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End culture of 11-plus test coaching, grammars urged BBC News education reporter Children sitting the 11-plus exam in Kent The culture of coaching pupils for 11-plus exams must be ended so poor bright children are not excluded from grammar schools,
Children from poorer homes should be given free tuition to help them pass the 11-plus in areas which retain grammar schools, says a report out today. New research from the education charity the Sutton Trust appears to indicate a bias in favour of
Washington The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S...WFP will use the food to help children at schools in Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia and Malawi...Each country will receive food
Indian police have charged a school principal and her husband with murder after 23 children were poisoned by their school meal. The children, aged four to 12, fell ill on July 16 after their mid-day meal was contaminated with pesticide. Police
Accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions...Decades before I broke the world record in the marathon, I would run to school each morningthree miles through my homeland, the Rift Valley of Kenya. Why? Because at school, I had a
Some pupils are not being given enough food at Powys primary schools causing them to snack and lose concentration in lessons, an assembly member has warned. Montgomeryshire AM Russell George said parents and governors had told him 11-year-olds were
Almost everything about a school cafeteria meal has a regulation. The federal government caps the amount of fat and salt in breakfasts and lunches. It sets minimum standards for servings of fruit, vegetables, grains, milk and meat. But one widely
K Parents in the Tower Hamlets borough of East London are singing the praises of a new policy which will see primary school students receive their school lunches for free. All of the borough's four-, five- and six-year-olds qualify for the program.
A new school-meals-eligibility option authorized by Congress in 2010 is proving popular with high-poverty schools and is significantly increasing student participation in school lunch and school breakfast programs funded by the U.S. Department of
Children in the first three years of schools in England will get a free lunch from September 2014...But a group of 11 unions, churches and children's organisations claimed progress has been "limited" and has even been "scaled back" by some councils.