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Appeals and waiting lists for school places favour the rich – study

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 02:01

Poorer parents less likely to get first choice secondary school in England, thinktank says

School admissions appeals and waiting lists in England are reinforcing the gap between rich and poor in education, according to a study from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

The thinktank’s research found families in the most affluent areas were twice as likely to secure their child a place at their first choice of secondary school on appeal as those in the poorest.

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A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

NYTimes - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:47
A once-obscure program named Discovery has become an unexpected flash point in a local debate about specialized school admissions and the national fight over affirmative action.
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Advancing staff equality: award winner and runners-up

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

The University of South Wales’ Fair Play 30 project challenges unfairness and provides its LGBT community with visible allies

Project: Fair Play 30

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Business collaboration: award winner and runners-up

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

Heriot-Watt University’s Dornoch environmental enhancement project aims to put Scotland at the forefront of native oyster restoration

Project: Dornoch environmental enhancement project

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Digital innovation: award winner and runners-up

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

London School of Economics’ State of the States is an in-depth, user-friendly online resource for those interested in US politics

Project: The State of the States

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Course and curriculum design: award winner and runners-up

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

Nottingham Trent University’s Scale-Up project has significantly reduced gaps between different groups of students

Project: Scale-Up

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Employability and entrepreneurship: award winner and runners-up

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

Norwich University of the Arts’s card game, Profile, has doubled student engagement with its careers service

Project: Gamification of careers advice

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Nottingham Trent wins inaugural Guardian university of the year award

the guardian - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 00:00

The new award recognises a university which combines academic excellence with inclusivity

Nottingham Trent University has been crowned university of the year in the Guardian’s annual awards for its inclusive curriculum and focus on social mobility.

The award, which was introduced this year, is calculated on the basis of several measures, including performance and improvement in the Guardian league tables. These focus on the university activities that matter most to young people: quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability.

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NUS approves measures to plug £3.6m deficit

the guardian - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 20:41

Changes include new governance structures and members’ fee reductions

Delegates at the annual conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) have approved a radical set of changes intended to transform the 100-year-old organisation and save it from financial collapse.

After nearly five hours of debate, 700 delegates representing 200 students’ unions voted in favour of the package, despite earlier concerns among some activists that the changes would hamper democracy and campaigning, and reduce the union to little more than a service provider.

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Ofsted chief accepted for 'settled status'

bbc education - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 18:15
A senior education official has had his dispute resolved over getting settled status after Brexit.
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It's sobering and shaming that teenagers know more than their parents about history | Adrian Chiles

the guardian - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 17:33

When my daughter asked for help with her GCSE revision, I thought this is what fatherhood is all about. It turns out I have much to learn

All over the country, 16-year-olds are very much not enjoying their Easter holidays. I just walked through the little park across the road from me as the council mowers were out. Nigh on four decades since I was battling O-levels, the smell of cut grass still gets exam panic rising in me like sap. It’s the time of year for it. My daughter is doing her GCSEs next month and it’s back in force, like a hay fever flare-up.

It must be hard for kids slogging away now, worrying about results until the end of August, only for the grownups to be muttering about how much harder it was in our day.

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Schools, put down your begging bowls. Unite and protest instead | Holly Rigby

the guardian - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 16:56

When pencils and lined paper have to be crowdfunded, you know something is desperately wrong with the system

Given the £5.4 billion shortfall in funding that schools across England have suffered in the last three years, it’s little wonder that school fundraising efforts to plug these gaps have had to become increasingly creative.

In the school I taught in last year, the school building was hired out in the evening to raise extra cash, so it wasn’t unusual to finish my marking to the lively sounds of the local Ghanaian church service in the canteen next to my classroom. At the end of last term, my current school hosted a conference for 500 teachers from across the country for a lively day of collaborative discussion on classroom pedagogy, with tickets costing visiting teachers £50 a head.

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UWE Bristol students 'sought help' before deaths

bbc education - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 16:23
A University of the West of England report says eight students had identified mental health problems.
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Ireland's attempts to secularise its schools have turned to farce | Emer O'Toole

the guardian - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 13:00

Catholic schools in Dublin are circulating misinformation about what divestment will mean. How are parents to make an informed decision?

In Ireland, 90% of primary schools are Catholic. This religious domination of public education is anomalous in a developed nation. It does not meet the needs of Ireland’s increasingly diverse population, or of the many citizens – religious or otherwise – who would rather that Catholicism was not afforded a privileged place in public life.

In 2012, a government report recognised the need for change and recommended that some schools divest their religious patronage. Progress has been slow. Though the church agrees that some divestment is necessary, at local level it is reluctant to cede power.

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Comment corriger les lacunes des Français en matière de finances personnelles

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 09:16
Tous les élèves de quatrième pourraient à l’avenir être sensibilisés aux questions d’argent via un enseignement de quelques heures. Objectif : développer la culture financière dès le plus jeune âge.
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Children's mental health services 'postcode lottery'

bbc education - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 04:48
Spending on children's mental health services is up 17% but some areas have missed out on extra funds.
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'Institutes of Technology' to boost skills training

bbc education - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 04:07
The locations of 12 Institutes of Technology - aiming to provide high-quality skills training - are revealed.
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Why do we like magic when we know it's a trick?

bbc education - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 02:58
Magic is being examined by scientists wanting to understand how it plays with our perception.
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Texas Tech Medical School, Under Pressure From Education Dept., Will Stop Using Race in Admissions

NYTimes - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 02:39
The university made the decision as part of an agreement resolving a 14-year investigation by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.
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Children who need help with mental health face postcode lottery – study

the guardian - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 02:01

Report finds wide disparities in spending on services for low-level conditions across England

Children suffering anxiety, depression and other low-level mental health conditions face a postcode lottery when seeking treatment, research has shown.

There are wide disparities in spending per child in different parts of England with more than a third of areas seeing a real-terms fall in spending on these services. This is despite soaring demand and increased government funding for children’s mental health nationally, the study by the children’s commissioner for England found.

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