Attendance drops as more state school students self-isolating

Attendence dropped in state schools across England last week, as more students were off self-isolating, according to the latest government figures. Around 86 per cent of pupils enrolled went to their state school in England last Thursday — down from more than 89 per cent the week before, Department for Education (DfE) data show.  Nearly two in three secondary schools […]

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Four new cases today, including another Pakistani cricketer

There are four new cases of Covid-19 today – including another Pakistani cricketer. Today’s update reveals a seventh case among the touring national cricket team. “One additional member of the Pakistan cricket squad has today tested positive during routine testing,” the Ministry of Health said. “The remainder of the results from the squad’s day 3 swab testing – apart from […]

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‘ECE has become baby farming’: Survey of early childhood teachers reveals worrying allegations

By John Gerritsen of RNZ A survey of 4000 early childhood teachers has revealed worrying allegations of crowded, noisy centres where profit is put before children’s welfare. While three-quarters of the respondents to the Child Forum survey endorsed the quality of the places they worked, a quarter said they could not. Advocates for teachers and children in early learning told […]

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Douglas County School District will go remote after Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 surge

Students in the Douglas County School District will finish the fall semester remotely, the district announced Thursday. The district will move all students to virtual learning on Nov. 30, following Thanksgiving break. The move was anticipated, as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to surge across Colorado. Earlier this week, interim Superintendent Corey Wise proposed the transition to remote learning, telling […]

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