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« L’éducation à la vie sexuelle et affective à l’école est une nécessité de santé publique »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 12:34
Dans une tribune au « Monde », deux militantes de partis de droite engagent les opposants aux cours d’éducation sexuelle à l’école à « bien mesurer la portée de leur refus », qu’elles jugent « irresponsable ».
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Musikunterricht: Stille in der rechten Gehirnhälfte

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 10:18

"Schädlich, wenn man die Musik nicht in vernünftigem Maße in den normalen Unterricht einbaut": Musiklehrer beklagen die Abwertung ihres Fachs an den Schulen.

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Headteachers to petition Downing Street: ‘There’s nothing left to cut’

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 09:15
More than 1,000 school leaders will converge on No 11 to demand an end to seven years of budget cuts

Long before dawn breaks over Cornwall on Friday, Bill Marshall will set out for London where he will join hundreds of other headteachers outside 11 Downing Street.

It will be the first grassroots uprising by England’s headteachers, and the organisers expect more than 1,000 to make the journey to hand a letter to Philip Hammond, the chancellor, saying their school budgets are in crisis because of seven years of cuts. They will speak of swingeing reductions in special needs funding that leave the most vulnerable children without equipment; of bereaved children and depressed teenagers without access to counsellors; of larger classes, staff redundancies and the erosion of curriculum choice.

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How a scandal-hit university came back from the brink

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 09:00
The outgoing head of the university that lost a third of its students warns the market could yet claim casualties

Ask a vice-chancellor which universities they would least like to run in today’s uncertain climate, and the answer is likely to include London Metropolitan. Squeezed by the fierce new higher education market and buffeted by past scandals, its back is against the wall. Yet its outgoing vice-chancellor, John Raftery, says his diverse institution is an unsung success story that is serving its students better than ever.

Student numbers at London Met fell by a third in the five years to 2017, according to the admissions service Ucas. Eighteen-year-olds accepting places dropped by more than half.

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Freshers' week 2018: Uni advice from the Class of 2017

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 08:52
Second year university students give advice to the 2018 freshers.
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Dear Damian Hinds, spare schools those Protestant virtues of charity and thrift | Michael Rosen

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 08:44
The education department is trying to tell parents it’s noble for publicly maintained schools to be levying for glue

One of the odd things about being a parent is that we get a pretty good picture of what’s going on in our children’s schools but it’s hard to know whether this is a peculiarity of that school or part of a pattern. This is ideal for you, because when a story surfaces about something going wrong in a school, it’s up to you to say whether it’s typical or just a one-off.

For the past few months, I’ve been hearing and reading reports of cuts to school budgets, with consequent cuts in staff, subjects being taught, and maintenance of school premises. You and your department have tried to tell us this isn’t really the case and we have been served up the Protestant virtues of moderation, thrift, charity and efficiency instead. It suddenly becomes something noble that publicly maintained schools are levying parents for glue.

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How a small debt could cost a life

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 03:50
A small debt for unpaid council tax multiplied many times when Nigel Hurst was declared bankrupt - and caused him to take his life.
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University education: a £10k salary boost for the price of three flat whites? | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 20:41
Responses to Aditya Chakraborrtty’s article on ‘mis-sold and overhyped’ universities that are ‘just a con’

Aditya Chakrabortty’s piece is absolutely right (Mis-sold and overhyped: our universities are now just a con, 20 September). The tragedy is that it was all so predictable from the outset. But it is even worse than he sets out. When fees were allowed to increase to £9,000 (and paid by students) the average cost of teaching was about £6,000 (setting aside grants for some high-cost subjects). So, in a time of austerity, there was a bonanza. Many vice-chancellors behaved like lottery winners, committing to building projects and expansion, assuming the good times would continue to roll. At the same time, salaries of all but the highly paid were held down and a strike provoked over a pensions dispute.

In addition the government thought that the new market required new regulation, hence the nonsense of the national student survey and teaching excellence framework, with the inevitable increase in managerialism and a downgrading of academic influence in university policymaking.

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Did you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 19:00

The solution to the fishermen’s tale

In my puzzle column this morning I set you the following puzzle from the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad:

The Uros people live on artificial islands made from reeds on Lake Titicaca in South America. They speak Aymara. (This is all true)

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Students opt for booze-free accommodation

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 16:03
Universities including Aberdeen, St Andrews and Chester have introduced blocks where alcohol is banned.
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Entrée à l’université : en Suède, une sélection transparente et démocratique

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 14:27
Alors que le gouvernement s’apprête à améliorer Parcoursup, accusé de manquer de transparence quant à ses critères de sélection, zoom sur la Suède, où l’entrée à l’université dépend des résultats au lycée et d’un test d’aptitude national.
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A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 13:00

San Francisco’s ‘Early Days’ statue was seen by many as a symbol of colonial oppression. What does its removal say about history and public art?

In the middle of the night and with dozens of Native Americans watching, San Francisco city workers tied safety ropes around a 124-year-old bronze statue and pulled. Carefully, they dislodged the piece from a granite platform and laid it on top of a flatbed truck. It was a moment stoked with meaning. After decades of effort, the Early Days statue, a symbol of colonization and oppression to many, was gone.

Those who gathered at the removal last week didn’t celebrate with fire torches. They only prayed, sang hymns, and looked on morosely at the empty platform. That’s what happens when civic institutions, in this case the city arts commissions, finally see a people as worthy of protection.

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Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 12:30
Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools.
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Can you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 09:10

A challenge for cunning linguists

Hi guzzlers,

Today’s puzzle concerns the South American language Aymara. It’s testing you on the sort of linguistics skills that might help you get you a job at Google, according today’s article in which a Google exec says that an understanding of language is the key to the next giant leap in technology.

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When worlds collide: does 'reverse mentoring' work?

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 08:00

Can young workers teach their elders anything about careers, politics and getting the most out of life – and vice versa? Two Guardian journalists give it a try

Coco Khan, 30, has worked for the Guardian since 2016, as a writer and columnist

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New children's novel brings refugee crisis to the classroom

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 02:18
How one author is bringing the refugee crisis to British schools with her first novel, The Boy At The Back Of The Class.
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Graduates of Imperial College beat Oxbridge on earnings

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 02:01

Average Imperial graduate earns £37,931 in first year, £5,000 more than Oxbridge

Graduates from Imperial College London pick up the highest salaries in the first year after graduation, earning around a fifth more than students leaving Oxford and Cambridge, according to research by the job website Adzuna.

The average Imperial graduate earns £37,931 in their first year post-graduation, £5,000 more than the typical Oxbridge graduate, the report found.

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Labour conference: No new academies, Angela Rayner to pledge

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 01:44
Schools will not lose their current status but would have to follow new "national rules", party says.
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Labour vows to rein in academies and scrap free schools

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 00:00

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner to reveal plan to axe free schools in proposed education reforms

Labour would scrap free schools and gradually bring academies under greater local democratic control as part of a plan to unwind Conservative education reforms that it says have created a legacy of “fragmentation and privatisation”.

The new policy will be unveiled by Angela Rayner at the Labour party conference on Monday, the first time that the shadow education secretary has presented her own structural reform plan in her two years in the job.

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Eltermitwirkung in der Schule: "Das Gejammer ist nur eine Marotte"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:51

Bei der Bereitschaft, sich zu beteiligen, spielt der Bildungshintergrund eine große Rolle, sagt ein engagierter Vater.

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