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the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 14:09

Our newsletter brings you agenda-setting news, views and features for everyone interested in universities, along with top Guardian Jobs listings

Guardian universities is the space for everybody interested in universities to gain insights on policy and practice. We publish news, views and features that look at everything universities do, spanning teaching, research and work with local and global communities. We delve into the heart of universities, providing honest accounts of campus life and tips for getting your career off the ground.

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How a Reagan-era report led to generations of undervaluing teachers

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 12:00

The 1983 report, A Nation at Risk, spoke of a school system in ‘the grip of a crisis’ – kicking off cycles of shortcomings for American schools

At 4.20pm on 26 April 1983, in the state dining room at the White House, then president Ronald Reagan accepted a report from a panel of the country’s leading educators, offered a couple of lighthearted quips and spoke of a school system in “the grip of a crisis”. It was the Sputnik moment of American education, a visceral warning about a global superpower falling behind its rivals.

The report, A Nation at Risk, sounded the alarm about the quality of American schools and the potential for looming disaster. “The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and as a people,” it said.

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'My classroom has asbestos and bats': a message for Betsy DeVos

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 12:00

On the eve of World Teachers’ Day, the Guardian’s Washington bureau chief David Smith visited the Department of Education to deliver messages from hundreds of teachers who wrote to the Guardian during the teacher takeover

Secretary DeVos, this is what American teachers want you to know about their struggles.

In September, the Guardian invited a team of public school teachers to serve as guest editors of our site and share their stories of teaching in America. As part of the project, our teacher-editors published a manifesto entitled “We shouldn’t be on food stamps: Teachers on how to fix America’s education system”.

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I applaud the push for accessibility – but I won’t be using ‘jazz hands’ | Alex Lee

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:20
Inaudible clapping excludes blind people like me; the answer could be to repeat events, tailoring them to different needs

On Tuesday, Manchester University’s students’ union passed a motion encouraging students to swap audible clapping for British sign language (BSL) clapping (or “jazz hands”) to make its democratic events more accessible to disabled people. I didn’t balk at the decision, as many rightwing journalists and users of social media did, especially considering it’s not a new concept. However, I did have an issue with it being advertised as a decision made on the grounds of accessibility. For a blind person, inaudible clapping is anything but accessible.

As the debate continues to rage, I’m going to choose to endorse the desk knock or the quiet lap tap

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Inklusion an Hochschulen: Auf der Suche nach dem Aufzug

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 09:34

Mehr als jeder zehnte Studierende hat eine Beeinträchtigung. Wie gehen die Unis damit um? Eine querschnittsgelähmte Jura-Studentin erzählt.

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'I was welling up!' Teachers report on their School of Rock students

the guardian - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 08:00

The child stars of the West End musical rock out in a band assembled by Dewey Finn, who poses as a supply teacher. What do their own teachers make of the hit show?

What can teachers learn from Dewey Finn? It’s all about organised chaos. One hundred years ago, a classroom was 30 desks with students sitting behind them and a chalkboard in front of them. Now, the majority of school life is exactly the same. I try to change that and so does Dewey – albeit to an extreme!

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Au Royaume-Uni, les « moulins à dissertation » tournent à plein

lemonde_edu - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 05:47
Des sociétés proposant de rédiger les devoirs des étudiants « garantis sans plagiat » prospèrent sur les réseaux sociaux. Un phénomène qui inquiète les universités et le gouvernement.
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Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals

NYTimes - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 03:50
Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.
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Teacher crisis hits London as nearly half quit within five years

the guardian - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 23:24

Conservatives criticised with retention rates dropping and pupil numbers increasing

London schools are in the throes of a growing crisis in teacher retention, with figures revealing that more than four out of 10 quit the profession within five years of qualifying.

Schools across England say they are struggling to recruit and retain staff, but the problem is most acute in inner London where just 57% of teachers who qualified in 2012 were still working in the classroom by 2017.

