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LGBT lesson protests hijacked by religious extremists, MPs say

the guardian - 2 hours 56 min ago

Schools described as ‘under siege’ as actions spread from Birmingham to north-west

Protests against LGBT lessons in schools have been hijacked by those with a “religious, extremist agenda” who are holding schools “under siege”, MPs have said, as the number of schools being targeted has grown.

Anderton Park primary school, in the Moseley area of Birmingham, has become the latest site of demonstrations against the teaching of LGBT rights, following similar protests at other schools in the city. On Friday, the last day before the half-term holiday, staff were forced to send children home after another protest. Earlier this week, protesters claimed 600 of the school’s 700 pupils were withdrawn by parents, a figure disputed by the school, which said more than half remained in attendance.

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Birmingham LGBT school row: Protests 'won't stop lessons'

bbc education - 4 hours 49 min ago
Protesters vow to carry on opposing the teaching of LGBT issues to primary school children.
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Labour is right: it’s crucial that children are taught about climate breakdown in school | Lola Okolosie

the guardian - 5 hours 51 sec ago
Today I am climate striking with my pupils. This policy puts the greatest threat to their future at the heart of their learning

It’s no longer possible to deny or ignore: we are in a climate crisis. The truth of the emergency announces itself regularly in our papers, on our phones, tablets and TVs. A headline about the world’s leading scientists declares millions will suffer drought, floods and be plunged into deeper poverty if carbon emissions aren’t halved by 2030 and global heating remains within 1.5C. Another reports that climate breakdown will likely increase the destructive power of storms like Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe earlier this year – 2 million people were affected by what, according to the UN, may be the southern hemisphere’s worst weather-related disaster. And yet another reveals the destruction of coral reefs while calculating that 1 million species already face extinction. The silver lining, however tarnished, is that now we can do away with the noxious denial that has brought us to the edge of this precipice.

Related: Labour pledges to put climate emergency on school curriculum

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How to survive the graduation slump – by recent graduates

the guardian - 7 hours 27 min ago

Today’s graduates face difficult challenges. Here, those who’ve faced the same uncertainty share their tips and experiences

Graduating has always been about more than flinging a cap and picking up a scroll. When I finished my master’s degree in January, it felt like the first time in years that I had to – was able to – stand back and take stock. What did I want to do? Where did I want to go? For many, it’s the first time in your life that you’re properly in the driving seat, and (pans, duvets and a plant-sale cactus aside) without any real baggage.

But many graduates’ horizons have changed. Facing up to spiralling rents and costs of living, higher debt and an unwelcoming job market, we’re tackling a different set of challenges to those of our parents or even older siblings.

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« Il serait plus intelligent et digne de la patrie des droits de l’homme d’accepter que les mères voilées accompagnent les sorties scolaires »

lemonde_edu - 9 hours 36 min ago
Dans une tribune au « Monde » la géographe Elizabeth Cremieu considère qu’interdire les femmes voilées lors des sorties scolaires, c’est faire le jeu des salafistes et des islamistes. Pour elle, les autoriser, « ce serait un compromis intelligent, et compromis ne signifie pas forcément compromission ».
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School students walk out in global climate strike

bbc education - 9 hours 41 min ago
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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It's exam season! Answer these five questions for a better world

the guardian - 10 hours 59 sec ago

Can you figure out the answers to this maths quiz with an Upside twist?

Here in the UK, tens of thousands of teens sat the most important exam of their young lives this week – Maths GCSE.

As a tribute to them, this week’s newsletter comes to you in the form of a maths exam.

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Pupils disrupted by building delay

bbc education - 10 hours 18 min ago
Building delays mean pupils will be bussed 10 miles away for the first two weeks of term.
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Boy aged 9 dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school

the guardian - 11 hours 17 min ago

Child was at Great Baddow high school with family members for after-school club, say police

A nine-year-old boy has died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker, according to police.

The child, who has yet to be named, was at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford with members of his family when the incident occurred. He subsequently died in hospital.

