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M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry

NYTimes - 1 hour 11 min ago
Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
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Vegan college menus on the rise as students return to university

the guardian - 1 hour 54 min ago
Record numbers of college canteens are going meat-free

University campuses across the country are cutting meat from their canteen and cafe menus under pressure from growing numbers of vegan students and staff.

This year, more university cafeterias than ever are being replaced by exclusively vegan and vegetarian canteens, according to the university caterers’ organisation Tuco, while vegan organisations are reporting big increases in the numbers of activists pushing for meat-free food on campus.

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Angela Rayner: ‘I’m not OK with a school system that allows you to fail or be chucked out’

the guardian - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 23:30
Labour MP tells shares her radical plans for education and explains how New Labour helped turn her life around

“My school, we affectionately nicknamed it Avonjail, but it was called Avondale, Avondale high school in Stockport. I left with no GCSEs above a D,” says Angela Rayner, with a school rebel kind of a grin, as we start our interview. Brought up on a Stockport housing estate by her mother, who could neither read nor write, Rayner was pregnant when she quit full-time education. “I kind of left at 15.”

Related: ‘We will scrap Ofsted’: Labour makes radical election pledge

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‘We will scrap Ofsted’: Labour makes radical election pledge

the guardian - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 23:27
Party also considering free care services for the over-65s as it prepares to fight possible snap poll

Labour is pledging to abolish Ofsted and end “high stakes” school inspections as part of radical plans drawn up before a possible snap election.

Related: Angela Rayner: ‘I’m not OK with a school system that allows you to fail or be chucked out’

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Birmingham school row: ‘This is made out to be just Muslims v gays. It’s not’

the guardian - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 20:29
As the new term starts, and a court case looms, teachers, parents and demonstrators at Birmingham’s Anderton Park primary tell their side of the story

“People of quality respect equality,” says Aisha, shyly sticking rainbow feathers on to the peace posters she’s just made. The teenager is one of half a dozen Muslim pupils from South and City College Birmingham attending a creative workshop promoting LGBTQ rights in the city.

They are joined by Muslim girls and women, mothers, students and refugees, who have crammed into the Ort gallery to meet and collaborate with members of the local Muslim LGBTQ community. A two-year-old careers between the tables, which are scattered with paint pens, rainbow paper and pots of glue. One mother in a niqab who homeschools her three children tells me she’s here to make sure they understand “how to respect other people who might be different”. Another, a migrant from Iraq, listens carefully to the experience of Mayzar Shirali, who runs a Persian LGBT asylum and refugee support network, and is hoping today is “an icebreaker”.

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Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'

bbc education - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 15:15
Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.
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Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country

NYTimes - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 02:41
The students, who were mostly headed to schools in the University of California system, had visas in hand when they were blocked from their flights this month.
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Annette Kolodny, Feminist Critic and Scholar, Dies at 78

NYTimes - Sat, 21/09/2019 - 00:26
She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women.
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Student who killed herself was ‘failed’ by mental health services

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 21:46

Family of 19-year-old Ceara Thacker were not told she had previously taken overdose

The parents of a University of Liverpool student found dead at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services.

Ceara Thacker, 19, was found in her room in the university’s Brownlow Hill accommodation on 11 May last year.

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Charity regulator warns Ucas about marketing loans to students

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 20:00

Commission intervenes as Martin Lewis calls on service to stop ‘promoting debt’

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has been rebuked by the Charity Commission over its role in the marketing of private loans to students and school-leavers, with the regulator warning that Ucas needs to rein in its commercial arm.

The commission’s intervention followed direct mail and email marketing sent to students last month by Ucas Media – Ucas’s commercial subsidiary – advertising Future Finance, a company offering private loans targeted at students.

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Ceara Thacker death: Mental health services 'failed student'

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 19:12
Ceara Thacker "fell through the cracks" between services before killing herself, her parents say.
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Climate protest: A very different kind of school trip

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:53
One school's experience of the London climate change strikes.
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Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback

NYTimes - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:14
The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.
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Highbury College principal charged £150,000 to expenses account

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 17:09
Stella Mbubaegbu's spending is said to have included first-class flights and luxury headphones.
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Parcoursup : 1 175 bacheliers sans affectation à l’issue de la procédure

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 16:52
Les bacheliers sont 0,18 % à ne pas avoir obtenu de place dans l’enseignement supérieur à l’issue de la procédure complémentaire d’admission.
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GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving 'without basic qualifications'

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 13:10
Children's commissioner says there has been a "shameful" rise in teenagers without qualifications.
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Climate Strike: Protests expected across UK

bbc education - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 12:43
Schoolchildren and workers are preparing for a walk-out to call for more action on climate change.
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Ministers accused of 'radio silence' over LGBT school protests

the guardian - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 11:50

Louise Casey says Birmingham demonstrations have been put in ‘all-too-difficult box’

The former integration tsar, Dame Louise Casey, has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham school.

Casey said the government had failed to act on what she described as homophobic demonstrations because it was in the “all-too-difficult box”.

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Education : la priorité culturelle du quinquennat

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 09:17
A terme, la totalité des élèves devraient bénéficier du nouveau parcours d’éducation artistique tout au long de leur scolarité.
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A l’école, de l’art pour tous

lemonde_edu - Fri, 20/09/2019 - 09:16
L’agglomération de Château-Thierry a reçu l’attribution du label 100 % EAC qui a pour vocation de démocratiser l’accès à la culture.
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