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Did you solve it? Dogs in pursuit

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 19:00

The solution to today’s puzzle

Earlier today I set you the following puzzle:

Four dogs are in four corners of a square of side length 1. Each dog starts running towards the dog immediately anti-clockwise to it. The dogs start at the same time, they all run at the same speed, and at every moment each dog is running directly towards the neighbouring dog.

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Esther McVey unfit to be an MP after LGBT comments, says Labour

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 18:39

Angela Rayner calls Tory leadership candidate’s views ‘illegal, immoral and dangerous’

Labour has accused the Conservative leadership hopeful Esther McVey of being unfit to be an MP after she repeated her view that parents should be allowed to take primary-aged children out of lessons on same-sex relationships.

Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said McVey’s arguments in favour of letting parents take young children out of LGBT education were “illegal, immoral and deeply dangerous”.

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I’ve had children at school for 27 years. At last I can stop pretending to like it | Suzanne Moore

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 18:37

No more parents’ evenings, PTA meetings and tedious texts about rules – I can’t wait for my youngest to leave next week

School’s out for ever. Just one more week and I will be free. FREE! I cannot tell you how I long for the end of school. You see, in the bizarre sociological experiment that is my life, I have had one child or another in school for about 27 years, and my youngest finishes next week. I have done my time. Obviously I sacrificed my offspring for the sake of my political principles, so these were state schools, of course. I never ever want to hear another person saying they believe in state education, but just not for their very special child. Pray that I never need to inhale the stench of that angsty hypocrisy again while some dolt explains it is only “natural” to want the best for one’s children – as though I want the worst for mine.

Gentrification is there in the class pictures. Those of my eldest are racially mixed and those of my youngest are not

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Dans les lycées, le passage aux manuels scolaires numériques inquiète les enseignants

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 17:19
La réforme du lycée et des programmes scolaires a accéléré, dans certaines régions, le passage du manuel papier au manuel numérique. Une transition rapide qui ne se fait pas sans interrogations du côté des professeurs.
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« Le service public de l’éducation est en train de se transformer en service à la personne »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 16:28
A l’occasion de la mise à jour de leur « Atlas des fractures scolaires en France » publié en 2010, les géographes Rémi Rouault et Patrice Caro reviennent sur la fragmentation et les inégalités territoriales du système éducatif
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« En classe, le silence est un combat »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 16:27
Le bavardage est l’une des manifestations les plus caractéristiques de « l’indiscipline scolaire contemporaine », estime le philosophe de l’éducation Eirick Prairat dans une tribune au « Monde ».
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Derrière les portes de la « commission absentéisme » : « Les absences à répétition sont le symptôme de quelque chose de plus lourd »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 16:26
« Le Monde » passe plusieurs mois au collège Robert-Doisneau, à Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), pour raconter le quotidien d’un établissement d’éducation prioritaire. Sixième épisode.
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« L’Etat français considère-t-il encore l’orientation scolaire comme relevant de sa responsabilité ? »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 16:23
A l’heure des résultats de Parcoursup, l’ancien directeur de Centre d’information et d’orientation et blogueur Bernard Desclaux interroge la manière de penser et d’organiser l’orientation en France.
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Telling the Story of Race in New York City’s Elite High Schools Using Old Yearbooks — Including My Own

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 13:34
When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.
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Dumfries' North West Community Campus fully reopens

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 12:24
The final phase of pupils returning to the £28m schools site in the south of Scotland is complete.
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How Much Does Your Education Level Affect Your Health?

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 12:12
Some clever studies have teased out causal effects by taking advantage of natural experiments.
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Biggest Offender in Outsize Debt: Graduate Schools

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 12:00
The market for master’s degrees behaves in strange and erratic ways, new data reveals.
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Can you solve it? Dogs in pursuit

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 09:10

A quick mental run-around

Today’s problem is a classic puzzle and an excuse to post this picture of Melbourne’s annual sausage dog race, the Running of the Wieners.

Four dogs are in four corners of a square of side length 1. Each dog starts running towards the dog immediately anti-clockwise to it. The dogs start at the same time, they all run at the same speed, and at every moment each dog is running directly towards the neighbouring dog.

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'It removes stigma': how tech breaks down barriers for disabled students

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 09:01

Universities are under growing pressure to improve accessibility for disabled students. But is it working?

Rustling crisp packets, shuffling feet and the general buzz of conversation made lectures a trial for Gemma Long during her first degree. She suffers from sensory overload connected to her autism, which was only diagnosed after she graduated. But when she started a teacher-training course at the University of Huddersfield, she received access to software to help her cope with dyslexia and found it transformative. It allowed her to listen to lectures quietly at home, which dramatically improved her grades. She went on to take an MA at the Open University and is now studying for a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University.

“I struggled to understand the point of lectures until I got that software,” recalls Long. “I didn’t realise how much useful information was in them. As someone who is hypersensitive to noise I spend most of my time in lectures trying to filter out the background noise, which means I miss much of what the lecturer is saying. Being able to audio record the lectures and listen back to them in a silent room meant I was finally able to digest the content.”

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Kids in care: Changing the language

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 08:43
Young people in care are on a mission to change the way people talk about them.
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Boris Johnson pledges to raise secondary school spending

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 02:36

First domestic policy proposal sees Tory front-runner pledging at least £5,000 a pupil

Boris Johnson says he would “significantly” lift spending on secondary school students to at least £5,000 per pupil if he becomes the next prime minister.

In his first major domestic policy proposal, Johnson, a former foreign secretary and the front-runner in the race for the Tory leadership, said there was a “growing gulf” between students in London and the rest of the UK.

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Alzheimer's funding boost for Scots scientists

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 03/06/2019 - 02:22
The team from Edinburgh University has received £160,000 to investigate nerve damage caused by the disease.
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F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

NYTimes - Sun, 02/06/2019 - 23:17
The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications.
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Graduate receives £61,000 over 'Mickey Mouse degree' claim

the guardian - Sun, 02/06/2019 - 21:26

Pok Wong reaches out-of-court settlement with Anglia Ruskin university after suing for false advertising

A graduate who sued her university over her “Mickey Mouse degree” and received a £61,000 out-of-court settlement has said she is not celebrating, and that the amount barely covers her costs, tuition fees and the time spent fighting the protracted battle.

Pok Wong, 30, graduated with a first in international business strategy from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013, but subsequently sued them for false advertising and disputed their claim to offer “high-quality” teaching.

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Missing numbers on Bruce Springsteen’s top 10 albums | Brief letters

the guardian - Sun, 02/06/2019 - 20:20
Birthday theory | Free buses | Value of universities | Bruce Springsteen

I have a theory that people often have similar careers to others who are born on, or close to, the same day. A fairly high proportion of those born in winter are often politicians, lawyers, scientists or businesspeople, whereas a summer birthday tends towards the performing arts. Of the 34 people in your birthdays column (Journal, 29 May) nine were musicians and eight involved in dance or drama.
Patricia Pipe
Saltash, Cornwall

• Mike Smith (Letters, 31 May) should take a trip to London. The new Routemaster buses have offered a free hop-on hop-off service since their arrival in 2012. A goodly number of passengers enter through the middle and rear doors and don’t swipe their Oyster cards. My local number 73 has been christened the Seventy Free.
Tom Uprichard

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