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Iran, banning English teaching in primary schools

In a context where Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame foreign powers for triggering the recent protests, Iran is going to ban the teaching of English in primary schools because of fear of "cultural invasion".

10 Big Ideas of School Leadership

Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.

 

During my senior year of college, I taught math to 26 inmates, none of whom had finished high school. What I faced was 26 examples of the failure of American education. What I did not realize is the profound effect this would have on my career as a school leader.

The Secret to Increasing Private School Enrollment

The school budget, the programs offered, and the teachers on staff all stem from the number of students that enroll at your school. It’s your bottom line. Every private school struggles to continue increasing student enrollment, simply due to the number of education choices available to students. Focusing on increasing enrollment requires a fully coordinated effort and often new approaches to programs offered at the school. In this blog, we’ll focus on how to leverage what makes your school unique – and how to tell everyone about it.

Teachers in UK report growing 'vocabulary deficiency'

Problem exists throughout primary and secondary school, leading to lower self-esteem and negative behaviour

Teachers are encountering increasing numbers of children with stunted vocabularies – haunting many pupils from primary to secondary school – and they fear “vocabulary deficiency” will hold them back educationally and socially.

Exclusive: Give teens more 'healthy' stress, says leading independent school head

Moments of stress help children to embrace the 'richness of life', says incoming HMC chair

Teenagers need more opportunities to experience stress, a leading independent school headteacher has said.