PUBLISHED: 12:09 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 21 September 2018 Bethany Wales Parents are concerned after one of the bus services to Thetford Academy was cancelled Photo: Google Google A mother was attacked by a mugger who punched her in the face whilst she was on the way to collect her son from school. It happened after a school bus service was cancelled, leaving youngsters with a choice between public transport or a 40-minute walk to Thetford Academy.The service, operated by Brandon-based Lewis Coaches was cancelled by the company at the start of the academic year. It took students from the Fulmerston Road, St John’s Way and Canterbury Way areas of the town.One mother, who has asked not to be named, was attacked in an underpass while on her way to pick up her 11-year-old son from the academy. An unidentified attacker tried to snatch her bag and when she resisted hit her in the face, leaving redness and broken skin.She said: “I … [Read more...] about Mother attacked after school bus service cancelled
AUSTIN — In an effort to streamline the social studies curriculum in Texas, education officials have voted to cut several historical figures from required lesson plans. Members of a volunteer work group recommended the cuts. They created a rubric to determine scores for the more than 450 historical figures kids learn about in social studies classes, based on factors like whether the person had a lasting legacy or represented a diverse perspective.Last week, the Texas State Board of Education approved more than five dozen figures for deletion. Among those they decided to cut were celebrities and businesspeople like Mary Kay Ash and Oprah Winfrey, historical figures like Helen Keller and John Hancock and politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barry Goldwater.Texas teachers have long complained the curriculum is too extensive. For example, kids learn about 70 different historical figures in Grade 4, when they learn Texas history. This is too many to teach … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller could be cut from history classes in Texas. Who else could get the ax?
By Jill Tucker Published 10:05 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Edward R. Taylor Elementary school fourth- and fifth-grade students watch as an Alonzo King Lines Ballet training program perform for HeART of Market for it's outdoor dance festival at the Mint Plaza on May 4 in San Francisco. less Edward R. Taylor Elementary school fourth- and fifth-grade students watch as an Alonzo King Lines Ballet training program perform for HeART of Market for it's outdoor dance festival at the Mint Plaza on May 4 ... more Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Edward R. Taylor Elementary school fourth- and fifth-grade students watch as an Alonzo King Lines Ballet training program perform for HeART of Market for it's outdoor dance festival at … [Read more...] about SF schools may overhaul lottery system for campus assignments
PUBLISHED: 19:03 19 September 2018 James Scott Daubeney Primary School. Photo by Google Streetview Archant Youngsters at a Lower Clapton school have had their reading and maths SATs cancelled after a “maladministration” investigation. Parents at Daubeney Primary School were left scratching their heads over the summer holidays when the results from tests that Year 6 boys and girls sat in May were withheld. Key Stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, are published annually by the Department for Education in July, giving an indicator of how schools are performing across the country. The controversial assessments are a way of making sure every child has mastered the basics when they leave primary education and move on to secondary school. However Daubeney governor Christoper Russell confirmed to the Gazette on Tuesday the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has declared the school’s 2018 SATs for English reading and … [Read more...] about Daubeney Primary School SATs declared invalid after Department for Education ‘maladministration’ investigation
PUBLISHED: 11:51 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:05 20 September 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes James Pulford and his son Kai. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE FAMILY Archant The father of an 11-year-boy has described his anger at a Norfolk bus company after his son was left at the roadside on the way home from school. Charles Sanders of Sanders Coaches. Photo: Karen BethellBut the owner of Sanders Coaches has defended the bus driver, saying Aylsham High School pupil Kai Pulford and two others were asked to get off the bus because they were “messing around” and causing a risk to safety.Kai’s dad James Pulford, 39, said his son was asked to get off the bus a mile from his school on Tuesday, September 18.Mr Pulford said: “For whatever reason the school bus didn’t arrive on time so Kai got on the public bus with other pupils.“They got as far as Tesco in Aylsham, about a mile from the high school, and the driver stopped the bus and asked … [Read more...] about Anger after 11-year-old boy told to get off public bus