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Revision tips: how to avoid a meltdown in the exam hall

the guardian - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 13:26

Experts offer their advice on exam preparation – from different studying methods to dealing with mid-paper panic

Exams are looming. For first-year students in particular, they can feel especially foreboding. Here we’ve brought together experts including psychologists, lecturers and wellbeing counsellors to give their top advice on how to sail through your exams, from preparation tips to dealing with mid-exam panic.

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When my patient died giving birth, the reality of US maternal mortality and race hit me

the guardian - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 13:21

Pregnancy-related deaths among black women are triple those of our white counterparts

I don’t allow myself to remember much about my patient who died. I don’t remember her name. I don’t remember the date. I don’t even remember how old I was at the time. But as a result of this memory, I am forever changed.

In almost a decade of maternity nursing, I’d never had an adult patient die, and I haven’t had a patient die since. Over the past 13 years, I have delivered numerous babies who died in utero or were born alive, but were expected to die shortly after birth because of their low gestational age or conditions that were incompatible with life. I am familiar and comfortable with providing support to a family who were preparing to lose, or had just lost, a much-wanted baby. This day was different. I received a report from the nurse going off duty on a living, breathing, labouring young woman, only to leave the hospital with nothing to give to the next nurse coming on shift.

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La rentrée décalée, un marché florissant pour les étudiants « décrocheurs »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 12:00
Chaque année, de plus en plus d’écoles organisent une seconde rentrée en janvier ou février, à l’intention des étudiants en quête d’une réorientation. Un business rentable, qui tient salon ce week-end à Paris.
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Holocaust memorial: Ex-MPs discuss plans with schoolchildren

bbc education - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:17
Schoolchildren: Holocaust memorial at Westminster could help MPs think about decisions.
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Digitalisierung der Schule: "So doof sind die allermeisten Lehrkräfte nicht"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:15

Lehrer Robert Plötz unterrichtet seit Jahren mit digitalen Hilfsmitteln. Ein Gespräch über fortschrittliche Pädagogen und langsames Internet.

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A mercenary academic produced dodgy data to sabotage my case | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 09:00

When I gave evidence showing that an environmental toxin had caused deaths, the authorities hired a rogue scientist

Most of my job as an academic researcher is spent at my desk or in meetings, so it was with some surprise that I ended up working on a legal case. I felt like a scientist in a TV thriller. I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.

Related: Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous Academic

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The teachers asking pupils to make the case for Christmas have a lesson for us all | Gaby Hinsliff

the guardian - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 08:00
Truths long held to be self-evident are under threat by conspiracy theorists and populists, and we are out of practice at defending them

Christmas is cancelled. There can’t be many headteachers who haven’t occasionally longed to type those three words and press “send”. ’Tis the season of precious teaching time disappearing down the plughole of nativity play rehearsals, carol services, and Christmas craft days that leave glitter trodden inextricably deep into the carpets. Is it really worth the hassle?

But only Lady Lumley’s, a secondary school in the North Yorkshire town of Pickering, has had the courage to take this thought to its logical conclusion. Its religious education teacher told students that unless they could make a persuasive argument as to why it was worth bothering with cards, parties, presents and Christmas trees then the whole thing would be binned and celebrations in school strictly confined to the baby Jesus. The inevitable parental furore, not to mention newspaper stories about stealing Christmas, followed.

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Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

bbc education - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 08:00
BBC analysis shows a 26% ethnic pay gap at some of the UK's best known universities.
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« Marche ou crève » : le mauvais accueil des élèves « différents » dans les écoles européennes

lemonde_edu - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 04:03
Human Rights Watch dénonce l’absence d’accompagnement des élèves présentant un handicap dans les prestigieuses écoles prévues pour accueillir les enfants du personnel de l’Union européenne.
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Grandparents 'key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic'

bbc education - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 02:37
Childline founder says mental ill health epidemic is partly down to the fragmentation of the family.
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Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'

bbc education - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 02:36
More Oxbridge places go to a handful of private schools than 3,000 state schools put together.
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Eton and Westminster among eight schools dominating Oxbridge

the guardian - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 02:01

Research shows pupils from state sector less likely to apply than privately educated peers

Eight top schools in the UK get as many pupils into the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges together, according to new research.

Over a three-year period the eight leading schools – which are mainly in the independent sector – sent 1,310 of their students to Oxbridge, while 2,900 schools, each with two or fewer acceptances, sent 1,220 pupils in total.

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For-Profit College Chain Closes, Shutting Out Nearly 20,000 Students

NYTimes - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 01:26
Education Corporation of America ran more than 70 campuses across the country before closing schools this week after it lost its accreditation.
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Mantes-la-Jolie : des images choquantes de lycéens interpellés par la police

lemonde_edu - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 00:05
Des images montrent des rangées de dizaines d’élèves, à genoux les mains sur la tête, placés sous la surveillance de policiers casqués, armés de matraques et de boucliers.
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A Ban on Parents in a School Lunchroom? Everyone Seems to Have an Opinion.

NYTimes - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 21:57
What began as a small debate in a wealthy Connecticut town erupted into a controversy over when Mom and Dad should let go.
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'Inadequate' Steiner school to be taken over by academy chain

the guardian - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 20:49

State-funded Steiner Academy Exeter is seeking a new sponsor after damning Ofsted report

A state-funded Steiner school in Devon is to be transferred to a multi-academy trust after the schools watchdog said it was inadequate.

Ofsted inspectors raised serious concerns about safeguarding and lack of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) at the Steiner Academy Exeter, which opened in September 2013.

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Blocages, manifestations, interpellations : des milliers de lycéens se mobilisent

lemonde_edu - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 20:00
Des milliers de lycéens étaient dans la rue jeudi 6 décembre pour réclamer l’abandon des réformes du bac et de Parcoursup.
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Medizinstudium: Pfleger werden Ärzte

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 19:53

Wer berufliche Erfahrung mit Kranken hat, sollte leichter Medizin studieren können.

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

bbc education - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 19:20
Thousands of videos have been taken down by YouTube as a result of a BBC investigation into essay-writing adverts.
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Third of maintained English secondary schools in the red

the guardian - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 18:34

Average annual loss has risen to £484,000, while spending per pupil has fallen

Three out of every 10 maintained secondary schools had budget deficits of nearly £500,000 last year, according to new figures on local authority spending that shed further light on the funding crunch hitting schools and nurseries in England.

The Department for Education figures show that more than 30% of mainstream local authority secondary schools had a financial shortfall in 2017-18, compared with just 11% five years earlier, despite government claims that education funding is at its highest level on record.

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