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Why our autocorrected cucumber wasn’t cool | Brief letters
Brief letters: Phone woes | Vintage car memories | Recorder for retirees | Sir or miss?

07, Jun, 2023 @3:44 PM

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Children’s attention span ‘shorter than ever’ since Covid crisis, say teachers in England
Poll of primary teachers finds pupils more likely to complain about being bored and provoke others in class

Rachel Hall and agency

07, Jun, 2023 @8:38 AM

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MPs call for action on pandemic-widened gap between England’s poor and rich pupils
Public accounts committee warns that without more intervention, attainment gap could take decade to return to pre-Covid levels

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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London school drops ‘Sir’ and ‘Miss’ honorifics to fight cultural misogyny
Principal of high-performing sixth form said two forms are ‘deeply unequal’ and diminish women

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, Jun, 2023 @5:10 PM

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When toots were torture in class | Brief letters
Brief letters: Recorders strike the wrong note | Rereading Vulcan’s clue | Rip-off rail fares | Dirty water

06, Jun, 2023 @4:42 PM

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Exam season makes everyone unhappy. Why do we put up with it? | Zoe Williams
The intolerable pressure leads to terrible family rows. I thought I had escaped the worst of it with my children, but I now realise I was wrong, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

05, Jun, 2023 @3:07 PM

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Children’s enjoyment of writing has fallen to ‘crisis point’, research finds
Only one in three UK children now enjoy writing in their free time – including text messages – with those on free school meals most likely to do so

Sarah Shaffi

05, Jun, 2023 @2:19 PM

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Nice to teach you: Brucie can help boost children’s speech, says classics professor
Former teacher says learning classical rhetoric can help pupils become better communicators

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

04, Jun, 2023 @4:42 PM

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Record number of young in the UK ‘at risk of exploitation’ this summer
Barnardo’s fears the cost of living crisis will leave families unable to afford holiday activities, leaving children prey to sexual predators online and criminal gangs on the street

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Much easier to say no’: Irish town unites in smartphone ban for young children
Parents and schools across Greystones adopt voluntary ‘no-smartphone code’ in bid to curb peer pressure

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

03, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Protest over Pride month assembly at Los Angeles school turns violent
Reports of fights breaking out over a book reading about inclusive families forced police officers to separate clashing groups

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Jun, 2023 @12:25 AM

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‘There’s spitting, foul language’: the reality of working in a college in badly behaved Britain
The pandemic shrank the world for many students. Now, anything unfamiliar prompts either anxiety or aggression

As told to Elle Hunt

02, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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