Schools will reopen as abruptly as they closed — but only for some.
Richard Ross, my mentor and friend of 40 years, who has died aged 84, was a passionate, kind-hearted intellectual and a pre-eminent figure in film education for three decades. A modest man who wore his achievements lightly, he was known by peers and students alike as Dick.
Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, Dick was the son of Paddy Ross, who owned a cycle shop, and Muriel (nee Bell) a school...
The solutions to today’s puzzles
Earlier today I set you the following chess-themed conundrums:
1. The quintet of queens.
An announcement about plans for next summer’s exams in England is expected later this week.
[Nairobi News] Thousands of learners failed to show up in class when schools partially reopened last month, raising fears of massive dropouts caused by the prolonged closure of learning institutions.
[Nation] Thousands of learners failed to show up in class when schools partially reopened last month, raising fears of massive dropouts caused by the prolonged closure of learning institutions.
[SAnews.gov.za] The Gauteng Education Department has placed a total of 181 119 (81.48%) Grade 1 and 8 learners who had applied for admission through the online admissions placement process.
[Ghanaian Times] Traditionally, software has been classified into application system software and operating systems software. Application software facilitate users’ work in executing routine processes while operating systems software is designed to make all the different hardware components, as well as all the peripherals, work together and operate as an integrated machine. Examples of modern...
Teacher burnout could erode instructional quality, stymie working parents and hinder the reopening of the economy.
[The Herald] Mashonaland West Bureau
[Radio Dabanga] South Kordofan / Jebel Marra — The governor of South Kordofan, Hamid El Bashir, described the condition of education in his state as “tragic” and said that only 12 per cent of those who enter basic school complete the eighth grade.
Puzzles to have you in pieces
Thanks to the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, chess is having a moment. Today’s three puzzles are in homage to world-class female players, both fictitious and real.
1. A quintet of queens.
Parents whose children are having to isolate after cases in their schools say they are going without pay.
A new tutoring project is ensuring students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds don’t drift away from education during the pandemic
One day at school, Jack* was accosted by his teacher while he was putting his coat on and getting ready to leave the classroom. “Leave it there,” she insisted in front of his classmates. “We donated you that. Your mum didn’t have enough money to buy...
[Nation] The Kenya School of Government in collaboration with the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) are working on a unique creative arts development curriculum which aims to support youth innovation centres across the country to become sources of jobs and wealth creation.
[Premium Times] Mr Sambo, a former vice president, also speaks on the current ASUU strike.
The attack, first discovered late Tuesday, disrupted the district’s websites and remote learning programs, as well as its grading and email systems, officials said.
All students are being asked to take two of the rapid lateral flow device tests before travelling home.
My father, Tom Winnifrith, who has died aged 82, was an academic who was instrumental in founding the department of classics at Warwick University and inspired generations of students in their love of classics and English literature.
Born in London to John Winnifrith, a civil servant at the Ministry of Agriculture who became director general of the National Trust, and his wife, Lesbia (nee...
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that schools will reopen on 7 December, starting with elementary schools
New York City’s public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on 7 December , starting with elementary schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday.
The schools were closed less than two weeks ago after the citywide rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive...
Students have lost hundreds of days of education to Covid and self-isolation. How are they coping?