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  • ‘We anchored ourselves in wild adventure!’ Tilda Swinton on her trippy film about learning, AI and neuroscience June 11, 2024
    What can a pipe-smoking caterpillar, a few algorithms and a researcher from the year 2042 tell us about the future of learning? The actor turned director explains all the ideas that fed into her thought-provoking new documentary‘This is a film about learning, full of questions, with not many answers,” announces Tilda Swinton at the start […]
    Chris Tryhorn
  • Media studies are popular, dynamic and have ‘profound impact’, report says June 10, 2024
    Degrees often derided as ‘low-value’ or ‘Mickey Mouse’ subjects are praised as vital to UK’s £108bn creative industriesMedia and communications studies, often derided as “soft”, “low-value” or “Mickey Mouse” subjects, are in fact popular, dynamic and have “profound impact”, according to a report.The British Academy study says that rather than being “low value”, such courses […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Labour urged to confirm how it will find staff for 100,000 new childcare places June 10, 2024
    Party’s proposals involve about £140m to refurbish school classrooms, but nothing extra to increase staffingUK general election live – latest updatesLabour has been accused of leaving a gap in its childcare plans after the party confirmed its promise to offer 100,000 new childcare places would not involve extra funding to recruit more staff.Keir Starmer, the […]
    Kiran Stacey Political correspondent
  • Harder to own your first home under the Tories, Rishi Sunak admits – UK politics as it happened June 10, 2024
    PM acknowledges in BBC Panorama interview to air tonight that it is a challenge for people to buy their first homeSign up for Election Edition, our UK general election newsletterDavey sums up the Lib Dems’ plans on health and social careAnd he says he wants to mention one other policy he is particularly proud of […]
    Tom Ambrose and Andrew Sparrow
  • The big idea: why we need to put death on the curriculum June 10, 2024
    Most British children experience bereavement, and schools should help them deal with itMy daughter was two and a half when I was first diagnosed with blood cancer. I still remember the immediate instinct I had, as a parent, to shield her from the news for as long as I could. A small child couldn’t possibly be equipped to […]
    Tim Jonze
  • Why are America’s elite universities so afraid of this scholar’s paper? June 9, 2024
    The Columbia Law Review website was temporarily shut down after it published a Palestinian human rights lawyer’s article proposing a new way to understand Palestinian life under Israeli ruleWhen the Palestinian human rights lawyer Rabea Eghbariah arrived at a Manhattan cafe on Thursday afternoon, he had just learned that his article had been reinstated in […]
    Jonathan Guyer
  • Labour must halt ‘disastrous’ teacher exodus if it wants to improve schools, heads warn June 8, 2024
    Unions and headteachers say party must make retention of staff as high a priority as recruitmentHeadteachers have warned that stemming the “disastrous” flood of teachers leaving the profession should be as much of a priority for Labour as its plan to recruit thousands of new ones.New government data has revealed that for the first time last […]
    Anna Fazackerley
  • Israel has destroyed or damaged 80% of schools in Gaza. This is scholasticide | Chandni Desai June 8, 2024
    The attack on Palestinian education, educators and cultural knowledge isn’t new, but it has reached horrifying new levelsAs Palestinians were commemorating the 76th anniversary of their ongoing forced dispossession and expulsion from their native lands, known in Arabic as the Nakba, Israeli forces bombed six United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (Unrwa) […]
    Chandni Desai
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