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Rowan Williams urges removal of Holocaust denier's books

the guardian - 1 hour 1 min ago

Former archbishop backs move to get David Irving’s works off Manchester University public shelves amid ‘extremist views’

Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, has backed a campaign to get books by David Irving, a Holocaust denier, removed from open display at Manchester University library.

Williams has written to the university’s vice-chancellor to express concerns that Irving’s books are available “alongside routine historical texts”.

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What does the general election mean for universities? | Andy Westwood

the guardian - 1 hour 11 min ago

As a number of higher education policies risk being thrown off course, universities must make themselves heard

Higher education policy is expected to be a key campaigning point for some parties in the run up to the general election on 8 June, with free university tuition central to Labour and SNP campaigns. But the more important issues to universities – in England at least – are likely to be the promises made by the Conservatives.

Related: Put this in your party’s election manifesto

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As the new NUS president, I know how vital it is for students to vote | Shakira Martin

the guardian - 1 hour 26 min ago
Education gave me – a black woman and single mother – a voice. Now the voices of all students must be heard at the heart of every election manifesto

We millennials are pegged as generation apathy: inactive at the ballot box, allowing others to decide our future. Youth voter turnout has been in decline in this country since the 90s. In just six weeks’ time, it will be critical that the voice of the students I have been elected to represent is heard. The absolute priority for students across the country must be to get registered to vote in the general election. Over the past three days, the NUS conference has promised to run the biggest voter registration drive we have ever held – and as the president-elect for the NUS, I plan to make sure we do exactly that over the next four weeks.

Related: Divisive NUS president Malia Bouattia defeated in election

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Harvard 'pausing' investments in some fossil fuels

the guardian - 2 hours 14 min ago

University stops short of fully divesting its $36bn endowment from coal, oil and gas but green groups welcome the breakthrough after a five-year campaign

Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups to pressure the university to divest itself from coal, oil and gas.

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Bursaries are vital for the future of nursing | Anonymous

the guardian - 3 hours 14 min ago

I felt it was time to do something practical with my life so I trained to be a nurse. I couldn’t have done it without financial help

As a nurse in accident and emergency I’m the first person you’ll see. I’ll triage you, order your bloods and x-rays, interpret results, get you painkillers, take your blood pressure and pulse and escalate any issues to senior staff. If I suspect or you disclose abuse, I report this. If you are not looking after your health I’ll help you realise this. I put on your plaster cast, change your dressings, suture your cuts and take you to the toilet.

Before I trained to be a nurse I worked for four years as a parliamentary researcher after graduating with a degree in international relations. My calling, as such, hit me after the result of the 2010 election. I felt it was time to do something practical with my life and not sit in an office telling other people what they should be doing.

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Bac : les écueils à éviter dans l’étude de documents

lemonde_edu - 3 hours 17 min ago
Réaliser une étude de documents au bac, c’est savoir naviguer entre étalage de connaissance et paraphrase. Voici une petite fiche méthodologique – et mythologique – de notre blogueur et dessinateur Fabrice Erre.
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Overseas aid 'should focus on education', say MPs

bbc education - 4 hours 25 min ago
At least 10% of the UK's aid budget should be spent on international education, say MPs
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Theresa May’s stance on foreign students betrays her weakness | Polly Toynbee

the guardian - 5 hours 42 min ago

In rejecting a move to exclude foreign students from immigration targets the prime minister has shown a worrying lack of flexibility

What do we really know of the tight-lipped prime minister about to sweep all before her for the next five long years? Very little. No debates, no scrutiny, avoiding encounters with press and public, we have only her repetitive mantras buzzing like wasps on the eardrum.

Related: What are the Tories hiding in this election? Two words: Boris Johnson | Jonathan Freedland

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Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy

bbc education - 7 hours 29 min ago
The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

NYTimes - 9 hours 25 min ago
A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.
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How can companies cut the UK's class pay gap?

the guardian - 11 hours 17 min ago

Professionals from poorer families earn almost £7,000 less per year than those from wealthier ones, despite businesses claiming to act on social mobility

It’s no surprise that social class can affect your life chances, but recently the education secretary highlighted the problem with a stark statistic.

