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Laurene Powell Jobs and Robin Hood Fund Give $16 Million for N.Y. Schools

NYTimes - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 13:22
The plan marks the first major expansion of schools since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office nearly six years ago.
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The Niceties review – race and revolution explode into campus feud

the guardian - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 13:12

Finborough theatre, London
A patriotic history professor clashes with her activist student in a smart play sustained by an early surge of ideas

First produced in Boston in 2018, Eleanor Burgess’s play sets up a fierce debate that covers race, revolution, American history and academic process. It’s refreshing to see a genuine play of ideas, and Burgess shows the strengths and flaws of her two antagonists; her even-handedness only deserts her in the play’s unduly protracted second half.

The setting is an elite university in the last year of the Obama presidency and there are just two characters. Janine is a white, sixtysomething history professor who keeps a portrait of George Washington on her wall; Zoe is a 20-year-old black student and an eager participant in campus protest. Battle is joined over a paper Zoe has written claiming that America never had a truly radical revolution because the people really suffering were slaves who had no voice. Janine admits it’s an interesting thesis but demands documentary proof. Zoe counters that the exploited rarely leave evidence behind. This broadens out into a ferocious argument about the partial vision of history taught in the US, with Zoe accusing Janine of racism.

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« Nous, scientifiques, appelons les maires à réduire la consommation de viande dans les cantines publiques »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 11:05
Pour ce collectif, les maires « ont un rôle crucial à jouer dans la recherche de solutions innovantes tout en contribuant à maintenir un climat et une planète sûrs pour les générations futures »
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Directeurs d’école en Seine-Saint-Denis : « On te donne 185 balles et on te dit voilà, maintenant tu es responsable de tout »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 05:36
Précarité, difficultés d’intégration, établissements plus gros qu’ailleurs : les directeurs du département sont souvent seuls, en première ligne. Après le suicide de l’une des leurs, à Montreuil, ils témoignent.
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'Unprecedented' level of special needs complaints upheld

bbc education - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 05:04
The local government ombudsman says complaints by parents have spiked - and 90% are successful.
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University students 'cheated' by rise in unfinished housing

bbc education - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 05:00
There are 22 uncompleted student housing blocks, prompting complaints of a lack of official scrutiny.
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She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

NYTimes - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 02:53
The case jolted a working-class town, prompting a walkout by students and a debate over whether school officials are equipped to address sexual assault.
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Support for children with special educational needs 'in crisis'

the guardian - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 02:01

Ombudsman finds families face delays of up to 90 weeks and complaints are at record levels

Services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) are in crisis, with families experiencing delays of up to 90 weeks and complaints at record levels, according to the local government and social care ombudsman.

Ombudsman Michael King said the number of complaints from frustrated parents had gone up by 45% over a two-year period to 2019. Most concerning, he said, was that nine out of 10 complaints (87%) were upheld in the families’ favour, with councils criticised for failing to meet their statutory duties to support children with Send.

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New York Sues Student Loan Servicer for ‘Abusive’ Acts

NYTimes - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 01:00
A company that handles the federal government’s troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program failed in its most basic tasks, the lawsuit said.
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Suicide de Christine Renon : à Bobigny, des enseignants défilent pour dire leur mal-être

lemonde_edu - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 21:02
Plusieurs milliers de personnes se sont réunies jeudi devant les locaux départementaux de l’éducation nationale, à Bobigny, à quelques kilomètres de l’école où l’enseignante s’est tuée.
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Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools exam errors: 'Solution agreed' by test provider

bbc education - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 19:49
Pupils who took the 11-Plus exam last month will have the last six questions discounted.
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Landmarks in law: the case of the dead snail in the ginger beer

the guardian - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 17:26

In 1932, Mrs Donoghue was shellshocked when she found a mollusc in her drink. The fallout changed consumer law forever

The classic case of the decomposing snail in the ginger beer is one of the first judgments law students learn about – and one of the few that most remember throughout their career.

Donoghue v Stevenson laid the foundation for the modern law of negligence and established the principles of the duty of care. It also still demonstrates the flexibility of the common law.

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Teach us how to look after our mental health, say university students

the guardian - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 14:08

Survey shows students want wellbeing modules similar to those planned for schools

Students want universities to teach them how to look after their mental health and wellbeing as anxiety and stress levels surge on UK campuses, according to a survey.

Ninety-six per cent of the 1,500 students polled think universities should offer “emotional education” on the curriculum to improve their resilience against mental health problems. This would replicate the Department for Education’s plans to roll out wellbeing modules in schools from September 2020.

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« La boule dans la gorge que Christine Renon évoque dans son courrier, je la connais »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:29
Le 23 septembre, Christine Renon, directrice d’une école maternelle en Seine-Saint-Denis, se donnait la mort. Elle expliquait son geste dans une lettre. Johanna C., directrice d’école en Seine-Maritime, raconte ce qu’elle a ressenti à la lecture de sa lettre.
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Rassemblements dans toute la France après le suicide d’une directrice d’école à Pantin

lemonde_edu - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 10:52
Des enseignants et des directeurs d’établissement veulent rendre hommage à leur collègue et dénoncer leurs conditions de travail.
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We Are Stoke-on-Trent: Helping students who are truanting

bbc education - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 10:42
Merit in Stoke-on-Trent helps children who truant often because of struggles with their mental health.
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In the twisted story of eugenics, the bad guy is all of us | Angela Saini

the guardian - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 09:00
Francis Galton is rightly criticised for advancing this immoral, racist non-science. But remember, his ideas were mainstream

How should we remember historical figures who we know have done terrible things? It’s a dilemma we face more often, as universities and public institutions critically examine their histories, reassessing the past with 21st-century eyes. And over the last year, University College London has been in the midst of a historical inquiry into its role as the institutional birthplace of eugenics – the debunked “science” that claimed that by selectively breeding humans we could improve racial quality.

We tend to associate eugenics with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, but it was in fact developed in London. Its founder was Francis Galton, who established a laboratory at UCL in 1904. Already, some students and staff have called on the university to rename its Galton lecture theatre.

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'Should I dump my girlfriend before uni?'

bbc education - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 03:22
It's your first term at university, but you have a boyfriend or girlfriend from home. Is it the end?
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Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

NYTimes - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 02:35
More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.
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Sex education: Right to remove pupils from class set to end

bbc education - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 02:21
The education minister is "minded" to make "appropriate" sex and relationship classes compulsory.
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