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Parents ‘in limbo’ ahead of Coatbridge school safety review findings

bbc education - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 23:13
An independent report looking at contamination fears at a school campus in Coatbridge is due to be published within days.
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Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 22:52
The class-action suit had been filed by nine women who said they were raped or harassed by their professors.
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Interview am Morgen: Grundschul-Debatte: "Man kann nicht einfach bestimmte Kinder von der Schulpflicht ausschließen"

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 20:30

Zur Schule darf erst, wer Deutsch spricht? Die Lehrerin Heidrun Quandt hält nichts von der Idee. Alarmiert ist sie trotzdem.

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Northamptonshire: New children's home to cut out-of-area placements

bbc education - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 19:54
A troubled council is setting up a children's home in one of its town centre buildings.
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Parents devastated by closure of Bristol special needs school

the guardian - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 19:38

Children ‘traumatised’ by sudden closure of St Christopher’s over safeguarding concerns

Parents have expressed their devastation at the sudden closure of a special needs residential school in Bristol, which left their children – who have severe and complex learning difficulties – distraught and without suitable alternative placements.

Parents were called at work and summoned to pick up their children from St Christopher’s – an independent special school and care home in Westbury Park in the north of the city – after the schools’ regulator Ofsted suspended its registration because of safeguarding concerns.

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Schule: Lernt man in Vorklassen besser Deutsch?

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 18:29

Kinder, die nicht genug Deutsch können, sollen später eingeschult werden. Diese Forderung hat eine aufgeregte Debatte ausgelöst. Praktiziert wird das mancherorts längst - mit unklarem Nutzen.

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Scottish exam rates fall for fourth year in a row

the guardian - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 17:50

Scottish Labour and Conservatives say decline is down to budget and teacher cuts

Scottish ministers have been accused of failing to invest enough in education after pass rates in nearly all school qualifications fell for the fourth year in a row.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority said A-C passes in Higher grades, roughly equivalent to an A level, fell to below 75%, after four consecutive years of decline, while Advanced Higher grades also fell to their lowest pass rate since 2015.

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Leserdiskussion: Ist Begabtenförderung unfair?

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 16:42

Hochschulstipendien kommen überproportional oft Kindern aus Akademikerfamilien zugute. Doch ein Stipendium unabhängig von der sozialen Herkunft sei ebenso willkürlich, kommentiert SZ-Autor Bernd Kramer. Denn Begabung und Intelligenz suche man sich nicht aus.

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Stipendien: Warum Elitenförderung immer ungerecht ist

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 13:15

Wer bekommt an den Hochschulen ein Stipendium? Es ist vor allem der Nachwuchs aus Akademikerfamilien. Man kann das ändern - fair wird das System trotzdem nicht.

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‘This is oppression’: gagging orders used to muzzle teachers

the guardian - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 09:03

Staff have little legal protection if they blow the whistle about exam cheating, discrimination or assault

Jackie Evans*, a special needs teacher for 20 years, was on holiday when she got a call from her headteacher. A complaint had been made by another member of staff about her disciplinary methods.

It had never happened before and Evans felt it was blown out of proportion. “They did an investigation and it was obvious they weren’t going to drop it. I was terrified they were going to sack me. I didn’t know how I was going to feed my kids.”

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Call for universities to stop lobbying against admissions overhaul

the guardian - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 09:00
Vice-chancellors need to accept that applying after A-level results would be fairer, say campaigners

Universities must not be allowed to squash moves towards a system in which sixth formers would apply for a degree course after A-level results, some vice-chancellors are warning. They are concerned that many of their colleagues will resist change for fear of disrupting the summer holidays or having to alter their campus calendar.

The admissions service, Ucas, reported last week that unconditional university offers rose again this year. This is likely to be met with serious disapproval in Westminster, and accelerate a change in the admissions system.

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There is a way out of the schools LGBT protest mess – but ministers need to get behind it | Colin Diamond

the guardian - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 08:45

Unicef’s children’s rights charter helped Birmingham after the Trojan horse crisis and offers a basis for relationship education

The introduction of mandatory relationships and sex education (RSE) in English schools was always going to be controversial. When the government consulted with the public, 40% of the responses were from people of faith. Overall, 58% of respondents disagreed with the content of relationships education in primary school and there was considerable opposition to teaching about LGBT relationships. Socially conservative Christian, Jewish and Muslim parents made their opinions known. But were they heard?

The Department for Education’s guiding principles remained unchanged and schools were left to determine how to implement the teaching. The government seemed to think things would somehow sort themselves out and headteachers could navigate their own path. The DfE was unwilling to discuss how the guidance would play out in complex multi-faith, multi-ethnic schools and communities. This was a dereliction of duty by ministers.

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Scottish exams: School pupils receive results

bbc education - Τρίτη, 06/08/2019 - 02:05
Advice and support will be on offer as thousands of pupils find out how they did in this year's exams.
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'If you want unsolicited advice, get pregnant'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 05/08/2019 - 22:44
Jaclene Paolucci's sardonic response to a stranger about her lifestyle choices while pregnant resonated online.
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Bildung: FDP will Elite-Stipendien auch für Lehrlinge

sueddeutsche_bild - Δευτέρα, 05/08/2019 - 19:48

Die 13 Förderwerke für Begabte sollen künftig nicht nur Studierenden offenstehen. Bei manchen Stiftungen stößt der Vorstoß der Liberalen allerdings auf Skepsis.

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Stillbirth: 'No-one prepares you for the loss of a baby'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 05/08/2019 - 13:24
Families who have experienced the death of a baby tell their stories.
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