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One million children face 'Dickensian poverty'

bbc education - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 02:35
A children's charity calculates a million children will spend Christmas without adequate food or comfort.
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Lesley Garrett says King's College Choir must accept girls

the guardian - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 02:01

Soprano says renowned all-male choir must keep in step with changes in society

Soprano Lesley Garrett has said change to all-boys choirs is “long overdue and called them a “throwback to a bygone age”.

All-boys choirs see the higher lines sung by boys, known as trebles and altos. Garrett, a member of the board of the English National Opera, said it was “nonsense”, put forward by “backward-looking traditionalists”, to argue that “there’s an exclusive purity in the boy’s voice”.

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Slow rise in university admissions from disadvantaged students

the guardian - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 02:01

Sluggish progress to close the gap disheartening despite record levels, says Ucas chief

The number of young people from disadvantaged areas going to university continues to rise at a stubbornly slow rate, while the gap between women and men enrolling as undergraduates has widened, according to the latest data on UK admissions.

Related: University education does not close pay gap for women in England

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Blocages, perturbations et violences dans les lycées, un élève blessé par une balle de défense

lemonde_edu - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 19:50
Le ministre de l’éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer s’est dit préoccupé par la violence de la mobilisation alors que les perturbations des lycées se poursuivent.
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Girls 'more likely to face loneliness'

bbc education - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 19:19
About one in 10 young people often feel lonely, with fears that loneliness will be seen as "failing".
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West Midlands schools 'fuelling violent crime by excluding pupils'

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 18:33

Police and crime commissioner links growing number of exclusions with knife crime surge

Violent crime is being fuelled by schools that are increasingly using expulsions to protect their league table status, the police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands has said.

Related: We are turning tide against violent crime in London, says Met chief

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Bildungspolitik: Nahles fordert schnelle Einigung über Digitalpakt

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 17:49

Nach der Ablehnung der Grundgesetzänderung durch die Ministerpräsidenten mahnt die SPD-Chefin zur Einhaltung des Koalitionsvertrages.

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Etudiants étrangers : « L’augmentation des droits de scolarité heurte les fondements de l’université française »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 16:41
L’augmentation ciblée des droits de scolarité pour les étudiants extracommunautaires risque de fragiliser le potentiel de la recherche nationale, déplore, dans une tribune au « Monde » Yves Jean, président de l’université de Poitiers.
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One in 10 children 'often lonely', according to new ONS figures

the guardian - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 16:29

Report finds 27.5% of children who received free school meals said they were often lonely

One in 10 children aged 10 to 15 in Britain are often lonely, according to the first official figures on child loneliness, described by the Children’s Society as heartbreaking.

Children who received free school meals, lived in a city and reported low satisfaction with their health or with relationships with friends and families were more likely to often feel lonely, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Un professeur d’une université des Hauts-de-Seine tué à coups de couteau devant l’établissement

lemonde_edu - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:53
Né en 1981 au Pakistan, le suspect est présenté comme un ancien élève de l’université Léonard-de-Vinci.
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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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