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Michael Morpurgo on fighting Brexit: 'I've been spat at. It's almost civil war'

the guardian - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:30

The world’s getting nastier, says the writer, and Britain no longer cares. So he’s hitting back – with a Gulliver’s Travels update that targets Trump, Brexit and the refugee crisis

Michael Morpurgo has all the trappings befitting a prolific, bestselling and beloved children’s author. There is the National Theatre production (War Horse, still touring the globe) and its Spielberg movie adaptation; the stint as children’s laureate (a post he helped create); the gold Blue Peter badge and the knighthood. But as a vocal campaigner against Brexit, he is getting used to rather a different kind of reception.

“I’ve been spat at,” Britain’s storyteller-in-chief says nonchalantly over lunch at his local pub in an idyllic Devon village. “I went to Sidmouth folk festival – quite a peaceable part of the world, you would have thought.” The trouble began when he bought one of the “little blue badges with stars around it”. Clare, Morpurgo’s wife of 56 years, interjects. “No, it said, ‘Bollocks to Brexit.’”

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11-Plus exam questions 'impossible to answer'

bbc education - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:02
Children sitting an exam in Buckinghamshire found errors in questions, making them unanswerable.
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'In God We Trust': display in Kentucky schools marks effort to mix church and state

the guardian - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:00

The law now requires the words to appear in schools as conservative Christian groups seek to inject religion into public life

When students returned to Kentucky public schools last month after summer vacation, they may have noticed something different: the words “In God We Trust” displayed in a prominent location in their school, as is now mandated by law.

Kentucky’s law could seem innocuous enough; after all, the words are the national motto and appear on American currency.

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The Guardian view on a children’s manifesto: families need more from ministers | Editorial

the guardian - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 20:31
Opening schools at weekends for sports activities is one of a list of demands to which politicians should pay attention

Children, says the government-appointed commissioner charged with representing their interests in England, lack a voice in politics. As a result, their interests are too often “subjugated to the interests of others”, or lost down the cracks between departments.

The latest report from Anne Longfield – the third holder of a post created following Lord Laming’s public inquiry into the murder of Anna Climbié – is styled as a manifesto. And why not? Its authors know a general election is coming.

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Father and daughter guilty of running illegal school

bbc education - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 20:10
The second prosecution of an illegal and unregistered school in England ends in a guilty finding.
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Grundschüler: Lasst sie länger gemeinsam lernen

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 19:39

Seit 100 Jahren gibt es Versuche, die frühe Aufteilung der Schülerinnen und Schüler nach der vierten Klasse zu beenden. Sie scheiterten immer wieder. Die Zeit wäre reif für einen neuen Anlauf.

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Gavin Williamson: universities must end grade inflation

the guardian - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 18:28

Education secretary also expects ‘deal’ on admissions in return for extending visas for international students

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has told vice-chancellors the government expects a “deal” on academic standards and admissions in return for extending visas for international students.

Addressing the Universities UK annual conference in Birmingham, Williamson linked the restoration of the two-year post-study work visas for international students, announced earlier this week, with the government’s key concerns, including grade inflation and undergraduate admissions in England.

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The women who end up homeless after fleeing violence

bbc education - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 15:32
The plight of thousands of women who flee domestic abuse and end up homeless is highlighted in a report.
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The Seminary Flourished on Slave Labor. Now It’s Planning to Pay Reparations.

NYTimes - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 13:02
The Virginia Theological Seminary is setting aside $1.7 million to atone for its role in American slavery.
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'Look at how white the academy is': why BAME students aren't doing PhDs

the guardian - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 09:00

Black, Asian and minority ethnic students are shunning PhDs because they don’t feel like they belong in academia

When Usman Kayani chose to do a PhD in theoretical physics at King’s College London, he felt sure an academic career lay ahead of him. Now two months after completing his doctorate, having suffered from anxiety and depression, he is considering other options.

At first Kayani was the only student who was either black, Asian or from an ethnic minority (BAME) in his research group. Although the group later became a bit more diverse he remembers how that feeling of being different, coupled with a lack of BAME academics and professors he could look up to as role models, contributed to his feelings of anxiety.

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Off to 'big school'? Some pupils need extra support, says Ofsted

bbc education - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 02:39
Ofsted suggests pupils who may misbehave when they get to secondary should be identified and supported.
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OECD-Bildungsstudie: Wo Deutschlands Doktoren leben

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 22:29

In welchem Bundesland finden Akademiker am einfachsten einen Job? Wo leben die Geisteswissenschaftler, wo die Ingenieure? Und was ist die Hochburg der Promovierten? Ein Überblick in sechs Karten.

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Oxford top of global university rankings

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 20:59
UK university leads global league table, but there are warnings of German universities catching up.
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Charlotte Church faces probe over school classes at home

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 20:30
The singer is accused of holding lessons in an annexe without planning permission.
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Baby loss charity suspends counselling services in Cambridge

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 19:23
Petals has suspended counselling at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge in a row over NHS funding.
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UK universities welcome U-turn on student visas

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 18:46

Higher education sector applauds reversal of Theresa May’s immigration policy

The UK government’s announcement of its plans to offer extended post-study work visas for international graduates of UK universities has received an unusual response –unalloyed praise from the higher education sector.

The decision reverses one of the most contentious policies from Theresa May’s time in charge of immigration policy, which shrank the time available for overseas students to stay and work after graduating from two years to as little as four months in most cases.

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UK work visas for foreign students: all you need to know

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 17:56

What is the government proposing and why has its immigration policy changed?

International students at British universities are to be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduating, compared with four months currently.

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Student visa rethink aims to please both business and Brexiters

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 17:32

Economic considerations appear to have won out over desire to slash migration

On the roadmap to post-Brexit Britain, Boris Johnson offering overseas students more time to find a job in the country after they graduate attempts to hit on a compromise: between the demands of business to attract workers and the demands of many Brexit voters for migration to fall.

Economic considerations appear to have won out.

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Salomé Berlioux, une « pilote » pour défendre la cause de la jeunesse rurale

lemonde_edu - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 16:32
La présidente de l’association Chemins d’avenirs a été missionnée mercredi pour réfléchir aux obstacles rencontrés par les jeunes qui habitent loin des villes.
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'I almost regret coming to the UK to study'

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 15:48
Overseas students can now stay in the UK for two years after graduating but not everyone benefits.
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