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Glasgow School of Art: ‘It should have been the safest building’

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 22:54
Witnesses’ shock and disbelief as second fire devastates Mackintosh architectural masterpiece

The hosepipes snaked all the way down to the river Clyde, thick with water, as firefighters smothered the last of the flames on Friday night. While they worked, students and artists, architects and sculptors gathered in the streets around the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building – Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s art nouveau masterpiece – to find out what had happened, and ask: four years after the Mack was devastated by fire, how could it happen again?

“It should have been the safest building in Glasgow,” Margaret Archbold said. The 48-year-old artist graduated from the school in 1994 and was looking forward to the building’s reopening next year.

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Glasgow School of Art may be beyond repair after second fire

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 22:27
School’s professor of architecture says Mackintosh building ‘looks totally destroyed’

Fears were mounting last night that the Glasgow School of Art will be beyond repair after a devastating fire ripped through the Mackintosh building for a second time in four years.

Initial inspections suggested that the grade A-listed art school, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and completed in 1909, has been gutted and its roof and upper floors almost entirely destroyed by the blaze that took hold on Friday night. Alan Dunlop, the school’s professor of architecture, said: “I can’t see any restoration possible for the building itself. It looks totally destroyed.”

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Mackintosh’s building lived and breathed its purpose. How can this happen again?

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 20:59

With Glasgow’s School of Art – a working testament to the genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – engulfed by flames again, anger is growing amid a demand for answers

On Friday night, in a hard city never knowingly defeated, optimism had fled. The Glasgow School of Art, the working testament to the genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was engulfed in flames once more four years after a devastating fire had threatened the fabled Mac building. Its £35m re-birth following years of meticulous craftsmanship was only months away; the scaffolding which had been its temporary sarcophagus was being dismantled. Now fire service chiefs are preparing Glasgow for the worst.

Four years ago the over-riding emotion was one of grief. Mackintosh’s building, sitting at the top of one of Glasgow’s many elevated boulevards, was a source of fierce pride that carried well beyond the artists and teachers who called it home. If any stonework could ever be described as delicate it was Mackintosh’s in this building. Perhaps an awareness of this fragility lay near the root of Glaswegians’ curious love for this building. Once you had seen it you felt you shared in a communal duty of care towards it. Even those who had never set foot in it – nor are ever likely to – knew about this place and knew it needed to be protected.

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Our children deserve protection on their painful route to adulthood | Barbara Ellen

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 20:00

The father of a student who killed himself is right to demand that universities keep in contact with parents

Beyond legal definitions, at which point are your children truly adults? When they decide? When you do?

James Murray, father of Ben, the 19-year-old Bristol University student who killed himself last month, is asking for the relaxation of data protection laws that prevent parents from being alerted about students with mental health issues.

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Leftwing group at odds with Corbyn pushes for UK to stay in EU

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 13:45

Student organisation NCAFC says it will join anti-Brexit demonstrations this summer

A leftwing organisation that led demonstrations against student fees and Tory higher education reforms has set itself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit by pledging to step up campaigns to keep the UK in the EU and maintain free movement of workers.

The move by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), which says it will join anti-Brexit demonstrations this summer and autumn by the National Union of Students (NUS) and organise a “radical, leftwing pro-migrant bloc”, is another sign of young people mobilising increasingly against the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU in March next year.

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Harvard University 'discriminates against Asian-Americans'

bbc education - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 13:05
The prestigious US university denies the claim that it prefers white, black and Hispanic applicants.
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Oklahoma teachers' salary raise in limbo following historic win

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 13:00

Petition backed by conservative activists targets tax hikes intended to cover teachers’ raise

Striking Oklahoma teachers, the worst paid in the US, won a historic pay rise in the spring. Now, conservative groups have targeted the tax hikes earmarked to pay them, and by November the cash could be gone, leaving schools and educators in limbo.

In March, teacher salaries in Oklahoma were raised by an average of $6,100 a year, a raise paid for by a bill that raised taxes for cigarettes, cigars, motor and diesel fuel and the gross production of energy, and initially a $5-a-night hotel tax.

