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SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

NYTimes - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 04:32
The College Board, which administers the SAT, is joining a broadening movement toward using race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action.
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School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils' commute

bbc education - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 02:15
A school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for health.
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Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies

NYTimes - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 23:13
Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases.
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Kuriose Studienfächer: "Körperpflege? Das kann man studieren?"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 18:10

Neben BWL und Medizin haben Hochschulen inzwischen exotische Studiengänge im Angebot - wie Zukunfts-Design. Drei Studierende erzählen.

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Further education college faces insolvency

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 17:08
Hadlow College is requesting to be put into educational administration following financial trouble.
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I want to drop out of university – what are my options?

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 16:27

Many students struggle to complete their undergraduate degree. Here’s what to consider before you take time out

On the morning of the most important exam of his second year, Harry Smith* woke up and realised he’d missed it. “I fell asleep revising,” he says.

With a series of poor grades and two failed units behind him, his degree at University College London ended up taking two years longer than expected. This included summer resits, which he kept secret from his family, and various retakes. He graduated with a 2:2.

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Les très décriés regroupements école-collège supprimés de la loi Blanquer

lemonde_edu - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 16:03
La mesure, éliminée au Sénat, prévoyait de créer des établissements réunissant un collège et une ou plusieurs écoles, ce qui inquiétait parents d’élèves, corps enseignant et élus locaux.
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University backtracks on disputed Voynich manuscript theory

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 15:19

Bristol distances itself from academic who claims to have solved century-old mystery

A university that breathlessly declared one of its academics had cracked the code of the celebrated Voynich manuscript has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown after medieval experts poured scorn on his theory.

Bristol University said this week Dr Gerard Cheshire had “succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed” by identifying the language and purpose of the mysterious and apparently coded 15th-century text.

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Malvern St James Girls' School taught wrong exam book

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:07
Students at the £37,000-a-year Worcestershire school realised the mistake in an English literature exam.
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How to counter far-right extremism? Germany shows the way | Cynthia Miller-Idriss

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 11:59

Teachers are better able to identify radicalisation than most, yet in the UK they are too often ignored

Dozens of heads of state, policymakers and leaders of technology companies gathered in Paris this week to discuss social media’s impact on global terrorist violence. Their goal – to eliminate terrorist and violent content online – is a laudable, necessary step toward combating extremism. But a critical group was missing from the meeting: educators.

During dozens of meetings about extremist radicalisation and violence across Europe and the US over the past several years, I’ve met plenty of academics, CVE (countering violent extremism) specialists, terrorism analysts, policymakers and diplomats working to understand the roots of extremism and ways to stem violence. These discussions typically bring experts together to discuss collaborative approaches to law enforcement and surveillance, learn about new research findings and practical efforts on the ground – and forge high-level, international public-private cooperation around issues such as online radicalisation.

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Religion: Integrationsbeauftragte will Kopftuchverbot an Schulen prüfen

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 08:42

Die CDU-Politikerin Widmann-Mauz greift die Debatte aus Österreich auf, obwohl sich ein mit dem Grundgesetz konformes Verbot kaum umsetzen ließe. Widerspruch kommt auch aus der eigenen Partei.

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Cameron Mackintosh gives Peckham drama school £1m

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 08:00

Impresario hopes Mountview Academy donation will help prove ‘you don’t have to be posh’ to get on in theatre

Sir Cameron Mackintosh has given £1m to help one of the UK’s most diverse drama schools in the hope it will prove “you don’t have to be posh” to get on in the theatre.

The producer’s donation to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts completes a £6.5m fundraising campaign for the school’s new £30m home in Peckham, south London, and will mean its plans for 200-seat theatre space can be completed.

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Schools should have one meat-free day a week, says charity

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 08:00

Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ meals

All state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly and reflect changing dietary advice.

Given wide acceptance that diets need to change to address the climate crisis – including by eating less meat and more beans and pulses – the Soil Association is urging the Department for Education to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a statutory menu once a week offering only plant-based proteins and foods.

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Loi Blanquer : « En dénigrant les oppositions, le ministre de l’éducation est loin de porter le projet dont l’école a besoin »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 07:00
Paul Devin, secrétaire général du syndicat FSU des personnels d’inspection, considère, dans une tribune au « Monde », que la loi « pour une école de la confiance », en examen au Sénat, porte des intentions peu claires et une menace pour la liberté d’expression des enseignants.
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Education : « Il faut sauver le soldat Blanquer »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 06:00
Le ministre de l’éducation prend les décisions nécessaires pour rompre avec l’école « injuste, inefficace et résignée » dont il a hérité, estime le linguiste Alain Bentolila dans une tribune au « Monde ».
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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 03:55
Hearing from employers about the realities of getting a job seems to boost exam grades.
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Campus anti-Semitism must be stamped out, says universities minister

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 03:47
Chris Skidmore says it is "unjust" to expect Jewish groups to fund security for university events.
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The Moon landings: How one small step inspired a generation

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 03:43
"We want people's memories of seeing Moon landings footage for the first time," say researchers.
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The 'Brown Babies' who were left behind

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 03:27
What happened to the babies born to black American soldiers and white British women during World War Two?
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Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'

bbc education - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 03:18
Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air.
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