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Education

Liberia: A Beacon of Hope – Landmark Contribution From Liberian Alumni

Today at 09:59 AM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] On 8 February, the World Maritime University Alumni Association of Liberia (WMUAAL) presented a donation to the WMU Endowment Fund. The virtual event was hosted in cooperation between WMUAAL and the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia and brought together the majority of Liberian graduates.

Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death

Today at 09:01 AM, via The Guardian

Children’s commissioner says moves to better regulate home education have been slow and ineffective

The Welsh government is failing in its legal duty to protect the rights of home-educated children a decade after a boy who was being taught by his parents slipped under the radar of education and health officials and died of scurvy, an official report has concluded.

Eight-year-old Dylan Seabridge...

Tanzania: Bank Donations Benefit Mpwapwa District Schools

Today at 08:19 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] IN efforts to improve the environment for provision of quality education, NMB Bank, Mpwapwa branch has donated different equipment to primary schools in the district as part of its contribution to boost the education sector in the country.

Set children free: are playgrounds a form of incarceration?

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Play has been the invisible casualty of the pandemic. Is it time to let children reclaim the streets? Our writer looks forward to a post-Covid world of parklets, play streets and repurposed parking spaces

On the other side of a child-sized archway lies a street that has had supersized sprinkles of confetti painted across its tarmac. This leads to a surreal scene strewn with boulders, undulating...

Teachers to get sweeping powers to decide exam results in England

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Algorithms will not be used again but lack of national guidelines prompt fears of grade inflation

Teachers will get sweeping powers to decide exam grades in England this year, in a move that was welcomed by school leaders but brought warnings of “extremely high grade inflation” because of a lack of clear guidance.

Rules announced by the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, will emphasise...

Gavin Williamson hopes children will get time in school this summer – video

Yesterday at 21:15 PM, via The Guardian

The education secretary says he hopes pupils in England will get time in school this summer under government plans to fund catchup activities. Speaking with him at a No 10 press conference, Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England, said children should hold back from hugging grandparents until more positive evidence from vaccination was available

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A College Admissions Rat Race

Yesterday at 19:49 PM, via New York Times

While top-tier colleges are dealing with surges in applications, lesser known ones have seen sharp declines.

Phased return v ‘big bang’ restart: UK split on how best to reopen schools

Yesterday at 18:32 PM, via The Guardian

Wales, opting for phased return, says it is following best scientific advice while row intensifies in Northern Ireland

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Headteacher Meilir Tomos was watching on with satisfaction and relief as children finally got back into the swing of lessons in their Cardiff primary school after more than two months in lockdown at home.

“It’s...

South Africa: Education to Remain a Priority in 2021

Yesterday at 17:33 PM, via AllAfrica

[SAnews.gov.za] While education continues to be a priority, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that government will in the next three years trim expenditure in the learning and culture function.

South Africa: MTN Rewards Matric Top Achievers With Laptops

Yesterday at 15:16 PM, via AllAfrica

[SAnews.gov.za] The MTN Foundation has rewarded South Africa’s top 183 matriculants with laptops for their hard work and dedication displayed in the 2020 National Senior Certificate examinations.

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