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2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

bbc education - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:07
There have been 113 people killed or injured in school shootings in the US during the year.
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Struggling UK universities warn staff of possible job cuts

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 21:46

Deteriorating balance sheets and political uncertainty blamed for redundancy threats

Universities are warning staff to prepare for redundancies in the new year as a result of deteriorating balance sheets and lowered forecasts for student recruitment, coupled with the uncertainty of Brexit and sudden shifts in government policy.

In recent days more than half a dozen universities have told staff there could be job cuts in 2019, including members of the research-intensive Russell Group such as the University of Cardiff, while others are privately bracing for cuts later in the year.

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Comedians asked to sign 'behavioural agreement' for Soas gig

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 20:02

Organiser apologises ‘for the misunderstanding’ after comic pulls out of fundraiser

Comedians invited to perform at a benefit gig at Soas University of London have been sent a “behavioural agreement” that forbids them from tackling any topic in a way that is not “respectful and kind”.

Konstantin Kisin, a comedian and free speech campaigner, pulled out of next month’s event after being sent the contract.

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Face aux enfants tyrans, des parents en détresse se forment à la non violence

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 20:00
Au CHU de Montpellier, un programme inspiré de Gandhi aide les parents à désamorcer les comportements agressifs de leur enfant.
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Enfants tyrans : « Nous nous sommes résolus  à une séparation temporaire »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 20:00
Deux familles, accompagnées par un programme quasi unique en France proposé au CHU de Montpellier, racontent comment elles ont perdu le contrôle face au comportement agressif de leur enfant.
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Digitalpakt: "Theaterdonner"

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 19:50

Im Streit um mehr Geld für Digitalisierung an Schulen fühlen sich die Länder vom Bund gegängelt. Zu Unrecht, sagt FDP-Politiker Marco Buschmann.

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Etudiants étrangers : « L’accès au savoir doit être libre et sans frontières »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 17:37
Dans une tribune au « Monde », un collectif d’universitaires, de membres d’associations savantes et professionnelles, appellent au retrait de l’augmentation des droits d’inscription pour les étudiants étrangers.
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Why a historic strike by Chicago charter school teachers matters | Micah Uetricht

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 17:14

Teachers across the US learned this year they can push back by withholding their labor. The spread of Acero’s example to other charters is a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’

On a freezing picket line Friday on Chicago’s north-west side, Elly Oldendorf, a second-grade teacher at Carlos Fuentes elementary in the Acero charter school network, was on day four of a strike. Bundled in winter gear, her coworkers behind her chanting about school funding to the tune of a Rihanna song, Oldendorf told me a story.

Related: How weak schools serve Trump's agenda | Arne Duncan

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Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 16:39

Marco Bussetti to tell teachers festive period is ‘time of rest for students and families’

Italy’s education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their families.

Marco Bussetti, from the far-right League, said he would send a circular to schools over the next few days asking teachers to reduce homework and reminding them that the festive period is “a time of rest for students and families”.

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Pupil brings legal action against school's isolation units

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 14:31

Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s use of ‘consequences rooms’ for hours at a time has drawn criticism from parents

Legal proceedings have been lodged in the high court against an academy trust for its use of so called isolation units to discipline pupils.

Lawyers have applied for a judicial review of Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s (OGAT) use of “consequence rooms” – small rooms in which a child sits alone and in silence for hours on end as punishment for breaking school rules. OGAT runs 30 schools across Yorkshire, the Humber and the east Midlands.

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'Blatant scare tactics': Iowa university leads crackdown on student unions

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 13:00

Grinnell College filed an appeal that allows the NLRB to revisit a 2016 ruling that student workers have the right to unionize

A liberal arts college in Iowa is taking a hardline anti-union approach that could put student unions at private American colleges and universities in jeopardy across the whole country.

Related: Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

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Nouvelle journée de mobilisation lycéenne : 170 lycées « perturbés »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 12:21
Pour la deuxième semaine de suite, les lycéens se mobilisent en soutien aux « gilets jaunes » et contre certaines réformes éducatives du gouvernement.
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How we made Horrible Histories

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 12:18

‘If someone getting wee poured over them helps people learn some facts, we’re doing our job right’

The seed was sown when my son Jack – then 10 and a massive fan of the books – said: “You do history programmes, Dad, why don’t you make Horrible Histories into TV?” I spent several years trying to persuade my colleagues, that a comedy history show for children was an idea worth backing. CBBC eventually did. Nearly 10 years, seven series and 2,000 sketches later, it’s been a wonderful adventure.

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Les élèves français sont-ils davantage freinés dans leurs ambitions qu’ailleurs ?

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 11:32
Peur de l’échec, anxiété, stress des maths... Un élève de 15 ans qui a des notes « moyennes » en sciences a moins d’ambitions professionnelles en France qu’aux États-Unis, explique sur son blog Eric Charbonnier, expert à l’OCDE.
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Schule: Spinnen, Philosophen und Kurvendiskussionen in der Pubertät

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 11:05

Von traumatisch bis triumphal - SZ-Mitarbeiter schildern Erlebnisse aus ihrem Mathematikunterricht.

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‘Hardest time of the year’: the students who will spend Christmas alone

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 09:15

When university halls empty as students flock to their families, care leavers face a different festive season

Luke Collinson, a 19-year-old care leaver, knows he has defied all the odds by enrolling at Manchester University this year. So when his fellow students disappear this weekend to celebrate Christmas with their families, leaving him in a silent hall of residence, he insists he won’t be feeling sorry for himself.

At 15, after being unable to go to school for years because of family problems, Collinson taught himself to read. Shortly afterwards he was taken into care, and despite being predicted Us and Fs, with the help of a social services laptop he passed 10 GCSEs with good grades.

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Bohemian private school in area of child poverty divides residents

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 09:00

Ex-Londoners accused of creating elite community in Margate and ‘writing off’ local people

The migration of east London artists to the Kent seaside town of Margate has seen travel writers and property developers alike dub it Shoreditch-on-Sea. Central to this nomenclature has been Margate’s down-at-heel Cliftonville West ward, with its affordable six-bedroom former B&Bs, plentiful studio space and urban grit.

This seaside suburb is now set to see fee-paying bohemian education added to the mix, with the opening of a “democratic” fee-paying school, where the pupils make the rules and decide what they learn.

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Who’s the minister who could kill or save a university? Oh dear, a Thatcherite | Peter Scott

the guardian - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 08:45

Chris Skidmore believes in the smallest possible state. Is he going to rescue higher education from market meltdown?

We are now on our third universities minister since the Conservatives shed their pesky Liberal Democrat partners following the 2015 election. The first two were victims of the Brexit Moloch. First up was Jo Johnson, who piloted the Higher Education and Research Act through parliament, only to be rewarded with relegation as minister for London. He resigned in the summer and is now a fully signed-up supporter of the “people’s vote”.

Next up was Sam Gyimah, who in the end found the contradiction between his responsibility to do the best by universities and the damage Brexit would cause too much to take and also resigned. He, too, supports a second referendum.

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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

bbc education - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 03:16
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.
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Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

bbc education - Τρίτη, 11/12/2018 - 03:12
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,
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