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Victorian schools could lose billions as state-federal negotiations break down

the guardian - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 09:06

Victoria’s education minister says commonwealth rejects compromise and he ‘won’t be bullied’ into signing a ‘dud’ funding deal

Victorian schools could lose billions of dollars next year because the state and federal governments cannot come to an agreement on a long-term funding deal.

Negotiations between Daniel Andrews’ newly elected government and the commonwealth have ground to a halt a day out from Friday’s education council meeting, as the state continues to stare down Canberra.

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Students who commute to university are getting a raw deal | David Morris

the guardian - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 09:00

Increasing numbers of students are commuting to university to cut costs, but many struggle with their studies and social life

UK universities are unusual in many ways, particularly when compared to equivalent systems in Europe and our Antipodean cousins. One its most distinctive features is how our students are far more likely to move away from home to attend university – and not solely for the most prestigious institutions.

Many of our university campuses, courses, and activities are based on the assumption that students will live on or close to campus, and co-habit with other students. But this is no longer the case for at least a quarter of UK university undergraduates.

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Mouvement lycéen : une cartographie inédite

lemonde_edu - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 07:37
L’effervescence, partie de la province et des petites villes, ne se structure pas selon les schémas traditionnels de mobilisation de la jeunesse.
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Bac : « L’Education nationale ne pourra pas assurer une offre raisonnable sur tout le territoire »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 07:00
Les nouvelles spécialités prévues dans le cadre du bac 2021 ne seront pas accessibles à tous, faute d’un nombre suffisant d’enseignants, relève dans sa chronique Philippe Askenazy. Cela va à l’encontre de l’égalité des chances promise lors de la campagne du président Macron.
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England's primary school league tables to be published

bbc education - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 02:48
Data on how primary schools in England are performing is being published later.
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With three D grades at A-level, 80% got university places

bbc education - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 02:43
University admissions figures show this was a good year for students looking for places.
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Actor Hugh Bonneville to help budding actors

bbc education - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 02:13
Actor Hugh Bonneville wants to provide more opportunities for young people to pursue a career in acting.
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Bradford music teacher shortlisted for $1m global education prize

the guardian - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 02:01

Jimmy Rotheram one of three teachers from England in running for international award

A music teacher who helped turn around a once-failing primary school in Bradford with a radical programme of music and creative education is one of three teachers from England shortlisted for a $1m global prize.

Jimmy Rotheram, of Feversham primary academy, is one of 50 teachers from around the world on the shortlist for the Varkey Foundation “best teacher” prize, selected out of more than 10,000 nominations from 179 countries. The winner will be announced next March.

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University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

the guardian - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 02:01

Ucas figures show increase in proportion of 18-year-olds with three Cs or lower at A-level

University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university this year.

Related: A-levels: proportion of students in England getting C or above falls

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Trying to improve racial diversity in the media | Letters

the guardian - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:49
Bob del Quiaro and Wendy Sloane on journalism courses for BAME students. Plus Paul Doran says sportspeople should walk off the pitch whenever a racist incident occurs

Daniel Taylor is right to wonder why there is a lack of ethnic diversity in sports journalism in Britain (Why should someone like Raheem Sterling be seen as ‘fair game’?, 11 December). Many young BAME people, especially black people, do not believe they can get into any kind of journalism. When still at school, and advisers are talking about what kind of jobs they might try for, such youngsters tend to be categorised as so lacking in written and spoken English that they’re unfit for media work and have no chance of ever attaining sufficient skills to compete in that area with white kids.

Thus discouraged, there is shrugging of shoulders, glum belief that journalism is just another line of work that’s “wall-to-wall whitey”. I heard that phrase a number of times when, around 1990, I was teaching on a one-year course (Introduction to Journalism for Black and Asian Students) at a college in south London. The course, whose students had a minimum age of 19, was to give people who had missed out on some formal qualifications at school a chance to start in journalism.

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Le mouvement des lycéens sert-il à quelque chose ?

lemonde_edu - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:51
L’instruction politique naît dans l’action, et les grèves permettent d’intéresser les jeunes aux affaires publiques, remarque Thomas Schauder, professeur de philosophie dans un lycée de Troyes.
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What did I learn at private school? They should be abolished

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

Private schools like my alma mater St Paul’s entrench inequality. Abolishing them would be a progressive step

The educational dominance of private schools is once again in the news, following new research which shows that eight top UK schools, including my own secondary school St Paul’s, get as many pupils into Oxbridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges together.

Cue yet another round of soul-searching about how to close the gap. Last year, the Sutton Trust proposed an “Open Access” scheme with subsidised places for low or medium income students. Others go on the offensive: the 2017 Labour manifesto declared the party would remove private schools’ VAT exemptions to fund free school meals for primary school children.

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Lycéens et étudiants défilent contre Parcoursup et la réforme du bac

lemonde_edu - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:10
Plus de 2 600 élèves et enseignants ont défilé à Paris, mardi, tentant de profiter de l’élan du mouvement des « gilets jaunes ».
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Paroles de parents face aux blocages des lycées : « Demain, j’accompagne ma fille »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:33
Depuis le début de la mobilisation lycéenne, les parents tentent comme ils peuvent de s’adapter au mouvement.
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Knobelei der Woche: Knacken Sie das Kuchenrätsel?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:56

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal muss ein Kuchen zerteilt werden.

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Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it's written by men | Victoria Leonard

the guardian - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:00

I’m writing entries about celebrated female figures to make male-dominated online spaces more inclusive

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia edited collectively by a global community, arguably determines the narrative about who has power and influence in our world. It is the largest global source of information and the fifth most visited website in the world; the English-language Wikipedia had more than 7.7bn page views in October.

But Wikipedia has a gender bias that really bites: between 84-91% of editors are men. The vast majority of people who create this incredible knowledge resource come from a very narrow demographic. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, 83% of biographies on Wikipedia are about men.

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Stefania Giannini: 'Strong universities lessen social tensions'

the guardian - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:00

The UN’s top education official on how collaborative universities can help our turbulent world

Universities are being pulled in different directions according to Stefania Giannini, the UN’s top education official. They need to become more global to reflect the international mobility of graduate employees, at the same time as the concept of globalisation is stoking social tensions in many countries. And they’re expected to collaborate, just as competition for students and research funding is at its fiercest.

“Maybe now it’s time to go back to a universal perspective,” Giannini says. “Human dignity, respect, tolerance, and exchange of knowledge of different cultures and religions. This is the dimension where education, and specifically I should say higher education, can play a role.”

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Lycéens et étudiants rejoignent les gilets jaunes dans le rejet de la macronie

lemonde_edu - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:33
2 600 élèves et enseignants étaient rassemblés, mardi, contre les réformes du bac et de l’accès à l’université. Si les mots d’ordre divergeaient, l’hostilité envers Emmanuel Macron a fédéré toutes les passions.
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Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

the guardian - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:36

Sexism row deepens as one university claims women ‘mature faster’ and male applicants need extra help

A sexism row engulfing Japan’s medical schools has deepened after two more universities admitted discriminating against female applicants, months after it was revealed that Tokyo Medical University had manipulated exam scores to favour male candidates.

Juntendo University and Kitasato University, both in Tokyo, said this week that they had set a lower pass mark for men than for women in order to secure a sufficient number male graduates to enter the medical profession.

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Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

bbc education - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:53
Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.
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