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Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

NYTimes - 1 hour 17 min ago
The order links some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.
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Nearly 25% of English universities in deficit last year, figures show

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 22:20

Data reveals financial pressure on higher education sector with tuition fee cuts possible

Nearly one in four universities in England were in deficit last year, according to an official compilation of data that suggests more financial difficulties could be on the way.

The number of universities in England with operating deficits in 2017-18 increased to 32, compared with 24 the year before and 10 in 2015-16. Across the UK, the number reporting deficits rose to 47, compared with 40 in 2016-17.

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Big City: Stop Fixating on One Elite High School. There Are Bigger Problems.

NYTimes - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 22:02
Exclusive options in public education, like Stuyvesant High School, will never lead the way to a fairer America.
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Oxford college to investigate its own role in colonialism

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 21:04

New academic post will enable St John’s to study the part it played in the British Empire

An Oxford college is to examine its contribution to creating and maintaining Britain’s colonial empire, in a pioneering effort to crowdsource and “decolonialise” its own imperialist past.

St John’s College is advertising for a new academic post whose appointee will work on a research project named St John’s and the Colonial Past, alongside Prof William Whyte, the college’s vice-president and professor of social and architectural history at Oxford.

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Birmingham LGBT row: Parkfield School protests resume

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 20:01
Protesters call for Parkfield school's head teacher to resign alleging "she cannot keep her word".
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'Mindblowing' haul of fossils over 500m years old unearthed in China

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 20:00

Thousands of fossils date back to huge burst in diversity of life on Earth known as Cambrian explosion

A “mindblowing” haul of fossils that captures the riot of evolution that kickstarted the diversity of life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has been discovered by researchers in China.

Paleontologists found thousands of fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in Hubei province in southern China, where primitive forms of jellyfish, sponges, algae, anemones, worms and arthropods with thin whip-like feelers were entombed in an ancient underwater mudslide.

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Dr Jordan Peterson: Cambridge University fellowship rescinded

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 19:20
Dr Jordan Peterson's views on gender and race have been the subject of much criticism.
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Kent pupils could be left stranded by no-deal Brexit gridlock, warns council

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 19:16

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children up

Teachers in primary schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.

They have also been advised by local authorities to check on food supplies and warned that public transport and school coaches could be affected if there is “panic buying” of fuel, according to a document seen by the Guardian.

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Every school 'needs dog to stop stress'

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 18:23
Bringing pets into school can be the simplest but most effective stress-buster, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
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Number of parents fined for term-time holidays at record level

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 18:14

DfE figures show 260,000 penalty notices for children missing school were issued in 2017-18

The number of parents issued with penalties because of their children missing school has soared to record levels in England, after councils were emboldened by a supreme court ruling in their favour.

Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2017-18 show that local authorities issued 260,000 penalty notices to parents for unauthorised absences during the state school year, an increase of 110,000 compared with the previous year.

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Philosopher Mary Warnock dies aged 94

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 18:10

Lady Warnock laid foundations for special needs teaching and fertility treatment regulations

The philosopher Mary Warnock, whose work laid the foundations for special needs education and for the regulation of fertility treatments, has died aged 94.

After an early career researching ethics and philosophy and then as a headteacher, Lady Warnock was appointed in 1974 to chair a UK inquiry on special education. Her subsequent report brought about radical change by placing priority on teaching children with special educational needs within mainstream schools, and introduced the system of “statementing” children, which provides additional support.

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Bristol nursery locks toys away for a month

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 15:51
The toys have been replaced toys with cardboard, tins and train tickets in an attempt to encourage play.
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What are your experiences of racism at UK universities?

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 14:55

How well do you think your university addresses racism? How well represented are BAME staff in your department?

Goldsmiths students who belong to Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action have occupied a university building in protest against the racism black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students have experienced.

The students are demanding an institution-wide strategy to tackle racism after a candidate in the student elections complained she had been subjected to racist abuse.

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Bundesgerichtshof: Kollaps im Sportunterricht - tragischer Fall vor dem BGH

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 14:47

Ein Schüler bricht zusammen, die Lehrkräfte reanimieren nicht, sondern warten auf den Notarzt. Der junge Mann ist nun schwerbehindert - und der BGH muss die Schuld der Pädagogen beurteilen.

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School term time holiday fines rise 93% in a year

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:13
Nearly 223,000 fines were issued to parents in 2017-18 as schools clamped down on unauthorised absence.
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Lycées professionnels : vers une baisse drastique des effectifs de la filère gestion-administration

lemonde_edu - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:30
Ce bac pro, qui concentre 71 000 élèves, donne des résultats d’insertion peu satisfaisants. Le ministère veut réduire la voilure.
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La réforme du lycée professionnel inquiète les enseignants

lemonde_edu - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:24
Les professeurs déplorent la baisse du nombre d’heures d’enseignement des matières « académiques », qui risque selon eux d’accentuer la relégation de la filière.
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Oxford teenager: 'I live in fear of knives'

bbc education - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 10:52
Teenagers tell of their first-hand knowledge of deadly crime.
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Foreign students who stay to work in UK pay £3.2bn in taxes – study

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 08:01

Report finds highly qualified, non-British graduates do not take jobs from local residents

International students who stay and work in the UK after graduation contribute £3.2bn in extra tax revenues, research has revealed.

The first major report into the boost overseas students give the economy found non-UK graduates do not take jobs from local residents, because they largely obtain work in highly qualified areas such as economics or science, or in sectors that suffer acute shortages, such as teaching and nursing.

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Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh

the guardian - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 08:00

An Indian English word for underpants joins a host of Scottish insults after the dictionary crowdsourced regional terms

English speakers from around the world have flocked to help the Oxford English Dictionary expand its coverage of regional vocabulary, with a new update including suggestions such as jibbons, chuddies and sitooterie.

The dictionary launched its Words Where You Are appeal to the public last year to mark the 90th anniversary of the completion of its first edition. The regional vocabulary suggestions which have poured in from readers ever since span the globe, from the Welsh English term for spring onions, “jibbons”, to the name for the regional dialect heard in New Orleans, “Yat”, which is derived from the greeting: “Where y’at?”

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