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More than a million on social housing waiting lists

bbc education - Sat, 09/06/2018 - 02:27
Data shows 1.15m households are waiting for social housing as England fails to build new homes.
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Business leaders urged to help run schools

bbc education - Sat, 09/06/2018 - 02:27
With one in 10 posts on governing bodies empty, skilled professionals are being urged to step in.
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Ira Berlin Is Dead at 77; Groundbreaking Historian of Slavery

NYTimes - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 20:18
Dr. Berlin’s deeply researched books showed that slavery and its aftermath were far more complex than most people realized.
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Surfacing: ‘It Felt Like I Was Wrapped in One Big Hug’: Inside the Chicago Gay and Straight Alliance Prom

NYTimes - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 19:36
The dress code is decidedly anti-dress code, students qualified for prom king and queen based on which category they chose, and more than one student sported a “pan flag.”
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Courtauld's 19th-century masters to return to France

the guardian - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 17:35

Works by Manet, Cézanne, Renoir and Gauguin exhibited in Paris for first time in 50 years

Some of the greatest paintings of the 19th century, including works by Manet, Cézanne, Renoir and Gauguin, will return to their native France next year for the first time in more than half a century, on loan from the Courtauld Collection in London, to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

The paintings are among the greatest treasures of the London gallery, which would never normally strip its walls to loan so many at the same time. However, the Courtauld’s home in Somerset House is about to close for two years for a £50m project to rationalise its magnificent but awkward spaces, with the main rooms reached by steep staircases, and the most splendid gallery – the Great Room, once the home of the Royal Academy summer exhibition – broken into smaller spaces by partition walls.

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Bac ES 2018: cinq grosses confusions à éviter en sociologie

lemonde_edu - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 13:28
Claude Garcia, professeur de SES, liste sur son blog cinq erreurs à proscrire en sociologie, dans des copies de sciences économiques et sociales.
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« Parcoursup ouvre la question de la démocratisation des études post-secondaire »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 11:25
A l’occasion du colloque « Démocratiser la réussite dans l’enseignement supérieur », le 26 juin à Paris, le sociologue Jules Donzelot s’interroge sur « la capacité du système à satisfaire ou non les aspirations des élèves ».
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Welcome to the Ramsay Centre for the Cheering on of Western Civilisation | First Dog on the Moon

the guardian - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 10:46

If only students at Australian universities could study stuff like Shakespeare, Latin and the scourge of ball tampering, they wouldn’t need us

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Teaching cookie-cutter curricula does university students a disservice | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 09:30

In the US, I was coerced into teaching a prepackaged course that stifled creativity. I fear UK universities are not far behind

Last year, having moved to a new city in the US, I answered an ad to teach part-time in an unaccredited business school looking to improve its status with better-qualified staff. During my job interview the provost told me that she was less interested in my teaching credentials than in my experience as a consultant. I asked why.

The emphasis of the school, she said, was to employ “instructors” with practical business experience. Proof of teaching ability was of less interest to them. Although I had taught in several highly-ranked business schools previously, I was told that I would not be allowed to design my own curriculum based on material I’d either published myself or selected from the best sources available. Instead, she insisted I use the pre-established course syllabus.

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Most lawyers recommended to be judges went to state schools, data shows

the guardian - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 08:00

Figures for England and Wales show greater social mobility but racial diversity ‘not happening fast enough’

Almost two-thirds of lawyers recommended to become judges in the past year attended state schools, according to the first social mobility statistics released by the judicial appointments commission (JAC).

The figures for England and Wales suggest the judiciary may be undergoing a gradual transformation despite criticism that solicitors and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are not making significant advances.

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Theresa May attacks 'vile' online threats against women

bbc education - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 02:47
Theresa May will tell the G7 summit that more must be done to stop online abuse of women.
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Education Secretary Damian Hinds challenged over funding

bbc education - Fri, 08/06/2018 - 00:45
Education Secretary Damian Hinds is challenged over schools funding in Reading on Question Time.
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Are You an L.G.B.T. Teen Who Attended Prom This Year? We Want to Hear From You

NYTimes - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 22:19
We’d love to see a photograph from your night and hear what you loved, and didn’t love, about it.
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Paul D. Boyer, 99, Dies; Nobel Winner Studied What Makes the Body Go

NYTimes - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 20:35
He shared the 1997 prize in chemistry for his work on understanding how organisms get energy from their environments and process it to stay alive.
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Economics and medicine graduates earn most, finds report

the guardian - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 19:58

Salary uplift of some degrees in UK exceeds that gained from private education, says study

Students studying economics and medicine at British universities are likely to gain the largest financial benefits from their degrees, outstripping even the considerable advantages enjoyed by private school students or people from the wealthiest backgrounds, a study has found.

An Institute for Fiscal Studies report, using several years of evidence gathered from education and taxation data, showed the higher pay for graduates in a small group of subjects remained even after adjusting for student background and school type.

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Experts condemn 'folly' of pilot scheme using pupils to staff school libraries

the guardian - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 17:57

Parents, literacy experts, trade unions, teachers and librarians have spoken out against initiative being trialled by the Scottish Borders council

Experts have branded a cost-cutting pilot scheme in Scotland, in which pupil volunteers are replacing school library staff, as “folly” and a false economy.

The Scottish Borders council is implementing a trial in three schools – in Galashiels, Hawick and Peebles – that will see secondary school pupils and other volunteers taking on roles in school libraries. The pilot initiative follows the loss of several librarian jobs last year, according to reports in the Scottish press, and has been attacked by local parents as well as by literacy experts, trade unions, teachers and librarians.

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Govia Thameslink provides taxis to get pupils to GCSE exams

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 17:39
Troubled Govia Thameslink Railway offers the service after cancelling hundreds of trains.
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'With tutoring I get to see much more of the impact of volunteering'

the guardian - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 16:16

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week we’re profiling some of the people who give up their time to help and inspire others

For Matthew Gardner tutoring A-level students is not just about passing exams: “I think one-on-one support serves them well as we get the chance to question them beyond exam boards to make sure they can really understand and solve the problems.”

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Dictionaries redefine bullying victims after campaign

bbc education - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 16:12
Major dictionaries will now define a victim of bullying as someone "they perceive as vulnerable".
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Top 200 universities in the world 2019: Oxford beats Cambridge

the guardian - Thu, 07/06/2018 - 16:05

The latest QS world university rankings reveal that Oxford is top in the UK for the first time – although the US still leads overall

After two years of slipping down the table, this year there is good news in the latest QS world rankings for UK universities. Of the 76 British institutions ranked this year, 41 have improved their position, with less than half as many falling as last year.

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