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Ofsted inspections find three Steiner schools to be ‘inadequate’

the guardian - 1 hour 7 min ago

Concerns raised about safeguarding, bullying and high exclusion rates

The future of state-funded Steiner education has been thrown into doubt after a series of snap Ofsted inspections found that three of the four such schools set up under the Conservatives’ free school programme were “inadequate”.

The four have been inspected in recent weeks – alongside private Steiner schools, a number of which have also been found to be inadequate – following an intervention by the education secretary, Damian Hinds, over concerns about safeguarding.

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Les enseignants ne pourront plus refuser une deuxième heure supplémentaire

lemonde_edu - 2 hours 26 min ago
La mesure, qui doit être actée à la fin du mois pour la rentrée 2019, devrait permettre de compenser les suppressions de postes au collège et au lycée. Avec le retour de la défiscalisation, elle se veut aussi un « coup de pouce » pour le pouvoir d’achat.
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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

bbc education - 7 hours 4 min ago
The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.
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Michigan State Could Oust John Engler, Interim President, After Nassar Remarks

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 23:35
University trustees plan to discuss “personnel action” on Thursday after Mr. Engler was quoted saying that some of Lawrence Nassar’s victims were enjoying “the spotlight.”
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Damian Hinds to lobby Treasury for multi-year education funds

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:58

Education secretary agrees DfE needs something similar to recent NHS long-term plan

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, is to lobby the Treasury for a multi-year funding settlement for education in England similar to the 10-year package announced for the NHS, MPs were told.

Hinds, who appeared before parliament’s education select committee, said he would make a “a very compelling case” for more funding in this year’s spending review, agreeing that something similar to the recent NHS long-term plan was needed.

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Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:56
Mrs. Pence is teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va., which requires employees to uphold conservative beliefs on sexual identity.
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Liverpool University Chinese cheating email 'racist'

bbc education - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 18:27
Liverpool University apologises after suggesting Chinese students didn't know what cheating was.
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Egyptian universities reinstate students expelled for hugging

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 18:03

Mansoura and Al-Azhar universities backtrack after video of celebratory embrace goes viral

Two students expelled from university in Egypt for the “immoral act” of hugging in celebration of their engagement have been reinstated after a viral video of their embrace drew widespread public sympathy.

The universities of Al-Azhar and Mansoura initially told both students they would be thrown out after footage emerged showing the male student kneeling and proposing to the teenage woman before presenting her with a bouquet of flowers. The video, shot on the campus of Mansoura University, then showed the pair embracing, a moment greeted by cheers from their friends.

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John Engler, Michigan State’s Interim Leader, Says Some of Larry Nassar’s Victims Enjoy Spotlight

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:45
Survivors of Dr. Nassar’s abuse have accused Mr. Engler, the university’s interim president, of antagonizing them. “He blames, he shames and he attacks,” one said.
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Sur Parcoursup, la fin de la sectorisation académique en Ile-de-France dès 2019

lemonde_edu - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:39
Les lycéens des académies de Versailles, de Créteil et de Paris seront traités de manière égale dans toutes les universités d’Ile-de-France, dès cette année, annonce la ministre Frédérique Vidal.
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Young mothers at university: 'I breastfed at 5am while writing essays'

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 16:19

Pregnancy can be seen as a barrier to university – and young student mothers say they lack support

I started university, aged 19, with my 12-week-old baby. While other freshers were getting to know each other, I was squeezing my breasts into a pump and cursing the price of nappies. My life as an Oxford student and mum was so unexpected that one student thought the “baby” I talked about was a doll. It’s 2019: women earn scholarships while pregnant and mothers study at top universities while raising children, but the existence of student parents still goes unacknowledged.

I crammed a full academic schedule into my daughter’s nursery hours. It was exhausting. I breastfed at 5am while trying to finish essays. My tutors were very kind but, as an institution, Oxford does not expect you to be a mother. More than 700 Oxford students had children in 2016, but many feel they are not on the university’s radar. Ash Mohanaprakas, who discovered she was pregnant during her undergraduate degree, says she felt “constantly lonely” trying to reconcile motherhood with her studies.

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Orientation : comment Parcoursup a changé les stratégies des lycéens

lemonde_edu - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 13:10
La fin de la hiérarchisation des vœux, les dispositifs « oui si » et la définition des « attendus » dans chaque licence, apparus l’année dernière avec Parcoursup, ont modifié les comportements. Reportage dans un salon de l’orientation à Paris.
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Knobelei der Woche: Knacken Sie den Zahlenkreis?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 11:16

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal ist eine Zahl gesucht.

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Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 09:00

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking for

In recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. From offensive remarks on burqas to reciting Kipling in Myanmar and his ludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way back in 2006, when Johnson attacked video games as a learning tool.

“They [young people] become like blinking lizards, motionless, absorbed, only the twitching of their hands showing they are still conscious,” he wrote. “These machines teach them nothing. They stimulate no ratiocination, discovery or feat of memory – though some of them may cunningly pretend to be educational.”

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Ofsted promises fairer deal for schools in tough areas

bbc education - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 03:07
Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted.
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'Snow day' becomes 'e-learning day'

bbc education - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 02:15
Winter weather at least meant a day off school. But now technology is threatening to keep pupils studying.
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Norfolk council rebuked over special needs provision

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 02:01

Ombudsman has upheld 11 complaints against county council in two years

The local government ombudsman has reprimanded a local authority over its provision for children with special educational needs after upholding 11 complaints against the council over the last two years.

The ombudsman’s office said the number of complaints upheld against Norfolk county council was one of the highest in England, particularly given the relatively small population.

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Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam results

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 02:01

New guidelines will shift focus towards quality of education rather than ‘outcomes’

The way nurseries, schools and colleges in England are inspected is to undergo its biggest overhaul in a decade, with proposals by Ofsted aiming to address concerns that education has been too narrowly focused on exam results.

The new guidelines will be launched by Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, in a speech on Wednesday, with a consultation on revised inspection frameworks for state and independent schools as well as early years settings and further education colleges.

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U.N.C. Chancellor to Leave Early After Ordering Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ Statue’s Base

NYTimes - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 00:55
The chancellor authorized the overnight removal of the remnants of the Confederate monument. It was quickly announced that she would step down in two weeks.
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Junior high school students caught forming swastika with their bodies

the guardian - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 00:01

California youths traded racist and violent messages in county called ‘hotbed for white supremacists’

A group of California junior high students were caught forming a swastika with their bodies on school grounds and exchanging racist and violent messages on a group chat, administrators said.

The scandal at Matilija junior high school, which culminated in an emotional meeting with parents and school officials Monday night, has sparked intense debate in a region that has experienced a sharp increase in reported antisemitic incidents.

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