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Education

South Africa: SA Schools Squads Named for U18 International Series

Today at 17:49 PM, via All Africa

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The SA Schools and SA Schools A squads – featuring four returning players from 2018 – to contest the U18 International Series against their age-group counterparts from Argentina, England, France, Wales in August were announced by SA Rugby on Monday.

South Africa: Play – The Natural Way of Early Learning

Today at 16:36 PM, via All Africa

[Daily Maverick] Play Africa, a children’s centre at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg for play learning, aims to make play an integral part of early learning and healthy development to spark imagination and enhance problem-solving capacities.

Head of Ofsted calls for greater scrutiny of multi-academy trusts

Today at 15:53 PM, via The Guardian

Amanda Spielman says evaluation system gives only partial view of performance

The chief inspector of schools has called for increased powers to scrutinise multi-academy trusts (Mats), warning that parents and policymakers currently have only a partial view of what is happening in England’s schools.

Amanda Spielman, the head of the schools regulator Ofsted, said trusts were not being held to...

Ghana: ER CCT Urges GES, SIC to Halt Group Insurance Policy

Today at 14:28 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] Koforidua -The Eastern Regional chapter of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has called on the Education Ministry, Ghana Education Service (GES) and the State Insurance Company (SIC) to put their group insurance policy which started in June 2018 on hold to avoid open confrontation.

Ghana: Inadequate Infrastructure Affecting Teaching, Learning At UHAS

Today at 14:27 PM, via All Africa

[Ghanaian Times] THE lack of adequate infrastructure at the main campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho, in the wake of soaring demand for enrolment is impacting negatively on teaching and learning at the institution.

Kenya: KNUT Seeks Meeting With Teachers’ Employer

Today at 13:37 PM, via All Africa

[Nation] Teachers want their employer to convene a meeting from Monday to discuss the implementation of orders of the labour and employment relations court with regard to their promotion.

The Conservatives look like the party of privilege. We must invest in social mobility | Justine Greening

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Emergency funding could tackle unequal access to education and opportunity, ending the bias against poorer young people

The Conservative party can only succeed if it’s in the centre ground of British politics and offers an antidote to Jeremy Corbyn’s hard-left Labour party. We must be seen as the party of opportunity, as we were when I was a working-class teenager growing up in Rotherham....

Ministers too slow to react to LGBT lessons row, says adviser

Today at 08:36 AM, via The Guardian

Sara Khan likens protesters outside Parkfield school in Birmingham to a ‘mob’

Headteachers dealing with protests over LGBT lessons should have been given more support, the government’s chief adviser on countering extremism has said.

Campaigners held banners saying “Don’t confuse our children” and “Let kids be kids” outside Parkfield community school in Birmingham after books featuring...

Can you solve it? Cheese cube nibbles

Today at 08:14 AM, via The Guardian

The party snack is perfect brain food

Today’s puzzles all concern cubes of cheese. You’ll need to be as sharp as a cocktail stick to skewer them.

1. You have a cube of cheese that measures 3 x 3 x 3 inches, and you want to slice it into 27 smaller 1 x 1 x 1 inch cubes, as shown below. If you have a straight knife, what’s the minimum number of slices you need to do it? You are allowed to...

I worried my dyslexia would hold me back, until I started a degree apprenticeship | Vida Nicholls

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

A new report warns that few students even know what a degree apprenticeship is, but it was a lifeline for me

When I first heard about apprenticeships, I thought they were only offered at college level, or in more practical jobs. But then my younger brother Josh started looking into a degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions to launch a career in cyber security. I was working in...

Students struggle to support themselves as university rent costs rise

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Survey suggests that students feel they lack support from their universities in managing their finances

Students are suffering high levels of financial stress as they struggle to support themselves during term time following a real terms decline in the value of the maintenance loan and the rising cost of rent.

A quarter of students find managing their money stressful, according to a survey of...

‘Meritocrat v toff’: Johnson’s losing battle for the Oxford Union

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Neil Sherlock recalls a sense of entitlement from his rival in race to become society president

Boris Johnson seemed convinced his charm alone would be enough to secure him the prize, but ultimately he was thwarted by a rival who sought to portray him as a charlatan – only to eventually triumph by changing his political colours completely.

This is not the story of the Conservative leadership...

The Guardian view on private schools: the rich secede from the rest | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:53 PM, via The Guardian

Boris Johnson might be the UK’s 20th prime minister from one school, Eton. Time to ask why the elite are blossoming in an anti-elite era

The United Kingdom is a few months away from crashing out of the European Union, the main opposition party is engaged in political fratricide and the country faces the highest risk of recession since 2007. Yet 160,000 Conservative party members will land us,...

The Guardian view on the creative self: it needs more than 15 minutes | Editorial

Yesterday at 19:53 PM, via The Guardian

Britons need time and space to release their imagination. It would be good for them and for their country

“My goodness, we need empathetic intelligent creative people today.” So said the new children’s laureate, Cressida Cowell, in an interview with the Guardian at the weekend. The author believes reading is a crucial way for young people to develop these capacities, and plans to use her...

Warwick University not safe, says woman targeted by ‘rape chat’

Yesterday at 16:11 PM, via The Guardian

Student speaks out over response to violent sexual taunts by male undergraduates

One of the female students targeted by a male “rape chat” group at the University of Warwick has warned women and minorities that it is not a safe place to study.

Danielle – not her real name – questioned the fitness of the university’s vice-chancellor, Stuart Croft, to do his job because of his response to...

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