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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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If you were lonely, would you talk to a stranger?

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 19:36
In a bid to tackle loneliness, a supermarket wants people in its cafes to start a conversation.
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Reading Room: 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 19:05
The message here: A library is much more than its books.
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What’s at Stake in the Harvard Lawsuit? Decades of Debate Over Race in Admissions

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 18:26
The case, which begins Monday, is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.
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Des enseignants préoccupés par la refonte du lycée

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 12:14
La Révolution enseignée en 1re, des ouvrages imposés en français… Voici les changements qui attendent les élèves.
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La fabrique des programmes scolaires sous tension

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 12:07
D’ex-membres du Conseil supérieur des programmes dénoncent l’examen au pas de charge de la réforme du lycée.
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Jean-Michel Blanquer, premier de la classe en Macronie

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 12:01
Le ministre de l’éducation nationale, qui a su s’imposer sur les scènes politique et médiatique, est cité en exemple par l’Elysée et Matignon.
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Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 11:23
A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.
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Where are our irreplaceable graduation photos?

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 15/10/2018 - 09:00

Ede & Ravenscroft failed to send them within six weeks – and won’t give me a refund

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in early July. I had ordered photos from Ede & Ravenscroft which cost £60 plus £7 postage and packing. The estimated delivery was four to six weeks after the event. Six weeks later, the photos had not arrived. This was annoying as I was hoping to take them to my grandmother in Hong Kong during a visit in August. After many emails and phone calls, E&R only offered to refund the P&P At least two of my coursemates have not yet received their photos, either. If the photos were not irreplaceable, I would have requested a full refund a long time ago. Now all I can do is wait.

NL, Stockport, Cheshire

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Evaluations scolaires : un élève de CE1 sur deux a des difficultés en calcul mental

lemonde_edu - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 21:35
Le ministre de l’éducation, Jean-Michel Blanquer, a dévoilé les résultats des évaluations nationales au début de CP et de CE1.
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Legasthenie: Gegen den Strom schreiben

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 19:53

Mit Musiknoten fing es an, dann wurde ein Training für Kinder mit Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche daraus. Wie Musikpädagogin Maria Dünßer Legasthenikern hilft.

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How to learn: boost your brain with a trip down memory lane

the guardian - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 10:00

Anyone can be taught anything if they are inspired enough to pay attention – the key to remembering it is firing up the imagination

I first encountered memory techniques just after leaving secondary school. I’d been struck down by an illness, and had to spend a few months in hospital. Needing a project to escape the boredom of the ward, I was unable to resist diving into memory techniques when a friend brought me a book called Learn to Remember by Dominic O’Brien (the “eight-time world memory champion”, I was reassured to learn).

I still recall the delight at realising how simple and intuitive the ideas within it were. Enhancing your memory is first of all enhancing your imagination, O’Brien explained. You remember better by making things more memorable. Your memory – your capacity to learn, in other words – is, according to O’Brien, personal, improvable and much more interesting and colourful than education or traditional concepts of memory (such as it being akin to a warehouse or computer) might lead you to believe.

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Les voyants financiers de l’ENA dans le rouge

lemonde_edu - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 07:15
« Le Parisien » a eu accès à la comptabilité et au bilan social 2017 du prestigieux établissement, qui accuse un grave déficit.
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Good with schools

bbc education - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 02:17
A school in Manchester has gone from some of the worst truancy rates to best attendance records
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Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

bbc education - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 13:02
Faith schools will no longer be allowed to discriminate, the PM says amid sharp debate on the issue.
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U.N.C. Chancellor Apologizes for History of Slavery at Chapel Hill

NYTimes - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 12:00
Chancellor Carol L. Folt acknowledged that the university was built and sustained by slaves, and would now work to “right the wrongs of history.”
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National Trust criticised for evicting a forest school from its woods

the guardian - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 10:00

Closing the outstanding-rated outdoor nursery in Kent is at odds with the charity’s own campaign to get children to play outdoors, say parents

“Set your children free,” urges the National Trust’s campaign to get children outdoors. “Let them feel the wind in their hair, smell food cooking on an open fire, track wild animals and eat a juicy apple straight from the tree.”

But young children will no longer taste such freedoms in National Trust woods in Kent after a forest school judged “outstanding” by Ofsted was evicted by the charity.

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Police investigate fraud allegations at 3aaa apprenticeships

the guardian - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 21:05

Taxpayer-funded provider collapses into administration, putting 4,500 apprenticeships at risk

Police are investigating allegations of fraud at the government-funded apprenticeship provider 3aaa, which has collapsed into administration, putting 500 jobs and 4,500 apprenticeships at risk.

3aaa – which stands for aspire, achieve and advance – was placed into immediate administration after the Department for Education pulled all of its funding from the firm following an investigation. “Following our investigation we have referred our findings to the police, through Action Fraud [the UK’s fraud hotline],” a spokesperson for the DfE said on Friday. Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed that it is investigating the firm.

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Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head

the guardian - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 18:22

Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation

Technology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned.

Mitchell Baker, head of the Mozilla Foundation, has warned that hiring employees who mainly come from Stem – science, technology, engineering and maths – will produce a new generation of technologists with the same blindspots as those who are currently in charge, a move that will “come back to bite us”.

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Schule: KMK verurteilt "organisierte Denunziation" durch AfD

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 18:03

Die Partei hat in mehreren Bundesländern Online-Portale gestartet, über die Schüler kritische Lehrer melden können. Die Kultusminister wollen das nun rechtlich prüfen lassen.

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