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Schools pushing children into home schooling, say councils

the guardian - 1 hour 43 min ago

Watchdog told that parents are coerced into home educating, often before GCSEs

Local authorities in England say some parents are being “coerced” by schools into home educating their children, often before GCSE exams, and that there has been a sharp increase in the number of pupils being removed, according to the government’s admissions watchdog.

The annual report of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) says that more than 52,000 children were registered as being home schooled in 2017-18, using figures supplied by the 152 councils in England. But it notes that, because there is no requirement on parents to register, the figure is an underestimate of the real total.

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Michigan State Names Satish Udpa as New Interim President After John Engler Resigns

NYTimes - 3 hours 18 min ago
Mr. Udpa, a top university administrator, is replacing Mr. Engler, who remarked that some victims of Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor, appeared to be enjoying “the spotlight.”
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St Andrews find may be oldest surviving wall chart of periodic table

the guardian - 3 hours 22 min ago

Chart appears to date from 1885, and was found under lecture hall during clean-out

A crumbling roll of canvas-backed paper discovered underneath a lecture theatre in Scotland may be the world’s oldest surviving periodic table chart, experts have said.

The chart was found during a clean-out at the University of St Andrews in 2014 and appears to date from 1885 – 16 years after the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published his method of showing the relationships between the elements in 1869.

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University should be free for all students, not just the wealthiest | Eric Lybeck

the guardian - 4 hours 42 min ago

We now know that 10% of the wealthiest students get to go to university for free. This compounds inequality

Advocates of the current university tuition fee system in Britain argue it is fair and progressive because only a fraction of students will ever pay the government back in full. Until graduates make more than £25,000, they pay nothing, and thereafter – once in higher-income work – they pay no more than 9% of their salary. Of course, interest continues to accrue, but only around 30% of students will pay back all of their loan.

The problem with the view that tuition fees are progressive is that we only look at those students who take out loans. According to a report published by the Intergenerational Foundation, we now know that at least 10% of the wealthiest students from the UK have their fees paid upfront by their parents. At Oxbridge, the percentage climbs to 16%. This means they avoid accruing the considerable interest paid by their less well-off peers.

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New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades

NYTimes - 9 hours 47 min ago
The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
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Service national universel : 13 départements pilotes et 3 000 volontaires dès juin

lemonde_edu - 10 hours 41 min ago
A terme, le service national universel prévoit une phase allant jusqu’à un mois obligatoire pour les jeunes de 16 ans, puis une phase facultative de trois à douze mois.
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Ofsted inspections find three Steiner schools to be ‘inadequate’

the guardian - 10 hours 47 min ago

Concerns raised about safeguarding, bullying and high exclusion rates

The future of state-funded Steiner education has been thrown into doubt after a series of snap Ofsted inspections found that three of the four such schools set up under the Conservatives’ free school programme were “inadequate”.

The four have been inspected in recent weeks – alongside private Steiner schools, a number of which have also been found to be inadequate – following an intervention by the education secretary, Damian Hinds, over concerns about safeguarding.

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Les enseignants ne pourront plus refuser une deuxième heure supplémentaire

lemonde_edu - 12 hours 6 min ago
La mesure, qui doit être actée à la fin du mois pour la rentrée 2019, devrait permettre de compenser les suppressions de postes au collège et au lycée. Avec le retour de la défiscalisation, elle se veut aussi un « coup de pouce » pour le pouvoir d’achat.
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London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

bbc education - 15 hours 26 min ago
A school in one of London's poorest boroughs aims to send 41 students to Oxford or Cambridge this year.
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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

bbc education - 16 hours 44 min ago
The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.
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Michigan State Could Oust John Engler, Interim President, After Nassar Remarks

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 23:35
University trustees plan to discuss “personnel action” on Thursday after Mr. Engler was quoted saying that some of Lawrence Nassar’s victims were enjoying “the spotlight.”
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Damian Hinds to lobby Treasury for multi-year education funds

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:58

Education secretary agrees DfE needs something similar to recent NHS long-term plan

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, is to lobby the Treasury for a multi-year funding settlement for education in England similar to the 10-year package announced for the NHS, MPs were told.

Hinds, who appeared before parliament’s education select committee, said he would make a “a very compelling case” for more funding in this year’s spending review, agreeing that something similar to the recent NHS long-term plan was needed.

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Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:56
Mrs. Pence is teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va., which requires employees to uphold conservative beliefs on sexual identity.
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Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

bbc education - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 18:27
Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was.
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Egyptian universities reinstate students expelled for hugging

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 18:03

Mansoura and Al-Azhar universities backtrack after video of celebratory embrace goes viral

Two students expelled from university in Egypt for the “immoral act” of hugging in celebration of their engagement have been reinstated after a viral video of their embrace drew widespread public sympathy.

The universities of Al-Azhar and Mansoura initially told both students they would be thrown out after footage emerged showing the male student kneeling and proposing to the teenage woman before presenting her with a bouquet of flowers. The video, shot on the campus of Mansoura University, then showed the pair embracing, a moment greeted by cheers from their friends.

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John Engler, Michigan State’s Interim Leader, Says Some of Larry Nassar’s Victims Enjoy Spotlight

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:45
Survivors of Dr. Nassar’s abuse have accused Mr. Engler, the university’s interim president, of antagonizing them. “He blames, he shames and he attacks,” one said.
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Sur Parcoursup, la fin de la sectorisation académique en Ile-de-France dès 2019

lemonde_edu - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:39
Les lycéens des académies de Versailles, de Créteil et de Paris seront traités de manière égale dans toutes les universités d’Ile-de-France, dès cette année, annonce la ministre Frédérique Vidal.
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Young mothers at university: 'I breastfed at 5am while writing essays'

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:19

Pregnancy can be seen as a barrier to university – and young student mothers say they lack support

I started university, aged 19, with my 12-week-old baby. While other freshers were getting to know each other, I was squeezing my breasts into a pump and cursing the price of nappies. My life as an Oxford student and mum was so unexpected that one student thought the “baby” I talked about was a doll. It’s 2019: women earn scholarships while pregnant and mothers study at top universities while raising children, but the existence of student parents still goes unacknowledged.

I crammed a full academic schedule into my daughter’s nursery hours. It was exhausting. I breastfed at 5am while trying to finish essays. My tutors were very kind but, as an institution, Oxford does not expect you to be a mother. More than 700 Oxford students had children in 2016, but many feel they are not on the university’s radar. Ash Mohanaprakas, who discovered she was pregnant during her undergraduate degree, says she felt “constantly lonely” trying to reconcile motherhood with her studies.

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Orientation : comment Parcoursup a changé les stratégies des lycéens

lemonde_edu - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 13:10
La fin de la hiérarchisation des vœux, les dispositifs « oui si » et la définition des « attendus » dans chaque licence, apparus l’année dernière avec Parcoursup, ont modifié les comportements. Reportage dans un salon de l’orientation à Paris.
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Knobelei der Woche: Knacken Sie den Zahlenkreis?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 11:16

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal ist eine Zahl gesucht.

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