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Jessica Biel denies she is an anti-vaxxer after opposing California vaccination law

the guardian - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 17:45

The actor said she was ‘not against vaccinations’ despite joining prominent anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr in opposition to a bill intended to reduce medical exemptions

Jessica Biel denied suggestions she was a supporter of the anti-vaccination movement after spending the day lobbying lawmakers in the US with advocate Robert F Kennedy Jr.

After news emerged of her opposition to a vaccine bill which seeks to limit medical exemptions in California and make it more difficult for parents to bypass the rules requiring children to be vaccinated before enrolling in school, Biel wrote on social media: “I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children.”

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Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

bbc education - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 17:30
Two complaints claim the firm lacks the required consent to build and store youngsters' voice profiles.
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Fifth of pupils in England miss out on first choice of secondary

the guardian - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 16:34

Percentage of pupils getting an offer from any of their preferred schools drops

The proportion of students getting into their first choice secondary school has dropped to its lowest level for a decade as pupil numbers surge, official figures show.

The statistics show the pressure on primaries has started to shift to secondaries. Since 2013, when secondary applications were at their lowest, there has been a 20.9% increase in secondary school applications, according to figures from the Department for Education.

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My Catholic, trans child is living proof of how wrong the Vatican is on gender | Anonymous

the guardian - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 16:00
No, my child’s transition has not led to the ‘destabilisation of the family institution’. Instead, we are stronger than ever

The recent document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education talks of an “educational crisis”, and alleges that discussions in relation to gender have “helped to destabilise the family as an institution”. As the parent of a trans child, I find this hugely disappointing.

Related: Vatican launches guide to tackle 'educational crisis' on gender

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Les classes artistiques, un levier de mixité dans les collèges

lemonde_edu - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 15:03
Ces sections à horaires aménagés attirent des élèves issus de classes aisées dans des établissements de zones prioritaires.
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Sujets, corrigés, tchats : toute la semaine, « Le Monde » repasse le bac

lemonde_edu - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 14:30
Rendez-vous à partir du lundi 17 juin pour discuter avec des professeurs des sujets tombés au bac 2019 et découvrir les premiers corrigés.
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Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

NYTimes - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 12:00
Anti-vaccine fervor on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccinated against measles and other diseases.
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Abitur: "Je unsicherer die Aussichten, desto intensiver wird gefeiert"

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 08:27

Der Abi-Streich legt die Schule lahm, die zugehörige Feier kostet so viel wie ein Kleinwagen: Volkskundlerin Gabriele Dafft erklärt, warum der Schulabschluss zum Event wird.

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Jeux de guerre en Ukraine

lemonde_edu - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 08:15
Tombés en désuétude, les internats militaires refleurissent en Ukraine, en conflit ouvert avec la Russie dans le Donbass. La photographe israélienne Michal Chelbin a parcouru ces écoles où l’on inculque le respect de l’armée à travers une éducation très genrée.
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Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

bbc education - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 04:20
Two-thirds of students say universities should contact parents if there are serious mental health problems.
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UK one of 'least family friendly' countries in Europe

bbc education - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 03:59
The UK fares badly in rankings for paid parental leave and affordable quality childcare.
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Students support disclosure of mental illness to parents

the guardian - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 02:01

Two-thirds say problems should be revealed in extreme circumstances, research finds

Two-thirds of students think mental health problems should be disclosed to their parents or guardians in “extreme circumstances”, according to research.

The yearly Student Academic Experience Survey, conducted by Advance HE and the Higher Education Policy Institute, asked students about mental health problems for the first time this year.

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Teachers to strike at Essex school facing conversion to academy

the guardian - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 18:25

Waltham Holy Cross at centre of parent-led campaign to keep primary under council control

Teachers at a school which has been at the centre of a parent-led campaign against plans to hand it to an academy trust are to hold four days of strikes beginning next week.

Industrial action at Waltham Holy Cross primary in Waltham Abbey, Essex, was announced as it emerged that the incoming trust, NET Academies, had been referred to the government’s Standards and Testing Agency (STA) over concerns about the administration of recent Sats testing of six- and seven-year-olds at the school.

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Counting calories in a maths test? The exam board should be ashamed

the guardian - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 15:18

Trying to recover from an eating disorder is torturous. Setting a GCSE question about calories shows a profound ignorance of a deadly illness

Pick any item of food and I will tell you how many calories there are in it. It is not a skill I’m proud of; it’s not even a good party trick. It is a product of mental illness, one that I have battled with since childhood, which eventually got me admitted to an eating disorders unit at the age of 31.

This week, students sitting a GCSE maths exam were asked the question: “There are 84 calories in 100g of banana. There are 87 calories in 100g of yogurt. Priti has 60g of banana and 150g of yogurt for breakfast. Work out the total number of calories in this breakfast.”

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Prom parties: Maesteg school gets 200 dresses donated

bbc education - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 10:07
A school has received 200 gowns to help pupils under "massive pressure to look their very best".
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School asks BBC Children in Need to cover funding gap

the guardian - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 08:00

East London primary seeks charity’s help with pastoral care after budget cuts

A cash-strapped school has turned to BBC Children in Need for funding to support disadvantaged pupils.

Downshall primary school in Ilford, east London, which has a large proportion of children from disadvantaged backgrounds – 89% of whom have English as a second language – has put in a bid to the charity for funding to pay for pastoral care for three years.

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‘It’s just ridiculous’: why a London school is seeking charity help

the guardian - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 08:00

Downshall primary is a success in a deprived community. But cuts to vital care services are taking a toll

Ian Bennett has been headteacher of Downshall primary school in Ilford, east London, for 16 years. In that time he has seen council support and funding ebb away, as poverty and deprivation among the families his school serves has grown. The result is that the needs of his pupils have become greater, but he worries that as cuts bite he will be able to help them less.

Downshall (motto Dream, Persevere, Succeed) is a large, popular primary school serving a mixed, disadvantaged community. On Tuesday morning, the children are playing boisterously in the playground. The rain has held off, toys are scattered and sunflowers are growing apace in their pots.

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Give 16-year-olds more choice - employers

bbc education - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 03:33
Sixteen-year-olds in England should not be restricted to A-levels or T-levels, says business bosses.
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Trade war: How reliant are US colleges on Chinese students?

bbc education - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 02:46
American universities enrol hundreds of thousands of Chinese students each year.
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Stateless in Africa: Why 700,000 have their 'dreams ended'

bbc education - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 02:19
Sixteen-year-old Peter is a stateless citizen, which means he won't be able to finish his schooling.
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