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The Baroness Fighting to Protect Children Online

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 19:25
Baroness Kidron says tech giants exert too much leverage over young users and has pushed laws to change that. “It’s little Timmy in his bedroom versus Mark Zuckerberg in his Valley,” she said.
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Three Irish schools to become first to abandon Catholic ethos

the guardian - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 18:18

Primary school in Roscommon and two in Kerry to reopen as multi-denominational

Three schools in Ireland are expected to make history this week by becoming the first to abandon their Catholic ethos and become multi-denominational state-run schools.

The transfer in patronage reflects an ebbing of the Catholic church’s dominance in education – it runs about 90% of primary schools – and efforts by small rural schools to attract more pupils to avoid closure.

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Gary Crosby: 'Young, black men had to be intimidating – they were terrified'

the guardian - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 15:34

The godfather of the UK jazz renaissance discovered the music under house arrest, and spent decades blazing a trail. He talks about accepting a Queen’s medal – and his near-fatal stroke

If you find yourself lost in the catacomb-like basement of London’s Southbank Centre on a weekend, you’ll probably stumble across Gary Crosby holding court, addressing a circle of teenagers on everything from the history of reggae in the Caribbean diaspora to British jazz in the 1980s.

On the sweltering Saturday I meet him, Crosby is running 20 young musicians through the waypoints of Jamaican jazz, from Haitian carnival rhythms to poet Louise Bennett-Coverley’s patois, via the Skatalites and Bob Marley. He paces around the room while the students eagerly tap away on their phones – not texting but taking notes. Then he launches into a dub-laden take on the Herbie Hancock standard Cantaloupe Island.

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Non, ce livre sur la sexualité ne sera pas étudié par les enfants de CE1

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 12:34
Des extraits d’une brochure sur les relations sexuelles, à destination des adolescents, ont été présentés sur Facebook comme s’il s’agissait de livres scolaires pour les primaires.
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Dear Gavin Williamson, I hope you’re not thinking of using education as a way of recreating a Victorian society | Michael Rosen

the guardian - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 09:15
You have decribed the era as ‘vibrant’ but for millions of people it meant a life of crippling hard work, foul living conditions and very limited education

Dear Gavin Williamson,

I am delighted that a new secretary of state for education was not just educated within the state system but attended a comprehensive school. I hope this will give you insight and empathy in your dealings with students, teachers, teaching assistants, school-workers and parents involved in this sector. You will have heard by now of problems concerning cuts, in particular in the area of special needs provision, and when you compare the situation now with what was available in your time at school, it must horrify you.

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‘No one will try to terrify you’: year 8 advice to year 7s

the guardian - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 09:00
Starting at big school can be scary. We asked for advice from children who braved it last year

Chelsy Reyes, North Cambridge academy

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Is this Britain’s most influential teaching guru?

the guardian - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 08:44
Blogger and ‘edupreneur’ Ross Morrison McGill tells Liz Lightfoot about his mission to inspire teachers – and surviving childhood sexual abuse

He’s the most popular educator on UK Twitter, with more than 200,000 followers. His blog tops a staggering 10 million readers and he’s one of the 500 most influential people in Britain, according to Debrett’s. He has also written three bestselling books on teaching and is about to publish a fourth.

Ross Morrison McGill, a former deputy headteacher, is an education entrepreneur but he is no Lord Sugar. He is not motivated by the profit margin but by a love of teaching and frustration at the way schools are being treated, especially by the organisation he will refer to only as the Grim Reaper in his latest book. “I firmly believe that Ofsted – the Grim Reaper – can and does end the careers of senior leaders. It has happened to me twice,” he explains.

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'Alarm bells' over private equity foster care firms, councils warn

bbc education - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 08:35
Councils are concerned about what might happen if a run-for-profit foster care firm collapses.
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Les écoles en langue régionale « craquent » sous la demande

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 27/08/2019 - 05:18
Au Pays basque notamment, les établissements qui pratiquent un enseignement dit « immersif » anticipent une rentrée des classes « sous tension ».
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Did you solve it? Drive your car (and brain) round the block

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 26/08/2019 - 19:00

The solution to today’s puzzle

Earlier today I set you this puzzle:

You are in a big city where all the streets go in one of two perpendicular directions. You take your car from its parking place and drive on a tour of the city such that you do not pass through the same intersection twice and return back to where you started. If you made 100 left turns, how many right turns did you make?

