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Les 61 copies du bac volées ont été retrouvées dans un bar à Paris

lemonde_edu - 1 hour 52 min ago
Les élèves ont été prévenus dimanche et lundi qu’ils allaient devoir repasser l’épreuve.
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Report Finds No Challenge for City in Plan for Diverse Schools

NYTimes - 3 hours 50 min ago
A study from the New School said that given current trends, no “heavy lifting” would be needed for New York education officials to meet their diversity goals.
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Potential Deal in Albany on Mayoral Control of Schools

NYTimes - 4 hours 31 min ago
No votes have been taken during the special session convened by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday, and thus any agreement was tentative.
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School Board Decisions Spur Onondaga Nation Protest

NYTimes - 5 hours 9 min ago
A decision not to appoint an Onondaga teacher as principal of the Onondaga Nation School has prompted most parents to keep their children out of class.
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Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

bbc education - 7 hours 18 min ago
The number of disadvantaged students not finishing their studies rises for the second year in a row.
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The English town that loves a school prom

bbc education - 7 hours 42 min ago
More than 3,000 guests dress up for this year's event in the small town of Midsomer Norton.
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Is a peace scholarship worth pursuing?

bbc education - 8 hours 9 min ago
Is it possible to find peace in Thailand?
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Councils call for say in schools funding to protect children with special needs

the guardian - 8 hours 23 min ago

Without local input some pupils could miss out in new funding formula, says Local Government Association

Children with special educational needs could lose out under government plans for a national funding formula for schools if there is no local input into education funding priorities, councils have warned.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, says it supports the introduction of a revised formula to address unfairness in the school funding system.

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Oxford and Cambridge 'need to improve access for disadvantaged students'

the guardian - 8 hours 24 min ago

Director of Office for Fair Access praises universities’ efforts so far but says more needs to be done to identify potential in poorer applicants

Oxford and Cambridge universities have failed to recognise potential among disadvantaged applicants and need to improve their efforts, according to the government’s higher education access tsar. In outspoken remarks at an education conference, Les Ebdon, director of the Office for Fair Access (Offa), said: “Do I think there’s fair access at Oxbridge? Well, obviously not.”

Ebdon also criticised the two elite universities for failing to systematically use data on applicants’ backgrounds rather than relying on high entry requirements. “If you ask me, ‘Should they be doing more?’, the answer is yes, obviously, because they have so few students from [the most disadvantaged groups], so few students on free school meals, so few students from different ethnic minorities,” Ebdon said. “So yes, they certainly should be doing more, and that’s my job, to make sure that they do do more.”

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Teachers at school in Walsall strike over fears for safety from pupils

the guardian - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 21:32

Industrial action at Willenhall comes as staff tell of running battles with students and Ofsted officials being pelted with food

Teachers at a West Midlands secondary school have begun industrial action because of fears for their safety from disruptive pupils and concerns about management, as staff spoke of violent behaviour after a critical report by school inspectors.

Teachers from the National Union of Teachers and the NASUWT unions staged a one-day strike on Tuesday at Willenhall school, which is run by the E-Act academy chain. The teachers intend to take prolonged periods of industrial action over the next two weeks if things fail to improve.

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A winning smile avoids showing too many teeth, researchers say

the guardian - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 21:24

US scientists have investigated the makeup of the perfect smile, saying the findings could be useful for clinicians working to restore facial movement

If you want your smile to appear pleasant, you might want to avoid a dazzling beam, research suggests. A study by scientists in the US has found that wide smiles with a high angle and showing a lot of teeth are not the best at creating a positive impression.

“A lot of people don’t understand how important their smiles are and how important this aspect of communication we do with each other every day is,” said Stephen Guy, a co-author of the research from the University of Minnesota. The authors say the findings could prove valuable for clinicians working to restore facial movement and expression to those who have experienced facial paralysis.

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Fresh fire safety checks on schools urged

bbc education - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 19:25
Unions call for urgent fire safety checks at schools in the wake of the Grenfell fire.
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Advice for law students: how to moot

the guardian - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 18:11

Mooting experience could help you bag a pupillage or training contract – so how is it done?

Every lawyer knows the buzz of clinching that winning point – and the desolation of losing. Mooting gives the advocate-in-training an early taste of those feelings. While it may sound like a rejected concept for a Hogwarts lesson, it’s a truly worthwhile experience for law students that could stay with them throughout their career.

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University accommodation across UK investigated over Grenfell cladding fears

bbc education - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 17:37
Student accommodation across the country is being checked fire safety issues, following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
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Canterbury: 'We made a difference. You don’t have to accept things as they are'

the guardian - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 17:13

After the most stunning election in recent history, Guardian reporters are writing from four key constituencies to make sense of the results. In Canterbury, Harriet Sherwood and photographer Martin Godwin find renewed enthusiasm for Labour in a previous Tory stronghold

The day before the deadline to register to vote in the general election, Conor Fitzmaurice went knocking on doors at the University of Kent’s halls of residence.

Clutching leaflets on how to register, he told his fellow students they needed to make their voices heard. Although a member of the Labour party for three years, the 25-year-old politics and international relations student did not proselytise for Jeremy Corbyn, nor for local candidate Rosie Duffield. He said. “It was just: get out and make a difference.”

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Lancement de Politika, nouvelle vitrine de la recherche française en sciences sociales

lemonde_edu - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 15:27
L’historienne Frédérique Matonti et le psychanalyste Richard Rechtman ont présenté Politika, une plate-forme qui offre une magnifique vitrine à la recherche française en sciences sociales.
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Regional growth and universities – a link that's more than academic

the guardian - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 13:32

With investing in the regions a priority for successive governments, what role could universities based in the Midlands play in revitalising the economic fortunes of their communities?

Struggles for control within Westminster, and between Britain and the European Union, have been so dramatic recently that plans for a different kind of power shift have gone relatively unnoticed.

The former chancellor George Osborne announced in 2014 greater devolution of power to the regions, with new metropolitan mayors and targeted investment. First came his vision of a “northern powerhouse” with billions of pounds of investment in science, transport and infrastructure. Then, two years ago this month, he announced his intention to make the Midlands “an engine for growth”.

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Exam chief's 'profound regret' over A-level leaks

bbc education - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 13:19
Leaks in two A-Level exams in the past few days prompt an exam board chief to express "profound regret".
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Department for Education discloses gender pay gap

bbc education - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 13:04
The pay gap between men and women working at the department is 5.9%.
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Au collège, le nouveau brevet déjà contesté

lemonde_edu - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 12:19
Dans nombre d’établissements, la majorité des élèves de 3e ont déjà le nombre de points pour décrocher l’examen, avant le coup d’envoi des écrits.
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