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Students 'may have been unfairly deported' over English test cheat claims

bbc education - 11 hours 29 min ago
The Home Office should have done more to protect innocent people in the English test cheating scandal - NAO.
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I'm proud to back a University of London boycott – the outsourcing has to end | Dion Georgiou

the guardian - 12 hours 58 sec ago

This weekend academics should stand in solidarity with cleaners and security staff, and fight precarious employment

I have been organising seminars and events at the University of London’s iconic Senate House venue for over a decade. It’s always been hugely welcoming, largely thanks to the warmth and friendliness of the staff like receptionist Glen Jacques. That’s why last year I was nearly brought to tears when I read a letter by Glen describing how conditions for workers like him at the university had been eroded over the years, and how staff were often treated with absolute contempt.

Though working exclusively for the University of London, caterers, cleaners, porters, security staff and others – the overwhelming majority of whom are BAME and/or migrant workers – are indirectly employed through subcontractors. It is an arrangement that gives them worse pension, holiday and sick-pay entitlements than their in-house colleagues, as well as making it much harder to raise concerns over issues such as workload and scheduling of hours – as the recent case of cleaner Margarita Cunalata has demonstrated. Outsourced workers are also typically more vulnerable to bullying and discrimination. Their union, the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB), dealt with 54 complaints by outsourced University of London workers in 2017 alone.

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What did dignity at work training teach me? Bullying isn't my university's problem | Anonymous academic

the guardian - 14 hours 52 sec ago

A workshop on harassment and bullying shed light on my university’s superficial commitment to equality and diversity

My university offers a range of workshops to make its bureaucratic processes transparent for new employees. Before beginning the new term, I had to attend one on “dignity at work”. I had a vague sense of what this meant – challenging harassment and bullying, cultivating a respectful institutional culture – and was keen to hear more.

I was surprised to find this workshop delivered by an external private company for a corporate rate. The workshop leader said this would help create a neutral space immune from the self-interests of the university, where participants could speak freely about their experiences.

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Tees cartoons: How Middlesbrough is animating the future

bbc education - 20 hours 32 min ago
Wannabe animators from across the world are now flocking to Middlesbrough.
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English test students may have been wrongly accused, says watchdog

the guardian - 20 hours 59 min ago

Home Office ‘did not have the expertise’ to check data used to accuse students of cheating

A government watchdog has criticised the Home Office for failing to protect students wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test that they were required to sit as part of a visa application process.

About 2,500 students have been forcibly removed from the UK after being accused of cheating in the exam and a further 7,200 left the country after being warned that they faced detention and removal if they stayed. Many have protested their innocence; 12,500 appeals have been heard in UK courts, and so far 3,600 people have won their appeals.

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Labour pledges to put climate emergency on school curriculum

the guardian - 22 hours 30 min ago

Angela Rayner says a Labour government would make it a core element at primary school

Labour has pledged to make the global climate emergency a core element of the school curriculum from primary school onwards, in response to demands by young people taking part in a series of school climate strikes.

As young activists around the world prepare for another day of strike action on Friday, Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said a Labour government would ensure that the climate crisis was an educational priority and that all young people were taught about its ecological and social impact.

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Plagiatsverdacht: Das Schweigen über Giffeys Doktorarbeit

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 19:52

Guttenberg, Schavan, Koch-Mehrin: Flogen Politiker mit schlampigen Dissertationen auf, war das bisher ein Skandal. Bei der Familienministerin bliebt es ruhig. Warum?

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Chef says ban on takeaways near schools is 'inherently racist'

the guardian - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 19:02

Anthony Warner claims policy is more about gentrification than tackling obesity

A policy of banning takeaway food shops near schools has been branded “inherently racist” and more about gentrification than tackling obesity.

The comments were made by the food writer Anthony Warner, who calls himself the Angry Chef, at the opening session of the Hay Festival in Wales.

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Students go online to report alleged sexual abuse

bbc education - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 17:25
An NUS official says the students are turning to social media, as they feel universities are not listening.
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Sultan of Brunei hands back Oxford degree over LGBT laws

bbc education - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 17:11
Oxford University wrote to the leader of Brunei expressing "concerns" about strict new Islamic laws.
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'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike

the guardian - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 15:58

We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they said

I’m taking part on Friday because adults, and especially politicians, have not done enough to save our future. We have to get them to listen to us and believe what scientists have to say. I’m participating in a strike located in Tampere. We will get together on Sori Square (Sorin Aukio) and march to the central marketplace (Keskustori). I think the earth needs this climate strike movement. And we need it too, because it’s our future that is in danger. I’m so happy to see the youth rise and demand back a planet where we can live. Elina, 14, Finland

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