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Royal baby: What's it like growing up as a third child?

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 15:31
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a third child, but what difference does birth order make?
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Universités : interventions policières à Montpellier-III et Grenoble, Lyon-II fermée

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 11:14
A Montpellier, les forces de l’ordre sont intervenues dans un campus quasi désert du fait des vacances ; à Grenoble, elles ont levé un blocage débuté le matin même, tandis qu’à Lyon une AG a voté la poursuite du blocage.
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£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 09:59
The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.
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Labour bid to block regulatory powers for Office for Students

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 08:15

Party plans Commons tactic to thwart a key plank of the government’s higher education policy


Labour is launching a last-ditch bid to stop MPs rubber-stamping the transfer of higher education regulatory powers to the controversial Office for Students.

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University costs working-class students more, says NUS report

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 08:00

‘Poverty premium’ in higher education leads to poorer people feeling isolated, says union

Working-class students are penalised by a “poverty premium”, often paying higher costs to continue studying in a university environment in which they may feel isolated and as though they do not belong, according to a report.

Research for the National Union of Students finds that student expenditure routinely outstrips income from loans, leaving many whose parents cannot afford to subsidise them without the means to pay for basics such as food and heating.

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Cambridge University urged again to end fossil fuel investments

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 08:00

Hundreds of academics, authors and scientists sign open letter as divisive issues comes to head

Hundreds of academics, scientists and authors have signed an open letter calling on Cambridge University to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, marking an escalation in an increasing bitter divestment campaign at the institution.

The move, by signatories including Sir David King, until recently the UK’s permanent special representative for climate change, Thomas Blundell, the former president of the UK Science Council and the author Robert Macfarlane, comes as the university council is set to consider the issue at a meeting on Monday.

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Jacinda Ardern: I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 03:19
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talks exclusively to the BBC about how she'll juggle a baby with politics.
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Welsh language row over Anglesey school closures plan

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 23/04/2018 - 02:07
The plans are being rushed through before new rules give rural schools more protection, campaigners say.
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Klub unter Druck

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 22/04/2018 - 19:53

Die Kultusministerkonferenz ist in der Krise - mal wieder. Diesmal will ihr die Bundesregierung einen Nationalen Bildungsrat zur Seite stellen. Müssen die Bildungsminister der Länder um ihre Hoheit fürchten?

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Berg- und Talfahrt

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 22/04/2018 - 19:53

Die Zahl der Lateinschüler sackt seit einigen Jahren ab. Weil eine tote Sprache heute keiner mehr braucht? Ein genauer Blick auf die Zahlen gibt eine andere Erklärung.

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Must do better? Why parents plan boycott of school Sats tests

the guardian - Sun, 22/04/2018 - 09:00
Cheating, pressure to improve results, stress. Now campaigners call for a different approach to assessing children

When children across England start their week of Sats tests next month, 30 primary schools will be under particular scrutiny. That is because children from those schools have performed poorly once they have moved to secondary schools. That has raised suspicions that their good Sats results – more properly known as key stage 2 tests – were the result of cheating. Children from other primary schools feeding the same secondary schools, meanwhile, have performed roughly as expected.

“For example, if the children were predicted 10 Bs [at GCSE], they would get 10 Cs,” said Dave Thomson, chief statistician at Education Data Lab, which carried out the analysis. “I don’t think we can say with absolute certainty why this is happening but it warrants further investigation.”

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The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network

NYTimes - Sun, 22/04/2018 - 07:00
“Talking to others has helped me realize that I’m not a crazy person.”
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On Campus: The Soul-Crushing Student Essay

NYTimes - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 22:30
A freshman finally asks the clarifying question: “Do you mean we can write with the word ‘I’?”
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La mobilisation dans les universités en quête d’un second souffle

lemonde_edu - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 11:37
Après l’évacuation de Tolbiac par les CRS vendredi 20 avril, le mouvement de contestation contre la loi Vidal espère rallier les lycéens.
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Parcoursup : 810 000 candidats ont validé des vœux d’études supérieures pour la rentrée

lemonde_edu - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 11:00
Le nombre de futurs bacheliers et étudiants en réorientation à avoir effectué et confirmé des vœux progresse par rapport à l’an dernier. Plus de deux demandes sur trois concernent des filières sélectives.
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If we valued black art, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer would have been for literature | Dotun Adebayo

the guardian - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 11:00

Rap should be put on a par with Shakespeare and Wordsworth. When will the education system wake up to black creativity?

I can’t help thinking that the Pulitzer prize committee missed a trick in their award to the rapper Kendrick Lamar this week. If they had given him the Pulitzer for literature rather than for music it would have elevated his artform and sent a message that would have resonated around the world: that rap is a legitimate form of poetry and should be put on a par with, and treated with the same deference as, Shakespeare and Wordsworth.

Related: Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

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‘I’m 23 and want to save for a house, but I won’t be able to afford one in London’

the guardian - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 08:30
Amy Heuch on how she saved for travelling but now hopes to get on the property ladder

I’m recently back from travelling and am living with my parents in Kent. It’s not my first choice. Not that I don’t get on with them – I do, but before I went travelling I lived in London and had moved away to university, so I’ve had my taste of freedom. Compared with some people’s parents, mine are very generous. They don’t make me pay rent. My mum calls me a “boomerang child”.

I’ve got a new job as a property auctioneer’s assistant in London. I’ll be doing the sales pitches and the prep for the auctions. When I started earning money, my attitude towards it changed – I became thrifty.

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19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence

NYTimes - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 02:50
Young marchers, many not yet born when the Colorado shooting took place, turned out for the third time in two months to protest school shootings.
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Karen Dawisha obituary

the guardian - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 20:38
Author and academic whose book Putin’s Kleptocracy exposed how the Russian president rose to power

Karen Dawisha, who has died aged 68 of cancer, was an outstanding and original scholar of Russia who argued that Vladimir Putin had turned his country into a corrupt authoritarian state run by a group of KGB cronies.

Her 2014 book, Putin’s Kleptocracy – Who Owns Russia?, is a definitive account of how Russia’s president and his friends grabbed and consolidated power. Along the way they became among the richest people on the planet, and the beneficiaries of what Dawisha called “a kleptocratic tribute system”.

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Two-child benefit cap lawful, court rules

bbc education - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 18:19
Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting benefits to first two children.
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