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Did you solve it? Cheese cube nibbles

the guardian - 3 hours 9 min ago

The solutions to today’s problems - with cheesy pics!

Earlier today I set you the following four puzzles:

1. You have a cube of cheese that measures 3 x 3 x 3 inches, and you want to slice it into 27 smaller 1 x 1 x 1 inch cubes, as shown below. If you have a straight knife, what’s the minimum number of slices you need to do it? You are allowed to rearrange the pieces after each slice.

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Head of Ofsted calls for greater scrutiny of multi-academy trusts

the guardian - 5 hours 16 min ago

Amanda Spielman says evaluation system gives only partial view of performance

The chief inspector of schools has called for increased powers to scrutinise multi-academy trusts (Mats), warning that parents and policymakers currently have only a partial view of what is happening in England’s schools.

Amanda Spielman, the head of the schools regulator Ofsted, said trusts were not being held to account properly as her inspectors were not allowed to inspect them.

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Baccalauréat : « C’est l’entêtement du ministre qui a généré ce chaos »

lemonde_edu - 6 hours 17 min ago
Professeure de lettres à Saint-Denis (93) et présidente de l’association Sauver les lettres, Fanny Capel dans une tribune au « Monde » s’insurge contre le « gigantesque retournement des rôles » qui voit les grévistes du bac accusés d’avoir perdu le sens du service public.
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A Couthures, le journalisme fait école

lemonde_edu - 11 hours 14 min ago
Le Festival international de journalisme a aussi organisé des tables rondes sur le thème « L’école est-elle si nulle ? ».
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The Conservatives look like the party of privilege. We must invest in social mobility | Justine Greening

the guardian - 12 hours 9 min ago
Emergency funding could tackle unequal access to education and opportunity, ending the bias against poorer young people

The Conservative party can only succeed if it’s in the centre ground of British politics and offers an antidote to Jeremy Corbyn’s hard-left Labour party. We must be seen as the party of opportunity, as we were when I was a working-class teenager growing up in Rotherham. Yet the current Conservative party leadership battle – a candidate from Eton pitting himself against one from Charterhouse – makes us look like the party of privilege.

When I was education secretary, I saw first-hand how privilege bias is hardwired into our education system and then beyond into business and careers. Any party committed to equality of opportunity should be determined to change this.

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Ministers too slow to react to LGBT lessons row, says adviser

the guardian - 12 hours 33 min ago

Sara Khan likens protesters outside Parkfield school in Birmingham to a ‘mob’

Headteachers dealing with protests over LGBT lessons should have been given more support, the government’s chief adviser on countering extremism has said.

Campaigners held banners saying “Don’t confuse our children” and “Let kids be kids” outside Parkfield community school in Birmingham after books featuring same-sex couples were used in a diversity programme.

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Can you solve it? Cheese cube nibbles

the guardian - 12 hours 55 min ago

The party snack is perfect brain food

Today’s puzzles all concern cubes of cheese. You’ll need to be as sharp as a cocktail stick to skewer them.

1. You have a cube of cheese that measures 3 x 3 x 3 inches, and you want to slice it into 27 smaller 1 x 1 x 1 inch cubes, as shown below. If you have a straight knife, what’s the minimum number of slices you need to do it? You are allowed to rearrange the pieces after each slice.

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I worried my dyslexia would hold me back, until I started a degree apprenticeship | Vida Nicholls

the guardian - 13 hours 9 min ago

A new report warns that few students even know what a degree apprenticeship is, but it was a lifeline for me

When I first heard about apprenticeships, I thought they were only offered at college level, or in more practical jobs. But then my younger brother Josh started looking into a degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions to launch a career in cyber security. I was working in a law firm at the time, but I had a flick through of his degree apprenticeships brochure anyway. I saw a course in management and was instantly intrigued.

I had worried that, having dyslexia, I might potentially have a glass roof over the top of me, as I learn and work in a different way than most people. When I was at school I don’t think they understood dyslexia truly, and instead of finding ways to help me, they would just overlook me or point in the direction of something more “practical” in which I would usually excel. This put me off studying at university, but a degree apprenticeship means that I can access learning in a more practical way.

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Students struggle to support themselves as university rent costs rise

the guardian - 13 hours 9 min ago

Survey suggests that students feel they lack support from their universities in managing their finances

Students are suffering high levels of financial stress as they struggle to support themselves during term time following a real terms decline in the value of the maintenance loan and the rising cost of rent.

A quarter of students find managing their money stressful, according to a survey of 3,604 students commissioned by NatWest. Although most students receive a means-tested maintenance loan from the government to cover their living costs, nearly half of respondents (43%) said they had run out of money by the end of the semester, while one in three (32%) used their overdraft to cover their rent and household bills.

