Angeles teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, is pressing the Los Angeles Unified School District to increase teacher pay by 20% over two years, reduce class sizes, and improve kids’ access to mental health and academic services.
Vaping Giant Settles Lawsuits Accusing Them Of Marketing To Minors
After being accused of targeting children in its advertising, US e-cigarette maker Juul Labs said on Tuesday that it has settled with roughly 10,000 plaintiffs in California.
United Kingdom: £500 Million Will Be Allocated To Schools In Order To Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives
The government will provide £500 million to “futureproof” school buildings by making them more energy efficient.
Classroom’s “Big Brother”: Face-Recognition Software Is Now Being Used In A Chinese School To Point Out Students Who Aren’t Paying Attention
The idea behind employing facial recognition technology in the classroom is that it will allow teachers to more accurately measure the extent to which students are paying attention to the material being presented.
Recent Studies Have Revealed A Popular Toy Among Prehistoric Kids
Ancient owl-shaped slate etched plaques that date back 5,000 years and were discovered in a copper mine may have been children’s toys, according to a new study.
Uvalde Shooting Victims Seek $27 Billion, Lawsuit
Court records reveal that victims of the Uvalde school shooting, which left 21 people dead, have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city, and other school and law enforcement authorities demanding $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker.
Children Who Are Exposed To High Levels Of Air Pollution Can Have Academic Setbacks, Study Finds
According to the Washington Post, research released on Wednesday found that young children living in low-income areas are more likely to be exposed to air pollution, which is harmful to their cognitive development.
Worry Grows Across Europe Over Teacher Shortages
There are now 4,000 vacant teaching positions in France, and national predictions estimate that number will climb to 25,000 in Germany by 2025 and 30,000 in Portugal by 2030.
Ohio: Gov. DeWine Has Allocated $57.8 Million For Various Safety Initiatives In Schools Across The State
In an effort to make classrooms safer, Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio has unveiled a grant program that will provide $57.8 million to schools throughout the state.
Child Development: Parents And Teachers Prioritize Helping Your Children Develop A Strong Core And Upper-Body Strength
Commonly, one may conclude that improving the kid’s fine motor skills is crucial. But before that can happen, kids need to build up their abdominal and upper-body strength. Teaching children the correct technique to hold a pencil and having them practice is not enough; they need to begin building the major muscles needed to do so as early as possible.
Hungary: Educators Have Submitted A Petition Calling For Immediate Reforms
The Hungarian teachers’ unions have sent a petition to the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Budapest, requesting that the Hungarian government immediately make necessary changes to the school system and increase the pay of teachers.
Reading Is Not Taught To Finnish Children In The Kindergarten Years – They End Up Doing Fine Anyhow
Literacy is a subject that is introduced to children as early as kindergarten in the United States. This is not the situation in Finland, where early on in their schooling children are encouraged to engage in play and yet go on to achieve great success in reading.
The Right Hemisphere Of The Brain Develops First, And Serve As The Basis For Intellectual Development Through “Play”
Literacy and numeracy instruction given to youngsters less than seven years old may actually be detrimental to the children’s still-evolving brains. Children might develop what is known as “learned stupidity” if they are unable to utilize their academic brains in the ways that are being requested of them. They come to the conclusion that they are unable to learn, which causes them to abandon their natural drive to do so.
Why Your Children Should Play In The Mud—Despite the Mess!
Playing in the mud is not only a fun way for children to create priceless childhood memories, but it is also an excellent method for kids to learn new things, unwind, and express their imaginative sides. According to findings from studies conducted in the medical field, it may also be beneficial for the physical and mental health of your kid.
Burkina Faso: Insecurity Keeps “One Million Students” Out Of Schools
According to the non-profit organization Save the Children, the current state of insecurity in Burkina Faso has resulted in the closure of more than 5,700 schools, which has resulted in one million students being unable to attend class.
MacKenzie Scott Donates $20 Million To Cleveland Schools
MacKenzie Scott, a philanthropist and the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has given a contribution of $20 million to the schools in the Cleveland area.
Toilet Paper To Save Suicidal Youth: Japan Applies New Approach In Schools
In an effort to combat Japan’s decades-long suicidal crisis, local authorities in central Japan are trying a new approach: printing supportive and comforting messages on toilet paper.
Bob Dylan’s High School Love Letters Sold For $670K At Auction
A well-known bookstore in Portugal recently purchased at auction a collection of heartfelt personal letters written by a teenage Bob Dylan to his high school lover. The collection brought in close to $670,000.
California: The “After School Satan Club” Will Be Allowed At An Elementary School
A California elementary school will include a “Satan Club” into the curriculum.
New York: Schools Have Been Told To Stop Using Native American Mascots Or Face Consequences
The use of Native American mascots, team names, or emblems is forbidden across the state of New York. And now, the education department of the state is asking its schools to comply by the end of the school year – or else they face losing state funds.
Hungary: Teachers Go On Strike Again, Low Salary And Inflation Continues
On Friday, Hungarian teachers, students, and parents intensified their demonstration, demanding greater pay and education reforms, by building a human chain that was 10 kilometers (six miles) long in the center of Budapest. Additionally, smaller protests were conducted around the nation.