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20 June 2018
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How students learn at one top boarding school
How students learn at one top boarding school
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More than 400 students from 70 countries attend Le Rosey, a renowned boarding school in Switzerland. This article describes the school's schedule, activities available to students and its focus on art, music and technology.
Forbes (15 Jun.) 
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Classroom flexibility may improve outcomes
Classroom flexibility may improve outcomes
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Flexible classroom spaces are as important as other environmental factors, such as light and temperature, in improving academic outcomes for students, according to a study by researchers at the University of Salford, in England. Researchers considered data from 153 classrooms in 27 schools across the country.
Edutopia online (14 Jun.) 
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Professional Development
Are job ads for headteachers targeting men?
The type of language used in advertisements for headteacher positions may be driving a gender imbalance in that role, according to an analysis by Vivienne Porritt, a former headteacher and founding member of WomenEd. She notes that some ads use words such as "ambitious" or "driven" in ways that may be deterring women from applying to leadership roles.
The Guardian (London) (19 Jun.) 
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Leadership and Governance
Universal CPR lessons considered in Scotland city
The city council in Glasgow, Scotland, is seeking to teach all students CPR skills before they graduate. Officials said that students -- and the general public -- would benefit if students learned basic life-saving and first-aid skills.
Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland) (19 Jun.) 
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Technology
UK boarding school restricts cellphone use
First-year students at Eton College in England are no longer allowed to have mobile phones at night because of concerns about social media and screen time. Simon Henderson, the boarding school's headmaster, said officials are considering expanding the policy to include older students.
The Guardian (London) (13 Jun.) 
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Interest Area Spotlight
Report: Fewer UK students study computer science
The digital skills gap may be widening for students in England, according to a report from researchers at the University of Roehampton. Only 12% of students are enrolled in computer science courses, and data show that fewer women and students from low-income families study computer science.
BBC (18 Jun.) 
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