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Education

‘Tutors change daily’: headteachers call for control of Covid catchup money | Fiona Millar

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Criticism that government’s tutoring programme is patchy and overlooks pandemic’s impact on resilience and social skills

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When the government announced its first tranche of Covid recovery funding for schools, Anna Grice, a headteacher at Thameside primary in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, immediately knew where to go, as she had an existing...

Public sector workers on Covid and prisons lauded in Queen’s birthday honours

Yesterday at 23:30 PM, via The Guardian

Teacher and nurse feted for roles during pandemic, and prison officer for supporting women in custody

A prison officer behind a widely copied scheme to support women in custody and a nurse at the forefront of developing one of the NHS Nightingale hospitals are among public sector workers recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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Johnson accused of hypocrisy over G7 girl’s education pledge

Yesterday at 17:59 PM, via The Guardian

Announcement of £430m extra funding for 90 countries came only weeks after ‘inexcusable’ foreign aid cuts

• G7 summit: latest news and reaction

Boris Johnson was accused of hypocrisy after announcing at the G7 leaders summit he would provide £430m of extra UK funding for girls education in 90 developing countries only weeks after his government made “inexcusable cuts” of more than £200m...

Ministers warned of further disruption in English schools as Covid variant spreads

Yesterday at 17:51 PM, via The Guardian

School leaders sound alarm as data shows rapid rise in infections among secondary school pupils

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School leaders have warned against the government “sleepwalking” into further disruption to education as data showed the Delta variant was continuing to spread within schools in England, with a rapid rise in infections among secondary...

Educating girls is critical to the global Covid recovery plan | Dominic Raab and Julia Gillard

Yesterday at 17:00 PM, via The Guardian

The pandemic has deepened the existing crisis in education: we must act now to prevent the loss of a generation

The pandemic has deepened the long-running crisis in global education. Many children around the world missed the majority of the last academic year. At the height of school closures, 1.6 billion children and young people were out of education.

Girls have been among the hardest hit....

Nigeria: Abia Integrates Sickle Cell Study in School Curriculum

Yesterday at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] Umuahia — Abia State Government has integrated the study of Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) into the state school education system in a strategy propelled by the First Lady, Nkechi Ikpeazu, to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the state.

Gambia: TAFLA Graduates 152 Fellows On Leadership Training

Yesterday at 11:07 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] One hundred and fifty-two fellows have completed a year’s leadership skills training under the TAF Leadership Academic (TAFLA), in preparation for the next generation of Gambian leaders.

Gambia: Gambian Seeks Scholarship to Study in India

Yesterday at 11:05 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] A Gambian by the name Ebrima Samura, seeks sponsorship to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology at Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering Technicians University in India.

Nigeria: Ikeja Electric Restates Commitment to Quality Primary Education

Yesterday at 10:26 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has restated its support for quality education with the donation of educational materials to Agidingbi Primary Schools, Ikeja, Lagos, as part of activities to mark this year’s Children’s Day.

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