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Primary pupil wins sex assault damages

bbc education - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 19:04
The parents of girl, sexually assaulted aged six by boys in her school playground, win compensation.
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Ban Christmas gifts for teachers, says Scottish parents' group

the guardian - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:18

Trend for lavish gifts burdens parents, exposing financial differences, warns Connect

Schoolchildren should be banned from buying Christmas gifts for their teachers, according to a Scottish parents’ group, as retailers exploit parental anxieties by promoting increasingly lavish presents for teaching staff and parents compete to buy the most expensive items.

The Scottish parents’ organisation Connect is highlighting a growing online trade in bespoke gifts for teachers, with some items costing over £100, as it calls on local parent councils and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to discourage gift-giving this festive season.

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Créteil : un lycéen placé en garde à vue après l’agression d’un professeur

lemonde_edu - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:07
L’élève de première est scolarisé au lycée Branly, l’établissement où une enseignante avait été braquée avec une arme factice, le 17 octobre, déclenchant le mouvement #PasDeVague.
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In the key of F: Harriet Harman on why musical creativity is not a male preserve

the guardian - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 14:49

If you go to a concert by Trinity Laban Conservatoire this season, at least half the works you hear will be by female composers. By reclaiming the neglected sounds of the past, it hopes to encourage future women

Creativity is a miracle and a blessing that needs to be nurtured and celebrated wherever it springs from. And a diversity of creators only enhances and deepens the creative landscape. So, as chair of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, I was delighted to hear about its Venus Blazing programme which, in the centenary year of women getting the vote, is setting itself the challenge of discovering and celebrating women composers of the past, and opening a path for women composers of the future.

The programme, which began last month, is a year-long initiative with a twofold promise. Across the more than 60 concerts and opera performances given by the Conservatoire’s major performing groups this academic year, at least half of the programme will be music written by female composers. We will thus have the chance to hear renaissance madrigals, 1970s jazz, 19th-century symphonies and 20th-century string quartets and operas, all of which have been neglected largely because the person who created them was a woman.

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British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE

the guardian - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 14:18

Durham University student Matthew Hedges was detained while on research trip

A British academic who was accused of spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates after travelling to Dubai to conduct research has been sentenced to life in jail.

Matthew Hedges, 31, has been in a UAE prison for more than six months. The Durham University student, who went to the country to research his PhD thesis, was handed the sentence at an Abu Dhabi court in a hearing that lasted less than five minutes, and with no lawyer present.

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Fat-cat heads are profiteering from academies | Warwick Mansell

the guardian - Wed, 21/11/2018 - 14:06
An £850,000 payout to a former head shows huge private rewards can come from treating state schools as businesses

As increasing numbers of schools become academies – there are now more than 8,000 academies across England – state education seems increasingly to resemble the business world, with empires of schools rising and falling under the stewardship of dynamic individuals, hostile takeovers not unknown, and the public often struggling to understand what are sometimes hugely complicated ownership structures, agreed in private.

Related: Former academy head given £850,000 payoff

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