Only a few headlines in my education section of the Google Reader, but some interesting suggestions:
- Free running could be taught in secondary schools: Free running – the sport based on running and leaping over and across buildings and urban obstacles – could be taught in every secondary school in the country under radical proposals to cut youth crime.
- Children learn to cha-cha-cha instead of chow-chow-chow: Strictly Come Dancing stars Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova aim to introduce ballroom and Latin American dance into schools throughout the UK via a resource pack and training for teachers.
- Protest shuts flagship academy: A protest by parents and children today has forced one of Labour’s flagship academy schools to close for the day. Richard Rose Central academy, in Carlisle – the first to be run by someone without classroom experience – has had an emergency inspection by Ofsted inspectors after reports of pupils fighting in corridors and vandalising school buses and a damning report is expected.
- Government flagship academy dogged by violence: One of the Government’s newest academies is being dogged by violence, with pupils fighting in the corridors and vandalising school buses, just four months after it opened promising to deliver a world-class education to its 1,900 children.
- Builders ‘struggling’ in £45bn schools project: The Government’s £45bn programme to refurbish or rebuild every secondary school in the country could grind to a halt because of the economic downturn.