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Schoolchildren take to streets in UK-wide climate strike - live

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:39

Thousands of children walk out of class in protest at environmental crisis. Follow the latest updates

12.39pm GMT

By midday in parliament square there were more than a thousand young people.

Thrusting their home made banners they chanted: what do we want -
action - when do we want it - now. More crowds continued to join them
piling out of Westminster tube station to march to parliament square.

12.36pm GMT

Hundreds have gathered at the Manchester Central Library today in a nationwide climate strike.

The atmosphere was jovial as hundreds of students marched to the library from the Royal Norther College of Music with signs reading “climate over capitalism” and chanting “whose future? Our future.”

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Schoolchildren go on strike over climate change

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:28
Thousands of people gather in London, as students around the UK miss school to call for action.
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Alone together, or how to find strength in numbers

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:02

This week in the Upside, students helping each other, and trying to change the world

It’s a very singular irony that in a world populated like never before, loneliness has become the disease du jour.

But you are not alone, if you don’t want to be. No matter who you are and where you are, there is a like-minded soul out there, a sympathetic voice, a support group, a project, a fellowship.

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Police plea to schools to cut Northamptonshire gang crime

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 13:46
Police are working with Northamptonshire schools to prevent teenagers being groomed into gangs.
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Universities and the NHS must join forces to improve student mental health | Gianmarco Raddi

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 13:41

Mental health problems are on the rise in universities, but support is too fragmented

In universities, depression and anxiety afflict one in four students, while student suicides have reached a record level in recent years and dropouts have trebled. The burden of mental health illnesses is only likely to increase as stigma recedes and more people come forward with their sufferings. According to the Institute for Public Policy Research, five times as many students as 10 years ago have disclosed a mental health issue to their university.

It’s well established that the NHS is underfunded in this area: adult patients with moderate mental health needs can wait upwards of 18 weeks for psychological wellbeing services. Yet university counselling services are stretched too – across the UK, universities are staffed at a quarter to a third of what is required. At my university, students must wait up to five weeks to receive on average just four one-on-one counselling sessions. That is not surprising: there are only 15 counsellors on payroll, eight of whom are part-time.

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Climate strike: school pupils prepare to walk out of class across UK

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 12:02

Thousands of schoolchildren and young people are to join nationwide call for action

Thousands of schoolchildren and young people are expected to join climate strikes across the UK in a demonstration of growing concern about the escalating environmental crisis.

Organisers said strikes were planned in at least 60 towns and cities from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands in an attempt to force politicians to take urgent action.

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Saturdays in the Bronx With Bach

NYTimes - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 12:00
Nearly every weekend for the past 28 years, local children have flocked to the Bronx Conservatory of Music for very low-cost instruction in classical music. Will the school’s success be its undoing?
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Why are students striking for the climate and will it have an impact?

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 11:08
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?
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Zeugnisse: "Kinder bleiben zurück, obwohl das nicht sein müsste"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:57

Die Soziologin Anne Christine Holtmann hat sich mit der Bildung von Schülern aus benachteiligten Familien befasst. So können Schulen diese Kinder unterstützen.

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I am taking part in the school climate strike. It’s the only power I have | Rosie Smart-Knight

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:00
Today, thousands of students like me will leave the classroom – and make those in charge listen to us on climate change

Today, Friday 15 February, thousands of students from schools, colleges, and universities all around the UK will be going on strike, and I’m one of them. I’m taking part in the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement because I want to make a difference. I want my generation’s voice to be heard and listened to. We stand to lose the most from catastrophic climate change, yet we’re the ones who’ve been excluded from the most serious conversations.

Related: School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support | Letter

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'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 08:00

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act

Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament.

Related: Teenage activist takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos

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Parenting in Manhattan is a Darwinian struggle | Emma Brockes

the guardian - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 08:00
A slew of new books treats child-raising like another branch of economics that only the fittest will survive

Should we raise children the way we run businesses? I say we, though I have no idea how to run a business. Yet the number of books on the market that discuss parenting in terms one might use to discuss maximising an investment – to approach one’s child as one might any other product launch – is simultaneously completely depressing and almost impossible to resist. Why wouldn’t one want to turn out successful children? On the other hand: stuffing them from the age of three with skills best suited to careers in corporate law is surely an expensive and self-defeating insanity.

In a new book, Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, two economists try to untangle the long-term impact of what has come to be known as “helicopter parenting” – the high-investment, high-involvement approach that, on the evidence of the book, increases test scores and the likelihood of kids graduating from college, even as other data suggests it stresses kids out.

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Modern Love: Modern Love College Essay Contest

NYTimes - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 07:00
Open your heart and laptop and tell us a story.
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Unconditional uni offers don't make us lazy, say teenagers

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 03:14
Do students really "take their foot off the gas" if they have unconditional university offers?
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Black pupils' schooling 'dumbed down over special needs'

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 02:43
They were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils, a study suggests.
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The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

bbc education - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 02:13
Seven-year-old Sam, who is being treated for leukaemia, gets to 'be' in the classroom with the help of a robot.
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Student Loan Servicers’ Frequent Mistakes Went Unpunished, Audit Finds

NYTimes - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 23:55
The Education Department failed to effectively manage its student loan collectors, a government audit said, increasing costs for borrowers and taxpayers.
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Denver teachers end three-day walkout after deal to raise pay 11%

the guardian - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:46

More than half the district’s teachers went on strike Monday after negotiations over pay broke down

Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11%.

Related: Denver teachers set to strike over better pay and working conditions

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Skipping School to Save the Earth

NYTimes - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 19:36
Inspired by a 16-year-old Swede, thousands of young people are expected to take Friday off to march for action on climate change.
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Perinatal OCD: 'I was worried I'd do something to my kids'

bbc education - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 19:06
Amy Hill, from Stafford, talks about living with perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder.
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