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Projekt für junge Geflüchtete: "Wir füllen die Lücke"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 21:18

Immer samstags versammelt Petra Becker Kinder aus Syrien in einem Klassenzimmer in Berlin. Und lernt mit ihnen - ganz ohne Druck.

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Führungsposse in Göttingen: "Wir müssen anschaffen gehen"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 19:43

Eine Gruppe Göttinger Professoren rebelliert gegen die Wahl des neuen Uni-Chefs - und meint eigentlich die moderne Hochschulkultur. Szenen aus einer Seifenoper, in der es immer auch ums Grundsätzliche geht.

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Israel: Die Regeln des Rabbiners

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 19:43

Erziehungsminister Rafi Peretz will die Schüler in seinem Sinne bilden - mit Bibelstunden und Nationalstaatskunde.

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On 1st Day of School, German Pupils and Their Giant Bags Must Stand on Their Own

NYTimes - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 19:26
As students all over the world begin new school terms, German pupils’ experiences are rooted in a philosophy that teaches independence.
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Stop return of measles by making MMR jab compulsory, say GPs

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 19:00

Leading doctors say schools should not allow in children who have not had vaccination

The MMR jab should be compulsory for children before they are allowed to start primary school to stop the resurgence of measles and mumps, leading GPs are demanding.

Schools should ask all parents to prove their four- or five-year-old has had their two recommended doses of the vaccine before they can attend, they say in a letter to ministers seen by the Guardian.

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Why school cafeterias should be the front lines of policy change | Jennifer E Gaddis

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 13:00

Healthier children, better wages, stronger local economies, sustainable food – the fight for all of them starts with school lunches

Across the country millions of children are returning to school with the promise that school lunch will be “great again”. For the Trump administration, this means adding salt, fat and sugar to the very same school lunches the Obama administration worked to make healthier.

But not everyone agrees that yielding to the concerns of big food lobbyists is the path to school lunch greatness, including the coalition of states and advocacy organizations that sued the Trump administration over the rollback of school lunch standards, as well as a growing number of parents who want schools to do more than just reheat frozen food manufactured in faraway factories.

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Nurseries ‘failing vulnerable children’ amid staffing crisis

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 10:59
Low pay and status affect teaching morale, says former children’s commissioner

The former children’s commissioner for England has called for an investigation into early years education amid concerns about a staff recruitment crisis in nurseries due to lack of training and low morale.

Sir Al Aynsley-Green accused the government of denying the importance of children’s early years and depriving the most vulnerable in society of the support they need when very young. Aynsley-Green, a paediatric endocrinologist who served as the children’s commissioner for England from 2005 to 2009, said an independent national inquiry was needed to investigate the realities of early years provision, which he described as a postcode lottery.

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The ‘new decade of renewal’ is just a sop to Tory voters

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 09:00
Rather than truly ending austerity, the chancellor’s spending review is designed with an election in mind

There were plenty of shaking heads on the opposition benches when Sajid Javid claimed that his review of Whitehall spending meant “we are turning the page on austerity and beginning a new decade of renewal”.

The thinktanks that pore over the government’s finances were kind to the chancellor, agreeing that a £13.8bn, above-inflation increase in Whitehall budgets meant a page had been turned. But they emphasised that there was a long way to go before ministers would see the back of austerity.

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Last orders? Freshers call time on booze-fuelled initiation rites

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 09:00
As entry rituals to clubs and societies get ever more extreme, universities are working on initiatives to end the practice

Each university has its own horror story: the freshers who had chillies rubbed on their genitals; the students forced to apple bob for a dead rat in a barrel of cider; the hockey players who had cooking oil poured into their eyes; or the new recruits made to down drinks that had been mixed with dog food or had live goldfish in them.

Not only do such degrading, and often dangerous, initiation ceremonies persist, anecdotal evidence suggests they are becoming more pernicious. Some unfortunate freshers arriving at university this month will be forced to perform even more outlandish rituals than their predecessors to join a club or society.

