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Meet the girl with Down's syndrome who can speak Welsh and English

bbc education - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 16:45
Elinor is fluent in both Welsh and English, despite a belief learning two languages could slow development.
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Eric Charbonnier, de l’OCDE : « L’université française a des défis importants à relever »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 15:10
En guise de « synthèse des atouts et défis de l’enseignement supérieur », Eric Charbonnier, expert éducation à l’OCDE, propose un quiz. « L’université doit réussir une nouvelle transformation, offrir des programmes plus adaptés au monde de demain. »
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« Quand les profs écrivent au Père Noël »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 12:41
« Cette année, au pied du sapin, une réforme du lycée, fabriquée à la va-vite. Ça sent effectivement le sapin pour les filières, dit en soupirant Claude Garcia, professeur de SES. Il ne faudra pas s’étonner si, Noël passé, on voit surgir pas mal de pères Fouettard… »
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A Nice, la majorité des écoles disent « non merci » au policier

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 12:36
Face à la menace terroriste, le maire Christian Estrosi avait proposé aux écoles un agent de police. Seules 18 sur 154 ont accepté.
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If universities sacrifice philosophy on the altar of profit, what’s next? | Julian Baggini

the guardian - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 11:00

Hull says the subject doesn’t meet the needs of ‘business partners’. Try telling that to Thales of Miletus

You might think that a university philosophy department facing closure in Hull is of as much interest to the average person as the shutting of a butcher’s in Wolverhampton is to a vegetarian in Totnes. There are almost as many universities as high streets now, and for every closure here there’s an opening somewhere else.

But the events unfolding on Humberside are symptomatic of a deep malaise affecting not just universities but the wider culture. The crude pursuit of what is “practical”, “efficient” or “useful” is threatening everything of value that isn’t evidently profitable.

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'I'm not having children to help fight climate change'

bbc education - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 09:13
Environmentalist Jason MacGregor and his partner aren't having children because they don't want to add to human-made climate change pressures.
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I'm an EU academic with the right to stay after Brexit. Why do I feel bereft?

the guardian - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 09:00

I grew up in West Germany and believed I would never return to strict borders in Europe – until I applied for UK leave to remain

I am an EU citizen working at a highly ranked UK university. Like many of my European colleagues, I came to the UK for the reputation of its higher education system, and I want to stay. Today I completed my application to the EU settlement scheme pilot, which is open to university and NHS employees. I should be feeling relieved, or even joyful. But I don’t feel like celebrating.

The Home Office’s official confirmation letter stated how “pleased” they were to inform me that I had been “granted Limited Leave to Remain (LTR) in the United Kingdom for five years”. But rather than having gained anything, I feel that something has been taken away in the most clandestine and cynical of ways. Something vital, something irreplaceable.

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'It's painful and difficult': the students estranged from their families

the guardian - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 09:00

Estranged students often fly under their university’s radar, even though they’re among the most vulnerable

For Lily-Rose Sharry, a second-year student at Cambridge University, being estranged from her family has coloured her university experience in “the most mundane to the most extreme ways”. University has been a series of difficult questions, the answers to which most students take for granted. Who will bring her stuff? Who will support her when she’s struggling from her workload, or pay for her accommodation in the summer months? Where will she go at Christmas? And who will celebrate her good grades?

The difficulty is compounded by how hard it is to gain estranged status from the Student Loans Company (SLC). For Sharry, that nearly didn’t happen, which would have meant withdrawing from her university place. “It’s a notoriously painful and difficult process,” she says. She recalls applying to the SLC for the additional funding she needs to top up the student loan, and having to reluctantly discuss “really personal stuff about things you tried to bury years ago” with her apologetic sixth-form science teacher.

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St Patrick's High School, Keady: Arrest over 'harassment' letters

bbc education - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 08:19
A man has been questioned over "letters of harassment" sent to staff at a County Armagh school.
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Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests

bbc education - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 03:03
Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests.
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Toulouse : le directeur de l’école musulmane hors contrat Al-Badr relaxé en appel

lemonde_edu - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 20:47
En 2016, l’imam qui dirige ce groupe scolaire avait été condamné en première instance à quatre mois de prison avec sursis. Le tribunal avait également ordonné la fermeture de l’école.
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En période de partiels, des cours pour apprendre à mémoriser

lemonde_edu - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 20:09
Avoir une bonne mémoire, cela s’apprend et il faut s’entraîner. A l’université d’Evry, des étudiants de première année de licence suivent des ateliers spécifiques pour être plus efficaces dans leurs révisions.
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