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In France, traditionally the month of September is the month of the school year this year with a small revolution! Musically, New York pays tribute to Edith Piaf and Jean-Jacques Goldman is dedicated favorite personality of French.
Traditionally in France, children go to school four days a week, from 8:30 to 16:30 hours and have homework. France differs from other countries, with the longer days and shorter year.Click here to read this article in English.
French Back to School 2013: towards an Anglo-Saxon model?
The year has 140 days of school 840 hours of instruction. Since 1962, numerous reports (including the OECD ) denounced the heavy rhythms of French school kids, not adapted to the child but to the social and economic interests of France. Since his arrival at the Ministry of Education, Vincent Peillon, the Education Minister has made ??the reform of school beats one of its priorities by gradually introducing a week of 4.5 days for a quarter of French schoolchildren 2013.
The course will end at 15:30 but will be followed by extra-curricular activities supported by the municipalities. A small revolution! France seems to gradually adopt the model of some Anglo-Saxon countries such as Australia, for example.
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Homage to New York at the famous French singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf and New York have a history. Party in 1947 to learn English, the singer is then produced for several months Versailles, a posh Manhattan nightclub. It crosses the actress Marlene Dietrich and there born a long friendship. Piaf New York meeting the love of his life, the boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in 1949 in an airplane when he comes to join accident. Well known in the United States in the late 50s, Edith Piaf occur several times at Carnegie Hall.
50 years after his death, New York paid tribute to the famous French singer with two nights on 19 and 20 September, a concert with Patricia Kaas his show “Kaas chante Piaf” and an evening “Francofolies” which brought together Many French artists and Francophiles. Note that the Francofolies is originally a French festival born in La Rochelle. A series of celebrations are planned in New York including French House Columbia and France to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of his death. In Paris, do not hesitate to attend the show Caroline Nin “Hymn to Piaf.”
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Jean-Jacques Goldman: French favorite personality
In each country, there is a singer who scored your generation. Jean-Jacques Goldman , French leading figure of the 1980s and 1990s marked the mine. The singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman was named favorite personality of French from a list of 58 celebrities in the survey Ifop-JDD . The maker of tube Celine Dion and Johnny Hallyday, retired for a dozen years, however, remains essential to the French scene.
Young French artists have paid tribute to him in “Generation Goldman” disc that rises to the top of sales in France. At the announcement of his consecration the singer said “My gratitude is endless. I do not know what to say, except that the list of recently elected (Abbé Pierre, Noah, Zidane, Omar Sy …) vividly shows that the French are the least racist and most hospitable people in the world. ”
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1. Edith Piaf via www.wikipedia
2. Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich via myspace
3. Children Class via www.cagou.com