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Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads

the guardian - Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:00
Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot

Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike?

Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a series of coordinated protests drawing attention to climate change.

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University launches scheme to rehabilitate sex offenders

the guardian - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 17:00
Controversial project aims to cut crime rate by teaching skills like cooking and building a supportive social circle

Sex offenders will be given support to help find a job and make new friends under a pioneering scheme run by a university and backed by police. The initiative aims to integrate people back into society to prevent them committing further crimes.

Offenders will visit a centre, the first of its kind in the UK, where they will receive employment training – from management skills to writing CVs – as well as help with building a supportive social circle, finding new hobbies or learning basic skills such as cooking.

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Schools staff crisis looms as austerity hits teachers’ pay

the guardian - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 17:00

Recruitment slumps as figures show a 10% fall in salaries since 2003

Ministers have conceded that teachers’ pay has fallen by thousands of pounds a year since the public spending austerity drive began, amid warnings of a “looming crisis” in attracting and retaining new staff.

Classroom pay has fallen by more than £4,000 a year since 2010 in real terms, according to a government assessment. Damian Hinds, the education secretary, warned that only a 2% increase can be expected for the next academic year.

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Reading University in crisis amid questions over £121m land sales

the guardian - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 09:00

Exclusive: University reports itself to regulators over loan taken from agricultural trust

A major British university is in a financial and governance crisis, having reported itself to regulators over a £121m loan.

The University of Reading has confirmed to the Guardian that it is investigating whether it improperly benefited from the sale of land belonging to the National Institute for Research in Dairying trust, with the £121m from the sales having been spent by the university and replaced with the equivalent of IOUs in the trust’s accounts.

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Delighting kids from the stage to the page

bbc education - Sat, 09/02/2019 - 02:23
Zog, the dragon who won a golden star, is flying around the country on a theatre tour. Here his co-creator, illustrator Axel Scheffler, explains how he has gone from page to stage.
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Beyond College Campuses and Public Scandals, a Racist Tradition Lingers

NYTimes - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 22:31
Blackface, with its roots in demeaning minstrel-show traditions, has persisted in fraternity houses and private clubs, occasionally exploding into public view.
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Franziska Giffey: Wikipedia statt Habermas

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 19:50

In der Doktorarbeit der Familienministerin finden sich verdächtige Stellen: Mal wird falsch zitiert, mal gar nicht. Ihre  Universität  will ein Verfahren einleiten. Sie selbst spricht von "bestem Wissen und Gewissen"

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Easton and Otley College needs 'swift action', commissioner says

bbc education - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 19:49
An agricultural college is criticised by inspectors in two consecutive reports.
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Mögliches Plagiat: FU Berlin prüft Doktorarbeit von Ministerin Giffey

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:54

Ein Prüfer spricht vom "Tod der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit": Die Dissertation von Familienministerin Franziska Giffey steht unter Plagiatsverdacht.

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Ealing Abbey abbot resigns over failure to investigate child abuse allegations

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:20

Dom Martin Shipperlee faced questioning over handling of sexual abuse claims at school

The abbot of Ealing Abbey has resigned over a failure to investigate child sexual abuse allegations at a London school amid an escalating diplomatic row prompted by the papal nuncio’s reluctance to cooperate with a public inquiry.

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) was informed on Friday that Dom Martin Shipperlee, who had been abbot since 2000 and taught at St Benedict’s School in west London, had given up his responsibilities.

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'I feel very angry': the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:12

Holly Gillibrand is skipping class to join pupils around the world in pushing for urgent measures

Until recently, Holly Gillibrand was like any other schoolchild, keen on the outdoors, football and rock climbing, inspired by the stunning surroundings of her secondary school at the foot of Ben Nevis.

But for the past five Fridays, while hundreds of her fellow students file into class, she has stood outside Lochaber high school in Fort William in the Highlands to take strike action.

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UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:11

Thousands of pupils to walk out of lessons amid growing concern over global warming

The school climate strikes that have led to tens of thousands of young people taking to the streets around the world over recent months are poised to arrive in the UK next Friday.

Thousands of pupils are expected to walk out of lessons at schools and colleges across the country amid growing concern about the escalating climate crisis.

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Charles Darwin school musical dropped after complaints

bbc education - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:18
The decision not to perform Darwin Rocks follows six "expressions of concern" from parents.
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Doctor is Trinity College's first woman master

bbc education - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:01
Dame Sally Davies is to become the first woman in the top job at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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Chief medical officer to become first female master of Trinity College

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:37

Prof Dame Sally Davies to step down later this year to take up new role at prestigious Cambridge University college

Prof Dame Sally Davies is to leave her post as England’s chief medical officer to become the first female master of one of Cambridge University’s most prestigious colleges, it has been announced.

Davies, who has held the position for nine years, has been appointed by the Queen as master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

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Unions fight back against Kochs and allies since supreme court 'disaster'

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:00

Janus decision stopped unions collecting ‘fair-share fees’ but fresh organizing efforts means many shops are on the up

After decades of trying, the Koch brothers and their allies won a major battle last year when the US supreme court stripped public sector unions of their ability to collect “fair-share fees” from non-union members.

Related: ‘Don't be fooled’: JetBlue president warned workers against joining a union

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My university accepts overseas students who are doomed to fail | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:00

I was told to ‘shut up’ when I tried to blow the whistle on my university for recruiting international students for cash

A few years ago, while working in a business school, I was the academic in my department responsible for looking after PhD students. Around this time, the department dean identified international PhD students as a lucrative income stream. He hoped this might help shore up the department, since his strengths didn’t lie in securing research funding or drawing income from local businesses.

He started by aggressively recruiting international students with full fees or bursaries awarded by their country of origin, even when they didn’t have the skills to complete the course successfully. This didn’t matter to the dean – what counted was the money – and the scheme was a financial success.

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Betrug im Studium: Wird schon keiner merken

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 06:39

Akademischer Betrug ist an deutschen Unis alltäglich, Lehrende oft dagegen machtlos. Dabei könnten Hochschulen Plagiaten und Co. vorbeugen.

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Lack of local papers mean elderly ring MP for news

bbc education - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:46
Old people are so cut off after local paper closures, an MP says, they call his office for news updates.
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The stay-at-home sons and daughters of the housing crisis

bbc education - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:24
Research suggests half of all 23-year-olds now live with their parents. In 1998, it was just 37%.
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