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Students occupy Goldsmiths in protest at institutional racism

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 21:59

Campaigners say university failed to respond adequately to racist abuse of student elections candidate

Students have occupied a key building at Goldsmiths, part of the University of London, demanding an institution-wide strategy to tackle racism which they say is undermining the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students.

Protesters belonging to Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action began their occupation of Deptford town hall more than a week ago, after a candidate in the student elections complained she had been subjected to racist abuse.

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Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 19:41

Offer of visiting fellowship to controversial professor resulted in backlash from faculty and students

Cambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, after a backlash from faculty and students.

Peterson, a psychology professor from Toronto who has courted controversy for his views on transgender rights, gender and race, announced on Monday via his YouTube channel that he was joining Cambridge for two months.

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Lives are ruined by shame and stigma. LGBT lessons in schools are vital | Hannah Jane Parkinson

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 19:17

Forget the parent protests. Children need to be taught that their identities are valid – and Andrea Leadsom needs to apologise

One of the most dangerous and destructive things in the world is shame. Shame can burrow into you so deep that it shrinks the brain and constricts the heart.

Related: Parents complain to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons

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Driver arrested in Milan after allegedly setting school bus on fire

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 17:20

Bus driver allegedly set vehicle alight with 51 children on it and said: ‘Nobody gets off here alive’

The driver of a school bus has been arrested in Milan after allegedly setting the vehicle on fire with 51 children onboard.

One of the children called the police after the driver stopped the bus on a highway in the outskirts of the city, Italian media reported.

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Is the pressure on school standards fuelling knife crime?

bbc education - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 15:49
School exclusions and knife crime are both on the rise in England, but are the two actually linked?
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Essay mills prey on vulnerable students – let's stamp them out | Chris Husbands

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 13:41

Universities alone can’t stop the rise of essay mills. We need support from the government and tech firms to defeat them

In the 1990s, there was enormous optimism around how the internet would connect people and make knowledge available to all. Fast forward twenty years, and identity theft, cybercrime, online bullying and appalling sexual exploitation have become everyday news stories. Increasingly, it’s the perversions of the internet which dominate our thinking.

For universities, the digital world’s most concerning development is the spread of essay mills. They’re not new: it’s always been tempting for some students to pay someone to do their work for them. But the internet has vastly eased the relationship between customers and suppliers, fuelling the growth of these essay mills.

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A Villeneuve-la-Garenne, la renaissance du lycée Michel-Ange

lemonde_edu - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:48
Depuis trois ans, cet établissement des Hauts-de-Seine au faible taux de réussite attendu dépasse les espérances du ministère de l’éducation, grâce à une équipe pédagogique dévouée.
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Pourquoi la grève a été très suivie par les enseignants de primaire

lemonde_edu - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:26
Un quart des professeurs des écoles et 8 % de ceux du secondaire ont répondu à l’appel des syndicats, mardi.
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La montée en puissance de la culture de l’évaluation sous l’ère Blanquer

lemonde_edu - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:11
Le ministère de l’éducation nationale déploie différents indicateurs. Les enseignants craignent une mise en concurrence des lycées.
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Pilot, lawyer, medic: meet the people who turned video game careers into real ones

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 10:00

Games can offer a window on to other jobs as well as other worlds. Three players explain how their favourite games guided working life choices

Back in 2016, the current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his interest in the managerial aspect of the beautiful game came from a video game. Having led an illustrious career as a United striker, famously the super-sub who scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champion’s League final, it was Solksjaer’s experience with team sim Football Manager that encouraged him to continue a football career after he hung up his boots.

He’s not the only gamer who ever discovered a real-world passion through playing. Games can often offer a window on to other careers as well as other worlds, and sometimes inspire people to explore options they’d never considered before. Here, three video-game fans explain how their favourite games guided their real-life careers.

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Academics: it's time to get behind decolonising the curriculum

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 09:00

It’s been four years since the first Rhodes Must Fall protests, yet people misunderstand what decolonising reading lists means

Students at British universities are increasingly calling for their reading lists to include more black and minority ethnic (BAME) writers. But four years after the first Rhodes Must Fall protest in South Africa, the campaign for decolonising the curriculum still faces scepticism and resistance.

Related: Students want their curriculums decolonised. Are universities listening?

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Brexit: The choice facing British citizens living in Germany

bbc education - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 05:49
What Brexit, freedom of movement and citizenship mean to three people living in Berlin.
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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats

bbc education - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 04:11
Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.
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The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'

bbc education - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 02:25
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.
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Hinds calls on students to report peers who use essay-writing services

the guardian - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 02:01

Education secretary urges tech firms to block payments and ban ads for ‘essay mills’

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has called on university students to report their peers if they suspect them of cheating as part of a government crackdown on essay writing services.

Students who are found guilty should face severe consequences, he said, including being kicked off their courses. He urged universities to get their students to sign “honour codes”, making a pledge not to cheat.

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Stillborn baby's parents help others with memory blankets

bbc education - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 02:01
Mike and Trish White came up with the idea for the blankets after losing two babies in two years.
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Accompagnement, mentions, taux de réussite... comment définit-on un « bon » lycée ?

lemonde_edu - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 01:00
Les données ministérielles sur la performance des lycées permettent de classer les « meilleurs » établissements. Cette année, « Le Monde » a choisi de présenter les vingt premiers établissements selon quatre critères différents.
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Lawsuit as unvaccinated teen banned by US school in outbreak

bbc education - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 23:32
The 18-year-old is excluded as dozens of students at the Kentucky high school caught chickenpox.
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Parents complain to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons

the guardian - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 20:15

Complaints to seven primaries follow suspension of lessons at some Birmingham schools

Primary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, in the wake of similar classes being withdrawn in Birmingham after protests.

The Guardian understands that parents at seven primary schools have contacted school management to discuss the inclusion of the lessons in the curriculum.

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U.S.C. Freezes Accounts of Students Connected with Admissions Scandal

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 19/03/2019 - 19:11
Students have been blocked from registering for classes pending a university review, said a spokesman for U.S.C.
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