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Brownies launch aviation badge to encourage girls to become pilots

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 07:05
The Girlguiding UK group is part of a campaign to encourage more women to become pilots.
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National Citizen Service funding should be used elsewhere - LGA

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 04:19
Councils say spending on the National Citizen Service could instead keep youth centres open.
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'We're with my disabled brother round the clock'

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 03:46
A charity highlights how young carers spend their summer holidays rather differently.
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Should you spend the summer holiday working?

bbc education - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 02:12
Your stories and experiences of summer jobs.
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Not sorry for helping make English Africa’s lingua franca | Letters

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 19:57
Readers respond to a piece that claimed the English language was taking over the world, and to a letter about American English that it prompted

As a former lecturer in colleges in colonial central Africa, I must plead “guilty” to teaching many students how to teach English in their primary and secondary schools (How the English language is taking over the planet, 27 July). During my 17-year tenure, I must have spread the language to maybe thousands of Africans and no doubt they spent their careers passing English on to umpteen thousands of their pupils, ad infinitum (if I may be permitted to use a Latin term).

I gladly took on the role of cultural ambassador to enable these young women and men to take their place in the greater world. They were eager learners and laughed when I told them they were perfectly entitled to use English to attack the British colonial regime. They were also well aware that having a foreign lingua franca (ditto) meant that they could avoid choosing one of the 70 local languages for this task, thus igniting the anger of speakers of the other 69 tribal tongues. I very much doubt whether this led to their decay; bilingualism was almost universal.

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Integration: Warum Max besser abschneidet als Murat

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 19:44

Viele  Kinder und Jugendliche werden  in der Schule diskriminiert.

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Former refugee among winners of Fields medal – the 'Nobel prize for maths'

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:30

Caucher Birkar grew up on a farm near the Kurdish city of Marivan in Iraq and spoke little English when he began his PhD

An Iranian man who came to Britain as a refugee after fleeing conflict two decades ago is one of four men who have been awarded the Fields medal, considered the equivalent of a Nobel prize for mathematics.

The winners of the prize, presented at the International Congress of the International Mathematical Union in Rio de Janeiro, have been announced as Prof Caucher Birkar, 40, from Cambridge University, Prof Akshay Venkatesh, 36, an Australian based at Princeton and Stanford in the US, Prof Alessio Figalli, 34, from ETH in Zurich and Prof Peter Scholze, 30, from Bonn University.

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Fields Medals Awarded to 4 Mathematicians

NYTimes - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:03
The prize, bestowed every four years to mathematicians 40 years or younger, is often described as the subject’s Nobel Prize.
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Imbroglio autour de l’interdiction du portable à l’école

lemonde_edu - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 16:36
Des attaques fusent concernant une interdiction qui ne serait ni nouvelle ni suffisante, voire dangereuse. Le point sur ce dispositif qui entre en vigueur à la rentrée 2018.
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Rassismus an Schulen: "Es gibt leider auch Vollidioten unter Lehrkräften"

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 15:42

Unter #MeTwo teilen Menschen ihre Erfahrungen mit Alltagsrassismus auch an Schulen. Der Deutsche Lehrerverband fordert: nicht wegschauen.

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Damian Hinds’ speech on child inequality is too little, too late | Fiona Millar

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:48
If the Tories hadn’t turned their backs on early years support, perhaps children would have a fairer start in schools today

So, Damian Hinds has woken up to the fact that there are huge gaps in ability between children from different backgrounds before they even start school. In a speech yesterday, the education secretary described the fact that children are starting school unable to communicate in full sentences or having barely opened a book as “a persistent scandal”, which meant some children never caught up with their peers.

Related: Children starting school 'cannot communicate in full sentences'

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Summer jobs: tell us about the work you did in the school holidays

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 11:46

Teenagers are being encouraged by the government to get a job during the holidays. How did your summer job help you?

Teenagers are being encouraged by the government to take up a job during the summer holidays to “complement” their education and prepare themselves for the workplace in the post-Brexit world.

