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Knife crime: Excluded pupils 'sucked into criminality'

bbc education - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 08:00
The prime minister is warned that pupils excluded from school are being "sucked into" violent crime.
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Egalité femmes-hommes : « Nous devons lutter contre l’analphabétisme sexuel »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 06:00
Un collectif de personnalités, parmi lesquelles Pénélope Bagieu, Daphné Bürki, Mouloud Achour ou Jean-Marc Barr, dénonce, dans une tribune au « Monde », la représentation tronquée du clitoris dans la majorité des manuels scolaires de sciences naturelles et ses conséquences.
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'Universities at risk if they admit to cash crisis'

bbc education - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 05:54
Universities face dilemma over whether to be open about financial problems, says think tank.
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Young and old defy loneliness in violent Rio favela

bbc education - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 02:08
A daycare centre unites the generations in a shanty town where the police are battling drug dealers.
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National Apprenticeship Week: How to win at work

bbc education - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 02:01
As part of National Apprenticeship Week these apprentices are share their best do's and don'ts whilst starting out at work.
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Wales faces child obesity crisis, says assembly committee

the guardian - Thu, 07/03/2019 - 02:01

Inquiry highlights low activity levels and calls for statutory minimum physical education

Wales is facing a crisis in children’s health, with more young people becoming obese because of sedentary lifestyles, a Welsh assembly committee has warned.

The health, social care and sport committee highlighted that almost 30% of children aged four and five were now obese or overweight – significantly more than the rate in England.

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Contre la hausse des frais universitaires pour les étudiants étrangers, la mobilisation continue

lemonde_edu - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 20:39
Depuis l’annonce le 19 novembre d’une hausse des droits d’inscription pour les étudiants extraeuropéens, des jeunes se mobilisent chaque mercredi pour une « université libre et ouverte ».
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Knife crime: school heads call for more money to keep children safe

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 20:09

At least 1,745 weapons found in UK primary and secondary schools in four years, data shows

Headteachers have said more money is needed for schools to remain safe amid a spate of stabbings, as figures obtained by the Guardian showed a dramatic rise in the number of weapons seized in schools.

At least 1,745 weapons were found by police on primary and secondary school premises - including knuckledusters, kitchen knives, butterfly knives and machetes – over a four-year period. The data, obtained through a freedom of information request, shows the number is rising year on year.

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Knife victim's mother: My advice for parents

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 19:21
Yvonne Lawson's son, Godwin, was stabbed and killed in 2010.
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University teaching grades invalid, statistics body says

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 18:47
The Royal Statistical Society raises doubts over the reliability of university teaching grades.
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Nouveau report du « plan violences » dans le milieu scolaire

lemonde_edu - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 17:59
Ce projet devait être détaillé mercredi en conseil des ministres. Les syndicats voient dans l’inaction des politiques un enterrement de première classe.
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Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake | Lola Okolosie

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 16:26
To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturing

For many young people today, books are only for school and exams – the notion of reading for simple pleasure is greatly diminishing.

This week, a survey of 27,000 children and young people carried out by the National Literacy Trust, ahead of Thursday’s World Book Day, found only 52% of eight to 18-year-olds read for pleasure. And just a quarter of those will read daily, dropping 17% from 2015 figures. It is a fact made worse by findings of Nielsen Book Research’s annual survey on British children’s reading habits, which found that as few as 32% of children under 13 are read to daily by an adult, for no other reason than the pure fun of it – this is down from 41% in 2012, with most parents stopping reading to their child by the age of eight.

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A-level courses 'cut in sixth-form funding squeeze'

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 14:27
Funding pressures are leading to cuts in some A-level subjects, the Sixth Form Colleges Association says.
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Cambridge offers places only for deprived

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 09:54
The university is to offer extra places in the summer but only disadvantaged youngsters can apply.
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A hidden scandal: America's school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 08:00

Elevated levels of lead have been found in schools across the US, alarming experts who say it is particularly harmful to children

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Superyachts and private schools: Britain's dirty money problem

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 05:00

Russian money – some legitimate, some the proceeds of fraud – was channeled through a Lithuanian bank into the UK, according to a major leak of banking documents. The Guardian’s Juliette Garside has been investigating for months and describes how Prince Charles and some of England’s most exclusive schools have benefited. Plus: Ben Beaumont-Thomas on the legacy of the Prodigy’s Keith Flint

The leak of more than 1m bank transactions has shown how an estimated $4.6bn (£3.5bn) was sent to Europe and the US from a Russian-operated network of 70 offshore companies with accounts in Lithuania.

The Guardian’s Juliette Garside has been investigating the network and where the money ended up. She tells India Rakusen that money linked to major Russian fraud cases was laundered with funds from legitimate enterprise, making it impossible to trace the original source. It could then be spent on luxury goods, private school fees and property.

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How does a museum remember a defeat?

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 02:05
The French are planning a new commemoration to the battle of Agincourt. How should a museum depict a famous defeat?
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Cancer crowdfunding 'couldn't save my daughter'

bbc education - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 02:03
Gemma Nuttall's family raised thousands, supported by actress Kate Winslet. But there was no happy ending.
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Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 02:01

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversity

The University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly miss out on a place a second chance to apply after they get their A-level results.

From this summer, students from underrepresented backgrounds who applied and were interviewed for an undergraduate course but just fell short will be able to refer themselves to be reconsidered on results day once they know their grades.

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Sixth forms drop languages A-levels due to 'inadequate' funding

the guardian - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 02:01

Survey finds courses most affected are German, French and Spanish

Half of sixth forms in schools and colleges have been forced to drop A-levels in modern languages as a result of “totally inadequate” funding of post-16 education, according to research.

French, Spanish and German have been hardest hit – 57% of sixth form leaders who took part in a survey said German courses had been axed, 38% have dropped Spanish, 35% had ditched French and 15%, Italian.

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