Children who show signs of low academic ability at the age of five, but who come from high-income families, are 35% more likely to become high earners than those who show signs of high ability but come from poorer families, said Justine Greening.

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Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control

NYTimes - 15 hours 50 min ago
The review aims to ensure local leaders will have final say “about what happens in the classroom,” said Rob Goad, a senior Education Department official.
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V&A museum plans to revive design skills

bbc education - 16 hours 13 min ago
A schools project is launched to fill the gap in creating a new generation of designers.
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Connecticut Will Investigate Choate on Reporting of Abuse Claims

NYTimes - 16 hours 49 min ago
State officials are looking into whether employees at Choate Rosemary Hall failed to report allegations of sexual abuse of students, as is required by law.
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Wipe out teachers' student debt after seven years, says thinktank

the guardian - 17 hours 46 min ago

‘Forgivable fees’ for those who remain in profession among ideas for attracting more graduates amid shortage

New teachers should have their outstanding student debt wiped out after they have been in the profession for seven years, says a report on attracting more graduates into teaching.

The introduction of a policy of “forgivable fees” could mean a teacher who started work in their early 20s could be free of university tuition fee debt by 30.

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Medieval Jewish papers tell vivid stories in Cambridge exhibition

the guardian - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:38

11th-century documents from Genizah store in Old Cairo synagogue cover whole range of human life, co-curator says

From the faded brown ink on the yellowed paper of a document going on display this week in Cambridge, a startling picture emerges of a young man who lived and loved in 11th-century Cairo.

Toviyya wanted to marry Faiza, but he evidently had quite a reputation. The document, translated into English and on show for the first time in an exhibition at Cambridge University Library, records at great length that Toviyya swore in front of witnesses that his life would henceforth be blamelessly dull.

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Super-parties: the hot, new youth craze that never was

the guardian - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 20:17

According to Newcastle city council and the national press, the student house party has spiralled into an extra-strength cocktail of dangerous drugs, overcrowding and injury. So, what do the partymakers say?

You may have been to a regular house party, complete with the blue plastic bag of paint-stripper Bulgarian wine and the constant YouTube-ing of the same DJ Pied Piper deep cut. Workaday. But have you ever been to a super-party?

Well, wise up grandaddy-o. Super-partying is a hot, new youth craze, at least according to Newcastle city council, which this week issued a public-safety video to warn of the dangers. A joint release by the council and the fire and police services also noted that the city was seeing an uptick in the kind of parties where 200 or 300 students pack into a house at one time, adding that these were often ticketed affairs with bouncers. The authorities warned that the average Victorian terrace was designed for no more than a standard Victorian family of 12, and that swollen party attendance could risk floor collapse. Apparently, promoters have been blocking fire exits with mattresses to seal out noise in residential zones, causing major fire hazards. Such super-parties, they announced, are highly dangerous.

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Private schools should offer parents 'thank-yous', says ex-Eton head

bbc education - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 19:43
Offering benefits like discounted flights could generate a school community feeling, says Tony Little.
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Les appels à faire barrage à Marine Le Pen se multiplient dans l’éducation et l’enseignement supérieur

lemonde_edu - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 18:19
De la Ligue de l’enseignement aux syndicats étudiants, en passant par la Conférence des présidents d’universités, de nombreuses organisations ont pris position pour un vote contre l’extrême-droite, et des rassemblements sont prévus.
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« Nous, universitaires et chercheurs, tenons à manifester notre soutien à Emmanuel Macron »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:34
Un collectif d’universitaires, parmi lesquels Alfred Grosser et Jean Delumeau, appelle dans une tribune au « Monde » à soutenir Emmanuel Macron dont le programme pour l’éducation, les sciences et la culture propose une véritable émancipation par nos institutions républicaines.
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