'The contribution of libraries is huge in children's literacy'

Arts education can help schools boost literacy and numeracy, claims a new report by Arts Council of Wales.

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What libraries do for us...

British writer and Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman talks about the huge contribution libraries make in supporting children's literacy and how this is being threatened by swingeing cuts across the country. Read more

'Use the arts to improve education'

Arts education can help schools boost literacy and numeracy instead of being seen as a luxury, the Arts Council of Wales claims in a new report launched this week. Read more

More academies, more freedom

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg talks about free schools and other school challenges. He admits he wants to take the fight to Michael Gove. Read more

Creative EYFS teaching resources

Earlyarts has launched a whole new range of EYFS resources that place creative teaching and learning right at the heart of early education practice. Read more

'Every young person should be “made” to study classical works'

Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti says that every single young person in the UK should be made – within the context of their school curriculum – to listen to the greatest classical works. Read more

Higher Education

New figures show that the number of students accepted to study at UK universities has returned to the levels before tuition fees were raised to £9,000. Read more

Creative writing in the classroom

English teacher Alan Gillespie shares five top tips, advice and resources on how to teach creative writing. Read more

Teachers' CPD Weekend

Theatre company Told by An idiot will launch their brand new teachers' CPD workshop next January 2014. This workshop is ideal for Drama teachers wishing to improve their students’ devised work. Read more

Training for young dancers

For young people interested in pursuing a career in the dance sector, check out some of the online resources and training opportunities offered by Youth Dance England. Read more