Education

Funding for troubled families is vital. Councils won't cope if it's withdrawn

My council receives £800,000 a year and funds the work of 30 people. We need to know what the future holds Over the years, many council’s have relied on Troubled Families funding to support a range of children’s services. Photograph: Alamy Paying for a pair of walking boots so a young person can go on …

Take a Harvard Course on Buddhism for Free

The Buddha at Ryozen Kannon, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Patrick Allan. If you’ve ever had an interest in learning about Buddhism, now is the perfect opportunity. You can take a Harvard University course on the beliefs, practices, and scriptures of Buddhism online for free. Learn Non-Attachment By Getting Rid of One Small Thing Each Day …

Idaho Legislators Don't Want Science Teachers Teaching Climate Change

Photo: Getty Shane Matson has been teaching physical science to middle and high schoolers in Leadore, Idaho, for nearly 30 years. Climate change has been a part of his lessons for about the last two decades. And until recently, it’s never really been a big deal. “I started to consider this is a great topic …

Secret Teacher: supply agencies are giving us a raw deal

I thought being a supply teacher would give me flexibility, but the pay and conditions I’ve had to agree to make the situation unsustainable ‘Schools are desperate for teachers and agencies are providing them.’ Photograph: Alamy Becoming a supply teacher initially seemed to make sense. I liked the idea of being in different classrooms while …