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L’interminable crise de la médecine scolaire

lemonde_edu - 2 hours 42 min ago
En 2019, près de 500 postes de médecins scolaires sont vacants sur le territoire faute d’attractivité de la spécialité. Les syndicats tirent la sonnette d’alarme.
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'I wish I'd delayed coming to the UK' : overseas students call for further visa extensions

the guardian - 3 hours 15 min ago

Foreign students will be offered a two year work visa after graduating from a British university in 2021. But students currently enrolled will miss out

International students at British universities fear the government’s plan to offer two-year post-study work visas to future students could leave them worse off if the extra time is not given to them too.

Last week the government said foreign students will be offered a two-year work visa after graduating from a British university. But the new policy will only apply to those graduating from summer 2021, according to the announcement.

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I thought I’d made it when I got to Cambridge University. How wrong I was | Daniella Adeluwoye

the guardian - 6 hours 31 min ago
I was sold a dream of upward mobility. But from cash to culture, it’s clear my working-class background still counts against me

I’ve always been a diligent worker. Having worked part-time throughout my A-levels in a fish and chip shop, I knew what hard work meant. When I received my offer to study at Cambridge University I was congratulated by my colleagues for finally “making it”. In the warm heat of June, a few days before my last exam, I thought this would be the last time I would smell the fish in batter mix as it hit the sizzling oil. I reflected on the idea that Cambridge meant I was finally competing on a level playing field with socially and economically privileged students.

Related: Oxbridge summer schools should be for the disadvantaged, not the wealthiest | Ruby Woolfe

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Should we abolish private schools? – video

the guardian - 7 hours 48 min ago

A disproportionate number of people who occupy the top jobs across the UK – from the prime minister and leading politicians to judges and entertainers – were privately educated. Campaigners who think this situation has gone on too long are asking why we have private schools and whether it is time to get rid of them. Maya Goodfellow explores the case for abolition

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Can you solve it? Maths on the back of an envelope

the guardian - 10 hours 2 min ago

Stationery puzzles to get your brain moving

Today, we’re pushing the envelope.

1) A piece of paper is folded to make a shape that looks a bit like the back of an envelope, illustrated below. If the paper is unfolded again to make a flat sheet, what shape will it be? Prove it.

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Student Loans overpaid me: I'm struggling to pay it back

bbc education - 16 hours 32 min ago
Lottie could not afford rent and food after the Student Loans Company took back her overpayment.
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WCAT to be wound up after schools lost £2m in collapse

bbc education - 16 hours 43 min ago
Schools lost £2m when Wakefield City Academies Trust collapsed at the start of a new term.
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Housing crisis affects estimated 8.4 million in England - research

bbc education - 17 hours 11 min ago
Millions are in unaffordable or unsuitable homes, research for the National Housing Federation says.
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UK universities publish guidance on risks of initiation ceremonies

the guardian - 17 hours 11 min ago

Students warned of physical and mental dangers three years after death of Edward Farmer

Students starting university are this week being warned of the dangers of initiation ceremonies, almost three years after an undergraduate was killed as a result of the “toxic effects” of such events.

Ed Farmer died after excessive drinking at an initiation event run by Newcastle University’s agricultural society in 2016. Karen Dilks, the coroner at the inquest into his death, called on universities to issue more forceful warnings about the dangers of alcohol for first-year students.

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Warning on alcohol risk at university initiations

bbc education - 17 hours 11 min ago
Students starting university are told of the potentially fatal dangers of excessive drinking.
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Labour delegates vote in favour of abolishing private schools

the guardian - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 21:28

Policy would include limiting how many private school pupils can go to university

Labour delegates have endorsed radical plans to abolish private schools by removing their charitable status and redistributing their endowments, investments and properties to the state sector.

Conference delegates approved a motion that said such a commitment should be included in the party’s next general election manifesto. The motion added universities would be limited to admitting the same proportion of private school students as in the wider population, currently 7%.

