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We lived in a single mum commune

bbc education - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 05:28
How three single mums and their six children joined forces after their relationships broke up.
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South Africa's unemployed youth struggle amid recession

bbc education - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 02:50
Graduate Brian wears a sign to try and find work in South Africa, where youth unemployment is 54%.
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Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies

NYTimes - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 20:08
A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was called “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”
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Stepfathers' youth a factor in child homicides - study

bbc education - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 19:49
A study challenges an assumption children are more likely to be abused if cared for by a step-parent.
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UCL pledges to publish data on bullying and sexual misconduct

the guardian - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 18:44

Leading London university’s promise comes after Guardian investigation

A leading London university has pledged to publish annual data on harassment, bullying and sexual misconduct after investigations by the Guardian and the Observer revealed the scale of these issues at top British institutions.

University College London (UCL) said it would proactively make sure information was shared for better transparency. It follows a Guardian investigation that found nearly 300 academics across the UK, including senior professors and laboratory directors, had been reported for bullying in the last few years.

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Matt Hancock dyslexia struggles 'strengthen case against cuts'

the guardian - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 17:27

Campaigners seize on health secretary’s remarks stressing importance of early diagnosis

Campaigners against cuts to special educational needs budgets have seized on remarks by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, who has spoken of the help he received for dyslexia.

In an interview with GQ magazine, Hancock spoke for the first time about how he copes with a condition that affects about 10% of the population.

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Which kind of teacher would you be?

bbc education - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 16:10
Take our fun test to discover what makes up your teacher DNA.
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Ole Miss Faculty Response to Racial Controversy

NYTimes - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 16:03
The dean and faculty of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississipppi released this video statement in response to a racially charged Facebook post by the school’s namesake.
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The removal of Darwin and evolution from schools is a backwards step | Michael Dixon

the guardian - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 11:49
It’s the only evidence-based explanation of life on Earth, yet some countries are turning their backs on it

• Michael Dixon is director of the Natural History Museum

In recent weeks there have been alarming reports from both Israel and Turkey of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution being erased from school curriculums. In Turkey, this has been blamed on the concept of evolution – which is taught in British primary schools – being beyond the understanding of high school students. In Israel, teachers are claiming that most students do not learn about evolution; they say their education ministry is quietly encouraging teachers to focus on other topics in biology.

This news follows the astonishing statements made by India’s minister for higher education earlier this year. Satyapal Singh claimed Darwin was “scientifically wrong”, and is demanding that the theory of evolution be removed from school curriculums because no one “ever saw an ape turning into a human being”.

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Isolés à l’école, les jeunes trans trouvent information et soutien sur Internet

lemonde_edu - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 10:48
Les adolescents trans se tournent vers les Youtubeurs et les blogueurs pour poser les questions auxquelles ils ne trouvent de réponse ni à la maison ni à l’école.
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Graduate salaries are no measure of a university's worth | Dominic Shellard

the guardian - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:30

Using graduate earnings to judge teaching standards is deeply unfair and will harm social mobility

The government’s teaching excellence framework may have been controversial, but it has enabled the higher education sector to articulate what students, parents and industry are genuinely interested in: teaching, employability, student support, real-world skills and co-curricular activities. Importantly, it has also sought to evaluate universities based on what their students say.

Given higher education’s continuing struggle to gain public recognition for its work and for the value for money represented by a university education, it has been an important development.

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'Maybe I could be the first deaf PM'

bbc education - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 03:07
Dan Jillings, 12, has taken on the government and now has his eyes set on the top job.
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Should a university teach a killer?

bbc education - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 00:36
A Norwegian university explains why mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has a right to be a student, regardless of his crimes.
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Harvard law students cheer news Kavanaugh will not return – but questions remain

the guardian - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 22:39

Officials say Kavanaugh will not be teaching in the winter term but refuse to say whether he is still an employee of the college

Among students and alumni of Harvard law school, the news that Brett Kavanaugh will not teach a class this winter met with muted celebration – and skepticism.

Related: Trump again backs Kavanaugh but says lying to Senate would be unacceptable

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Families take Surrey council to court over special needs funding

the guardian - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 20:39

High court assessing legality of council’s decision to cut Send funding by £21m

A group of children and their parents have gone to the high court to try to quash a decision by their local council to cut more than £21m from its special educational needs and disabilities (Send) budget.

The public gallery of court three in the Royal Courts of Justice in London was packed with children, parents and supporters on Tuesday as an application for judicial review got under way to assess the legality of Surrey county council’s decision.

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Now I'm an Oxford student, am I still working class?

the guardian - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 18:13

I definitely am at my college, but back at home I’m now considered posh. I’m not sure where I belong anymore

I never thought about class that much before I started university. Of course, there was always a touch of “us versus them” in my teenage mindset. I’m from Halifax in west Yorkshire, where I was raised by a single parent and went to a state school. The academic world – and the people it pushes out – was, and still is, new to me. I didn’t know anyone at a private school and didn’t care much about it either. I thought most people were like me.

Related: Oxford 'spends £108,000' to recruit each extra low-income student

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Manchester University student union bans clapping

bbc education - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 16:59
Manchester's student union said noisy appreciation can cause problems for people with sensory issues.
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Nouvelle démission au Conseil supérieur des programmes

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 16:46
Marie-Aleth Grard, vice-présidente d’ATD Quart Monde, est la deuxième membre du CSP à démissionner depuis le changement de présidence de cette instance. Au sein du conseil, certains regrettent qu’elle soit dépossédée de son objet : débattre des programmes scolaires.
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Manchester students' union swaps applause for 'jazz hands'

the guardian - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 16:20

Move is designed to help students with disabilities such as anxiety or sensory issues

Manchester University’s students’ union has become the latest student body to vote to replace applause with “jazz hands” in an attempt to make events more accessible for people with disabilities.

At its first meeting of the academic year, the union voted to use British sign language clapping, which involves waving your hands in the air, instead of audible clapping, at events.

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Cambridge plans to recruit poorer students

bbc education - Τρίτη, 02/10/2018 - 14:53
Top university Cambridge announces plans for a foundation-year scheme for disadvantaged pupils.
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