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Florida School Hires 2 Former Combat Veterans to Take Down Active Shooters

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 18:16
A charter school in Palmetto, Fla., plans to protect its students by arming security guards with Glock handguns and semiautomatic rifles.
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L’« école inclusive » à l’épreuve de la classe

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 17:40
Peut-on accueillir « tous » les élèves en situation de handicap dans les écoles, collèges et lycées ordinaires ?
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Hungary tries for baby boom with tax breaks and loan forgiveness

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 15:50
Prime Minister Victor Orban wants more babies to be born to avoid the need for immigration.
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Orthodontist trips for north teenagers 'affecting exams'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 13:27
It has led to concerns that the lengthy trips from Caithness and Sutherland are affecting their exam revision time.
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We're not lazy, we just need more sleep, say pupils

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 13:23
As MPs prepare to debate later school start times, pupils explain why they need more sleep.
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Denver Teachers Once Hailed Performance-Based Pay. Now They’re on Strike Over It.

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 12:00
The districtwide strike is seen as a referendum on a compensation system that teachers say has delivered erratic bonuses while their base salaries stagnate.
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Projet de loi Blanquer : la porte ouverte à des regroupements d’écoles et de collèges

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 11:28
Un amendement au projet de loi Blanquer rend possible la création d’établissements publics des savoirs fondamentaux, regroupant les classes d’un collège et d’une ou plusieurs écoles. Des inquiétudes se font entendre parmi les directeurs d’écoles rurales.
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Jean-Michel Blanquer : « L’école doit être la matrice fondamentale d’une société de la confiance »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 11:22
Alors que commence ce lundi à l’Assemblée nationale l’examen du projet de loi pour une école de la confiance, le ministre de l’éducation décrypte pour « Le Monde » les principaux enjeux de ce texte. Il revient également sur la période de contestation sociale et politique que traverse le pays.
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Can you solve it? On the tiles with the new Escher

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 09:10

Puzzles that will leave you in (identical) pieces

Today’s puzzles come from Alain Nicolas, a Frenchman who has been called the world’s finest artist of Escher-style tilings. (That’s to say, tilings with no gaps or overlaps in which each tile is in the shape of a living creature, as pioneered in the 1930s and 1940s by the Dutch artist MC Escher).

In each puzzle, you will be presented with an outline, such as the one below left. The challenge is to draw a line that divides it into a certain number of pieces of identical size and shape. In this case, the solution, with two pieces, is below right.

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Access all areas: the tutoring scheme for underprivileged kids

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 08:00

Project aims to boost pupils’ confidence and tackle gender imbalance in Stem professions

“I used to think boys were just better at maths,” said Linah. “But now, it’s like, we go to the same school, we do the same subjects – so if you can do it, I can do it.”

There’s a reason for the renewed confidence in the 15-year-old from Dagenham and it’s sitting next to her in a swanky office in the City of London. Elaine McLoughlin is a business control manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is also a volunteer tutor on a programme to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds and get more girls studying sciences at top universities.

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L’examen de la loi Blanquer « pour une école de la confiance » s’annonce compliqué

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 07:17
L’examen à l’Assemblée nationale des vingt-cinq articles du projet de loi débute lundi. Certains d’entre eux font déjà réagir les enseignants.
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Pointless GCSEs should be scrapped, says senior MP

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 03:41
GCSEs should be scrapped and more vocational options offered, says education committee chairman.
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Replace GCSEs with baccalaureate, says Conservative MP

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/02/2019 - 02:01

Radical proposal to overhaul exams would allow greater focus on vocational skills

GCSE exams in England should be scrapped and replaced with a baccalaureate for school leavers that includes vocational skills and personal development, as part of a radical overhaul proposed by an influential Conservative MP.

Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow who chairs the House of Commons education select committee, is the first Conservative policymaker to break ranks over the future of GCSE exams, after the government’s efforts to improve their status by making them more difficult.

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A School That Embraces a Trendy Model: The Start-Up

NYTimes - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 22:33
The Brooklyn STEAM Center moved into a new $17 million home inside a tech hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard so students can learn directly from employers.
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Why study English? We’re poorer in every sense without it | Susanna Rustin

the guardian - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 20:31
Fewer are taking the subject at A-level and university. Are they being put off by the way government says it must be taught?

The lack of science, maths and language teachers has been talked about for years. But a shortage of English teachers has gone under the radar. Although last year’s target for new trainees was met, in the two previous years it was missed. English used to be among the most popular subjects, both to teach and to learn. Lessons had a reputation for being creative, thought-provoking – and even fun. Philip Pullman, David Almond and Joanne Harris were all teachers before they became authors. But dramatic reductions in the number of A-level entries and applications to study English at university suggest that some of the enthusiasm long associated with English has drained away.

Related: Teachers to be helped to job share to prevent classroom exodus

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Klimaschützer: "Ein Teilerfolg wäre ein Widerspruch in sich"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 19:50

Luisa Neubauer, das Berliner Gesicht der Klimastreik-Bewegung, über die Fridays for Future.

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Plagiatsvorwürfe gegen Ministerin: Der Fall Giffey ist eine Reifeprüfung für die Wissenschaft

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 19:50

Wirken all die neuen Brandmauern gegen die Pest des Plagiierens? Der Umgang der Freien Universität Berlin mit der Doktorarbeit ihrer prominenten Absolventin wird es zeigen.

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Fremdsprachen: See you later

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 19:50

Englisch in der Grundschule - das galt mal als schwer fortschrittlich. Heute sagen viele: Die Kinder sollen erst richtig Deutsch lernen. Doch schließt das eine das andere wirklich aus?

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Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'

bbc education - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 16:18
Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking" findings.
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Doktorarbeit von Ministerin Giffey: "Das ist eindeutig wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 12:37

Plagiatsjäger durchleuchten aktuell die Dissertation der Familienministerin. Einer von ihnen erzählt, was ihn antreibt - und warum er glaubt, dass die SPD-Politikerin ihren Doktortitel bald los sein dürfte.

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