More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school

first_imgThe Guardian 12 August 2015Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.Figures obtained by the Press Association show that 16,430 parents in England were prosecuted for failing to ensure their children went to school in 2014 – equivalent to around 86 cases for each day of the school year.This is up a quarter on 2013, when 13,128 people were taken to court.The increase comes after a crackdown on children missing school, including strict new rules on term-time holidays introduced two years ago.Headteachers said that while it may not always be easy for parents to ensure their children attend school, it was their responsibility and that they should talk to the children’s school if there were problems.Ministry of Justice statistics gathered by the Press Association through a freedom of information request show that of those taken to court last year, around three quarters (76%) – 12,479 – were found guilty, a 22% jump on the year before.http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/aug/12/increase-parents-england-prosecuted-taking-children-out-of-schoollast_img read more

5 players score as No. 5 Syracuse shuts out No. 8 Boston College, 6-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Five Syracuse players scored and Borg van der Velde pitched another shutout as No. 5 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) buried No. 8 Boston College (4-1, 0-1 ACC), 6-0, on Friday evening in Newton, Massachusetts. The onslaught wasn’t immediate. Boston College applied some pressure on the SU defense early but never broke through. By the end of the game, BC had five shots.Just over six minutes into the game, Elaine Carey broke the tie and put the Orange up, 1-0. From then, SU hit the gas pedal. Laura Hurff doubled Syracuse’s lead 23:49 into the game, and one minute and 11 seconds later, Jennifer Bleakney found the back of the net again, cueing a BC timeout. Caroline Cady added a goal of her own making it 4-0, and both teams headed to half.Courtesy of John Quackenbos/BC AthleticsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second half provided much of the same for both teams. Carey’s second goal and a Lies Lagerweij blast on a penalty corner put the game out of reach. Lagerweij’s goal might have been the most important for SU, as it was the Orange’s first penalty corner goal since it’s very first attempt of the season. After 35 misses in a row, Syracuse found a second penalty corner goal. In net, van der Velde picked up her sixth-straight shutout, making some key saves, including a sprawling attempt on a penalty corner that appeared to go in. Next up, SU is on the road at No. 21 Albany on Sunday at 1 p.m. Comments Published on September 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more