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Why do aviation addicts fly in the face of reason? | Letters

the guardian - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 20:02
In the wake of the global climate strike, Celia Roberts suggests academics should fly less often. Plus letters from John Gamlin, Daniel Scharf, Alicia Baker and Sally Starborg

In your 10 charts explaining the climate crisis (21 September), aviation is targeted as a “difficult problem” to solve. Given that the global climate strike was organised by, among others, the student climate network, students need to ask their academic staff how much they are cutting down on flying to conferences. The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research states that academics are among the highest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions. And while universities are increasingly committed to a green agenda for their own organisations in terms of carbon reduction, recycling and sustainable living, there is little evidence that academics are cutting down on their frequent flying habit.

Some may argue that face-to-face meetings at conferences around the world are necessary for the exchange of ideas and production of knowledge. However, research at the University of British Columbia suggests that there is no clear relationship between those who fly more and the quality of research. The University of Lund in Sweden is exceptional in requiring staff to set out concrete personal reduction targets. Isn’t it time that all UK universities followed suit and that students held their lecturers to account by asking them what steps they are taking to fly less?
Celia Roberts
Professor emerita, King’s College London

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Erzieher: Raus aus der Rolle

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 19:43

Männer, die sich in Kitas um Kinder kümmern, sind immer noch selten. Dabei ist die Freude am Erzieherberuf kein Frauenprivileg. Doch Geschlechterklischees und niedrige Gehälter sind ein Hemmnis.

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Mobilität: Semestertickets im Vergleich

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 19:43

Studierende sind in ihren Städten und Regionen zu sehr unterschiedlichen Preisen unterwegs. Aber die Fahrausweise fürs Halbjahr bieten auch unterschiedlich viel.

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Fragenbogen "Alte Schule": Axel Prahl

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 19:43

Pausenqualmer, Spontankomiker und bei Bedarf auch Siebhirn: Der in Holstein aufgewachsene Schauspieler beantwortet elf Fragen zur Schule - und findet, Lehrer müssen Entertainer sein.

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Labour pledges to close private school 'tax loopholes'

bbc education - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 19:18
Party members vote to commit to integrate private schools into the state sector.
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Poor Schools Keep Getting Crushed in Football. Is It Time to Level the Playing Field?

NYTimes - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 18:54
A growing number of states are considering whether economic status should help determine which opponents schools play.
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Labour conference: Corbyn says UK could be better off outside EU if right deal available – live news

the guardian - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 14:27

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in Brighton

12.20pm BST

And this is what Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader, said on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland about whether Labour should back a second independence referendum in Scotland. The Scottish Labour party has in the past firmly opposed the idea, but in August Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said a Labour government in London would not object to such a poll being held. Subsequently Leonard and Corbyn agreed a compromise line.

Explaining the position today, Leonard said:

The Labour position going into the general election whenever it comes will be that we oppose the creation of a separate Scottish state, that we oppose independence and therefore that we oppose the holding of a second independence referendum.

Where there has been some discussion is around if there was to be a renewed mandate which showed not only electoral but demonstrable public support for the holding of a second referendum – then there would need to be some consideration given to that.

12.16pm BST

Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader, like his Welsh counterpart Mark Drakeford (see 11.47am) has said Labour should back remain in any future referendum. Speaking on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland, Leonard said:

The Scottish Labour party took a decision frankly in the wake of the European party election results that we needed to be much clearer, that we needed much greater clarity about the position that we were taking.

For that reason the Scottish executive of the Labour party backed my proposal that we call for an affirmative vote that any deal should go back to the public; secondly, that on that vote there should be a remain option; and thirdly, that we would campaign unambiguously for remain.

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M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry

NYTimes - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 12:00
Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
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Vegan college menus on the rise as students return to university

the guardian - Sun, 22/09/2019 - 11:17
Record numbers of college canteens are going meat-free

University campuses across the country are cutting meat from their canteen and cafe menus under pressure from growing numbers of vegan students and staff.

This year, more university cafeterias than ever are being replaced by exclusively vegan and vegetarian canteens, according to the university caterers’ organisation Tuco, while vegan organisations are reporting big increases in the numbers of activists pushing for meat-free food on campus.

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