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Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

bbc education - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:59
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.
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Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls'

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:01

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaim

Publicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it found that close to two-thirds of girls now believe there is too much pressure to succeed.

On the eve of the GCSE results the charity said girls were facing a perfect storm of pressures, with well over half of those aged 11 to 21 fearing a bad performance in exams could ruin their futures.

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Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

the guardian - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 02:01

Analysis shows reversal in attainment gap between poor pupils and wealthy classmates

Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich and poor.

Published on the eve of GCSE results day, the analysis shows students from poorer backgrounds in England lagging far behind their wealthier peers in key subjects at GCSE, prompting calls for the government to put more investment into schools serving deprived communities.

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FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 23:04
Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.
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New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

bbc education - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 16:55
University admissions service says the top grade in a T-level qualification will be worth 168 Ucas points.
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More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

bbc education - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 12:47
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
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Government yet to refund £28m in student loan overpayments

the guardian - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 11:19

More than half a million English university graduates overpaid loans by average £600

The government is holding on to more than £28m in student loan overpayments by graduates that have been identified but not yet refunded.

More than half a million former students in England overpaid their student loans by an average of nearly £600, Student Loans Company (SLC) data shows.

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‘I don’t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay’

the guardian - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 09:15
It took Iesha Small 10 years in schools before she felt she could be open about her sexuality. Here she explains why

I’d been a teacher for over 10 years before I felt comfortable enough to just be myself. I had settled into a rhythm. I wanted to be a great maths teacher – why did I have to face the burden of being a role model for LGBTQ students too?

Some colleagues knew about my sexuality. If someone asked about my “husband”, I’d casually tell them the situation. And it was working OK. Then one day the stakes suddenly got bigger.

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‘He cried and I cried’: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

the guardian - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 08:59

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students – but also for their teachers

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Let’s replace religious assembly in schools with a ‘thought for the day’ | Laura McInerney

the guardian - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 08:45
Compulsory Christian worship is divisive and excludes many children. Why not teach them all to think about religions and philosophies instead?

Back in the early 1990s, a lone Pakistani boy appeared in my otherwise entirely white primary school class. If that wasn’t isolating enough for him, each week, as we went into the assembly hall for hymn practice, he would be quietly ushered away. An hour later, we were reunited – the rest of us with heightened voices, him with a box of freshly sharpened pencils, which he had laboured at while we were gone. Every week, for an hour a week, over four school years. That’s 156 hours of sharpening pencils on his own. Just for being Muslim, in a school that was supposed to cater for everyone.

This bonkers situation occurred because of a rule passed in 1944 as part of the settlement that brought religious schools under the state’s jurisdiction. Every English school is legally required to have its children take part in “collective daily worship” every day. Even if the school is secular, even if the school is packed to the rafters with atheists.

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Student loan over-payments of £28m going unclaimed

bbc education - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 03:07
Graduates have paid millions in repayments after their loans have been cleared.
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10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

bbc education - Τρίτη, 20/08/2019 - 02:40
At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time?
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Parents win funding to mount legal challenge over school closure

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 21:52

Bindmans law firm are investigating the lawfulness of St Christopher’s school closure

Parents shocked by the sudden closure of a residential unit at a special needs school in Bristol, which resulted in children with severe and complex learning difficulties having to move out, have won legal aid funding to investigate a possible legal challenge to the lawfulness of the decision.

Parents were called at work and summoned to pick up their children from St Christopher’s – an independent special school and residential care home in Westbury Park, in the north of the city – after Ofsted suspended its registration due to safeguarding concerns.

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School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 20:02
Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.
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Outrage after grade boundaries for new BTec qualification raised

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 19:01

Thousands sign petition to reverse decision which could cost students their college places

Students could lose out on college places next month after the UK’s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated.

Teachers have expressed outrage and thousands have signed a petition calling on Pearson, which owns the Edexcel exam board, to reverse its decision to raise the boundaries just days before students are due to pick up their results.

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‘Go here if you want depression!’: the bleak, funny world of Google school reviews

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 17:59
Pupils and parents use the search engine’s ratings to complain about teachers, food and fellow students – and sometimes apparently to make digs at rival schools

It all started because Willow was going back to school. The 17-year-old American was complaining about the new school year, when a friend struck upon an idea. Why not check Google for reviews of their schools? “Go here if you want depression!” read the first one-star review they stumbled upon.

Willow immediately tweeted her findings, encouraging others to look up their own schools and share theirs. The replies came thick and fast. One reviewer’s school is “completely trash”, another has “terrible and inedible” food. One four-star review simply notes: “The kids are really odd here.”

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A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 17:04
To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend.
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Knife crime curfew plan for 12 year olds

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 15:24
The Home Office is to allow courts to impose restrictions on people police suspect carry weapons.
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Les organisations étudiantes s’inquiètent de la hausse du coût de la rentrée et de la vie universitaire

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 19/08/2019 - 04:05
La FAGE et l’UNEF demandent une importante refonte des aides sociales pour faire face à la précarisation des étudiants.
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Gastbeitrag: Vergleichbares Abitur

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 18/08/2019 - 19:50

89 Prozent der bayerischen Bevölkerung befürworten deutschlandweite Abschlussprüfungen. Nur sieben Prozent sind dagegen.

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