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Stanford’s Endowment Grew 11.3% Last Year, Beating Harvard but Not Yale

NYTimes - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 21:45
The third-largest university endowment in the world was valued at $26.5 billion at the end of August, officials said.
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L’enseignement catholique veut relever le défi de la mixité sociale

lemonde_edu - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 18:19
Le secrétaire général de l’enseignement catholique, Pascal Balmand, donnait sa conférence de rentrée le 4 octobre. Parmi les thèmes de réflexion pour l’année, la mixité sociale et l’espoir d’intégrer une carte de l’éducation prioritaire renouvelée.
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Sorbonne Abou Dhabi : soupçons de censure envers une universitaire

lemonde_edu - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 17:15
Une philosophe recrutée par l’antenne de l’université s’est vu retirer son poste au dernier moment. Des chercheurs appellent l’institution française à faire la lumière sur cette affaire.
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Government accused of covering up schools cuts with misleading figures

the guardian - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 16:44

Watchdog investigating use of spending tally that included private school fees

The government has been accused of attempting to “cover up” school budget cuts in England, after the UK’s statistics watchdog said it would investigate ministers’ use of spending figures that included private school fees to fend off criticism.

The Office for Statistics Regulation said it had received complaints about a recent claim, made by the Department for Education and the schools standards minister, Nick Gibb, that the UK’s spending on education was the third highest in the world.

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Emirats arabes unis : « Toute la lumière doit être faite dans l’affaire Lila Lamrani »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 16:28
Après que Lila Lamrani, une chercheuse, s’est vu retirer son poste à la Sorbonne Abou Dhabi, un collectif de 137 intellectuels demande, dans une tribune au « Monde », à ce que la Sorbonne et son antenne émiratie ne couvrent plus de leur silence cette affaire.
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Lowestoft school introduces pedal machines under desks

bbc education - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 16:02
The head teacher estimates some children burn up to 800 calories a day on the machines.
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False widow spider finds close four east London schools

bbc education - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:27
False widows are about the size of a 50p coin and are the most dangerous spider species in the UK.
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« Ce qu’apportent les “business schools” aux étudiants est réel et concret »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:00
Ilyess El Karouni, enseignant en écoles de commerce, s’élève, dans une tribune au « Monde », contre les accusations portées contre celles-ci.
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False widow spider infestations close four east London schools

the guardian - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 12:34

Schools could be closed for up to three weeks while non-deadly spiders are dealt with

Four schools in east London have been closed because of infestations of false widow spiders.

The creatures, which have a body length of between 8.5mm and 11mm and resemble the far more dangerous black widow, have been found at two primary and two secondary schools in Newham.

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Le gouvernement change les règles de nomination des recteurs

lemonde_edu - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 12:12
L’énarque Charline Avenel, camarade de promotion d’Emmanuel Macron, pourrait bénéficier de la modification des conditions et rejoindre l’académie de Versailles.
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I became an NHS doctor at 42. It's the best thing I've done

the guardian - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 12:09

I gave up a career in advertising after my newborn son became ill and received amazing care

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People often wonder what life would be like if they could start over: what path they would take, what career they would choose. Ten years ago I did just that. I’d worked in the commercial sector all my working life, building brands for household names such as Speedo and Nike. But it wasn’t until my newborn son became very ill that I had the courage to change trajectory. Taking perhaps the biggest risk of my life, I quit my job and decided to pursue an ambition I’d held since school: a career in medicine. I’m now a newly qualified doctor working in A&E in London. I’m also in my 40s.

Our son became severely ill soon after birth. Admitted to St George’s hospital and requiring specialist input from multiple clinical teams, it became clear within the first few days of his life that he would face complex and lifelong challenges. I can’t even begin to describe the sheer physical stress and emotional turmoil of those first few weeks. The only constant was the kindness and compassion shown by the incredible team of clinicians looking after our son.

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