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« La France doit élargir la base de ses bons élèves »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 07:30
Dans une tribune au « Monde », Vanessa Wisnia-Weill, spécialiste des questions d’éducation et de famille, estime que la réduction des inégalités sociales d’accès aux grandes écoles passe d’abord par l’élévation du niveau scientifique d’un plus grand nombre d’élèves.
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Norwich vigil remembers stillborn babies

bbc education - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 02:47
They were remembered at candlelit vigil in a city centre.
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The students who fear for their ambitions amid college cuts

bbc education - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 02:42
Teenagers share their views as staff and students prepare to protest against cuts to further education funding.
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Should universities consider ethnicity in admissions?

bbc education - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 02:07
Harvard has been accused of racial bias in picking students. Should universities really consider ethnic backgrounds?
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Archeological find changes date of Pompeii's destruction

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 21:36

Inscription suggests Mount Vesuvius erupted weeks later than previously thought

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after 17 October AD79 and not on 24 August as previously thought.

Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of “the 16th day before the calends of November”, meaning 17 October, on a house at Pompeii, the head of archeology at the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media.

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Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues | Letter

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 19:38
It is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who are also concerned about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act

We represent a newly formed network of over 100 academics, most of whom are currently employed in UK universities. We are concerned, from a range of academic perspectives, about proposed governmental reforms to the Gender Recognition Act, and their interaction with the Equality Act.

Our subject areas include: sociology, philosophy, law, criminology, evidence-informed policy, medicine, psychology, education, history, English, social work, computer science, cognitive science, anthropology, political science, economics, and history of art. This week, following an opportunity offered to us by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, we have submitted to the consultation a number of letters, outlining, as individuals, concerns about the introduction of self-ID for gender reassignment.

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'She's better than the Maybot': PM upstaged by actual robot

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 19:11

Sadly the education committee failed to ask Pepper the robot the naughtiest thing she’s ever done

On Monday, the prime minister spent the best part of two hours failing to explain why she had bothered to come to the House of Commons to give a statement on the progress of the Brexit negotiations when she didn’t have anything to say. Theresa May crashed and burned into random binary numbers as her circuits overloaded. The four pot plants could have given a better demonstration of intelligent life.

A day later, with a little help from her handlers at Middlesex University, Pepper the robot – a 3ft tall wannabe Star Wars extra – was pushed into the education select committee to show what decent computer programming can achieve. “Good morning,” Pepper said to the Conservative committee chairman, Robert Halfon. “Thank you for inviting me to give evidence today.” The committee looked impressed. This was a more coherent start than many politicians had made.

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Snubbed, cheated, erased: the scandal of architecture's invisible women

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 17:23

They are among the most talented architects of their age. Yet the credit, praise and awards have gone to the men instead. Meet the women who are tired of being written out of history

Denise Scott Brown was an associate professor when she married Robert Venturi in 1967. She had taught at the universities of Pennsylvania and Berkeley, and initiated the first programme in the new school of architecture at the University of California. She had a substantial publication record, enthusiastic students, and the respect of her colleagues.

The first sign that marriage had changed things came when an architect whose work she had reviewed said: “We at the office think it was Bob writing, using your name.” It was an indication of what was to come for the rest of her career. Scott Brown was relegated to being the wife of the famous postmodern architect Bob Venturi – who died last month – rather than one half of an equal creative and intellectual partnership that changed the world of architecture as we know it.

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Les grandes écoles expriment leur « ras-le-bol »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 16:07
Délivrance des diplômes, reconnaissance des bachelors, intégration à Parcoursup, réforme du bac... Des sujets qui ont suscité l’inquiétude lors du congrès de la Conférences des grandes écoles, relève Olivier Rollot sur son blog.
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Frontline training scheme poses a threat to social work education

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 13:57

Government should halt £50m tender to extend the fast-track children’s social work training programme

A recent Society Guardian piece suggested social work academics and the Frontline fast-track training scheme should end their “feud”. This distracts from important questions about what Frontline means for the future of social work education and practice.

Frontline is seen by the academic community as a significant threat to the traditional model of university-based generic social work education and training, which prepares practitioners to work with children and adults.

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Les résultats des évaluations en CP et en CE1 font débat

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 13:07
Un élève de CE1 sur deux rencontre des difficultés en calcul mental, tandis que près d’un quart des enfants peinent à reconnaître les lettres en début de CP.
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‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 12:00
The New York Times and ProPublica examined the Charlottesville, Va., school system, which has one of the biggest racial gaps in the country.
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The UK's green discoveries: plastic-eating enzymes and seawater biofuels

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 09:30

Researchers across the UK are working hard to prevent further climate breakdown. Here are their latest findings

We don’t have long to get our act together on climate change, according to a UN report released earlier this month. In the next 12 years, we need to reverse the trend of Earth’s increasing temperature or face drought, floods and extreme heat – and devastating knock-on effects felt by all life on the planet.

But what can we do? And can we do it quickly enough? Researchers in universities across the UK are working on answers to these huge questions. Here are some of their most exciting recent sustainability findings.

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‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 09:15

With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universities

Prof Chris Gosden, director of the institute of archaeology at Oxford University, is bracing himself for potential disaster after Brexit. Europe funds 38% of archaeological research in the UK and with no plan B, Gosden fears his discipline could dwindle unless an agreement is reached on science.

“Losing EU funding would mean that British archaeology would shrink,” Gosden says. “Our discipline has had a great 50 years. It is really sad to think that in 10 years it could be much smaller.”

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Principal closes college for staff and students to march on Westminster

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 09:00

Protesters to join colleges from around UK to highlight discriminatory funding of further education

In his tailored navy suit and tortoiseshell spectacles, Gerry McDonald looks an unlikely rebel. Yet on Wednesday this well-mannered college principal will make history when he shuts the college doors and heads for Westminster.

He is urging staff and as many of the 25,000 students as possible to accompany him on a march from Pall Mall to Westminster to mark Colleges Week, a campaign organised by the Association of Colleges to raise the profile of further education (FE) and persuade the government to redress eight years of underfunding.

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Shift over, Jeremy Corbyn, and let Angela Rayner do her job | Laura McInerney

the guardian - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 08:45

The Labour leadership is stifling its increasingly popular education spokeswoman

Labour should be unbelievably popular with teachers right now. School budgets are shot, which led to an unprecedented protest by headteachers. Teacher retention is at a record low and the government has missed all recruitment targets for five years. Secondary school places are in short supply. And yet, in a recent survey of more than 2,500 teachers, fewer than half said they would vote Labour if an election were called tomorrow.

Admittedly, just 9% of teachers said they would vote for the Conservatives. But if Labour can’t confidently secure half the profession’s votes it has a real problem, because the party relies on public sector workers to boost its popularity in a way the Conservatives never have.

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Cédric Villani : « Nous ne pourrons pas guérir l’éducation nationale sans évaluations »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 07:30
Dans une tribune au « Monde », le député (LRM) de l’Essonne estime que pour remédier aux inégalités scolaires, le gouvernement a fait les bons choix, notamment celui d’instaurer des tests réguliers pour les élèves.
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« La France mérite une évaluation indépendante de son école »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 07:00
Alors que le démantèlement du Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire est prévu par la loi « pour l’avenir de l’école », un collectif de chercheurs dénonce, dans une tribune au « Monde », la mise au pas des instances d’évaluation par le ministère de l’éducation nationale.
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Arts leaders call for more school funding

bbc education - Τρίτη, 16/10/2018 - 04:05
The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company want an "arts premium" for England's schools.
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Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 20:13
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.
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