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Can you solve it? Drive your car (and brain) round the block

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 26/08/2019 - 09:10

A streetwise puzzle

Today’s puzzle is a trip.

You are in a big city where all the streets go in one of two perpendicular directions. You take your car from its parking place and drive on a tour of the city such that you do not pass through the same intersection twice and return back to where you started. If you made 100 left turns, how many right turns did you make?

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‘I broke down’: New Oregon law will let students take mental health days

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 26/08/2019 - 09:00

Move aims to change the culture surrounding mental health at a time when suicide is the second leading cause for death among 15-to-34 year olds

On a Saturday evening at the beginning of her senior year in high school in north-western Oregon, Lori Riddle started having trouble breathing. She was helping with a dance for freshman students, when her peripheral vision began to fade and she started shaking and crying.

“It was just the feeling of being around people, I felt trapped almost,” said Riddle, now 18 years old and headed to the University of Nevada. “I broke down and I ran outside.”

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England school places shortage 'made worse by academies'

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 26/08/2019 - 02:01

Government urged to restore powers to councils to open new schools to cope with demand

Councils are warning that a looming shortage in the number of school places across England is being made worse by academies, as last decade’s baby boom enters secondary schools over the next five years.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for the government to restore powers to councils enabling them to open new maintained schools if residents support them, and for new powers for councils to require academies to expand to meet local demand.

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The Guardian view on easier GCSEs at private schools: insult added to injury | Editorial

the guardian - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 20:30
The government thought GCSEs should be overhauled; some private schools disagreed. The result is a deepening divide

New evidence showing that private-school pupils in England and Wales are not only taking easier qualifications than state-school ones, but being given the same credit for them by the most prestigious universities, will infuriate everyone who believes in fairness in education (and in life, since the routes to so many later opportunities are mapped out at school). Put together with concerns over the impact of the new GCSEs on lower-ability pupils, the sense is growing that yet another Conservative educational reform has been bungled.

The point of the changes to GCSEs pushed through by the former education secretary Michael Gove was to raise standards by making them harder. Almost all headteachers believe that this aim has been met. Increasingly, though, it appears that the price of this ratcheting up of difficulty was too high. Not only has a new schism opened up between the private and state sectors, since some private schools have refused to teach the new exams and instead opted for IGCSEs – International GCSEs – that are more similar to the old version (often retaining a mixture of exams and coursework). Existing inequalities in state schools have also been exacerbated by reforms whose overriding purpose was to make it easier to differentiate between the highest achievers (by creating two grades, 8 and 9, in place of the old A*).

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Europäische Hochschulen: Große Pläne, kleine Summen

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 19:44

Zwei Jahre nach Emmanuel Macrons Vorschlag gibt es bereits 17 Europäische Hochschulen. Bald könnten es 40 sein. Ein voller Erfolg? Nicht ganz, denn sogar erfolgreiche Bewerber sind ernüchtert.

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Alte Schule: Louis Hofmann

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 19:44

Schon als Schüler Schauspieler - und Ziel blöder Sprüche: "Wir sind hier nicht am Filmset!" Der Hauptdarsteller der ersten deutschen Netflix-Serie "Dark" im SZ-Fragebogen.

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UK universities brace for strike action in pensions dispute

the guardian - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 14:10

Union rejects offer of limited rises in pension contributions in return for strike ban

British universities are heading towards strike action later this year, after employers insisted on requiring staff to pay higher pension contributions despite union warnings that the move would trigger a ballot on industrial action.

The University and College Union (UCU) said it had rejected an offer by the employers, represented by Universities UK (UUK), to swap limited increases in staff pension contributions for a two-year bar on strike action.

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