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Somebody Got Their Sums Wrong: Boys Are Not Better At Mathematics

Here’s an old chestnut: boys are better at mathematics than girls. We have probably all heard it repeated a hundred times. Fortunately, it’s just plain wrong and statistics prove it. The Myth: Scientists have spent decades researching whether a mathematical ability is because of biological or social factors. While girls have long done better at mathematics … Read More

Attendance Awareness Month: Every school day matters

September is Attendance Awareness Month in the United States – a nationwide campaign recognising the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. It aims to get schools and communities to promote the value of good school attendance and to take action to reduce chronic absenteeism among schoolchildren before it leads to long-term problems. In the … Read More