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Lawsuit as unvaccinated teen banned by US school in outbreak

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 23:32
The 18-year-old is excluded as dozens of students at the Kentucky high school caught chickenpox.
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Parents complain to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 20:15

Complaints to seven primaries follow suspension of lessons at some Birmingham schools

Primary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, in the wake of similar classes being withdrawn in Birmingham after protests.

The Guardian understands that parents at seven primary schools have contacted school management to discuss the inclusion of the lessons in the curriculum.

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U.S.C. Freezes Accounts of Students Connected with Admissions Scandal

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 19:11
Students have been blocked from registering for classes pending a university review, said a spokesman for U.S.C.
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LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 19:06
The move comes as a campaigner says some members of Birmingham's Muslim community feel "victimised".
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'We're not problems,' Send youngsters tell MPs

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 18:54
Seven young people with special needs tell MPs how the education system can better support people like them.
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Admissions Scandal Stokes Hard Questions on Recruited Athletes

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 18:17
The practice of allowing coaches to recommend athletes for admission helps build competitive teams, but a federal fraud case has prompted some administrators to call for more scrutiny of the process.
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« L’école publique va disparaître » : les exagérations d’un tract contre la loi Blanquer

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 16:27
Une publication très partagée sur les réseaux sociaux veut alerter sur plusieurs aspects de la loi réformant l’école… au prix de nombreuses exagérations et erreurs factuelles.
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The judges’ decision: finalists for the Guardian University Awards 2019

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 14:59

Here are the universities that really stood out for our judges and made it onto the final shortlist in each category

We’ve selected the finalists for this year’s Guardian University Awards in each category, helped by our expert judges from across the higher education sector. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 10 April.

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School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 10:56

Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’

More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.”

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Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 10:50
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.
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Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 09:15

The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodation

For Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still be there to support her.

“It’s horrible not knowing,” Watkins says. “We’ve been told to take at least £1,200 of our own cash to cover us for the first six weeks, and that we can’t realistically sort any accommodation before we arrive. Turning up abroad with nowhere to live is a big stress.”

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‘A riskier place to go’: academics avoid conferences in Brexit Britain

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 09:00

Visa uncertainty and worries about research funding mean overseas delegates are wary of UK venues

The 29th of March will be significant for Birmingham City University’s Centre for Brexit Studies – and not just for the obvious reason. The day the UK is due to leave the EU is also the opening of its second annual conference.

It will be the third conference Alex de Ruyter, the centre’s director, has attended in the past year and he is well aware of worries about what will happen to such events in future. “There is a concern about participation of European academics,” he says. “What will happen with freedom of movement – and European research funding?”

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While the UK government runs down schools, other countries pour money into theirs | Laura McInerney

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 08:45

China has committed £22bn to education technology research; Britain has given less than £1m

Growing up in northern England I learned that while politicians will always do stupid things, you can’t let it get you down. Sure, the government might be ready to walk the country off a cliff – like they did to my little industrial hometown in the 1980s – but it’s only when they affect your hope, as well as the economy, that you’re truly sunk.

Related: Ministers won’t give schools more money until they are visibly falling apart – ask George Osborne | Laura McInerney

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Do it yourshelf: the Jakarta libraries with book nooks on tuk-tuks

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 08:00

Inventive Indonesians are coming up with new ways to get scarce reading materials into the hands of youngsters

With a great heave, a young man pushes the ancient, three-wheeled rickshaw down a ramp and it splutters to a start. The driver, Sutino “Kinong” Hadi, laughs as he putters his tiny Bemo in a loop outside a preschool in Tanah Abang, in central Jakarta. It’s all the signal the children need; around 20 flood out to envelope the car, pulling at hangings, clambering into the front seat. It’s an exciting time: their library has arrived.

Kinong is one of thousands of Indonesians who have opened their own library in their own communities. Estimates suggest there are thousands of such libraries in Indonesia, started by ordinary people with great initiative to address the lack of books in their area and funded by occasional donations.

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Des lycéens face aux mémoires plurielles de la guerre d’Algérie

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 07:00
Quatre témoins du conflit ont raconté leur vécu aux élèves d’un établissement de Rambouillet dans le cadre du programme « Guerre d’Algérie. Histoire commune, mémoires partagées ? ».
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Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 06:16
The first-in-the-family university students urging younger siblings to aim high with their ambitions.
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Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 04:19
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?
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Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 02:31
The tiny number of black students offered admission to New York City’s elite public high schools adds pressure on officials to confront the challenge of integrating those schools.
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No-deal Brexit could mean £130m hit to research budgets

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 02:01

Universities say vital projects are ‘days from stalling’ as EU grants could be lost

Universities have raised the alarm about the potential loss of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of EU grants from the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

They warned that life-changing research “could be days away from stalling” and urged the government to set up contingency plans to protect UK access to research funding.

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England’s post-16 qualifications to be streamlined

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 02:01

Education secretary to launch consultation to check courses are fit for purpose

The government is planning to streamline post-16 qualifications in England, scrapping funding for what it sees as poor-quality courses that fail to equip young people adequately for further education or employment.

In addition to A-levels and the new T-level vocational qualifications, there are 12,000 post-16 qualifications available, many of which overlap in the same subject areas, causing confusion among students and employers.

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