Art for the sake of our children’s lasting happiness

I read with deep sadness your front-page report (‘Fear of failure’ giving UK children the lowest happiness levels in Europe, 28 August). As I was reflecting on why that might be, I came across the obituary for Sir Ken Robinson (26 August). He was a passionate and lifelong advocate for creativity in schools. His work was instrumental in bringing wider […]

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Denver Public Schools considers earlier return to classroom for some elementary students

Based on current public health conditions, Denver Public Schools may bring back some elementary students earlier than originally planned, Superintendent Susana Cordova said Friday in an email to parents. Denver is holding classes remotely through the end of the first quarter Oct. 16. Cordova made that decision in July when many public health officials were sounding the alarm over the […]

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Does my child have to return to school?

The prime minister has urged parents to send their children back to school for the autumn term. So, how will the return to classes work? Do I have to send my child back? Schools in Scotland have now reopened, along with some schools in Northern Ireland. England and Wales are set to follow next month. Children must return for the […]

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Campus statements on “sensitive topics” like race, climate change must be run past president’s office first, CU says

The University of Colorado has instructed communications staff on the school’s campuses to avoid partisan language and submit any statements dealing with “sensitive” topics — including COVID-19 science, race relations, climate change and the First Amendment — to the office of President Mark Kennedy prior to publication. That directive, made in a July memo recently obtained by The Denver Post, […]

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Fort Lupton High School student tests positive for COVID-19, contacted group to quarantine for 14 days – The Denver Post

A Fort Lupton High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, the Weld Re-8 School District announced on its Facebook page Wednesday morning. The post says the student who tested positive was in the blue cohort at the high school, and all students in the blue cohort would be dismissed from school according to guidelines and guidance from the Colorado […]

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Student staples: scrambled tofu and vegan macaroni cheese

Scrambled tofu One tub of nutritional yeast will sort you out for the year, and the incredible cheesy flavour it brings more than justifies a trip to Holland & Barrett. (Once you have some, make kale crisps – you’ll never look back.) Serves 2 One block medium tofu (broken into chunks)1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp turmeric2 tbsp nutritional yeast1 tbsp […]

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A-levels: why has Ofqual suspended its criteria to appeal grades?

Ofqual, the exams regulator for England, has suspended its criteria for students hoping to challenge their A-level grades on the basis of their mock exam results. What has happened to the promised exam appeals process? Last Tuesday Gavin Williamson announced that pupils in England could use grades from their mock exam to appeal if they were “unhappy” with the results […]

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A-level student launches legal bid against Ofqual

An A-level student has launched a legal bid against the exams regulator Ofqual to “force them to come up with a fairer system”. The Good Law Project, which is supporting six other students over a judicial review of Ofqual’s “failings”, has so far raised almost £60,000 by crowdfunding to cover legal costs. Curtis Parfitt-Ford, 18, accused the government of “playing […]

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Controversial exams algorithm to set 97% of GCSE results

Nearly 5 million GCSEs will this week be awarded using a controversial model that education experts fear could lead to even more results being downgraded than in last week’s A-levels fiasco. According to analysis shared with the Observer, more than 4.6 million GCSEs in England – about 97% of the total – will be assigned solely by the algorithm drawn […]

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