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Parent apologises to teacher for Facebook abuse

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 13:42
County Tyrone teacher Roisin Corr was the subject of "derogatory comments" from a pupil's parent.
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Five generations 'to reach average income'

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:59
Inequality in earnings is getting worse and social mobility is frozen, an OECD report says.
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Degree pay premium

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:34
Find out which courses and which universities can boost earnings after graduation.
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Suggesting grammar schools ‘teach’ secondaries is a cynical insult | Melissa Benn

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:00
Nick Gibb’s multi-academy trusts proposal is a desperate bid to defend the flawed selective school system

Another week, another official boost to England’s increasingly embattled selective schools. The latest salvo comes from schools minister Nick Gibb, who has weighed into the growing controversy about grammar schools by suggesting that they should form multi-academy trusts with non-selective schools, to develop the right “ethos” and help to “raise standards”.

It’s hard to know where to start with this latest piece of illogicality, so let’s briefly go back to basics – a favoured government theme, after all. We know that grammar schools select the highest achieving children aged 11 and the fact that most of their pupils come out with good GCSEs is less due to some mysterious “ethos” or exceptional commitment to “high standards” than to a highly favourable intake, working in highly favourable circumstances, including a more highly qualified and stable teaching force.

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Maidenhead school asks parents to buy toilet roll

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 11:02
The school in Theresa May's constituency said it had lost £70,000 in government funding cuts.
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Is competition driving innovation or damaging scientific research? | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:30

When a colleague with shaky data raced a competitor to be first to publish, I saw how the perverse incentives in research work

There’s an oft-repeated phrase in the scientific world that “competition drives innovation”. This can definitely sometimes be true, but in my experience the reality most of the time is that competition can be hugely wasteful and damaging to research.

Take our lab, where we work in several high-profile areas. We’re aware that we have several major competitors around the world. We want to be first, we need to be first and we must keep it secret. Doing this can make or break a career, or decide a grant application outcome. It can even shape the future direction of the field.

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Bac 2018 : les derniers conseils avant l’épreuve de maths

lemonde_edu - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:00
L’épreuve aura lieu le 22 juin. Comment bien s’y préparer ?
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Once children were birched at school. Now they are taught maths | Simon Jenkins

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:00
Modern education’s obsession with rankings blights the lives of intelligent pupils – never more so than at exam time

I used to long to be a child again. Not any more. British children seem under perpetual assault from the three horsemen of the apocalypse: obesity, social media and the manic gods of examination. Of these the most needless, and clearly dangerous, is the exam. The signs of stress are blatant. One in 10 schoolchildren now has a “clinically diagnosable mental illness”. Rates of teenage self-harm have risen dramatically in the last decade. Student suicide rates are soaring.

I have never seen the point of exams. If children cannot recall what they were taught two months ago, they will not remember it for life, probably because it was never worth remembering. An exam is like a Dickensian birching. It asserts power, and hurts.

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Let universities alert parents about students' struggles, says father

the guardian - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:00

James Murray, whose son killed himself, calls for opt-out system on sharing mental health concerns

The father of a student who killed himself is calling for the relaxation of data protection rules that currently deter universities from alerting parents that their child has serious mental health problems.

Last month Ben Murray, 19, who was studying English, became the third Bristol University student to die in the space of three weeks. Ten Bristol students have died since October 2016.

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Teenagers 'let down over degree choices'

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 05:02
It is "deeply concerning" that students in England don't have the advice needed to make informed decisions, say MPs.
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Doubts raised over Universal Credit roll-out

bbc education - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 05:01
Some claimants have waited eight months for payment - but there's no way back, says audit report.
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Bac 2018 : « A l’épreuve anticipée de sciences, il est très important de savoir gérer son temps »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 21:29
Deux professeures ont donné lors d’un tchat leurs conseils pour réviser et réussir l’épreuve anticipée de sciences du bac 2018, que passent les élèves de première des séries ES et L mercredi 20 juin.
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Lehrerin aus Syrien: Frau mit Klasse

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 17:58

Die Sigmund-Jähn-Grundschule im brandenburgischen Fürstenwalde war verschrien. Dann kamen etliche geflüchtete Kinder - und eine Lehrerin aus Syrien. Heute gilt die Schule als vorbildlich. Aber das gefällt nicht allen Eltern.

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Parcoursup : comment mettre en place une « sélection équitable » à l’université ?

lemonde_edu - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:28
Trouver le juste équilibre entre « sélection » et « ouverture » pour l’accès aux études supérieures n’est pas aisé. Les sociologues Nicolas Charles et Romain Delès ont analysé comment procèdent nos voisins européens. Interview.
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Teens charged with knife possession fare worse in GCSEs – report

the guardian - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:23

Knife offenders also perform worse than those committing other offences, study finds

Teenagers charged with knife possession offences achieve poorer results at GCSE or equivalent level compared with the entire pupil population but also other types of offenders, official analysis has revealed.

Just under 50% of young offenders who have committed knife possession offences attained five or more GCSEs with an A* to G grade, compared with 90% of all pupils, just over 60% of all offenders and 55% of theft offenders, according to a report from the Ministry of Justice and Department for Education.

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Trouver sa place dans le paysage numérique, un défi pour le Lot-et-Garonne

lemonde_edu - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 11:23
Situé entre les métropoles de Bordeaux et Toulouse, ce département organise du 22 au 24 juin un concours de start-up des territoires ruraux dans le but de promouvoir son campus numérique, installé dans les locaux de l’ancienne Ecole normale d’Agen.
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Copies du bac, mode d’emploi

lemonde_edu - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 08:30
Stockées dès le mois d’avril, les copies du bac sont l’objet de toutes les attentions des examinateurs et correcteurs. Elles finiront broyées et recyclées, un an plus tard.
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Douglas Bennet, Who Led NPR and Wesleyan, Dies at 79

NYTimes - Thu, 14/06/2018 - 02:53
In his 10 years at National Public Radio, Mr. Bennet brought financial stability to the organization, which had been on shaky fiscal ground.
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UK university figures show up to fivefold rise in first-class degrees

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 21:40

Wolverhampton handed firsts to five times as many students in 2016-17 as 10 years earlier

British universities have been handing out higher-class degrees at an unprecedented rate over the past decade, according to detailed figures released by the higher education regulator.

The figures, from a selection of universities taking part in the government’s latest teaching excellence framework, known as Tef3, show huge variation, with at least one university issuing five times as many first-class degrees last year as it did a decade before.

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Eton College pupils told to hand over their mobile phones at night

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 20:42

Boys’ boarding school brings in policy to combat social media pressures and improve sleep

Boys in their first year at Eton College have been ordered to hand over their mobile phones at night because of concerns about the pressures of social media.

Simon Henderson, the headmaster at the boys’ boarding school, said the policy had also been introduced to reduce the amount of screen time pupils are exposed to and improve their sleep.

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