From working in a fish and chip shop to helping out in an office, we would like to hear about your summer jobs. How did you end up spending your school holidays? How did a summer job shape your outlook on the world of work? Did your holiday job help carve out a career path?

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Let's celebrate - not fear - the growing competition for overseas students | Michael Peak

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 09:30

International higher education isn’t about a few countries getting all the students, it’s about giving young people opportunities

Australia is about to overtake the UK as the second most popular host country for international higher education students, or so new research tells us. But the situation is not as clear cut as it seems.

The predictions are based on Unesco Institute for Statistics data, which is far from perfect. Although it is the most comprehensive set of global student mobility data, it excludes Erasmus+ students and those studying at private institutions in the UK. It fails to capture the true size of the international student population here, which is closer to half a million.

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Interview am Morgen: Kinderbetreuung: "Ich würde lieber Gebühren zahlen, wenn dafür jedes Kind einen Platz bekommt"

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 08:25

Berlin schafft die Kitagebühren komplett ab. Warum viele Eltern trotzdem keinen Grund zum Feiern sehen, erklärt Ann-Mirja Böhm von der Initiative "Kitakrise Berlin".

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Could Margate be the next Rochdale? | Louise Tickle

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 08:00
Sending children in care to live in deprived parts of Kent is exposing them to gang violence and sexual exploitation

Thanet hosts millions of holidaymakers and day trippers from London and further afield during the summer holidays, but away from the sandy beaches of Margate and Broadstairs there are fears that these east Kent coastal towns could become the next Rochdale or Rotherham. A group of local headteachers is so concerned about the risk of exposure to gang violence and child sexual exploitation that last month it very publicly told the government that without ministerial direction, it would no longer give school places to looked-after children sent there by other local authorities.

Related: Children in care being 'pinged' around schools and homes, says report

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How the hostile environment crept into our schools, hospitals and homes

the guardian - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 08:00

Few people who do not see the daily workings of the government’s immigration policy have any idea how doctors, teachers and even landlords have effectively been made to patrol a border within

For a doctor in Birmingham, it was the pregnant patient eating less to save money to cover an NHS bill. For a primary school teacher in an inner-city school, it was the moment he sat down with new parents for an uncomfortable conversation about their child’s nationality. For a London lecturer, it was the worry that A-level students were being put off university for fear of being deported. In banks, hospitals, lettings agencies, schools and lecture theatres, the government’s current immigration policy has effectively erected a border within, along which people delivering vital services are coming to terms with unwanted new powers.

Since the Windrush scandal erupted earlier this year, the government’s immigration policies have faced unprecedented scrutiny. For months we have learned about the effects on a generation wrongly classed as “illegal”. But if it looked like a sudden crisis for the government, it has been a daily reality for years for thousands of people on the frontline of the deterrent policies that Theresa May first described as a “hostile environment” in 2012, when she was home secretary. Last week, NHS doctor Neal Russell told how he delivered a baby with untreatable complications – which could have been avoided – to a mother who had been too frightened to attend antenatal appointments. He handed back a medal for his lifesaving work abroad because he did not want to accept an award from a government whose policies have created fear and mistrust in the health services.

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School where refugees are the teachers

bbc education - Wed, 01/08/2018 - 02:10
An online school wants to make better use of the language skills of refugees and to help them integrate.
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Gender pay gap: School pupils battle for equality

bbc education - Τρίτη, 31/07/2018 - 21:08
Pupils at a primary school have set-up an after-school club to raise awareness of gender inequality.
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Carillion faces criticism for laying off 340 apprentices

the guardian - Τρίτη, 31/07/2018 - 20:32

Unite says latest job losses are ‘act of crass stupidity’ amid construction skills shortage

The latest redundancies at Carillion, the construction and outsourcing company that fell into administration in January, include just over 340 construction apprentices.

The Unite union said the apprentice redundancies, which made up the bulk of the most recent round of 356 job losses, were “an act of crass stupidity” amid a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry.

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Every university 'needs' Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

bbc education - Τρίτη, 31/07/2018 - 19:54
Alcoholics Anonymous says the number of younger people attending their meetings is on the increase.
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