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Can you solve it? The Zorro puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 09:10

Swordplay with lines and squares

Today you’re going to get the chance to prove a theorem no one has ever proved before.

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If we don't protect arts education, we'll lose the next generation of performers | David Ruebain

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 09:00

Funding cuts risk undermining the performing arts, but they deserve our support

The UK has long enjoyed a global reputation as a centre for excellence in the performing arts, both as an exporter of talent and a destination of choice for lovers of culture. We gain a lot emotionally from the industry, which boosts our mental and physical health. But performing arts are also part of the fastest-growing sector of the economy, the creative arts, which contributed more than £100bn in 2017. Despite all this, the performing arts in the UK are facing an existential threat.

The decline of formal performing arts education in schools and the impact of the Ebacc have been well documented. In 2017, the number of entries for GCSE drama declined by 8.5%, while A-level entries for dance fell by 42%, drama by 33% and music by 38% between 2010 and 2018. A BBC survey in January 2018 showed nine out of 10 secondary schools had cut back on lesson time, staff or facilities in at least one creative arts subject. Meanwhile, cuts to local authorities have further decimated opportunities for young people to participate in the performing arts.

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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 04:15
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.
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Teens in care 'abandoned to crime gangs'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 02:40
Unregulated accommodation for children aged 16 and over has increased by 70% in a decade, Newsnight learns.
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Morehouse Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 00:30
The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would eliminate the new graduates’ student loans.
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Morehouse Class of ’19, Congratulations: Your Loans Will Be Paid Off

NYTimes - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 21:33
The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would pay off the new graduates’ student loans.
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Schule: Digitalpakt startet

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 19:52

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Schule: Die Stunde der Kängurus

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 19:52

Mehr Chancengerechtigkeit, da sind sich viele Pädagogen einig, geht nur mit echten Ganztagsschulen. Warum gibt es dann so wenige? Über Eltern, Lehrer und die Tücken der Statistik.

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Women’s football: how girls are moving the goalposts

the guardian - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 11:02

With young players joining grassroots clubs and England’s Lionesses preparing for their World Cup run, the sport is finally getting the recognition it deserves

‘Izzy, to me, to me,” the cry comes from many voices. Izzy, two brown pigtails flying out behind her, passes the ball to her friend, who turns with it, neatly avoiding the opposition player on her heels. She passes to Holly in the blue boots. But then, as Holly turns and passes, the ball is lost in a tangle of players.

Suddenly the red team have it. It’s down the other end of the pitch in two passes. The midfielder crosses to a player in bright white socks and pink boots who, finding herself with space all around her, turns, aims and effortlessly shoots the ball into the back of the net over the outstretched hand of the keeper. “Yeees!” comes the cry from her teammates, who jog back to the centre of the pitch, pride evident in their faces.

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Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

the guardian - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 09:00

Children whose families receive positive news about their school perform significantly worse in exams, according to study

Health warning: positive Ofsted ratings may damage GCSE results.

This is the shock finding of a study conducted by four universities and two thinktanks which found that parents with children in schools that have received a better-than-expected Ofsted report are much more likely to reduce how much they help their children with their homework. This, in turn, could have a damaging impact on their children’s GCSE results.

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Broomlands Primary: Does a 'stunning school' help learning?

bbc education - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 02:00
What parents, pupils and teachers think of the transformation of a primary in the south of Scotland.
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Avec Mon Cartable connecté, les enfants malades gardent leur classe

lemonde_edu - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 01:45
A l’initiative de Marc Lavoine, le dispositif permet, depuis 2014, à des enfants hospitalisés de suivre leurs cours à distance dans leur école. Une manière de démystifier la maladie.
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Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools

NYTimes - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 01:25
In a 10-point declaration of his education policy priorities, the Vermont senator framed efforts to curtail charter schools as a means to “desegregate” public education.
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Contre les réformes Blanquer, 5 000 enseignants manifestent à Paris

lemonde_edu - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 19:50
Le nouveau baccalauréat et la loi baptisée « pour une école de la confiance » concentrent les critiques des professionnels de l’éducation nationale.
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Student mentors help pupils say ‘si’ to GCSE languages

the guardian - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 18:00

Undergraduates help secondary schools to reverse the decline in exam entries

It is a question arguably more fiendish than mastering the French subjunctive or the thousands of characters in Mandarin. How can schools halt – and even reverse – the swift decline of languages at GCSE and beyond?

Now a pilot project may have found the answer. A report published today finds that numbers of pupils choosing to take a foreign language can be dramatically increased by mentoring from undergraduates who have chosen to specialise in the subject at university.

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Ecole à 3 ans, signes religieux... L’examen de la loi « pour une école de la confiance » s’achève au Sénat

lemonde_edu - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 15:45
Les sénateurs ont débattu, jusqu’à vendredi soir, des 25 articles que comptait le projet de loi. Le texte doit encore passer devant une commission mixte paritaire.
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Religionsfreiheit: Kramp-Karrenbauer hält Debatte über Kopftuchverbot an Schulen für berechtigt

sueddeutsche_bild - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 10:03

Sollen Kopftücher für Grundschülerinnen verboten werden? Die CDU-Chefin findet es sinnvoll, darüber zu sprechen. Der Islamrat bezeichnet die Debatte als diskriminierend.

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L’irrésistible ascension de l’enseignement supérieur privé

lemonde_edu - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 08:00
Depuis vingt ans, le secteur privé monte en puissance : les familles sont de plus en plus nombreuses à accepter de payer le prix fort contre la promesse d’une insertion professionnelle rapide.
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Parcoursup, an II : les lycéens face au « choc » des premières réponses

lemonde_edu - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 06:28
La moitié des candidats a reçu au moins une proposition, a fait savoir vendredi le ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, qui a fait face à un premier bug. Cette année encore, le stress domine chez les élèves autour de ce moment clé.
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