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Labour vows to rein in academies and scrap free schools

the guardian - 1 hour 23 min ago

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner to reveal plan to axe free schools in proposed education reforms

Labour would scrap free schools and gradually bring academies under greater local democratic control as part of a plan to unwind Conservative education reforms that it says have created a legacy of “fragmentation and privatisation”.

The new policy will be unveiled by Angela Rayner at the Labour party conference on Monday, the first time that the shadow education secretary has presented her own structural reform plan in her two years in the job.

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Eltermitwirkung in der Schule: "Das Gejammer ist nur eine Marotte"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:51

Bei der Bereitschaft, sich zu beteiligen, spielt der Bildungshintergrund eine große Rolle, sagt ein engagierter Vater.

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Elternabende: Die Stützen der Schulgesellschaft

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:51

Wenn Väter und Mütter mit den Lehrern ihrer Kinder kooperieren, läuft im Klassenzimmer vieles besser. Die Hamburger CDU wollte vor allem muslimische Eltern dazu verpflichten.

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Sport England launches £13.5m drive to boost secondary school PE

the guardian - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 19:21

Scheme will train 17,000 teachers as part of effort to improve sports lessons

Sport England is launching a £13.5m scheme to train 17,000 teachers in delivering PE and sport in school, after research found that almost 20% of secondary students hated PE lessons.

With more than a quarter of the nation’s adults “inactive”, according to the Active Lives survey released in March, Sport England wants to ensure students are leaving secondary education with an active lifestyle.

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China Dispatch: Welcome to College. Your Parents Are in the Tents Next Door.

NYTimes - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 18:33
Parents of first-year college students in China live in tents on campus to make goodbyes easier. Critics say they are pampering a generation of only children.
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Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?

the guardian - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:00
In towns across the country, many locals fear the relentless expansion of universities threatens the fabric of their neighbourhoods

For some, they represent the very best of British, hubs of learning and commerce attracting the brightest and the best from around the world who bring huge wealth to spend. They can even breathe hope into rundown towns and cities, with the promise of jobs and cash to rejuvenate areas deserted by traditional industries.

But for others, Britain’s burgeoning universities are anything but a blessing, as the thousands of students they attract transform the neighbourhoods they move into, raising property prices, disrupting locals’ lives with their exuberant lifestyles, transforming areas that rush to cater for the tastes of their new young clientele. The process has even spawned its own, ugly term – studentification.

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Farewell, Christo. You offered a lovely summer gift | Vanessa Thorpe

the guardian - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 08:00
Many children will have enjoyed his Hyde Park work. Now take the arts into schools

Like summer heat, it was here and now it’s gone. The colourful, inexplicable Christo installation floating on London’s Serpentine will begin to be dismantled today; all done, suddenly, with its strange business of delighting and baffling visitors to Hyde Park.

Last week, the 7,506 oil barrels of Mastaba, the artist’s 20-metre high pink, blue and red fortress, were still glinting in the evening sun when I took a trip on the Solar Boat that crosses the lake during the summer months. As we took photographs, on one side of me I could overhear praise for the artwork’s playful grandeur. On the other side, someone was grumbling about how dull and pointless it seemed.

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Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

bbc education - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 02:44
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.
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L’éducation sexuelle à l’école suscite des amalgames

lemonde_edu - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 19:00
Les opposants aux cours d’éducation sexuelle dès la classe élémentaire multiplient les caricatures et les contre-vérités.
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Spanish classes for toddlers teach kids languages early

bbc education - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 09:52
The people behind the language lessons say it's important to get children learning languages early.
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Three mums talk about breastfeeding in public

bbc education - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 04:35
How to treat a mum breastfeeding in public.
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How this t-shirt created by a Bristol mum helps bullied kids

bbc education - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 04:32
A mum has made a t-shirt that helps children who have been bullied have 'invisible armour'.
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Want to know your rights but only have 60 seconds?

the guardian - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 18:57

London barrister hopes to educate people about the law with bitesize Youtube videos

Christian Weaver likes to keep it concise. His video series ‘TheLawin60Seconds’ is pioneering legal advice for an age of supposedly limited attention spans.

The 24-year-old lawyer has begun teaching people about their rights in online talks to camera that aim to simplify the complexity of legislation into a few basic principles.

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The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia

NYTimes - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:27
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
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Harvard Club Considers a Change, and Some Think It’s the ‘Worst Thing Ever’

NYTimes - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 17:09
When the New York City club’s leadership proposed turning Harvard Hall into a dining room, members pushed back and the club president was called a “fascist dictator.”
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« Le handicap, c’est pas frenchie » : la mère d’un enfant autiste dit sa colère en musique

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 16:02
Lucie Michel, alias L’Originale K, interpelle directement Emmanuel Macron dans un morceau de rap où elle dénonce le manque de structures d’accueil pour les enfants handicapés.
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Why is Labour so timid on education? They make the Lib Dems look radical | Holly Rigby

the guardian - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 16:01

As a party member I want to see Angela Rayner bringing forward election-winning ideas, not more of the same

I’ve been a teacher for the past five years at an inner London academy, and I’ve seen the injustices that education professionals, students and their parents face first-hand. State schools are chronically underfunded, while elite private school fees cost up to £30,000 a year. Ofsted and school league tables are used to enforce a narrow vision of education, and an Institute of Education report this week has found that teachers in England have the lowest job satisfaction of all English-speaking countries.

Perhaps most importantly, students are suffering: the OECD has reported that young people in the UK are among the unhappiest in the world. This is the result of 40 years of education “reforms” driven by a rightwing political agenda, favouring privatisation, obsessive testing and endless competition between students and between schools – as if these were things to be celebrated in themselves.

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« Monsieur, Je paie votre salaire de prof, donc je fais ce que je veux »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 15:30
L’économiste Michaël Lainé témoigne de son expérience de professeur dans une « business school », et s’interroge sur une relation commerciale où l’achat du diplôme l’emporte sur l’objectif de formation.
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A l’école, la dure loi des « populaires »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 14:53
Drôles, cruels, stylés, ils font la pluie et le beau temps. Ces adolescents assoient leur notoriété sur la crainte qu’ils inspirent. Les « normaux » n’ont qu’à bien se tenir.
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Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

NYTimes - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:00
The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.
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