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A ‘Second Chance’ After 27 Years in Prison: How Criminal Justice Helped an Ex-Inmate Graduate

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 12:00
Maurice Smith’s graduation from Goucher College illustrates the potential of a bipartisan effort to overhaul the criminal justice system.
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Hair discrimination is intertwined with racism. Let's follow California, and ban it

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 10:00

At school and at work, black people are routinely castigated for their hairstyles. The US state is showing the UK the way to go

As the beads, in every shape, size and colour, rattled on to the wooden school desk, my deputy headteacher finally understood. It had been an emotional struggle: much to her distress, my sister, aged six, had been called out of class for wearing long, tiny braids with colourful beads at the ends – a common style among Caribbean kids. Now, my mum had resorted to giving our primary school staff a private lesson in black hair.

Related: California becomes first US state to ban discrimination over natural hairstyles

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Autism: Parents calls for more support in Northern Ireland schools

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 08:50
The proportion of children with autism in Northern Ireland schools has almost trebled in a decade.
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'I missed four weeks' school a year caring for my sick mum'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 05:07
Thupayal Hussain overcame challenges at home to gain a top degree and a well-paid job in banking.
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Menopause lessons at school 'an important victory'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 02:44
A woman who felt suicidal during the menopause wins her battle for teenagers to be taught about it.
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Daniel Howell: 'I'm providing LGBT education schools don't'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 02:37
YouTuber Daniel Howell told the BBC the fight to being accepted as LGBT is far from over.
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DfE to unveil new category of higher technical qualifications

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 08/07/2019 - 02:05

Education secretary plans to promote Stem-related courses, hoping to overcome middle-class snobbery

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has said he wants to overcome the snobbery of middle-class parents towards studying advanced technical qualifications, as the government unveils a seal of approval designed to improve the status and visibility of such courses.

The Department for Education is to announce a new category of higher technical qualifications (HTQs) as a quality assurance mark for courses such as digital engineering, to cut through the profusion of certificates, diplomas and foundation degrees on offer for school-leavers.

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Eton College to offer 12 free sixth form places

bbc education - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 21:00
The scholarships will target those with academic potential but limited opportunities.
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Frauen in der Wissenschaft: Männer müssen warten

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 19:53

Mit der Ankündigung, die nächsten fünf Jahre nur noch Frauen einzustellen, sorgt die TU Eindhoven für Wirbel. Die Erfinderin verteidigt das Programm.

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Alte Schule: Malu Dreyer

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 19:53

Influencerin, aber ohne Werbeeinnahmen: Die Ministerpräsidentin von Rheinland-Pfalz beantwortet den Fragebogen.

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Begabtenförderung: Ein Fliesenleger wird Elitestudent

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 19:53

Stipendien erhalten vor allem Akademikerkinder. Lässt sich das ändern?

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Ofsted chief: pupils’ wellbeing at risk as sport is squeezed out of schools

the guardian - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 11:00

Top inspector says that physical education must play a full part in the curriculum

The Ofsted chief inspector has called on the government to do more to increase sport in schools amid growing concern that physical education is being squeezed out of the curriculum as a result of funding cuts and excessive focus on exam results.

Amanda Spielman told the Observer it was essential that ministers and school leaders acted to show they understood what should be obvious – that sport and exercise for young people were vital parts of a full and balanced education.

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An Online Preschool Closes a Gap but Exposes Another

NYTimes - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 10:00
It is not a program for children of the rich. It is geared to lower-income families who have fewer prekindergarten options.
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If Jeremy Hunt supports family values, why is his party cutting school funding? | Jess Phillips

the guardian - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 08:00
Tableaux featuring children are common in Downing Street, and that’s why I used it to stage a protest against austerity

The man who would be (but won’t be) king, Jeremy Hunt took to the stage in the first Tory leadership hustings in my home town of Birmingham and declared that the Conservatives were the party of family values.

This used to be said a lot in the 80s but has fallen out of the lexicon of Tory politicians in more progressive times. Hunt was using it to have a dig at his competitor Boris Johnson a day after the police were called to the flat Johnson shares with the girlfriend for whom he recently unceremoniously left his second wife. The idea that the Tories are the party of family values used to get thrown around a lot more when I was a kid – back then it was code for “we don’t like single parents, homosexuals and babies born out of wedlock”.

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Edinburgh gives female medical students their degrees – 150 years late

the guardian - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 19:32

Victorian women who were prevented from qualifying as doctors are finally recognised

Seven women who were among the first females to be admitted to a British university have been awarded posthumous degrees 150 years after they started their studies.

The group, known collectively as the Edinburgh Seven, enrolled to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869. But they faced substantial resistance from their male peers and were ultimately prevented from graduating and qualifying as doctors.

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Bishop calls for Church of England schools to minimise exclusions

the guardian - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 18:08

Excluded children are vulnerable to gangs, knife crime and drugs activity, says bishop of St Albans

Church of England schools should keep exclusions to a minimum amid evidence that children barred from the classroom are vulnerable to gangs involved in knife crime and “county lines” drugs activity, a bishop has said.

Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, told the C of E synod, or ruling body, meeting in York there was no part of the country unaffected by gang violence.

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Derrière la porte de la salle des profs : « C’est tout l’établissement résumé en un seul lieu »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 13:00
« Le Monde » passe plusieurs mois au collège Robert-Doisneau, à Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), pour raconter le quotidien d’un établissement d’éducation prioritaire. Neuvième épisode.
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‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question

NYTimes - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 12:00
Issues of educational inequality raised by a 1970s-era practice remain relevant today, but language can obscure what’s really at stake.
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‘He was covered in bruises’: the vulnerable children being harmed in special schools

the guardian - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 10:00

Beth and Peter Morrison were thrilled when their son got into a school that catered for his disabilities. Then they learned he was being restrained, bound and injured

Beth and Peter Morrison remember every detail about the day their son Calum returned, broken, from Kingspark school. It was Friday 24 September 2010. The school bus dropped him home at 3.25pm. His face was ashen, his lips blue. He was wearing different clothes from those he had left in that morning – a thin T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls, no underwear and no coat. His own clothes were soaked in urine and stuffed in a plastic bag. “I asked him what was wrong. He said: ‘I dizzy, Mummy, teacher hurt,’” Beth says. Although Calum was 11 at the time, he still spoke like a toddler.

Beth called the school immediately to find out what had happened. Beth says she was kept holding for more than 15 minutes before being told staff were in a meeting. That evening, Calum was clingy and tearful. “As I was tucking him in for the night, he said: ‘No school, Mummy, school bad.’”

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Alaska’s governor is trying to destroy its universities. The state may never recover | Cas Mudde

the guardian - Sat, 06/07/2019 - 09:00

Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the Alaskan university system by $130m – a staggering 41% of its budget

We rarely devote much attention to what happens in the largest state of the US. No, not Texas – Alaska, which is bigger, geographically, than the next three states combined (Texas, California and Montana). Separated from the mainland by Canada, Alaska is the biggest state yet has fewer inhabitants than the smallest (Rhode Island). This creates enormous challenges for governance, including in higher education. And Alaska governor Mike Dunleavy’s new budget will make these challenges far, far worse.

In a shocking example of political overreach, Dunleavy announced 182 line-item vetoes to his state’s 2020 budget last week. He thereby cut the budget proposed by the Alaska legislature by almost $410m in general funds. Almost one-third of the cuts will come from the University of Alaska system, which will see its budget cut by $130m – a staggering 41%.

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