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Finance your postgraduate degree: grant, scholarship and loan options

the guardian - 4 hours 2 min ago

Loans for postgrad study are still a new thing, but they’re not always the best option

Fresh loans to cover course fees and living costs have thrown a financial lifeline to some postgraduate students. But course fees are still high: the average was £7,400 in 2018-19, up by 31% on 2014-15.

Over the past couple of years, the government has introduced financial aid for postgrads: loans of up to £10,609 for master’s students, and as much as £25,000 for doctoral students. “It’s a high financial bar to study a postgrad, but that bar is a little bit lower now,” says Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute. “That’s been good for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.”

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'Landmark' overhaul for domestic abuse laws

bbc education - 5 hours 47 min ago
A new definition of abuse will include economic harm, manipulation and controlling behaviour.
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Parcoursup 2019 : comment le supérieur va sélectionner les lycéens du bac « Blanquer »

lemonde_edu - 5 hours 48 min ago
Les élèves craignent que le choix des spécialités en première ne restreigne les orientations possibles.
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Parcoursup : calendrier raccourci, taux de boursiers revus… ce qui change en 2019

lemonde_edu - 5 hours 59 min ago
Après une première année marquée par de nombreux dysfonctionnements, le gouvernement a effectué des ajustements avant l’ouverture de la plate-forme, le 22 janvier.
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Lady Gaga says Mike and Karen Pence are 'worst representation' of Christianity

the guardian - 6 hours 48 min ago

Pop star criticises US vice-president’s wife who teaches at a school that discriminates against LGBT students and parents

Lady Gaga has criticised the US vice-president, Mike Pence, and his wife, Karen, over her role teaching art at a school that excludes LGBT students and parents.

On stage at her Las Vegas concert residency, Gaga said: “You say we should not discriminate against Christianity; you are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian. I am a Christian woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace Mr Pence and you can look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.”

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The lure of ancient Egypt is a way to revitalise faded industrial towns | Samira Ahmed

the guardian - 10 hours 16 min ago

With local authority budgets being slashed, how can regional arts institutions survive? Investing in mummies is one solution

Museums teach us to dream. Since the Victorian age it’s been Egyptian mummies – matched only by dinosaurs – that have captivated children. Being taken to see the mummies is a rite of passage, and one accessible across the country, not just to those in London who have the British Museum on their doorstep. But local authority culture budgets are being slashed, so how can regional arts institutions survive? What should they do about the pressure to return looted objects? And how do they show their relevance to modern audiences?

I have been exploring the history of three northern Egyptian museums, which have four remarkable Victorian women at the heart of their story. For those looking for entries for one of those currently popular anthologies of plucky rebel ladies from history, they all fit the bill.

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GCSE pupils in England outperform those in Wales

the guardian - 16 hours 15 min ago

England having more than twice as many minority ethnic pupils could be factor, study says

Higher levels of immigration and the distorting effects of league tables may explain why children in England outperform those in Wales at GCSEs, according to research.

The study by the Education Policy Institute found children in Wales did as well as or better than their peers in England until the end of primary school. But by the time of GCSEs at the age of 16, those in England were more likely to get grade C or above.

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Bildungsgerechtigkeit: "Ich weiß nicht, ob Arbeit mir schon einmal so viel Sinn gegeben hat"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 19:43

Seit zehn Jahren gibt es die Intiative Teach First: Uniabsolventen helfen an Brennpunktschulen. Was die einen lobten, kritisierten andere scharf. Wer hatte Recht?

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Studium: Die halbe Miete

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 19:43

Warum immer mehr Studierende in einer Wohngemeinschaft leben - und gleichzeitig auch immer mehr bei ihren Eltern bleiben.

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Cut tuition fees and you shut the door to poor students | Anne-Marie Canning

the guardian - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 08:00

Universities rely on income from fees to fund the outreach activities essential to make them more diverse

Last week, universities in England were preparing reports on how they have diversified their student populations. These reports will be submitted to the director of fair access at the Office for Students. My university, King’s College London, will report, happily, that our undergraduate intake is now 77% state school, more than 52% ethnic minority and has the fastest growing population of low-income students in the Russell Group.

And what has made all this progress and vital work possible? The very thing that many believe to be the enemy of educational opportunity – tuition fees.

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California schools were once the nation's envy. What went wrong?

the guardian - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:00

The enormous strike in Los Angeles paints a grim picture of wealthy state that is struggling to fund its education system

California once had one of the best funded, most envied public education systems in the United States. Now schoolteachers in Los Angeles, who went on strike this week to vent years of frustration, say they struggle with overcrowded classrooms and children whose need for academic support, psychological services and English-language coaching outstrips anything they can provide.

Many schools do not have a full-time nurse or counselor. In many of the poorer neighborhoods – in south LA, or the north-eastern San Fernando Valley – the library opens rarely. Janitorial service has become so spotty that some teachers have resorted to buying their own cleaning supplies and going over their own classrooms with rags and a mop at the end of a long day.

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'This is not a fluke': how one state school got 41 Oxbridge offers

the guardian - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 09:00

Brampton Manor in east London credits students’ success to their ambition and to excellent staff

“Cambridge was always my dream,” says 17-year-old Hridita Rahman Khan, one of 41 students at Brampton Manor academy in east London to have won offers from Oxbridge this week.

Khan’s parents are from Bangladesh, she grew up in Italy and arrived in London at the age of 14 with little English. Three years later she has been offered a place to study engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils

bbc education - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 06:21
Schools will be able to apply for grants to take poorer pupils on overseas exchanges.
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U.N.C. Admissions Lawsuit Brings Another Attack on Affirmative Action

NYTimes - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 03:23
The lawsuit, brought by a group that is suing Harvard over similar issues, accuses the university of using race at every stage of the admissions process.
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Studienplatzvergabe: "Da ist ein Losverfahren sinnvoller"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 01:00

Die Vergabe von Studienplätzen entscheidet über Lebenschancen. Doch die Auswahlmethoden sind weder nützlich noch fair, meint Psychologie-Professor Oliver Wilhelm.

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Studienplatzvergabe: Platz da!

sueddeutsche_bild - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 01:00

Fast die Hälfte aller Studiengänge ist zulassungsbeschränkt. Wer sich für seinen Wunschberuf qualifizieren will, muss das Prozedere kennen. Ein Überblick über Verfahren und Kriterien.

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Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Fight’ Over Education.

NYTimes - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 00:24
Unified support for picketing educators in Los Angeles belies deep rifts in the Democratic Party on one of the strike’s causes: the rise of charter schools.
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Hochschulstreit: Männer machen Geschichte

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 19:54

An der Beuth-Hochschule in Berlin wird über den preußischen Namenspatron und dessen antisemitische Äußerungen gestritten. Eine Diskussion, aus der man viel über die Debattenkultur der Gegenwart lernen kann.

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Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School

bbc education - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 19:26
Emergency services were called to Dunfermline High School after 10 students became unwell.
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Schülerstreik: Schüler kämpfen zurecht für den Klimaschutz

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 18/01/2019 - 18:03

Auch wenn man die deutschlandweiten Streiks kritisieren kann, sollten die Schulen nicht mit Strafen reagieren.

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