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Ehpad : les enfants maltraités n’ont pas à payer

lemonde_edu - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:41
Ils peuvent faire jouer l’« exception d’indignité » prévue par l’article 207 du code civil. C’est ce que fait Sylvie : elle démontre que son père a gravement manqué à ses obligations quand elle était enfant.
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Digitalpakt: Länder stoppen Grundgesetzänderung vorerst

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:38

Damit wird der Bund voraussichtlich auch nicht von Januar 2019 an in die Digitalisierung der Schulen investieren können.

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Yorkshire school that 'cancelled Christmas' reinstates it after hundreds of letters

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 13:02

Lady Lumley’s school told students the festive season had become ‘commercialised’

A school that threatened to ban Christmas has been persuaded to reinstate it after receiving hundreds of “thoughtful” letters and emails from pupils.

Lady Lumley’s school in Pickering, North Yorkshire, cast itself as a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge when it told pupils that the true meaning of Christmas had been “buried under an avalanche of commercialisation”.

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Lego and Sesame Street Team Up in $100 Million Project to Help Refugee Children

NYTimes - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 13:00
A five-year grant from the Lego Foundation will allow Sesame Workshop and aid groups to develop education programs for Syrian and Rohingya children.
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Knobelei der Woche: Knacken Sie das Streichholzrätsel?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:01

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal müssen Zündhölzer verschoben werden.

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Research funding is short-changing humanities subjects | John Marenbon

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 09:00

The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better system

The government’s research excellence framework (Ref) is perhaps the ultimate in bureaucratic exercises. It aims every seven years to assess, department by department, every “research active” academic in the UK. The aim is laudable: to ensure that a stream of research funding (known as QR) is distributed to universities fairly and transparently. But for the humanities, the Ref does nothing but harm.

Few would quarrel with the principle of a system of assessment for the humanities based on reading and judging work submitted, rather than one using citation indexes and other bibliometric data. But the scale of the task makes meaningful or honest assessment impossible. There are too few assessors to provide competent, specialised judgement on the range of work submitted. The workload imposed on them requires superhuman capacities: along with their normal teaching and research, panel members must read the equivalent of a full-length book every day for nine months.

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Christmas cheer at Lady Lumley's School after ban lifted

bbc education - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 08:46
Pupils were previously told Christmas was cancelled unless they could argue a case for it.
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‘An education arms race’: inside the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 08:00

A growing number of parents and guardians are paying for children as young as four to receive additional tuition. What is fuelling this booming industry?

As dusk falls in the Girlington district of Bradford, a trickle of cars begin to arrive in front of a small parade of shops. Parents who have just collected their children at the end of the school day are dropping them off at the Explore Learning tuition centre for extra maths and English coaching. The children sit at a cluster of computer terminals, where they log in to begin their evening studies. The atmosphere is relaxed and lighthearted. The children stay for an hour to work through their lessons, helped where necessary by a member of staff, with 15 minutes’ playtime at the end.

Located next to a Domino’s and a Subway, the Bradford branch of Explore Learning is a tiny window into Britain’s booming private tuition sector, now worth an estimated £2bn. At one time, private tuition meant a weekly one-to-one session at home with a tutor, the preserve of the privileged few. It is still not cheap – Explore Learning’s standard membership costs £119 a month, plus a £50 registration fee – but it is now on offer on our high streets, in supermarkets and increasingly online, with tutors offering their services from as far afield as India and Sri Lanka. Tutees include children who are little older than toddlers, pupils at prestigious private schools and undergraduates struggling at university. All are caught up in an educational arms race, which experts say is exacerbating social inequality.

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The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone | Aditya Chakrabortty

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 08:00
Waltham Holy Cross primary school is under threat of forced academisation. But local people are fighting back

This is a story about democracy in Britain, how badly it is broken and how it might be fixed. It is about people battling arrogant bureaucrats and highly paid company executives. Yet it is a world away from television debates, trade negotiations or legal small print. It concerns instead something far more fundamental: the schools our children attend. And it begins 30 miles from Westminster, in an Essex market town on Monday night this week.

While outside is drizzle and dark, inside Waltham Abbey town hall are almost 200 people worried about the future of a primary school. This meeting has been pulled together on a shoestring by parents living in a part of Essex where politics is usually about working out which candidate is wearing the blue rosette. Only tonight this hall looks like the setting for a suburban mutiny.

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Windrush: 'Home Office ignored warnings'

bbc education - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 02:37
Spending watchdog says Home Office processes led to wrongful deportations and detentions.
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US buyers to protect ethos of AC Grayling's London college

bbc education - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 02:08
The new US owners of the New College of the Humanities, founded by philosopher AC Grayling, promise to keep its identity.
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Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

bbc education - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 02:06
Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children.
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Des centaines de lycéens manifestent à Toulouse dans la confusion

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 22:39
Environ 2 500 élèves étaient mobilisés mardi à Toulouse, et vingt-quatre lycées étaient affectés, contre une quarantaine lundi.
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Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

the guardian - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 21:34

EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campuses

Britain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Tuesday it was aware of claims from some student groups that universities were “brushing incidents under the carpet unless they go viral on social media”.

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Ofsted warns teachers against 'gimmicks' such as Brain Gym

the guardian - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 21:00

Ofsted chief says schools must get back to basics and not rely on an ‘elixir’ to raise standards

The chief inspector of schools in England has warned teachers and policymakers against resting their hopes on the latest educational gimmicks and urged them instead to focus on getting the basics right.

Launching her second annual report as head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman advised against the likes of Brain Gym, a controversial programme of exercises favoured by some schools that claims to improve children’s cognitive ability.

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Contra: Bildungsföderalismus: Schämt euch, Länder!

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 19:56

Der schulpolitische Flickenteppich ist eine Qual für Lehrer, Eltern und Schüler. Das Lamento der Ministerpräsidenten über den Digitalpakt ist ein Lamento über ihre eigenen Defizite.

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Pro: Bildungsföderalismus: Traut euch, Länder!

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 19:56

Deutschland braucht keine Einheitsschule von Kiel bis Konstanz, sondern einen Wettbewerb der Ideen. Die Länder sollten sich im Ringen um den Digitalpakt vom Bund keine Kompetenzen abkaufen lassen.

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No you Kant: Russians reject German thinker's name for airport

bbc education - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 19:51
Russians are told it is unpatriotic to name Kaliningrad's airport after philosopher Immanuel Kant.
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Potty-training shaming – why blaming the parents is a political act | Zoe Williams

the guardian - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 19:02
Demonising parents for not getting kids out of nappies is part of a wider class agenda at the heart of the austerity programme

Potty training is a parent’s job, according to Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, interviewed earlier this week. It’s such an uncontroversial statement – who could think otherwise? Even on a practical level, if you left it to a teacher, you’d run the risk of a child who was only potty-trained during school hours. Yet the statement fails a basic authenticity test: it does not mean what it appears to mean.

Related: Potty training gets messy. But I wouldn’t pay anyone else to do it | Fran Taylor

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Oxfordshire school introduces £50 cap for teacher presents

bbc education - Τρίτη, 04/12/2018 - 18:59
The private school in Oxfordshire says extravagant gifts are putting staff "in an awkward position".
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