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Faire classe dehors avec des maternelles ? « C’est possible et même fondamental »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 11:35
Crystèle Ferjou, ex-enseignante en maternelle, emmenait sa classe chaque semaine passer une matinée dehors. Sa pratique s’est depuis propagée dans le département des Deux-Sèvres.
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Interpellations au lycée Arago, à Paris : le procès a été renvoyé

lemonde_edu - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 10:49
Pour les avocats, la « participation à un groupement » est un « délit politique ». Ils estiment que les prévenus ne doivent pas être jugés en comparution immédiate.
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Bac de français 2018 : « Invention, commentaire... choisissez le sujet selon vos compétences »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 10:15
A l’approche de l’épreuve anticipée de français du bac, que les élèves de première passent lundi 18 juin, Stéphanie Martel, qui enseigne cette discipline, a répondu aux questions d’internautes du Monde Campus.
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‘I was better off as a student than I am now working’

the guardian - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:00

Intern Amara Howe on how she manages her finances – and her hopes for the future

I’ve always kept £1,000 in my current account. It never goes up, and it never goes down, and I’m constantly checking my balance to make sure I’m not eating into it. I find it incredibly hard to save. I’m currently earning £19,000 a year as a communications intern at London Metropolitan University, from where I graduated last June.

Life was actually easier as a student because the loan covered most of the bills, and the £400 net a month that I earned from a weekend job in a shoe shop could be spent on going out. Looking back, I didn’t have a care in the world then, and could spend £300 a month on clothes if I wanted to and still put money by.

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The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability

bbc education - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 02:01
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability.
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Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Faked Rejection From Prestigious Music School That Gave Him Scholarship

NYTimes - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 23:17
He wanted to study with Yehuda Gilad, whose students fill many U.S. orchestra positions. He won large damages from his (now ex-) girlfriend.
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Parcoursup : à l’approche du bac, davantage de candidats en attente que l’an dernier

lemonde_edu - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 20:14
En 2017, avant le bac, 19 % des candidats étaient dans l’attente d’une proposition sur la plate-forme d’admission dans le supérieur. Cette année, ils étaient 22 % le 15 juin.
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Harvard sued for alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 19:42

Group claims admissions process weighed against Asian Americans while university filed brief denying discrimination

An Asian American group suing Harvard University says it has evidence of discrimination in the school’s admissions process.

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Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says

NYTimes - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 19:30
Personal ratings brought down Asian-American applicants’ chances of being admitted, according to an analysis filed by a group suing the school for bias.
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T-levels will not be quickly forgotten | Letter from Anne Milton MP, apprenticeships and skills minister

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 18:49
Apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton responds to Fiona Millar’s piece on the new qualifications

In Fiona Millar’s opinion piece on the new T-levels, I find myself in agreement with her. The divide between academic and technical education does need bridging. For far too long technical education has been sidelined; initiatives taken by successive governments, as she sets out, had their heart in the right place but ultimately failed to create technical routes that are the equal of A-levels and provision in our world-class universities.

But Ms Millar’s pessimism around T-levels will prove misplaced (‘T-levels are the latest in a series of quickly forgotten vocational qualifications that come and go’, 12 June). To improve technical education for every child, we need to truly shake up the system. In designing the new system we have looked carefully at previous reforms, along with Lord Sainsbury’s review of what works well in the best international systems, so we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. T-levels are the biggest reform of technical education for over 70 years. So what makes them different? We have put employers and business in the driving seat; they are at the heart of the design of T-levels – working with us to develop course content, provide industry placements and ultimately employ the skilled workforce that T-levels will produce.

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Wealth Matters: A Guiding Hand From College to (a Desired) Career

NYTimes - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 17:14
New businesses are cropping up to help college graduates find a meaningful job, but the services don’t come cheap.
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Flagship free school had group of 'predatory pupils' roaming grounds

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 16:04

Discovery school in Newcastle to shut after Ofsted inspectors described it as at ‘rock bottom’

Standards at a flagship free school hit “rock bottom” with a group of “predatory pupils” roaming the institution and making others feel unsafe, a report has revealed.

Teachers, students and parents were informed last week that the Discovery school in Newcastle would shut its doors for good, ahead of another damning report from the education watchdog, Ofsted.

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Medizinstudium: Talentquote ersetzt Wartezeitquote

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 14:39

Die Kultusministerkonferenz hat über die Eckpunkte für das neue Zulassungsverfahren zum Medizinstudium entschieden. Künftig soll sich auch Engagement auszahlen.

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