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Immigration status: Ministers reverse May-era student visa rules

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 12:01
Overseas citizens who study in the UK can stay on for two years after graduating, the government says.
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Face à la pénurie de coiffeurs, L’Oréal mise sur l’apprentissage

lemonde_edu - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 11:10
Le fabricant français de produits cosmétiques a annoncé la création, à Paris, de l’école Real Campus by L’Oréal. Objectif : susciter des vocations et enrayer la crise que traverse la profession.
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Labour activists pledge to create most radical manifesto ever

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 08:00

Motions going forward to this month’s party conference include a four-day week and the abolition of private schools

Labour activists are planning to put forward the most radical set of ideas ever proposed at party conference later this month as they try to shape the manifesto for an expected snap election.

A four-day week, abolishing private schools and ambitious climate change targets are among the policy ideas campaigners hope will be adopted by the party when thousands of delegates meet in Brighton from 21 September.

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Children with special needs are marginalised at school, says NAO

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 08:00

National Audit Office says the system incentivises schools to be less inclusive

Children with special needs and disabilities are being marginalised by mainstream schools in England, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) which says the system incentivises them to be less inclusive.

The NAO accuses the government of misjudging the financial impact of its changes to education, with rising numbers of pupils with special needs unable to be accommodated in mainstream schools following a combination of funding strains, off-rolling and exclusions.

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When truth trumped propaganda in wartime

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 03:19
Intelligence reports show what the public were really saying during World War Two.
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Special needs pupils without care plans 'vulnerable'

bbc education - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 03:05
Many children in England with special educational needs are not getting the help they need, auditors warn.
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At Colleges, What’s Old Is New: Retirees Living on Campus

NYTimes - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 01:03
Universities and colleges are sponsoring retirement communities on their grounds, hoping that young and old can enrich each other’s lives while filling the school’s coffers.
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UK work visas for foreign graduates to be extended to two years

the guardian - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 00:30

Government returns to pre-2012 policy that Theresa May called ‘too generous’

International students are to be offered a two-year work visa after graduating from a British university, the government will announce, overturning a key plank of Theresa May’s restrictive immigration policies.

Currently, graduates with bachelors or master’s degrees are allowed to look for work for only four months. From next year all international graduates could qualify for a two-year period to work in the UK, increasing their chances of finding long-term employment after studying.

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'Don't get drunk' Boris Johnson tells school children

bbc education - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 19:54
The prime minister gave out the advice while taking questions on Brexit.
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University 'still good value for future earnings'

bbc education - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 19:01
But an international report calls for more scrutiny of the quality of degree courses.
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If aliens call, do not hold a referendum on what to do next, say Britons

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 16:12

Vote-weary public decide against planetary poll should ETs contact Earth

In the event that aliens ever contact Earth, the British public is clear on one thing: do not hold a referendum to decide what to do next.

The option to hold a planetary vote on how to respond to inquiring extraterrestrials ranked bottom in a poll of 2,000 Britons asked how humanity’s reaction should be determined.

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GoFundMe removes anti-LGBT lessons campaign page

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 13:06

Move comes after Humanists UK pointed out that page contravened crowdfunding website’s terms

The crowdfunding website GoFundMe has taken down a page launched in June by campaigners against LGBT education in schools.

Humanists UK had twice demanded the page be removed because it contravened GoFundMe’s terms. There had been no response until GoFundMe was contacted for comment by the Guardian on Tuesday morning.

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La Fondation pour l’école dans la discorde

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 12:57
Sur fond de tensions et d’irrégularités pointées dans un audit, la Fondation pour l’école et le très médiatique réseau d’écoles Espérance Banlieues se sont récemment séparés.
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Ban all watches from school exams, cheating inquiry recommends

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 12:55

Commission says invigilators cannot tell which devices are connected to internet

All watches should be banned from exam halls as more devices become connected to the internet, an inquiry into cheating has found.

The Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice, set up by exam boards to investigate the prevalence of cheating in public exams, warned that invigilators increasingly could not tell the difference between smartwatches and traditional ones.

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Retraites, santé, éducation… Les tensions sociales se multiplient

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 12:54
Le gouvernement craint une convergence des mobilisations. Les « gilets jaunes » appellent à une mobilisation « sans précédent » à Paris, le 21 septembre.
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A Vaulx-en-Velin, les enseignants du collège Henri-Barbusse à l’arrêt

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 12:54
La rentrée scolaire n’a pas eu lieu dans cet établissement classé REP +. Les professeurs critiquent l’augmentation des effectifs dans les classes.
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Spelling Their Way to Success

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 12:00
Four past champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on what the competition taught them about hard work, grit and luck.
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The private school system is ‘morally rotten’. This could be the moment for its downfall | Melissa Benn

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 09:15

Two new pressure groups and signs of Labour leadership support are turning the tide

Could we be nearing what the social historian David Kynaston calls “a long overdue historic moment”? Kynaston, a private school critic, says: “The temper of the times is anti-elitist. We have yet another old-Etonian prime minister as well as a cabinet two-thirds privately educated, and the resources gap between the highly funded private sector and the starved state sector has become grotesque … the current dispensation is morally rotten.”

This sense of having reached a tipping point is echoed in far less likely places. Patrick Derham, head of Westminster, one of the country’s leading private schools, wrote recently that the tragedy of Grenfell Tower highlighted “the chasm between the haves and the have-nots. It made me feel even more uncomfortable about the job I do.”

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Universities brace for Brexit protests as students flex muscles

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 09:00

Anti-Brexit rallies mark start of academic year with young people demanding to be heard

Unprecedented levels of student activism are set to erupt this month when angry students, fed up with the turmoil around Brexit, arrive for freshers’ week, student unions say.

This term sees the arrival at university of three whole years’ worth of students – first, second and third years – who were too young to vote in the European referendum in 2016. Latest polling suggests students would be more likely to vote in an election now than at any time in the past 15 years.

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I arranged my office furniture so colleagues could not stop to talk | Jonathan Wolff

the guardian - Τρίτη, 10/09/2019 - 08:45

Once academic work was collaborative and enjoyable – now for many it’s a series of lonely billable hours

Folkore has it that the reason why the academic year is punctuated with a long summer break is to allow students to return home to help with the harvest. I suppose there must be a few students who still do this, but, frankly, it would seem to be something of a minority pursuit.

These days the main purpose of the break is to allow universities to maximise their commercial revenue through summer rentals, and to provide purveyors of stationery a second annual opportunity to market their wares, and especially new diaries.

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