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Pierre Lemaitre : « M. Macron, tenez parole à propos des enfants “dys” »

lemonde_edu - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 14:21
Dans une tribune au « Monde », l’écrivain interpelle le président de la République à propos des souffrances des enfants dyspraxiques et autres dysorthographiques, dyscalculiques, dysphasiques et dyslexiques, dont le quotidien est un calvaire.
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Take me to your leader! MPs to quiz robot

bbc education - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 14:11
A robot called Pepper is to take MPs' questions about artificial intelligence.
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Cineworld stops mum with baby at Star is Born screening

bbc education - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 13:52
Catherine Buckley, 37, attempted to watch Lady Gaga hit A Star is Born with her four-week-old.
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Record number of 10 and 11-year-olds 'severely obese'

the guardian - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 13:10

Official figures say one in 25 children in year 6 are in highest category of being overweight

A record number of 10 and 11-year-olds in England are classed as “severely obese”, official figures show.

One in 25 (4.2%) children in year 6 of primary school are now so dangerously overweight that they are in that category, according to the latest annual findings of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

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Ofsted inspectors to stop using exam results as mark of success

the guardian - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 11:33

Watchdog chief announces major shift, suggesting schools are too focused on test scores

School inspectors are to ditch using exam results as a criteria for success because of Ofsted’s concern that the current focus on test scores has reduced teachers to the status of “data managers”.

In a round of broadcast interviews Ofsted’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, repeated that the current “focus on data is coming at the expense of what is taught in schools”.

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Schule: Lehrerbedarf steigt deutlich

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 11:32

Diese Prognose legt die Kultusministerkonferenz bei ihrer Tagung vor. Große Unterschiede gibt es zwischen Ost und West.

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Half of university technical college students drop out, report finds

the guardian - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:53

Education Policy Institute says UTCs – part of free schools changes – are ineffective

University technical colleges – part of the free schools changes pushed through by Michael Gove – have been described as ineffective and unpopular by a report that found more than half their students dropped out.

Of those who remained at UTCs, many made poor progress, with even previously high-achieving students performing less well in their exams, according to the Education Policy Institute.

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Studium: Wer braucht schon Klausuren?

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:52

Für die meisten Klausuren lernen Studierenden eine Menge auswendig, nur um danach alles zügig wieder zu vergessen. Dabei gäbe es sinnvollere Prüfungsformen.

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Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

bbc education - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:03
A misconduct panel found David Malengela asked parents to pay extra deposits but kept the money.
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Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus

bbc education - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:00
The education watchdog announces plans to move towards a more rounded education inspection system.
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La Banque mondiale pointe du doigt les pays qui n’investissent pas assez dans leurs populations

lemonde_edu - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 07:00
L’institution publie un nouvel indice du capital humain classant chacun des 157 pays étudiés en fonction de la productivité de ses futurs travailleurs.
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Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager

bbc education - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 06:18
Unable to attend mainstream festivals, a 16-year-old girl has one organised in her honour.
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England schools face £1.7bn pension black hole, research reveals

the guardian - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:22

Labour calls for government to commit to funding extra costs in upcoming spending review

Schools in England face further strains on their budgets unless the government acts to fill a £1.7bn pension black hole, according to parliamentary research.

The figures, compiled by the House of Commons library and released by Labour, suggest that increased pension contributions for state sector staff could run to £4bn for the government as a whole, of which schools would face having to pay up to nearly £1.7bn by the end of the current parliament.

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Leading film industry figures join forces to launch London Screen Academy

the guardian - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:16

Harry Potter, Bond and Bridget Jones producers co-found sixth form academy aimed at making industry more diverse and accessible

Applications have opened today for a new sixth-form academy for 16- to 19-year-olds that has been founded by some of the British film industry’s most successful figures, including the producers of the Bond and Harry Potter films.

The London Screen Academy (LSA), a free school based in the London borough of Islington but open to applicants from across the English capital, will open in September 2019 and envisage providing a two-year course preparing students for a career in the film and TV industry. Its principal designate Nick Watkiss stressed, at the LSA’s prospective launch at the Everyman Screen on the Green on Wednesday, that it is not a school for the performing arts (such as the Brit school, in Croydon) but rather will concentrate on teaching all the behind-the-camera roles, ranging from costume design and production management to distribution and marketing.

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PMQs: Corbyn and May on education funding and austerity

bbc education - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:03
Theresa May says education funding is at a record high and more children are in good and outstanding schools.
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Tegami, une tablette contre les dysgraphies

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:00
Ce nouvel outil diagnostic permet une caractérisation plus fine des troubles de l’écriture qui touchent près de 10 % des écoliers.
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We all bear responsibilty for the stigma of mental illness | David Shariatmadari

the guardian - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:52

Why does the government promise of ‘parity of esteem’ for mental illness remain so illusive? It isn’t just about money

Readers of a certain age may remember standing in line for the nit nurse, one of those classic rituals of British schooling with the risk of humiliation at its core, like the picking of teams in PE. Except that rather than being the sap neither captain wanted on his or her team, you’d be exposed as a harbourer of head lice, an altogether worse mark of shame.

Medical interventions for children are no longer quite so mortifying, but they are still part of the fabric of school life. From learning about dental hygiene to being vaccinated, the need to support children’s physical health is a given. But what about their psychological wellbeing?

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Donner l’envie d’apprendre, un jeu d’enfant ? Un débat du Monde Festival

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:48
Comment l’école peut-elle donner envie d’apprendre et d’aimer apprendre ? Stanislas Dehaene, Blanche Lochmann et Philippe Meirieu en ont débattu au Monde Festival samedi 6 octobre, à l’Opéra Bastille.
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Josef and Anni Albers: the Bauhaus misfits who scaled art's peaks

the guardian - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:24

He was the son of a painter and decorator; she was a rich girl from Berlin. Looked down on at the Bauhaus and fleeing the Nazis, they fell in love, moved to America – and changed the course of art history

On 5 December 1933, the Asheville Citizen ran a photograph over the lukewarm caption: “Germans to teach art near here.” The Germans in question – the couple in the photo – were Josef and Anni Albers. They had arrived in the United States from Berlin a week earlier. Six months before that, menaced by the Nazis, the Bauhaus had closed its doors. The Albers had spent more than a decade teaching there, he as Meister of the foundation course, she as head of the weaving workshop. Desperate to leave Germany – Anni’s family were Jewish – they had taken jobs in a place neither had heard of: poring over an atlas, the pair had searched in vain for North Carolina in maps of the Philippines. The Bauhaus had been the world’s most renowned design school. The school they were to teach at now had 30 students, was six months old, in the back of beyond and completely unknown. It had no art department. It was called Black Mountain College.

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Crude, racist textbooks have no place in today’s education system | David Lammy

the guardian - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:36
A textbook claiming Caribbean fathers are ‘largely absent’ has rightly been shelved. Teach children about slavery instead

I remember sitting in geography in my Peterborough classroom in the 1980s, cringing and feeling embarrassed whenever we were shown images of Africans in mud huts, or another depiction of what might have been referred to as “savages”. The textbooks we used were simplistic and stereotypical. Some were downright supremacist. They were laced in ignorance, and viewed from the perspective of colonial-era ethnographers who were dependent on the empire for their work. As the only black boy at my school, I somehow felt responsible for those pictures, as though they revealed something primitive about me and my family.

Related: GCSE textbook condemned for racist Caribbean stereotypes

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