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Universities must do more for black students, warns watchdog

the guardian - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 19:30

Data shows wide variations in attainment levels in England while students with mental health or economic problems more likely to drop out

Universities in England have been warned they need to improve their treatment of students, after new data revealed stark gaps in achievement for black students and higher drop-out rates for students with mental health difficulties or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The figures released by the Office for Students, the higher education regulator for England, marks a shift towards a new focus on how students from different backgrounds cope with university life, what class of degree they emerge with and what they go on to do after graduating.

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Derrière la porte de la principale : « Tu arrives dans un nouvel établissement, tu prends un nouveau départ »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 18:07
« Le Monde » va passer plusieurs mois au collège Doisneau, à Clichy-sous-Bois, pour raconter le quotidien d’un établissement d’éducation prioritaire. Deuxième épisode.
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Testing kit or ban? How universities are tackling student drug use

the guardian - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 13:12

Student drug use is rising. Some universities are using harm reduction techniques – others are clamping down altogether

James* found his dealer within the first five minutes of being on campus at the University of Leicester. While waiting for friends close to the student’s union, he was approached with an offer of weed from a dealer. But James wanted more contacts for his time studying “just in case” and found that most were advertising on social media. “There are Snapchat videos, Instagram posts and Whatsapp broadcasts that go out to lots of contacts” he says. “These dealers post all the time – it’s constant.”

For many like James, experimenting with drugs is a fairly normal part of student life. “It’s easier and quicker than ordering food,” he admits. “I can get what I want at 3am after a night out.” Social media has enabled the drugs economy to flourish; it’s fast, convenient and offers more choice than ever.

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Mon idée pour la France : « Enseigner les faits religieux pour éduquer à la laïcité »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 13:00
« Le Monde » a demandé à des contributeurs de tous horizons de proposer, chaque jour, une idée pour changer la France. Pour Pierre Kahn, Leyla Arslan et Marine Quenin, responsables de l’association Enquête le fait religieux doit être enseigné avec « intelligence et pragmatisme » dans le milieu scolaire dès la tranche d’âge 8-11 ans.
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En Seine-Saint-Denis, des enseignants redoutent une baisse des moyens

lemonde_edu - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 12:17
Des collèges et lycées du département craignent de voir leurs effectifs augmenter et leurs dotations horaires baisser.
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Why I have organised a march against UK-wide school funding cuts | Donna Ferguson

the guardian - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 12:00

My daughter’s school is one of many facing financial crisis – it is time for parents to stand up for their children’s education

Fund our schools! I hate foolish funding cuts!” This is what my daughter has written on a homemade banner she has made for the April Fools’ Day march in Cambridge, when she and I and hundreds of other parents, teachers and children will march into the city to protest against school funding cuts.

Why? Because schools in Cambridge, like many across the country, are facing a financial crisis. My daughter Flora is seven and attends St Matthew’s primary school, an inner-city Cambridge school. Her school budget will be reduced by £60,000 next year – but other schools face far worse cuts.

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LGBT people 'never felt more vulnerable' in Birmingham

bbc education - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 11:23
People at a meeting express disappointment in the policing of protests over lessons on LGBT rights.
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Nobody takes responsibility for tackling racism in my university. Why? | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:00

In my university, white staff don’t educate themselves on racism, while BAME staff are chastised for raising the issue

I’m an academic of colour at one of the country’s elite universities. My large department has never hired a black academic to a permanent position, and academic staffing remains overwhelmingly white. Yet when I point to the absence of diversity in my department, I am often reassured – without concrete evidence – that we are making “good progress”. An assumption that things will eventually get better is used to deflect the need to take active responsibility here and now.

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

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Graduate gender pay gap is widening, official figures reveal

the guardian - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:00

Degree premium is shrinking and income is linked to family, social background and school

The pay gap between male and female graduates in the UK has widened over three consecutive years, according to new data that suggests a student’s future earnings are strongly linked to their family background and school.

The figures from the government’s database of graduate employment and earnings reveal that pay for men continues to outstrip that of women after finishing their undergraduate degrees, and widened each year between 2014 and 2017.

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« Loi Blanquer » : le bon élève du gouvernement « au pied du mur »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 07:06
Les cinq principaux syndicats d’enseignants appellent, samedi 30 mars, à une journée d’actions contre le texte. Une nouvelle mobilisation est déjà programmée le 4 avril.
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