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Students' end-of-year artwork 2018 – your entries so far

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 17:15

We asked you to share your end-of-year artwork. Here is a small selection of the hundreds of contributions we’ve received so far

  • You can view all the entries or submit your own art here by 2 July
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Bac 2018 : quand l’écologie agace les correcteurs

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:18
Un correcteur du baccalauréat aussi a un coût carbone.
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Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya’s largest slum

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:00

Efforts to improve the training and resources available to childminders in Nairobi’s Kibera settlement are bearing fruit – to the benefit of all concerned

Three-year-old Joy and her sister Lavine, four, are surrounded by kitchen pots, soft toys and an old wellington boot. It’s mid-morning at Kidogo’s nursery and preschool, and the sisters are playing in the dramatic centre, a place set aside for children to invent their own games. Each corner of the room is dedicated to a different activity: music, stories, art or a quiet space for reading.

The centre is one of the few quality childcare facilities in Kibera, an overcrowded informal settlement in Nairobi that houses 170,070 people, according to a 2009 national census (although other estimates have put the number significantly higher). Most centres are found in cramped rooms or homes, with one woman responsible for 20 or so children. Ventilation is poor and there are reports of babies being given sleeping pills to knock them out for the day, or children being locked in dark rooms. There’s rarely space to play.

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Matters of fact: separating brilliant breakthroughs from science fictions

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:09

The Guardian’s science editor on elixirs of life, questions of ethics, and meeting some extraordinary minds

There are people who will tell you that the elixir of life is to be found in the blood of youngsters. It’s a vampiric belief, but not unfounded. One day in February 2015, I watched Joe Castellano pull a tray of frosted vials full of human plasma from a freezer at Stanford University. The yellowy contents were bound for old mice. Infusions of the fluid have a striking effect: feeble animals perk up; they learn faster; their cognitive skills are sharpened. It seems that both bodies and brains are rejuvenated.

What gives rise to these intriguing changes is a major research question. Young plasma, it seems, may be suffused with compounds that keep tissues youthful, and lack certain factors that age us. Find these potent ingredients, and show that they can stave off ageing, and your name will go down in history. Or so the story goes.

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La Stax Academy ranime la soul de Memphis

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:05
Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes…  De 1958 à 1975, à Memphis, Stax Records découvre des pointures de la soul et fourni la bande-son du mouvement pour les droits civiques. Depuis 2000, l’Academy transmet l’esprit du label à des jeunes de cette ville pauvre.
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Bac : des lycéens privés de leur calculatrice pendant l’épreuve de physique-chimie

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:17
Alors que « l’usage de tout modèle de calculatrice, avec ou sans mode examen, est autorisé », des candidats au bac S de plusieurs lycées de l’académie du Nord se sont vu reprocher de consulter des antisèches dessus.
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'Panic attacks and crying': how the new GCSEs affected pupils

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:03

Many of those doing revamped exams report mental health problems and extreme stress

Pupils have delivered a damning verdict on the revamped GCSEs, saying they have caused crying, mental exhaustion, panic attacks, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne.

About half a million 16 year olds sat the tougher exams, which were initiated by the former education secretary Michael Gove and tested for the first time this summer, with grades ranging from 9-1 rather than A*-G.

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‘We don’t really need phones’: the French school that banned mobiles

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:55

How pupils at La Gautrais rediscovered games, dance and the art of conversation

It’s breaktime at a middle school in rural Brittany, and huddles of teenagers are chatting in the playground. Two 15-year-olds sit reading novels, while others kick footballs or play chase. One boy does some press-ups.

The hum of conversation and flurry of movement contrasts with most other French secondary schools, where playgrounds can be eerily silent as pupils stare at their mobile phones. In La Gautrais, no one looks at Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube. Here mobile phones have been banned. Few seem to miss them.

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Aulnay-sous-Bois : quatre surveillants suspendus pour avoir humilié un collégien autiste

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:41
Quatre assistants d’éducation sont soupçonnés de s’être moqués d’un élève autiste, d’avoir filmé la scène et de l’avoir diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux. Une enquête est en cours.
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Meinung am Mittag: Nationaler Bildungsbericht: Alle Schüler sollten zwölf Jahre in die Schule gehen

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:39

Nicht nur Gymnasiasten verdienen es, Zeit zum Lernen und Reifen zu haben. Unsere Gesellschaft sollte es sich leisten, alle Jugendlichen länger in die Schule zu schicken. Sie würde davon profitieren.

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Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:38

Assessments on hold until next week due to risk fire-damaged stonework could fall into street

Concerns about the safety of the surviving shell of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last Friday, have delayed a full survey of the damage until next week.

Following complaints from local residents and business owners about slow progress, Glasgow city council’s head of building control, Raymond Barlow, warned there was still a chance parts of the fire-damaged stonework could fall into the street.

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Nationaler Bildungsbericht: Wer früher lernt, ist länger schlau

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 12:32

Und profitiert nicht nur finanziell, heißt es im Bildungsbericht 2018. Der Zugang zu Bildungsangeboten hängt aber weiter stark vom Elternhaus ab - und vom Wohnort.

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Bac STMG 2018 : découvrez le sujet de management des organisations

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 11:29
Le sujet complet de l’épreuve de management des organisations du bac technologique STMG est disponible au format PDF.
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Bac maths 2018 : découvrez les corrigés vidéo à partir de 11 heures

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 11:24
« Le Monde » Campus mettre en ligne les corrigés des épreuves des bacs S, ES, L de l’épreuve de mathématiques, sitôt rendus publics par le ministère.
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Présidents d’université et directeurs de grandes écoles : quel a été leur thème de doctorat ?

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 11:06
Les sujets de thèse des grands acteurs de l’enseignement supérieur et de l’éducation.
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I just got a permanent academic job – but I'm not celebrating | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 09:30

I’m happy to have found secure work, but now I’m inside the university system I can see clearly how exploitative it is

On the day I was interviewed for my current (permanent) job, I was homeless, broke and illegally squatting in an empty flat. My low-wage, nine-month academic contract at one of the most reputable universities in the world had just ended, leaving me penniless and saddled with thousands of pounds worth of debt.

This would be my final interview. After waiting two and a half years on the job market, I received an email the next day offering me the position. I cried tears of relief. It was all over: the crippling stress, the anxiety, the unbearable precarity of short-term academic contract work.

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Bac maths 2018 : découvrez les sujets officiels de S, ES et L à partir de 9 h 15

lemonde_edu - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 09:15
Les sujets complets au format PDF de l’épreuve de mathématiques du bac S, bac ES et bac L option maths seront mis en ligne sitôt rendus publics par le ministère.
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Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

bbc education - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 03:15
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.
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Rider Reaches Deal to Sell Westminster Choir College to Chinese Firm

NYTimes - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 01:17
Under the agreement, Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology would buy the renowned but struggling music school for $40 million. The deal, however, faces legal challenges.
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Families of white working-class children 'lack drive' of migrants

the guardian - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 00:26

Ofsted chief says data shows families bear brunt of economic hardship and lose aspiration

White working-class children have fallen behind because their families can “lack the aspiration and drive seen in many migrant communities,” according to Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England.

Spielman’s comments came as she sought to defend the Ofsted schools inspectorate against evidence showing it gives harsher judgments to schools in deprived areas with a high proportion of children from white, working-class backgrounds.

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