More free school meals ‘would stop diet disaster’

Free school meals should be extended to another 1.5 million children in England, says a government-commissioned review into food and healthy eating. The National Food Strategy warns that the country’s eating habits are a “slow-motion disaster”. The review warns of the toxic connection between poor diet and child poverty. Report author Henry Dimbleby said a nutritious diet was the “foundation […]

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No statewide test this fall to assess what Colorado students missed

Colorado students won’t start the school year with a uniform diagnostic test to determine how their reading and math skills stack up after months at home with inconsistent access to virtual learning. In a letter to advocacy groups, Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes said she shared their concerns about making sure schools and students have the right support to make […]

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London job access causing social mobility gap

For Ailsa, the big “should I stay or should I go?” decision came at a Gateshead bus stop. “I thought ‘this is not for me,’” she said, thinking about a future of insecure jobs in a time and place where “industry was dead”. So she became the first in her family to go to university and then moved to London […]

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Denver Public Schools releases more information about virtual classes

Denver Public Schools officials say they are preparing three scenarios for the upcoming fall semester covering a virtual and two in-person possibilities as the country’s coronavirus pandemic rages on. Enrollment, also called annual family update, begins next week and parents and guardians will have until school begins Aug. 24 to decide whether they want their children to attend classes in-person […]

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Oxford Rhodes statue staying until next year

The controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes is going to stay in place outside an Oxford college until at least next year. Protestors had called for the removal of Oriel College’s statue of the Victorian imperialist. Governors of the college announced in June they also wanted to see the statue taken down. A commission set up by the college to examine […]

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Prosthetic helps Greeley student pilot fly pain-free

By Anne Delaney, The Greeley Tribune GREELEY, Colo. — When Rudy Aist was 15 years old, he realized he wanted to fly. Almost by accident, he learned about flying on a whim while trying to earn a merit badge in boy scouts. He said he’s tried other activities, majors and interests over the years, but nothing has stayed with him […]

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Inside Denver Public Schools’ reopening plan: Masks required, “F” grades discouraged, no singing in music class

As the fall semester inches closer, Denver Public Schools leaders are rethinking and restructuring various aspects of the school day to accommodate what’s expected to be a very unusual academic year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a detailed plan of reopening procedures obtained by The Denver Post, the state’s largest district outlines ways in which operations will be different […]

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