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Statue wars: what should we do with troublesome monuments?

the guardian - 2 hours 11 min ago

The global protest movement to tear down urban memorials that reinforce racism is rewriting the very story of our cities. Should any monument be safe?

Cape Town was the first. In March 2015, a student named Chumani Maxwele brought a bucket filled with shit to the University of Cape Town, where there stood a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the British diamond magnate, colonial politician and avowed white supremacist. “There is no collective history here – where are our heroes and ancestors?” Maxwele announced. He splashed the contents of the bucket over the monument.

The incident attracted national attention and within days had grown into a full-scale protest. Students covered the Rhodes statue with graffiti and plastic bags, and promised to demonstrate until it was removed. The statue had drawn criticism before, but none of such sustained anger, even though there was no mistaking what the Rhodes monument represented. Erected in 1934, it occupied the very centre of the campus, the bronze Rhodes gazing out over the city as though contemplating creation: his and, perhaps, God’s.

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Le latin et le grec menacés par la réforme du baccalauréat

lemonde_edu - 3 hours 15 min ago
En 2021, ces matières qui, auparavant, pouvaient rapporter beaucoup de points aux élèves ne procureront plus qu’un avantage marginal.
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Parcoursup, un bilan à confirmer

lemonde_edu - 3 hours 50 min ago
Editorial. Si la nouvelle plate-forme informatisée d’inscription dans l’enseignement supérieur a globalement atteint les objectifs fixés par le gouvernement, cela ne dispense pas d’améliorer certaines faiblesses du dispositif.
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Knobelei der Woche: Wie heiße ich?

sueddeutsche_bild - 6 hours 26 sec ago

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal ist ein Name gesucht.

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Cyril Tchanon, l’enfant de la cité devenu avocat

lemonde_edu - 6 hours 25 min ago
Originaire de Seine-Saint-Denis, Cyril Tchanon réussit haut la main un master à Assas et devient avocat. Un parcours exemplaire, loin des clichés sur la banlieue. Portrait.
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'I hid my baby from social services in case they took it away'

bbc education - 12 hours 39 min ago
How some disabled mothers are often seen as a risk to their children.
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Head teachers explain funding protest to parents

bbc education - 12 hours 42 min ago
Around 1,000 head teachers are expected to take part in a rally over "unsustainable" budget cuts.
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Universities failing to tackle sex harassment by staff, says report

the guardian - 14 hours 11 min ago

Only one sexual misconduct case out of 16 led to a staff member losing their job

A number of UK universities are failing to tackle sexual predators on their staff as a due to shortcomings in complaints and disciplinary processes, finds a new report.

The small-scale study, by the 1752 Group, a research and lobby organisation which addresses staff sexual misconduct in higher education, accuses some universities of “making it up as they go along”.

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Mel Elfin, Newsman Who Built up College Ranking Guide, Dies at 89

NYTimes - 15 hours 30 min ago
He oversaw the expansion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, a boon to high school seniors but also a target of criticism.
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Education : appel à la grève le 12 novembre contre les suppressions de postes

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 23:51
Les trois principaux syndicats expriment leur « consternation » face au projet du gouvernement de supprimer 2 650 postes dans les collèges et les lycées l’an prochain.
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Care leavers at uni: 'I wish I had a family to go back home to'

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 22:23
Only 6% of young people leaving care go on to university. Tolu and Amy share their stories.
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Do kids get too much homework?

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 22:17
Rob Delaney sparks a social media debate about whether children should have more time to play.
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The Guardian view on Labour education policy: a sure start | Editorial

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 20:44
Free state nurseries and increased funding are the right ways to patch up a fragmented system

Tony Blair was elected prime minister in 1997 on the back of a promise to prioritise “education, education, education”. Transformation of the economy, not schools, is the heart of the Corbyn/McDonnell programme. But the Labour leader knows that the latter depends on the former. When he announced plans for a National Education Service during his leadership campaign in 2015, the argument he made was about boosting productivity. Since then, the idea has grown. Rather than a single organisation, such as NHS England, the NES is a kind of shorthand for a set of universal, cradle‑to-grave entitlements – which would vary across the UK depending on which of the relevant powers and responsibilities have been devolved.

Most prominent among the policies under this umbrella is the promise to abolish university tuition fees. Shadow education minister Gordon Marsden has been tasked with coming up with a solution to Britain’s longstanding problem with training. In her speech to Labour’s party conference on Monday, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner set out her party’s plans for schools and pre-schools. The priorities are clear: increasing resources and accountability.

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Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn pledges more free childcare

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 19:19
A pledge of more free hours will feature in the Labour leader's party conference speech.
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Black Cambridge alumni celebrated

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 19:05
Thandie Newton and Zadie Smith feature among portraits of prominent black Cambridge University graduates.
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Sheffield Fir Vale school fight: Two injured and school closed

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 19:04
Police officers were called to a fight at the Sheffield school gates at lunchtime.
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« Les suppressions de postes et heures sup vont dégrader la qualité de l’enseignement »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 18:29
Pour le professeur et blogueur Claude Garcia, la hausse du budget de l’éducation nationale ne saurait « faire avaler » les suppressions de postes d’enseignants, le recours accru aux heures supplémentaires et aux contractuels, le tout au détriment des élèves.
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How to study abusers: should reading lists come with a content warning?

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 17:54

Survivors of sexual violence shouldn’t be forced to relive their trauma in the classroom

When Junot Díaz was accused of sexual harassment in May it divided readers who had heralded him a progressive icon for his work on race and masculinity. I had just finished a university project full of admiration for Díaz, who denies the allegations, as part of my “American ideas” module. It wasn’t even the first time my reading list had been hit; another author, Sherman Alexie, had been accused of sexual harassment two months earlier.

The allegations made discussion of the writers a minefield. To analyse their work with any critical distance so soon after the news felt impossible. Instead the seminars would frequently become an open forum on sexual assault, an exhausting and often upsetting ordeal for many women in the room.

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Parcoursup : le gouvernement fait son bilan et annonce des « ajustements » en 2019

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 16:09
La ministre de l’enseignement supérieur Frédérique Vidal a dressé un bilan positif de la première année de la nouvelle plate-forme d’admission dans le supérieur.
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Cambridge University exhibition celebrates black graduates

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 16:08

Portraits of prominent alumni curated by current students go on show in university library

Diane Abbott, Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton are among the black graduates of Cambridge University who will be celebrated in an exhibition created by current students.

Black Cantabs: History Makers includes 14 portraits of Cambridge graduates – known as Cantabs – which will go on display in the university library from Wednesday. The display has been curated by the Black Cantabs Research Society, a group set up to explore the stories of black former students.

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