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Student who killed herself was ‘failed’ by mental health services

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 21:46

Family of 19-year-old Ceara Thacker were not told she had previously taken overdose

The parents of a University of Liverpool student found dead at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services.

Ceara Thacker, 19, was found in her room in the university’s Brownlow Hill accommodation on 11 May last year.

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Charity regulator warns Ucas about marketing loans to students

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 20:00

Commission intervenes as Martin Lewis calls on service to stop ‘promoting debt’

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has been rebuked by the Charity Commission over its role in the marketing of private loans to students and school-leavers, with the regulator warning that Ucas needs to rein in its commercial arm.

The commission’s intervention followed direct mail and email marketing sent to students last month by Ucas Media – Ucas’s commercial subsidiary – advertising Future Finance, a company offering private loans targeted at students.

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Ceara Thacker death: Mental health services 'failed student'

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 19:12
Ceara Thacker "fell through the cracks" between services before killing herself, her parents say.
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Climate protest: A very different kind of school trip

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:53
One school's experience of the London climate change strikes.
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Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback

NYTimes - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:14
The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.
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Highbury College principal charged £150,000 to expenses account

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:09
Stella Mbubaegbu's spending is said to have included first-class flights and luxury headphones.
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Parcoursup : 1 175 bacheliers sans affectation à l’issue de la procédure

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 16:52
Les bacheliers sont 0,18 % à ne pas avoir obtenu de place dans l’enseignement supérieur à l’issue de la procédure complémentaire d’admission.
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GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving 'without basic qualifications'

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 13:10
Children's commissioner says there has been a "shameful" rise in teenagers without qualifications.
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Climate Strike: Protests expected across UK

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:43
Schoolchildren and workers are preparing for a walk-out to call for more action on climate change.
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Ministers accused of 'radio silence' over LGBT school protests

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 11:50

Louise Casey says Birmingham demonstrations have been put in ‘all-too-difficult box’

The former integration tsar, Dame Louise Casey, has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham school.

Casey said the government had failed to act on what she described as homophobic demonstrations because it was in the “all-too-difficult box”.

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Education : la priorité culturelle du quinquennat

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 09:17
A terme, la totalité des élèves devraient bénéficier du nouveau parcours d’éducation artistique tout au long de leur scolarité.
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A l’école, de l’art pour tous

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 09:16
L’agglomération de Château-Thierry a reçu l’attribution du label 100 % EAC qui a pour vocation de démocratiser l’accès à la culture.
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LGBT teaching row: Ministers accused of 'radio silence' over protests

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 08:03
Dame Louise Casey says the government has put protests in Birmingham in the "all-too-difficult box".
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Pre-first world war battleship granted special protection

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 08:00

HMS Montagu awarded heritage status after war veterans surveyed wreck site

The wreck of a battleship that ran aground more than a century ago has been granted special protection after wounded military veterans carried out the first full archaeological survey of the remains.

HMS Montagu, a pre-first world war Duncan-class British battleship was wrecked in 1906 on Lundy island, off the Devon coast, while taking part in secret radio communication trials when a navigator miscalculated its position in heavy fog.

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MPs demand action over wrongly-issued NHS fines

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 03:20
"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors, say MPs.
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U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies

NYTimes - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 02:05
The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed.
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'Shameful rise': 18% of children now leave school as low achievers

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 02:01

Commissioner calls for review into decline in percentage of pupils with five good GCSEs

The number of children leaving school without basic qualifications by the age of 18 has risen by nearly a quarter in the past three years, according to a report by the children’s commissioner for England.

Almost one in five children (18%) left school last year without the government benchmark of five good GCSEs, or the equivalent technical qualifications, a 24% increase since 2015, the study found.

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The Guardian view on the school climate strike: protests that matter | Editorial

the guardian - Thu, 19/09/2019 - 20:57

The youth climate movement has created a new sense of urgency. Adults, including politicians, must now focus on plotting a safer course

This Friday’s school strike, which adults around the world have been asked to join, is the largest mobilisation yet attempted by the youth climate movement launched last year by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. As such, it is an event of international significance. History shows not only that social change is possible, even when the interests ranged against it are formidable, but that peaceful protest is among the most effective ways to bring it about. The campaigns against slavery, for female suffrage and for workers’ and civil rights, as well as the independence movements of former colonies including India, all harnessed new forms of civic participation and activism to the cause of progress.

Movements on behalf of people who lack voting rights, of course, have little choice but to try to exercise influence outside the ballot box. As adults in democracies, we have become used to making our political choices in elections, with only a small minority in most countries actively involved in parties or campaigning. That does not mean political action should end there. And except for 16- and 17-year-olds in a handful of countries, children cannot vote. If they want their voices to be heard they must seek other means – such as a school strike.

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MIT's female staff members express outrage over Epstein donations in letter

the guardian - Thu, 19/09/2019 - 20:11

More than 60 faculty members called the donations ‘profoundly disturbing’ in a signed letter to the university’s president

A letter signed by more than 60 of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) leading female faculty members outraged over donations from Jeffrey Epstein, and the wider professional culture at the elite institution, was handed to the university’s president, L Rafael Reif, on Wednesday.

The letter described the decision by MIT to court, accept and then disguise donations from Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender, as “profoundly disturbing” ahead of a heated two-hour faculty meeting.

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Girls should be taught at school how to ask for pay rise, says female CEO

the guardian - Thu, 19/09/2019 - 18:38

Females ‘lack confidence’ to demand wage parity, says one of UK’s best-paid charity bosses

Girls should be equipped at school with the skills to ask for a pay rise in the workplace and accept nothing less than salary equality, according to one of the UK’s highest paid charity bosses.

Cheryl Giovannoni, who is paid more than £270,000 for her role as the chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), told a conference of headteachers that girls and young women must learn to be “financially independent and clear about their own worth”.

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