Proposed tests for reception children ‘verging on the immoral’
Teachers are rebelling and companies refusing to tender for a planned assessment of infants in England that many say will crowd out play Teachers at Friars school in Essex are among those furious about government’s plans for compulsory tests in reception, which they say could lose valuable play time. Photograph: Susannah Ireland for the Guardian…

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies
Damian Hinds’ appointment shows the prime minister has not given up on more grammar schools despite lack of enthusiasm by experts or voters Justine Greening leaves No 10 after resigning as education secretary to avoid being reshuffled. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images The new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and…

Clarkston robotics teams awarded education grants
State Rep. Jim Tedder announced a combined grant award of $18,300 to FIRST Robotics programs in Clarkston Community Schools from the Michigan Department of Education. The RUSH robotics team was awarded $2,500 and the Clarkston RoboWolves, Cyborg Wolves, Grease Wolves, Jaffke/Evans and Technadoes teams received $1,300 each. Clarkston Junior High School was awarded a total…

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Outstanding educators celebrated Jan. 24
Outstanding educators celebrated Jan. 24 The annual Teacher of the Year awards honoring outstanding educators in the St. Johns County Schools is set for Jan. 24 at the Renaissance World Golf Village from 6 to 9 p.m. INK! (Investing in Kids), in partnership with The Players Championship, Beaver Toyota St. Augustine and Carlisle Interconnect Technology,…

Beloved Slingerlands pediatrician leaves legacy of education and flowering woods
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Jim Palermo: Education should provide widest opportunities
Education should provide widest opportunities A recent sermon I heard began with an amazing quotation from a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered to junior high school students. His words were: “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be…

Patrick Boughan: Seeks transparency in selecting education commissioner
Seeks transparency in selecting education chief Education is important to the citizens of Massachusetts. If Massachusetts was a country, our schools would rank ninth in the world. This is no accident — it is the result of centuries of hard work, a culture of valuing education, and significant investment. The Massachusetts Board of Education is…