In Cameroon, a school helps to integrate disabled children into society

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 07:00

At a school in Yaoundé where disabled children learn side-by-side with other pupils, eliminating discrimination is seen as a human rights imperative

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How to spot if a school is right for you when job hunting

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 07:00

Discard the marketing and trust your instincts. Journalist Hannah Fearn explores the easy-to-miss signs that tell teachers if they’ll suit a school

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This ‘woe-is-me’ race to the bottom won’t attract university funding

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 07:00
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'Spend less on fancy buildings and hand out more scholarships,' boarding schools told

Telegraph - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 06:00
Boarding schools must provide scholarships for middle class children who cannot afford fees, the national director of the Boarding Schools Association will say







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A tip for the next Labour leader – get yourself an interest outside politics

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 06:00
Michael Gove – and Nicky Morgan after him – downgraded arts education. But a rounded worldview is impossible without the influence of culture and creativity Continue reading...







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Tim Peake launches space food test

BBC - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 01:14
British astronaut Tim Peake invites schoolchildren to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.
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West Virginia man, 94, graduates from college: 'I've waited a long time for this'

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 21:46

Anthony Brutto first enrolled for classes in 1939, when tuition cost $50 – and he came back more than three-quarters of a century later to claim his degree

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Duke professor says African Americans must stop 'feeling sorry for themselves'

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 21:21

Jerry Hough’s response to a New York Times editorial prompts outrage as he suggests African Americans should ‘copy the approach’ of Asians and Poles

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London's international students prove lucrative for UK economy, claims study

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 19:01

Analysis by London First and PwC suggests overseas students contribute £2.8bn each year, while providing them with public services costs £540m

International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy, yet many of them say Britain’s immigration system has negatively affected their experience of studying here, according to a study.

The report by the business lobby London First and the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultancy aims for the first time to quantify the economic costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at the capital’s universities to both London and the UK economy.

Related: No Theresa May, we need those foreign graduates | James Dyson

Related: Why international students are choosing London

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Do the maths

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 18:00

An election when nothing added up

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Pushy parents 'stress out' children

BBC - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:57
There has been a rise in the number of parents "living their lives through their ambitions for their children", the head teacher of Eton says.
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Oxford University rules out investing in coal and tar sands

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:49

But UK’s second biggest university by endowment says it will not bow to campaigners’ demands for full divestment from fossil fuels

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Life doesn't come with trigger warnings. Why should books?

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:33

The outside world is full of triggers. If I don’t warn you of one it’s not out of malice

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How to teach … fossils

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:10

Capture the imagination of would-be palaeontologists with these lesson ideas, which include clay modelling and writing fossil hunter journals

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'Bias' claims at school back-tracked

Telegraph - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 17:09
County councillor says political lessons at primary school were 'appropriate'







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World Bank announces $5bn drive to improve quality of global education

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 14:56

On eve of World Education Forum, results-based initiative shifts focus from school enrolment to quality of learning, but aid agencies urge caution

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Academics under pressure to bump up student grades, Guardian survey shows

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 13:25

Academics say teaching reforms are damaging the quality of education and making their workloads unmanageable

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Almost half of academics have experienced pressure in the last three years to bump up student grades or stop students failing, according to a Guardian survey of university staff.

Some 46% of academics said they have been pressurised to mark students’ work generously, according to the survey hosted on the Guardian’s Higher Education Network, while 37% did not believe teaching was valued by their institution. Just over 60% of the 2,019 respondents to the survey were academics, while others worked in a range of positions, including finance and student support.

Related: Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

Related: Overworked and isolated - work pressure fuels mental illness in academia

Related: University staff frustrated by lack of jobs

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Many pupils 'not in good schools'

BBC - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 13:00
School improvements in Suffolk demanded by Ofsted are happening too slowly and pupils' attainment remains below average, a new study says.
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International students 'key' to UK economy

Telegraph - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 11:29
Restricting foreign students' post-study work opportunities was "a mistake", says leading academic, as overseas students are "key" to economic success







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How to find accommodation for your year abroad

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 18/05/2015 - 10:12

Accommodation can be one of the biggest headaches of organising your year abroad. How do you find somewhere affordable – and liveable – in an unfamiliar location?

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