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Britain is urgent need of a constitution | Letters

the guardian - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 08:00
Now more than ever the country needs federalism, an elected head of state and a fair voting system

Will Hutton hits the nail on the head (“The sheer scale of the crisis facing our decrepit constitution has been laid bare”, Comment). Our “constitution” is palpably broken and needs replacing. The key elements he wants in the new version are precisely those we have needed for a long time: federalism, an elected head of state and a fair voting system.

While priority must be given to ensure that we do not crash out of the EU on 31 October, the need for a Speaker’s conference to draft a new constitution should be pretty high on the agenda. One is reminded of the Tennis Court Oath taken by the members of the French Third Estate in 1789 when they vowed not to dissolve until they had given their country a constitution. MPs would do well to swear something similar this week.
Andrew McLuskey
Ashford, Middlesex

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Head of MIT's Media Lab resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein controversy – reports

the guardian - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 23:06

Joi Ito exits after reports claim lab worked to hide extent of Epstein donations

The director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, Joi Ito, has reportedly resigned in the wake of continued scrutiny over the center’s financial relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The prestigious university center had admitted to accepting some financial donations from Epstein, despite the financier’s history of pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from a child.

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Jojo Moyes: government must tackle ‘shameful’ adult literacy levels

the guardian - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 18:41
Bestselling author condemns lack of support for charity the Reading Agency, which she saved from closure

Bestselling author Jojo Moyes has called on the government and the publishing industry to do more about the UK’s “shameful” adult literacy record. In 2018, Moyes, writer of global hits including Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind, donated three years of funding to charity the Reading Agency for its Quick Reads scheme, saving it from closure when its previous sponsorship ran out.

While she was “proud to be able to help out as a private individual”, she is furious at what she calls governmental and industry failure to understand the importance of Quick Reads.

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Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas

NYTimes - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 18:22
Amid the college admissions scandal, another type of cheating was overlooked: Students already in college who pay others to write their papers.
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England’s children’s commissioner calls for police in schools

the guardian - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 14:59

Anne Longfield’s ‘manifesto’ includes anti-gang measures and mental health support

Schools should install police officers to assist those who are most vulnerable to gangs, the children’s commissioner for England has said.

Anne Longfield set out her six-point plan to transform children’s welfare in the UK, which included a call for schools to stay open seven days a week in order to help students in most need of support, while criticising politicians for prioritising Brexit over the needs of vulnerable children.

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100 Jahre Waldorfschule: "Waldorf hat den Charakter einer Sekte"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 11:31

Nicholas Williams hat an drei Waldorfschulen unterrichtet - ehe er sich entsetzt abwandte.

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Ecoles à Marseille : « L’impression qu’il n’y a pas de pilote dans l’avion »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 11:00
Plus de 110 établissements ont besoin de travaux, selon le recteur de l’académie. Le retard pris depuis plusieurs années peine à être résorbé.
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En Guyane, la scolarisation obligatoire à 3 ans met les écoles sous pression

lemonde_edu - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 10:44
Environ un tiers des enfants de 3 ans ne seront par scolarisés comme le prévoit désormais la loi. Les syndicats d’enseignants dénoncent l’absence de chiffres fiables.
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La Commission consultative des droits de l’homme alerte sur la déscolarisation des enfants

lemonde_edu - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 09:44
Mineurs isolés, enfants précaires ou roms… Le collectif Ecole pour tous estime à 100 000 le nombre d’enfants non scolarisés en métropole.
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Playing hide and seek with books

bbc education - Sat, 07/09/2019 - 02:37
'Look for a Book' Scotland has launched a national book hunt to encourage children to love reading.
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GCSEs: 10,000 pupils disappear from English schools at 'critical' stage

the guardian - Fri, 06/09/2019 - 20:05

Ofsted figures prompt concern that illegal ‘off-rolling’ to boost results may be continuing

More than 10,000 children in England disappeared from schools at a “critical stage” of their GCSE courses, according to Ofsted, raising fears that schools are continuing to illegally “off-roll” pupils to improve exam results.

Analysis published by the schools inspectorate found that 20,000 pupils left or moved state schools between year 10 and year 11, when GCSEs are taken. But Ofsted said that 51% of the children could not be traced to other state schools – meaning they had joined independent schools or were being home-schooled.

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