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There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

NYTimes - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:00
Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.
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University counselling services 'inundated by stressed academics'

bbc education - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 03:31
Academics are thronging to university counselling rooms to seek help for mental health problems and stress, a report suggests.
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Most parents reject nearest school

bbc education - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 03:29
Some 60% do not choose their local secondary school as their first option, shows major study.
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Emeli Sande named as Sunderland University chancellor

bbc education - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 02:19
The award-winning singer's birth coincided with her parent's graduation ceremonies in the city.
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Peacehaven academy plans axed after parent and staff campaign

the guardian - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 02:01

East Sussex decision follows wave of successful protests against academies in England

Parents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority.

Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven Heights primary schools in Peacehaven staged a day of action this month in protest at proposals to hand over the two schools to the Kent-based Swale Academies Trust.

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Higher education staff suffer 'epidemic' of poor mental health

the guardian - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 02:01

Research shows steep increase in referrals to counselling and occupational health services

The number of university workers accessing counselling and occupational health services has shot up, according to research which describes “an epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff.

Freedom of information requests revealed that at one university, staff referrals to counselling services went up more than 300% over a six-year period up to 2015 while, at another, referrals to occupational health soared by more than 400%.

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Grime over Mozart? Better music lessons 'changed my life'

bbc education - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 14:02
Results of four-year study shows better music education can improve attendance in disengaged pupils.
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Need a college graduation ticket? There's a black market for that

the guardian - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 13:00

Tickets for New York University’s 2019 commencement ceremony are being advertised for as much as $250

It’s graduation season in the United States, which means lots of caps, gowns, pomp and circumstance, corny speeches, selfies – and an underground trade in graduation tickets to top off the celebrations.

Many colleges and universities limit the number of people who can attend a graduation ceremony, providing students with tickets to the event they can distribute to friends and family. These tickets are often transferable, meaning someone can give a ticket to a friend who needs an extra seat. But this also means that students can sell their tickets – though banned by most schools – to get some extra cash.

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White teachers like me should not be policing black pupils’ hair | Holly Rigby

the guardian - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 11:59
New research confirms what I’ve seen as a teacher – many children with afro-textured hair face prejudice in UK schools

Last year, a 12-year-old student was forced to take legal action after he was threatened with suspension by his London school for wearing his hair in dreadlocks. More recently, a six-year-old was sent home from school for having a “skin fade”, a common black hairstyle, because his primary school claimed it would “detract from learning”. Now, new research released by De Montfort University Leiceister has revealed that one in six children with afro-textured hair in the UK are having a bad experience with school hair policies.

Related: London school that told boy to cut off dreadlocks backs down

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‘My headteacher said: “Stop crying – you got into Oxford!”’

the guardian - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 11:59

An estimated 12% of children in care go on to university – compared with 49% of the general population. Three who made it explain how

When Sophia Alexandra Hall received the response to her application for the University of Oxford in 2015, she opened it in front of everyone at her school. “I ran into the canteen and burst into tears,” she says. “I was sobbing, and I remember my headteacher saying: ‘Stop crying – you got into Oxford!’ No one at social services believed me.” As a care leaver, the odds of Hall making it to university, let alone Oxford, were very slim.

As of 31 March 2018, 75,420 children were living in the care system in England. When I lived in children’s homes in Oldham 15 years ago, some care staff were content with children choosing PlayStations over the classroom, and it felt as if they were apathetic to our wellbeing in general. Things haven’t changed much. In September 2018, social care inspectors found that children from a privately managed care home in the town would regularly abscond, were involved in “county lines” drug running and had “minimal engagement” with education.

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La publicité des écoles d’ingénieurs ne vise pas les filles

lemonde_edu - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 07:15
Une jeune fille a beaucoup moins de chances qu’un garçon de voir une publicité en ligne pour une école spécialisée, car les annonces vues par les femmes coûtent plus cher, explique la journaliste du « Monde » Annie Kahn.
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'I hope my burn will make my kids less judgemental'

bbc education - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 04:29
How one man with a facial difference hopes the next generation will be more tolerant.
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Frédéric Thiriez : « Il faut supprimer l’accès direct aux grands corps à la sortie de l’ENA »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 03:53
Mandé par Emmanuel Macron, l’ancien énarque regrette que la haute fonction publique soit « trop cloisonnée » et trop peu diverse.
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'People should love who they want to'

bbc education - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 03:29
Inside a school where the "No Outsiders" diversity programme is taught.
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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

bbc education - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 02:52
Robyn and Megan say falling pregnant as teenagers changed their lives for the better.
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The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

bbc education - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 02:13
The BBC met three mothers who have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners.
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School music lessons should cover hip-hop and grime, says charity

the guardian - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 02:01

Youth Music calls for a focus on ‘Stormzy rather than Mozart’ to engage hard-to-reach pupils

A national charity has called for school music lessons to be overhauled to include grime, electronic music and hip-hop after research found that more inclusive music-making improves attendance among pupils at risk of exclusion.

A four-year study by Youth Music concluded that too many schools fail to include current musical genres and recommended that lessons should focus on “Stormzy rather than Mozart” in order to engage hard-to-reach young people.

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Can Data Ward Off College Debt? New Strategy Focuses on Results

NYTimes - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 01:20
Knowing by major and by program how much money students borrow (and later earn) could shake up the higher education market.
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Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

NYTimes - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 00:24
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.
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LGBT lessons: police chief calls for end to Birmingham protests

the guardian - Τρίτη, 21/05/2019 - 14:40

Chief constable says lawful or unlawful protests have no place outside primary schools

A police chief has said lawful or unlawful protests have no place outside primary schools after recent clashes over the teaching of LGBT lessons.

The chief constable of West Midlands police, Dave Thompson, said a number of criminal offences had taken place outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham since Sunday evening.

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