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For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty. For the rich, it’s orchestra and standup | Laura McInerney

the guardian - 1 hour 8 min ago

The demise of the state school lunch hour is yet another obstacle to Oxbridge places

There was justifiable outrage recently when the headteacher of £12,000-a-term Stowe School complained that “social engineering” meant Oxford and Cambridge universities were taking fewer kids from private schools.

Schools are social engineering factories; it’s what they are supposed to do. They take children and batch-improve them so they are ready to join society as adults. And as we all know, it is state school pupils who usually battle against the well-oiled social engineering of the rich.

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‘I felt like a criminal’: the students waiting to be cleared of cheating at English

the guardian - 1 hour 53 min ago

Thousands studying in the UK lost their visas after test results were queried – but a report this week could bring resolution

Farzana Boby describes her life in Bangladesh as a “living hell”. She returned from London two years ago, having spent three years failing to overturn an allegation of cheating by the British government. She is one of thousands of international students forced to abandon their studies and return home who are awaiting the publication of a government watchdog report this week, hopeful that it could mark the start of a resolution to a painful five-year dispute.

Related: Accused of cheating: another immigration scandal? – podcast

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Academy withdraws pupils from A-level exams over poor mocks

bbc education - 6 hours 6 min ago
The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct".
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University of Oxford promises quarter of places to poor

bbc education - 6 hours 7 min ago
University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.
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Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

bbc education - 7 hours 15 min ago
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.
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Oxford aims to attract deprived students with new foundation year

the guardian - 7 hours 53 min ago

University launches schemes to bring in more undergraduates from disadvantaged groups

The University of Oxford is to launch programmes to address its historically low numbers of students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds, including a foundation year for talented school-leavers who lack the required grades.

Louise Richardson, the university’s vice-chancellor, said the programmes were “a hugely exciting initiative” to improve access to the university, and combined with existing schemes would mean one in four British undergraduates at Oxford coming from deprived or disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Morehouse College student: 'I want to change the world'

bbc education - 8 hours 17 min ago
Dwytt Lewis is one of the 400 Morehouse College graduates whose debt is being wiped by a US billionaire.
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BOOKS TERRITORY: More Than Just Children’s Books

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 21:20
Krumulus, a small bookstore in Germany, has everything a kid could want: parties, readings, concerts, plays, puppet shows, workshops and book clubs.
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'A national shame': headteachers voice anger about pupils' hunger

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 20:09

Schools confirm Human Rights Watch findings government is failing children in poverty

Headteachers have spoken out about the hardship their students are facing in the wake of a Human Rights Watch report that highlighted the growing number of children in the UK going hungry.

Related: UK's 'cruel and harmful policies' lack regard for child hunger, says NGO

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Short-term contracts a plague on academia | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 20:03
Lecturers and trade unionists rally in support of an academic at Soas, University of London, who has been twice refused a permanent post, and urge institutions to review their use of casual contracts

Casualisation in academia is rampant and on the rise. And despite fine words about tackling ethnic disparities among students and in staff recruitment, fixed-term contracts are disproportionately held by ethnic minorities and women.

Now, an academic at Soas, University of London, Dr Feyzi Ismail, has twice had her application for permanency rejected, even after having worked at Soas since 2011 and for more than four years on continuous contracts. Universities are increasingly finding ways to keep people on fixed-term contracts, which is against the spirit of the law. Yet academics like Dr Ismail who are repeatedly put on fixed-term contracts do the same valuable work as permanent employees, but on significantly worse and more precarious terms and conditions.

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Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 19:04
People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.
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Did you solve it? The Zorro puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 19:00

The solution to today’s teaser

In my puzzle column earlier today I set you these problems about slicing through a square grid:

1) What is the least number of straight lines you need to draw across a 3x3 square grid so that every cell in the grid has at least one of the lines passing through it.

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« Comment les dispositifs d’ouverture sociale des grandes écoles affectent l’orientation des lycéens »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 16:45
Ces dispositifs « induisent de nouvelles manières d’organiser et de penser le travail d’orientation » au lycée, explique dans une tribune au « Monde » Annabelle Allouch, maîtresse de conférences de sociologie à l’université de Picardie-Jules-Verne.
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« Les neurosciences complètent la boîte à outils pédagogique des enseignants »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 16:41
Le laboratoire psychologie du développement et de l’éducation de l’enfant de l’université Paris-Descartes lance en septembre un diplôme universitaire de neuroéducation. Entretien croisé avec Grégoire Borst, directeur de la structure, Arnaud Cachia, professeur de neurosciences, et Marion Petipré, directrice du service AGIR.
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Ce que Parcoursup a (déjà) changé dans les lycées

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 16:35
Depuis le 15 mai, Parcoursup a commencé à afficher les propositions d’orientation faites aux lycéens. Un an après son lancement, des enseignants racontent les effets de la nouvelle plate-forme dans le quotidien des établissements et des élèves.
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Tackling skills gap ‘harmed by short-term politics’

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 09:36
Vocational education plans are "disjointed and inconsistent", says skills organisation.
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Can you solve it? The Zorro puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 09:10

Swordplay with lines and squares

Today you’re going to get the chance to prove a theorem no one has ever proved before.

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If we don't protect arts education, we'll lose the next generation of performers | David Ruebain

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 09:00

Funding cuts risk undermining the performing arts, but they deserve our support

The UK has long enjoyed a global reputation as a centre for excellence in the performing arts, both as an exporter of talent and a destination of choice for lovers of culture. We gain a lot emotionally from the industry, which boosts our mental and physical health. But performing arts are also part of the fastest-growing sector of the economy, the creative arts, which contributed more than £100bn in 2017. Despite all this, the performing arts in the UK are facing an existential threat.

The decline of formal performing arts education in schools and the impact of the Ebacc have been well documented. In 2017, the number of entries for GCSE drama declined by 8.5%, while A-level entries for dance fell by 42%, drama by 33% and music by 38% between 2010 and 2018. A BBC survey in January 2018 showed nine out of 10 secondary schools had cut back on lesson time, staff or facilities in at least one creative arts subject. Meanwhile, cuts to local authorities have further decimated opportunities for young people to participate in the performing arts.

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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 04:15
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.
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Teens in care 'abandoned to crime gangs'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 02:40
Unregulated accommodation for children aged 16 and over has increased by 70% in a decade, Newsnight learns.
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