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Nottingham University investigates 'uni girls love rape' message

the guardian - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:36

Phrase made out of toilet paper found arranged on floor of bathroom in hall of residence

Nottingham University has launched an investigation after a message saying “uni girls love rape” was left in a bathroom at a hall of residence on campus.

It was made out of toilet paper and arranged on the floor of a shared bathroom in Florence Boot hall.

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« Nous lançons un appel à bâtir les nouvelles universités que l’Etat refuse de créer ! »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:21
Un collectif d’étudiants, d’universitaires et de politiques, parmi lesquels Nicolas Offenstadt, Elsa Faucillon et Frédéric Lordon, propose dans une tribune au « Monde » de construire symboliquement de nouveaux établissements pour lutter contre la politique actuelle.
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Tech Tip: Prune and Save Web Pages

NYTimes - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:00
Your computer most likely includes free tools for creating or printing stripped-down versions of web articles without ads, videos or other distractions.
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Black applicants 'face more university fraud claims'

bbc education - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 13:50
Ucas says it doesn't know why black students' applications are more likely to be flagged for potential fraud.
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Parcoursup : des algorithmes  qui « manquent de transparence »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 12:12
Les candidats souhaitent que soient publiés les critères de classement utilisés par chaque établissement.
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Teachers Find Public Support as Pay Campaign Goes to Voters

NYTimes - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 12:00
In a survey, nearly three in four American adults said teachers’ salaries were too low. The sentiment crossed party lines, even if raises meant higher taxes.
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Hay Festival: Bradford schoolgirls' first time review

bbc education - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 03:26
A group of Bradford pupils visit the Hay Festival for the first time and give their review.
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Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

bbc education - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 02:57
Some mothers want their twins kept together, some prefer separate classes and others say "they'll find their own way regardless".
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Parents 'not involved' in new free schools

bbc education - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 02:13
Free schools have failed to live up to their original, innovative purpose, say researchers.
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Young carers: 'I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him'

bbc education - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 02:12
Stuart Gumm says his 12-year-old son Carwyn has saved his life - but young carers need more support.
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Ucas criticised over fraud screening of black applicants

the guardian - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 02:01

Labour MP David Lammy calls for greater transparency in university admissions process

The university admissions service Ucas is under pressure after an investigation revealed that more than half of all applications flagged for possible fraud are from black students.

Ucas researchers found that over a five-year period 52% of applications investigated for potential fraudulent activity were from black candidates, even though they only make up 9% of total applications.

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Only one in five free schools set up by parents, shows report

the guardian - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 02:01

Free schools increasingly opened by trusts as ‘way to meet rising pupil numbers’

Just one in five of the Conservatives’ flagship free schools have been set up by parents, despite promises of a parent-led approach to education, a report has found.

When the policy was launched in 2010 by then education secretary Michael Gove, he said it would allow parents to set up state schools shaped by their own preferences, introducing choice and innovation into the education system.

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58 Years Later, Alabama Apologizes for Punishing Black Students for Lunch Counter Sit-In

NYTimes - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 23:45
Nine students were expelled from college after the protest. The three survivors talked about living to see their records cleared. The oldest is 83.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Chokes Up at Student’s Question on Shootings

NYTimes - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 23:36
A 13-year-old boy asked what the Trump administration was doing to prevent violence in schools.
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Putting the brakes on the Oxford and Cambridge gravy train | Letters

the guardian - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 20:08
Adult education professor John Holford, Cambridge vice-chancellor Stephen Toope, Colin Fraser and former Southampton Solent vice-chancellor Roger Brown respond to reports on the £21bn wealth of the two universities

David Lammy rightly asks why Oxford and Cambridge don’t put their “vast wealth … to better use” by “funding sophisticated access and outreach programmes” (Revealed: the £21bn wealth built up by Oxford and Cambridge, 29 May). He will, I hope, be flattered to learn that his critique of Oxbridge is almost identical to that made by RH Tawney over a century ago. Writing in 1906, Tawney argued that the ancient universities were wasting their wealth (typically originally donated for the education of the poor) on scholarships for the wealthy. They should, he said, spread their “roots into the subsoil of society”: a system that “locks up the culture of our older Universities within the four walls of expensive Colleges is … a very mischievous anachronism”. His critique led to Oxford producing the report Oxford and Working-Class Education (1908), which pointed out that colleges – not just the central university – had a duty to support outreach work. Oxford and Cambridge then developed programmes for working-class adults across the industrial cities of England. Tawney himself taught several, famously in Stoke and Rochdale.

Mr Lammy is not only a prominent advocate of equality in higher education; he is also a steadfast supporter of adult education. Could I suggest these enthusiasms should be brought together? Over time, Oxford and Cambridge gradually transferred their outreach programmes for adults to the civic and “Robbins” universities: this made sense as part of a national system of higher education. But from the 1980s governments – of all political persuasions – told universities such “roots into the subsoil of society” would not be funded. And as few universities thought working-class adults a worthy cause for their own resources, the work withered on the vine.

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'Classist' Cambridge drinking societies should shut, says group

the guardian - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 19:00

Sexual harassment, racism and bullying of state school students some of new claims

From bikini-clad female students wrestling in pools of jelly to binge-drinking, extreme-eating contests and regurgitating live goldfish, the exploits of Cambridge University’s drinking societies have long provoked tabloid headlines.

Now the future of these groups is under review after a Facebook page dedicated to shutting them down posted hundreds of accounts of inappropriate behaviour allegedly perpetrated by drinking society members, including sexual misconduct, bullying and classism.

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Parcoursup : l’abécédaire des réactions

lemonde_edu - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 18:33
De « A comme “attente” » à « Z comme “Zorro” », Claude Garcia, blogueur et professeur de SES au lycée George Sand de Nérac (47), a recensé les réactions de ses élèves de terminale ES, qui « pensent souvent à Parcoursup ».
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Students don't do so well in exams when it's hot – so is it time to overhaul the academic year?

the guardian - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 17:45

New US research suggests a drop in performance with rises in average yearly temperature. Bad news for the UK’s sweltering students? Discuss

Soggy May bank holidays are not celebrated by most people, but young people revising for school exams may benefit from them, after US researchers discovered that hotter temperatures lead to worse grades.

The data is extensive. Academics at Harvard, UCLA and Georgia State University used the scores of more than 10 million secondary students over 13 years, and compared temperature changes in hot southern and colder northern states. In every case, a half-degree rise in the average temperature over the year equalled a 1% drop in average exam scores.

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« Parcoursup laisse explicitement un “système” administrer, classer, ordonner les rêves d’une génération »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 13:24
Dans la procédure elle-même, dans son autorité et sa technicité, il manque un respect fondamental de la liberté et du potentiel de chacun, qui se trouve au contraire réduit de façon opaque à un passé scolaire et bien souvent à un territoire d’origine, déplore la sociologue Cécile Van de Velde dans une tribune au « Monde ».
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For some children, reading feels like a cryptic code. We can help them crack it

the guardian - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 13:12

With many children struggling with reading in some way, there’s a wealth of evidence to help teachers support students

Reading disorders are among the most prevalent learning difficulties children have. In a mixed ability classroom, an estimated one in 10 children will have dyslexia and up to 20% need training to develop the ability to isolate sounds in words.

In 2016, an OECD report found English teenagers are the most illiterate in the developed world, with many between the ages of 16 and 19 only having a “basic” grasp of maths and English. Children at risk of reading failure can easily become vulnerable learners, and lose their self-esteem, motivation and confidence without support. These children see reading as a barrier rather than a tool for learning. It’s no wonder, then, that teaching reading is one of the highest priorities in schools.

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