Education and knowledge

Deconfinement: Children talking to adults

Some kids have everything, some kids have almost nothing. In France, as in other countries, not everyone experiences confinement in the same way, of course, so great is the diversity of the regions. Many, well housed, will see family ties grow stronger. Others, large families in small spaces, are waiting with their children to be reunited.

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Letter to my grandchildren

On Tuesday, May 12th, I should be at school... eight weeks after I left you in shock and awe. I should be in school and I don't know what our school will be like then... Will there be white marks drawn in front of each class, one metre apart so that

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The 'Instits' question

May 11, 2020 is the date set by the government for the gradual reopening of schools. In a note of 20 April (1), the Scientific Council recommends to the government the reopening of schools and establishments in September, indicating in another specific opinion that the decision to

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Major groups' hand on the university

Total plans to locate its research and innovation department in the heart of Polytechnique, a school under the supervision of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. The students are rising up and denouncing the affair because they do not want to associate the school's image with the oil and gas multinational. In spite of the State's supervision, the Grande Ecole

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PISA 2018 study : France can do better

The latest global survey of the OECD's PISA ranking, launched in 2000, which assesses the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems, has just been released. France remains one of the countries with the highest levels of educational inequality, revealing that the achievements of 15-year-olds are just above the OECD average.

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The reform of the baccalaureate will make it possible to raise the level of students

Four tests, the end of the S, L, ... series, a great oral, continuous assessment ...: the methods of the "remusculation" of the baccalaureate presented on Wednesday 14 February by the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, want to restore "meaning and usefulness" to the baccalaureate, "a springboard to success in higher education". So,

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Cédric Villani

Bruises on the math hump.

What are the current strengths and weaknesses, blocking points and potential levers that make us, the French, in 26th place in the Pisa ranking? To make young French people love maths and improve their level in this subject was the mission entrusted to them in October 2017.

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Young farmer

Agriculture in 2030 : Agricultural education will have to go "green".

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Agricultural education, which has more than 450,000 pupils, students, trainees and apprentices, will have to adapt to the changes to come between now and 2030, taking into account the development of "green" professions; and this, despite serious unknowns on the evolution of agriculture. This is what a government study indicates. "Support for

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