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Heavily Male Stanford Conference Angers Female Historians

NYTimes - 2 hours 26 min ago
The organizer, Niall Ferguson, found himself on the defensive: “It was too white and too male.”
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Secret Teacher: I was undermined for a decade. Now I can call it bullying

the guardian - 6 hours 55 min ago

My inspirational headteacher soon became intimidating. It ripped my life apart – but I know I’m not the only teacher who has suffered

I stared at the screen, feeling physically sick, as I read the long list of signs of bullying on a teaching union website. Excessive fear, loss of self worth, a reluctance to go to school, physical ill health including weight loss, disrupted sleep, headaches, depression, panic attacks. Suddenly it all made sense. The realisation left me reeling.

Related: Secret Teacher: the focus on exams is failing GCSE students

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People don't trust us on NHS and schools, Theresa May admits

the guardian - 14 hours 25 min ago

Prime minister to deliver speech that echoes her 2002 ‘nasty party’ comments

Theresa May is to call on the Conservative party to face up to the “political fact” that people distrust its motivations around vital public services such as the NHS and education.

In a speech that has echoes her infamous “nasty party” warning 16 years ago, the prime minister will say hospitals and schools are facing difficulties that the government must show it is trying to tackle.

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Jersey City Teachers Go on Strike Over Health Insurance

NYTimes - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 23:22
This protest comes just weeks after a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia, which ended after teachers received a 5 percent pay raise.
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The Guardian view on schools and austerity: more than just a funding crisis | Editorial

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 19:17
Underpaid teachers are on the frontline as the impact of cuts to other services is felt in the classroom

When the Conservatives first took Britain down the path of budget austerity in 2010, schools were meant to be protected. George Osborne, chancellor at the time, was confident in the public’s readiness to tolerate most cuts, but even he realised that taking money away from education was toxic.

As with similar promises on NHS spending, the “ring-fence” around the schools budget turns out to be woefully inadequate. Research published on Friday by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), an independent thinktank, finds that a quarter of English secondary schools are running a deficit. No one with knowledge of the education sector imagines those budget overruns describe managerial largesse. The problem is not enough incoming cash to cover the cost of running a school.

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‘We're sitting on a timebomb': tower block residents on life after Grenfell

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 18:00

In hundreds of buildings that still have Grenfell-style cladding, people are haunted by fear

Across Britain, thousands of families went to bed last night knowing that nine months after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the walls around their homes are still fitted with panels similar to those that fuelled last June’s fire.

The tension it causes is palpable. Wardens armed with emergency klaxons patrol corridors, fire engines are permanently stationed outside some properties and emergency alarms have been installed. At the last count, not a single panel had been removed on 66 social housing blocks in England with cladding that failed government combustibility tests. Only seven of the 158 affected have completed the works.

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Selection and cap numbers for faith schools in England

bbc education - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 16:40
Senior religious and humanist figures publish an open letter encouraging the government not to drop the cap promised in the 2017 Conservative manifesto.
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Hundreds of nurses 'hit by student loan errors'

bbc education - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 15:34
Nursing students at a number of universities struggle with student loan overpayments, says the nurses' union.
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Liverpool Biennial 2018 lineup takes global view in the age of Brexit

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 13:47

Eurocentrism is out. This year’s art festival brings together indigenous artists from Canada and Australia, an Algerian healing garden and a British debut for veteran film-maker Agnès Varda

The Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s largest contemporary art even, has announced the lineup for this year’s special edition. To mark its 20th year the festival, which takes place from 14 July until 28 October, will gather more than 40 international artists in the city under the title Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Taken from a 1788 poem by the German poet Schiller, the title sets the stage for a city-wide inquiry into the state of the world, from as many perspectives – 22 countries will be represented – as there are artists invited.

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"Seehofer möchte die Realität nicht wahrnehmen"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 13:26

Abdel-Hakim Ourghi bildet in Freiburg islamische Religionslehrer aus. Seehofers Aussage, der Islam gehöre nicht zu Deutschland, hält er für Unsinn. Stattdessen gehe es um die Frage, welcher Islam zu Deutschland gehört.

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What do students want most? To be treated with respect | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 12:31

I was surprised to see students at my university ask for their lecturers to talk to them ‘as though I’m a person’

I recently led a survey of students across my university at all levels of study. We wanted to discover what students felt we did well so we could encourage more of the same and celebrate our successes, hoping to improve our scores in the National Student Survey and the teaching excellence framework. But the findings took us all by surprise.

The feedback from the 1,000 responses was pleasingly positive in some areas. We felt smug that our students largely appreciated our efforts. But there was an unsettling, underlying narrative in the responses which felt shocking. Students were essentially asking: why don’t academics have more humanity?

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What's it like to work in the civil service if you're working class?

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 12:12

If you work in the civil service and are from a working class background, we want to hear your stories

The civil service’s fast stream recruitment programme has come under fire after figures showed it disproportionately attracted and favoured applicants from fee-paying schools.

Related: Civil service fast stream favours private school applicants, says MP

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: 11 Students on the Terror of Lockdowns

NYTimes - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 11:00
American teenagers describe the impact of the bomb and gun threats that terrorize their schools, excite panic, then fizzle.
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Is your university degree barely worth the paper it’s written on? Discuss | Sonia Sodha

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 07:59
We’re constantly told university education is a good thing. But with tuition fees so high, it’s time its true value was measured

In the past few decades we’ve seen a huge growth in undergraduate numbers. Back in 1945, a tiny 2% of the population went to university; today, just over 43% of young people in England go; the latest prediction is that an extra 300,000 places will be needed by 2030. We’re frequently told that graduates earn more on average than non-graduates; that universities boost local economies; and, of course, that a degree stretches the mind and nurtures critical thinking. Those who interrogate this logic are easily dismissed as philistines, or reactionaries who don’t care that expansion has occurred alongside record numbers of disadvantaged young people going to university.

Related: How to fix our universities – cap the number of students | Sonia Sodha

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England's top school

bbc education - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:48
Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration?
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Number of secondary schools in deficit has 'trebled'

bbc education - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 03:27
There has been a "trebling" of the number of secondaries in England which have gone into deficit.
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University strikes split student opinion

bbc education - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 02:25
As the lecturer strike continues, we asked students in Liverpool what they make of it.
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Proportion of English secondary schools in deficit almost trebles

the guardian - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 02:01

Study shows 26.1% of local authority secondaries in the red, up from 8.8% three years earlier

The proportion of local government-run secondary schools in England with a deficit has nearly trebled in three years, according to a study.

The analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) suggests more than one-quarter of secondaries are in the red, with schools in the south-west the most likely to be in deficit.

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Résultats définitifs du bac 2017 : le nombre de mentions en baisse

lemonde_edu - Fri, 16/03/2018 - 00:07
Baisse du nombre de mentions, des filières qui réussissent mieux que d’autres… Que retenir de la session 2017 du baccalauréat ?
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Faux sang et vrai mannequin : le stage de secourisme vu par les élèves de troisième

lemonde_edu - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 19:22
« Heureusement, nous avons rapidement sympathisé – il faut dire que faire du bouche-à-bouche avec un mannequin après avoir décollé son visage et lui en avoir remis un autre à la place rapproche énormément ! » : le stage de secourisme vu par des élèves de troisième.
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