THE GOLDIE RULE

Goldie Hawn to Helm U.K. School?

No, this isn't the plot of a new reality show: Across the pond, the conservatives are pushing to overhaul the U.K.'s education system, and they're enlisting the help of actress Goldie Hawn. The self-described Jewish-Buddhist—who runs an education charity that claims simple breathing exercises can improve kids' ability to absorb information—recently met with Michael Grove, the shadow schools secretary in Britain, to discuss opening a school that incorporates these principles if the Tories win the general election. "Some parents would want a rigorous traditional academic education for their children with desks neatly marshalled and traditional football," said Grove. "Others will want something that is more flexible, more imaginative." Hawn's unorthodox technique, dubbed MindUp—which also claims to improve concentration and make children less aggressive—is being used in some U.S. schools.