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Don't be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

bbc education - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 20:30
There are times when it's OK to take devices away, says Eton head Simon Henderson.
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'Easier to take child into care than get support'

bbc education - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 20:22
Care orders are easier to get than support for struggling families, says top judge.
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Girls more likely to be bullied than boys, English schools survey finds

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 19:12

Government study finds violent bullying down, cyberbullying and social exclusion up

Girls are much more likely than boys to be bullied at school, with almost twice as many on the receiving end of cyberbullying and social exclusion by other pupils, according to a government study.

The figures from a survey of 10,000 pupils at schools in England in year 11 – children aged 15 or 16 – revealed a decline in reports of bullying overall and particularly in incidents of violent bullying, which mainly affects boys.

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Hicham Benohoud's best photograph: the boy with the cardboard feet

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 17:43

‘I was bored teaching art in Marrakech, so I started taking photographs of my students instead’

For 13 years, I was an art teacher in Marrakech, teaching 11- to 15-year-olds, and I was very bored. An art class lasts an hour. The teacher spends 10 minutes explaining what the students have to do, then they spend the next 45 minutes doing it. And while they’re cutting out, drawing and colouring, the teacher just sits there at his desk. That repeats hourly, from 8am until 6pm, every single day.

So about four years in, I started making work in the classroom. I first became obsessed with hyperrealistic drawing. My students were what I had in front of me, so I started taking passport-style photographs of them, which I would copy. Within a few months, people thought my drawings were photographs. I then moved on to colour photographs and oil painting, before realising that the photographs were what was most interesting.

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Students don’t get ‘value for money’. But we shouldn’t expect to | Micha Frazer-Carroll

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 17:05
We’ve debated refunds for teaching missed during university strikes. But such a marketisation of education is dangerous

So students don’t feel as though they get good value for money at university? The survey results released by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) last week are hardly surprising. Getting our “money’s worth” is impossible when there’s no simple way to calculate exactly what we pay for. Dissatisfaction should be expected as tuition fee hikes, pension cuts and the teaching excellence framework push higher education as a product students purchase. But beyond this, the very concept of “value for money” is harmful. In utilising it, we buy into all the damaging effects of marketisation.

Related: Huge student debts feel unfair. Let's move towards a graduate contribution | Chris Husbands

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Bac philo 2018. Le best of des chroniques « Phil’d’actu »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 14:27
Un fait divers, une chanson, un film… « N’importe quel événement peut être l’occasion de philosopher » pour le professeur Thomas Schauder. Les cinq points-clés de son « programme » pour réviser l’épreuve de philo du bac.
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Oxford University official links rough sleeping to students' generosity

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 13:56

Email claiming end-of-exams ‘trashing’ adds to distress of homeless angers students

Oxford University is facing criticism after officials suggested the generosity of students had led to a rise in the number of rough sleepers in the city.

In an attempt to rid the university of its Bullingdon Club image, the university sent an email to students in an attempt to curb the practice of “trashing” – an undergraduate tradition involving covering each other in champagne and food after final exams.

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Cynthia Nixon’s Education Plan: Ambitious, Progressive, Expensive

NYTimes - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 13:00
The candidate for governor of New York called for a big increase in school funding and for free tuition for 170,000 at public colleges.
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For Survivors of a 9-Hour Chinese Exam, a Door Opens to America

NYTimes - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 12:10
The University of New Hampshire will be the first flagship state school to accept scores from the Chinese university entrance exam as a basis for admission.
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Bac 2018 : quels programmes d’antisèche rentrer dans sa calculatrice ?

lemonde_edu - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 11:44
Cette année, les élèves pourront encore utiliser leur calculette pour les épreuves scientifiques, sans avoir à activer le mode examen. Guillaume Ouattara conseille d’utiliser les possibilité ainsi ouvertes avec « parcimonie et intelligence ».
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Knobelei der Woche: Knacken Sie das Zahlenrätsel?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 09:34

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal geht es um seltsame Gleichungen.

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To tackle student cheating, we need to reimagine university assessment | Jon Scott

the guardian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 09:30

Essay mills are becoming increasingly normalised. The only way to beat them is to design assessments they can’t reproduce

Ghost-writing academic work is nothing new but until relatively recently it was out of reach of most students. Now essay mills have started rolling on an industrial scale. Their sophisticated websites offer production of a whole range of assignments up to and including dissertations and theses. If required, a typical undergraduate essay, on pretty much any topic, can be turned around in less than 24 hours.

Related: Students cheat in ever more creative ways: how can academics stop them?

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Passer ou repasser le bac en étant adulte ? Un rêve, un objectif, une nécessité

lemonde_edu - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 07:20
Au lycée municipal d’adultes de Paris, c’est aussi la dernière ligne droite avant le début des épreuves pour les 90 élèves de terminale âgés de 18 à 70 ans.
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Fake news harms children's self-esteem and trust, say MPs

bbc education - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 03:24
Children with poor literacy skills struggle most to tell which stories are false, says a report.
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'There were a lot of strangers around - I didn't feel safe'

bbc education - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 03:23
More must be done to stop children being housed in bed and breakfasts and temporary accommodation, says a report.
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Hidden writing

bbc education - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 02:28
Cutting-edge tech is examining ancient manuscripts for earlier texts written below the surface.
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Back to school for UK judges in bid to raise courts awareness

the guardian - Τρίτη, 12/06/2018 - 21:58

Plan may see students holding mock trials, as lord chief justice seeks ‘future judges’

Traditionally, judges issue summons to court but the lord chief justice of England and Wales has decided to allow judges to be summoned to the classroom.

On a visit to a school in Ipswich, Lord Ian Burnett has urged schools to invite judges into their classrooms so that children can learn more about the justice system.

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Simulateur de notes du bac : estimez votre moyenne

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 12/06/2018 - 19:12
Avant le début du bac 2018, lundi 18 juin, « Le Monde » propose un outil prenant en compte les coefficients des différentes matières selon les spécialités.
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Streikverbot für Lehrer: Wer streiken will, soll nicht Beamter werden

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 12/06/2018 - 18:50

Das Bundesverfassungsgericht hat eine weise Entscheidung getroffen: Lehrer dürfen nicht das Beste aus zwei Welten genießen - das hätte den Schülern geschadet.

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How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 12/06/2018 - 18:30
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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