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'Meritocrat v toff': Johnson's losing battle for the Oxford Union

the guardian - 14 hours 9 min ago

Neil Sherlock recalls a sense of entitlement from his rival in race to become society president

Boris Johnson seemed convinced his charm alone would be enough to secure him the prize, but ultimately he was thwarted by a rival who sought to portray him as a charlatan – only to eventually triumph by changing his political colours completely.

This is not the story of the Conservative leadership candidate’s recent political career, his humbling at the hands of Michael Gove in 2016, or his sudden devotion to the Brexit cause – but of his first forays into student politics about 35 years ago, according to the man who beat him.

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LGBT teaching row: Government 'too slow' to tackle protests

bbc education - 14 hours 9 min ago
Sara Khan, hired by the government to tackle extremism, says teachers should have had more support.
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Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap

bbc education - 18 hours 26 min ago
Liam Fox wants to train new trade negotiators. Opponents say it is a last-minute scramble.
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Israeli Education Minister Advocates Debunked Gay Conversion Therapy

NYTimes - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 21:03
Many called for the dismissal of the new minister, Rafael Peretz, after he endorsed a discredited practice intended to change sexual orientation.
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Israeli Education Minister Advocates Debunked Gay Conversion Therapy

NYTimes - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 21:03
Many called for the dismissal of the new minister, Rafael Peretz, after he endorsed a discredited practice intended to change sexual orientation.
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The Guardian view on private schools: the rich secede from the rest | Editorial

the guardian - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 20:53
Boris Johnson might be the UK’s 20th prime minister from one school, Eton. Time to ask why the elite are blossoming in an anti-elite era

The United Kingdom is a few months away from crashing out of the European Union, the main opposition party is engaged in political fratricide and the country faces the highest risk of recession since 2007. Yet 160,000 Conservative party members will land us, almost certainly, with yet another Etonian prime minister, the 20th in our history. Whether the UK ends up being led by Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, one thing is certain: the winner will be the private school sector.

For all the populist triumphs, the elite are blossoming in this anti-elitist era. Only 7% of the general population have a private education lavished upon them. Yet last month a survey by the Sutton Trust revealed that the upper echelons of power were five times more likely to be populated by the privately educated than by those who went to state schools. It is not just the professions. Even the England cricket team is shown increasingly to be the preserve of those who went to private schools.

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The Guardian view on the creative self: it needs more than 15 minutes | Editorial

the guardian - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 20:53
Britons need time and space to release their imagination. It would be good for them and for their country

“My goodness, we need empathetic intelligent creative people today.” So said the new children’s laureate, Cressida Cowell, in an interview with the Guardian at the weekend. The author believes reading is a crucial way for young people to develop these capacities, and plans to use her position to promote it. This is a laudable aim, and projects she has already supported are promising signs of what lies ahead. Last year she launched the Free Writing Friday campaign with the National Literary Trust, urging teachers to let children have 15 minutes every Friday to write whatever they want in a special book, in the knowledge that this work will not be marked or graded.

Clearly 15 minutes of creativity a week is not enough. Nor is writing the only form of artistic expression that needs encouragement. But Cowell’s voice is a welcome addition to those of campaigners already calling for an increased focus on imagination in schools. There must be a bigger focus on releasing artistry to open wide the doors of young minds. It ought to be the case that young people can go where their instinct takes them. The arts enrich people’s lives. Medical science can make us live to 100. If you haven’t got a feel for the wonder of the arts, one might wonder what’s the point of living until 100?

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Integration: "Ich hasse Streit"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 19:28

Ein Projekt hilft Grundschülern mit und ohne Fluchterfahrung, Konflikte friedlich zu lösen - und dabei fürs Leben zu lernen.

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Alte Schule: Eckart von Hirschhausen

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 19:28

Schon im Klassenzimmer eine Art Brain-Doktor, der sein Publikum mit Tricks verzaubert.

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Wissenschaft: Cocktailstunde auf dem Campus

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 19:28

Am Freitag ist das Finale der milliardenschweren Exzellenzstrategie. Welche Unis dürfen Siege feiern?

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Warwick University not safe, says woman targeted by 'rape chat'

the guardian - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 17:11

Student speaks out over response to violent sexual taunts by male undergraduates

One of the female students targeted by a male “rape chat” group at the University of Warwick has warned women and minorities that it is not a safe place to study.

Danielle – not her real name – questioned the fitness of the university’s vice-chancellor, Stuart Croft, to do his job because of his response to the complaint she and another female student brought last year after discovering they had been the subject of violent sexual comments exchanged among a group of male undergraduates.

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