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Bangladesh teenagers demanding road safety paralyse Dhaka

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:31
The protesters are demanding improved road safety after a boy and a girl were killed by a bus.
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The government is failing students who are estranged from their families | Becca Bland

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:51

A fraud investigation has left students estranged from their families in extreme poverty. We need an understanding system


For many of us, the idea of not having a family to depend on is unimaginable.
But for some young adults studying at university, this is their everyday reality. The struggles they face go beyond lacking support and unconditional love – they can be penalised by the student loan system for their estrangement.

The size of the student loan given to young adults aged 18-24 is based on the household income of their biological or adoptive parents. Although it doesn’t make this explicit, the government expects parents to top up the loan. Yet there is no legal statute for young adults to claim the finance it is expected they should receive from family. This places them at the mercy of familial goodwill to provide it.

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Studium: Immer weniger Studierende beziehen Bafög

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:47

Zehntausende junge Menschen würden aus der Förderung herausfallen, kritisieren die Grünen. Opposition und Studentenwerk fordern eine radikale Reform des Programms.

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The young carers missing out on a summer holiday

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:29
Nearly three-quarters of young carers feel isolated during the summer holidays, according to new research
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Student Loans Company 'spied on vulnerable students' social media'

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:21

Exclusive: Support workers say estranged students lost funding despite no finding of guilt of fraud

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has been accused of spying on the social media accounts of vulnerable students as part of an anti-fraud drive that resulted in some losing funding and dropping out of university despite no finding of guilt against them.

SLC made a random selection of 150 estranged students, part of a group recognised as vulnerable because they have no relationship with their parents and tend to be financially disadvantaged, and asked them to provide evidence that they no longer had contact with their families.

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Jacinda Ardern returns to work after maternity leave

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:16
Six weeks after giving birth to her daughter Neve, the New Zealand prime minister discusses returning to work.
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Anger as Ofsted claims nursery failing to guard against radicalisation

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:05

Watchdog criticised for ‘ludicrous’ downgrading of Little Ducklings in Brighton

A nursery in Brighton had its Ofsted rating downgraded after the watchdog found that staff did not know how to protect children from adopting extreme views and potentially being radicalised.

The decision provoked anger among parents and a local councillor who criticised it as “absolutely ludicrous” and called for the state to “let children be children”.

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Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:28
Japanese media allege Tokyo Medical University sought to purposefully reduce female student numbers.
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Government U-turn a boost for sign language GCSE campaign

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:12
A deaf schoolboy and his family have been campaigning for the qualification to be introduced.
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Bulletin Board

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.
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The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
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Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Voices from the classroom talk about connecting education with what’s going on in the world outside of school.
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How to Write a Good College Application Essay

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
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Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Many programs to support undocumented students have existed for years, but there are new concerns amid the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
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Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coach

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.
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Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
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The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.
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Choosing the Best Online Program for You

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.
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Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.
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Knobelei der Woche: Finden Sie die vollkommene Zahl?

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:09

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal geht es um eine mathematische Besonderheit.

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