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Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
New ventures hope to fill a need as the number of African high school graduates grows, along with demand for a more highly skilled work force.
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From Instability at Home to Study Overseas

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
These students “have a level of grit that students who have not been through similar experiences probably don’t have.”
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Taking the Future of Manufacturing into High Schools

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
A number of secondary schools around the world offer robotics programs to prepare students for industries being transformed by automation.
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Edinburgh LGBT+ committee resigns over 'transphobic hate on campus'

the guardian - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 21:36

University staff network say their opposition to feminist event with speakers critical of transgender reforms was censored

All 12 members of Edinburgh University’s staff pride network committee have resigned after accusing the university authorities of “failing to take a stand against transphobic hate on campus”.

The committee claim that the mass resignation was prompted by the university’s attempts to censor their opposition to a feminist meeting, held on Wednesday evening, which included speakers who have previously been critical of proposed reforms to transgender rights.

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Oxford's progress on diversity remains slow, says head of university

the guardian - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 21:17

Review shows wide variations in admissions across colleges despite improvements overall

The vice-chancellor of Oxford has said her university’s progress in tackling inequality and disadvantage remains slow, despite figures that showed record numbers of women, state-educated pupils and students from black and minority ethnic backgrounds were admitted last year.

The proportion of students from UK state schools rose above 60% for the first time, and more women than men were admitted for the second year in a row. A record number of undergraduates with disabilities also joined the university.

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UCL profits from outsourced workers | Letter

the guardian - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 19:58
The university’s sound financial footing is built on the back of discrimination against its cleaners, caterers and security guards, writes Danny Millum

Michael Arthur may reflect “with pride that the university is now on a sound financial footing, with borrowing as a percentage of turnover below the Russell Group average” (The profile: The UCL provost who ‘doesn’t shirk the need for change’, 4 June), but what your article does not mention is that this achievement has been built on the back of massive discrimination against University College London’s outsourced workers, the vast majority of whom are from BAME backgrounds and whose terms and conditions are far worse than those of their mostly white directly employed counterparts.

Nearly all UCL’s cleaners, caterers and security guards receive the legal minimum of holidays and sick pay, and are barred from the generous defined benefit pension schemes available to university staff. While all other adjacent institutions have either brought staff in-house or enhanced their benefits, UCL has steadfastly dragged its heels (despite posting a surplus of £156.4m last year according to its latest annual report). Had Peter Wilby spoken to one of these workers he might well have found a whole host of further reasons for the hostility to Professor Arthur that he describes.
Danny Millum
Branch secretary, University of London branch, Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

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Un jeune Français sur dix éprouve des difficultés à lire selon une étude du ministère de l’éducation

lemonde_edu - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 19:03
L’étude repose sur une évaluation en lecture donnée à 713 000 hommes et femmes âgés de 16 à 25 ans dans le cadre de la journée défense et citoyenneté en 2018.
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Record ethnic minority students at Oxford

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 18:46
Oxford University widens its intake. But still recruits more from Singapore than north-east England
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Sultan of Brunei's London doctorate revoked

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:47
Strict new Islamic laws came into force in Brunei making gay sex punishable by stoning to death.
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Greater Manchester scheme aims to end older LGBT inequality

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:43
A project backed by Sir Ian McKellen aims to promote inclusivity for older LGBT people in Greater Manchester.
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Sandwell College lecturer sacked over 'racist' poster protest

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:33
The college is warned it faces industrial action for its "heavy-handed response" to David Muritu's actions.
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YouTube blocks history teachers uploading archive videos of Hitler

the guardian - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:46

Teachers trying to educate about fascism hit by service’s new policy removing clips glorifying Nazis

YouTube has blocked some British history teachers from its service for uploading archive material related to Adolf Hitler, saying they are breaching new guidelines banning the promotion of hate speech.

The video-sharing website announced on Wednesday that it would remove material glorifying the Nazis from its platform in an attempt to stop people being radicalised. In the process however, it also deleted videos uploaded to help educate future generations about the risks of fascism.

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Today I have to talk to three of my patients about dying. This is how I do it

the guardian - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:59

It’s tempting to put these all-important conversations off but the consequences can be dire

It’s 9.15am. The medical team is full of energy and caffeine. We have patients to see, some of whom are on the road to recovery, others who have already been recognised as dying, and some who have uncertain futures. There are three new patients whose condition could worsen at any time. Given their frailty I believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) would be futile. It is now my job to start a discussion about their future care. Three conversations. I take a deep breath.

The trainee doctors are attentive and still learning how to do this. I complete my assessment for the first patient, pause, then open the discussion. My version is not perfect, and it varies. If it does not vary then it shows I am just repeating some learned lines – an impression that is important to avoid.

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Faire grandir le cerveau de l’enfant

lemonde_edu - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 07:00
Cet ouvrage, qui puise dans les découvertes des neurosciences, apporte des conseils aux parents pour développer courage, empathie et résilience chez les petits.
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Gender not children 'holds women academics back'

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 03:13
Men reach more senior levels than women, even after parenthood is accounted for, research suggests.
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Silicon Valley parents banning tech for their kids

bbc education - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:42
"You don't teach creativity by going into the creativity app," says one father limiting screen time.
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Patricia Battin, Lightning Rod in a Library War, Dies at 89

NYTimes - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 23:43
A leading librarian who championed high tech, she dueled with preservationists like Nicholson Baker over how best to protect the written word for posterity.
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Schools in England to give extra lessons on dangers of knives

the guardian - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 20:44

Home Office plan to support and inform pupils aged 11-16 ahead of summer break as knife and gang crimes soar

Pupils in schools in England are to be given additional lessons ahead of the summer holidays warning them of the dangers of carrying knives.

Children at risk of knife crime are known to be vulnerable during the long summer break, especially if they have time on their hands and, with the schools shut, have no safe space.

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London council launches free school meals pilot scheme

the guardian - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 20:18

Breakfast and lunch to be made available to all pupils regardless of family income

A scheme to offer pupils free school breakfast and lunch irrespective of income has been launched in an attempt to tackle the growing food poverty crisis in parts of the UK.

Hammersmith and Fulham council rolled out the scheme in west London on Wednesday. It said the national free school meals system was not working, leaving many children going to school hungry and remaining hungry throughout the day.

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Deutscher Schulpreis: "Das Glück, eine arme Schule zu sein"

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 19:22

Eine Grundschule in Hamm begegnet Kindern mit ganz besonderer Wertschätzung. Dafür wird sie nun ausgezeichnet.

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