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Student Loans Company 'spied on vulnerable students' social media'

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:21

Exclusive: Support workers say estranged students lost funding despite no finding of guilt of fraud

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has been accused of spying on the social media accounts of vulnerable students as part of an anti-fraud drive that resulted in some losing funding and dropping out of university despite no finding of guilt against them.

SLC made a random selection of 150 estranged students, part of a group recognised as vulnerable because they have no relationship with their parents and tend to be financially disadvantaged, and asked them to provide evidence that they no longer had contact with their families.

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Jacinda Ardern returns to work after maternity leave

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:16
Six weeks after giving birth to her daughter Neve, the New Zealand prime minister discusses returning to work.
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Anger as Ofsted claims nursery failing to guard against radicalisation

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:05

Watchdog criticised for ‘ludicrous’ downgrading of Little Ducklings in Brighton

A nursery in Brighton had its Ofsted rating downgraded after the watchdog found that staff did not know how to protect children from adopting extreme views and potentially being radicalised.

The decision provoked anger among parents and a local councillor who criticised it as “absolutely ludicrous” and called for the state to “let children be children”.

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Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:28
Japanese media allege Tokyo Medical University sought to purposefully reduce female student numbers.
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Government U-turn a boost for sign language GCSE campaign

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:12
A deaf schoolboy and his family have been campaigning for the qualification to be introduced.
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Bulletin Board

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.
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The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
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Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Voices from the classroom talk about connecting education with what’s going on in the world outside of school.
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How to Write a Good College Application Essay

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
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Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Many programs to support undocumented students have existed for years, but there are new concerns amid the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
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Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coach

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.
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Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
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The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.
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Choosing the Best Online Program for You

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.
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Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students

NYTimes - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.
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Knobelei der Woche: Finden Sie die vollkommene Zahl?

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:09

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal geht es um eine mathematische Besonderheit.

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Education nationale : le gouvernement lance son chantier de réorganisation

lemonde_edu - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:00
Le ministre de l’éducation et le premier ministre annoncent une refonte de la formation des enseignants.
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Telling women how not to get raped won't stop sexual violence on campus | Chris Linder

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:30

Universities need to adopt strategies that focus on the perpetrator – and the role of power – rather than the victim

Throughout history, and around the world, rape has been used as a weapon of war – a way to demonstrate and maintain power. But when it comes to addressing sexual violence on university campuses, we seem to have forgotten the role of power. Too often, we focus on teaching women how not to get raped, rather than teaching perpetrators not to rape. This strategy significantly misrepresents the problem of sexual violence.

Examining the role of power in sexual violence would help us more effectively address and eradicate sexual violence from university campuses.

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NI school system 'under major strain'

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:18
Schools face unprecedented financial pressure with more moving into deficit, says a top official.
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‘We took acid and got scared of the pillowcases’: what we learned from our holiday jobs

the guardian - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:00

Can summer work be life-enhancing? Writers, politicians and musicians share what they learned in the laundrette, behind the bar – or cleaning earwax off hearing aids

Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, believes young people taking a summer job is “connected to having a successful future … They can help people develop their customer service and problem-solving skills, build their resilience and attitude to work, as well as improve time management and the ability to juggle different priorities.” Last week, she launched a campaign “to make the case for part-time, Saturday and summer jobs”. She fondly recalled her own student holiday job as a waitress, and said it had directed her away from the law and towards a job in the media.

McVey has been under a cloud recently, accused of misleading parliament on the rollout of universal credit, so may be hoping for some good publicity. Unfortunately, her Telegraph article announcing her jobs-for-students campaign is, rather like her initial statement on universal credit, disingenuous. She says that “the percentage of young people working while studying has more than halved, falling to 18% in 2014 from 42% in 1997”. Readers would probably take this to include university students, but it is only the proportion of 16- and 17-year-olds holding down a part-time job that has halved. By contrast (and not mentioned by McVey), the proportion of university students who work while studying has risen, and is now almost eight in 10.

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