30 juillet 2018

New Mexico case should serve as wake-up call on school funding

The ConversationA New Mexico trial court recently found that the state has been failing in its constitutional duty to ensure that all students receive an adequate education. The court ordered the state to come up with a fix by next April. In practical terms, any fix will mean more money for poor school districts, more oversight to ensure uniform opportunities across the state and more education services for at-risk students. More...

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Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought

The ConversationThis new analysis we conducted of results from the National Assessment of Education Progress contradicts previous reports that academic progress has stalled for multilingual learners. More...

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Deaf service cuts: a stark reminder of deaf education’s troubled history

The ConversationAn investigation by the National Deaf Children’s Society has revealed that services are being cut by an average of 10%. This follows reports that deaf education is already “in complete disarray” due to cuts to specialist teachers. News of the latest cutbacks have provoked anger among the deaf community who rightly fear that this loss of resources and expertise – which is already significantly below the national average – will have a detrimental impact on the life chances of deaf people. More...

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Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

The ConversationWhen you become stressed, the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system gets switched on. Initially this is a good thing, because it is the activation of this system that releases the neurochemical adrenaline – and this stimulates you to get going and focus on your work. But the problem starts when periods of stress become prolonged. More...

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Why the UK must up its game when it comes to recruiting international students

The ConversationInternational students make billions of pounds for the UK economy and help open up a window on the world to domestic students. That’s apparently why universities are supposed to recruit them, according to government policy. More...

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Can university graduates really become police detectives in 12 weeks? The jury’s still out

The ConversationThe announcement of a plan by government ministers to recruit and develop new graduates into police detectives with a 12-week training course, instantly polarised opinion. While the minister of policing, Nick Hurd, declared his “delight” at the introduction of new talent, the Police Federation called it an “insult” to its current members. More...

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North-south divide in schools is real – and it’s more complex than you think

The ConversationWhen it comes to education, children in the north of England are already on the back foot – with students in London or the south east, more likely to go onto a top university. Pupils from a disadvantaged background in the south, are also more likely to get five A* to C GCSEs, compared with pupils in the north. More...

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Sats results and why the numbers don’t add up

The ConversationSats have never been far from controversy. Introduced in 1989, the national curriculum aimed to ensure standardised teaching across all government funded schools – and Sats were the assessment of performance against expectation. More...

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Sex education gets a revamp but parents still allowed to opt kids out

The ConversationConsent, sexting and body image could soon be taught in sex education lessons in English schools. More...

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Kapan sebaiknya anak Indonesia belajar bahasa Inggris?

The ConversationPenggunaan bahasa Inggris dalam kehidupan sehari-hari semakin banyak di Indonesia. Kita dapat mendengar orang berbicara bahasa Inggris di kantor, bank, sekolah, tempat wisata, dan banyak tempat publik lainnya. Beberapa orang melakukannya dengan sedikit mencampuradukkan dengan bahasa Indonesia. More...

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