Covid-19: Call for all schools to stay shut amid U-turn ‘chaos’ All schools in England should shut for two weeks after the Christmas break due to a surge in coronavirus, the UK’s biggest teaching union has said. The NEU’s call Continue reading UK COVID Chaos for Schools
Reported by BBC News With all the talk of returning children safely to school, startling statistics from the UN children’s agency indicate just how important getting back to the classroom will be. At least one third of the world’s schoolchildren Continue reading Third of world’s schoolchildren ‘unable to access remote learning’
Research data from 160,000 adults in 31 countries concludes that a sizeable home library gave teen school leavers skills equivalent to university graduates who didn’t read. Growing up in a home packed with books has a large effect on literacy Continue reading Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy
How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using Continue reading Facebook: Now for young children too
Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said. It said offenders were learning how young people communicated online and “using this knowledge to abuse them”. In one week, authorities identified 345 Continue reading Child exploitation: Live streaming an ‘urgent’ threat
A short film created by animators, Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez, in Madrid, about ‘our creativity being murdered in cold blood before ever getting a chance to begin’.
NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process. (More…) Another article: She Continue reading Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil