Parenting tricks to keep children cool – and learning – over the summer holidays

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood issues warning for 'extreme heat' We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info With the summer holidays starting this week and the scorching weather

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Education Secretary urges parents to keep testing children for Covid

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson tells parents ‘we need you and your children to carry on testing’ amid row amid row over ‘hugely disruptive’ school swabs and false positive fears Schools chief says swab-testing for children and parents is ‘vital’  More than 50 million lateral flow tests have been carried out in schools But data shows up to 60 per cent

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Penn State to remove terms “sophomore” and “freshman” from course descriptions

Penn State University is removing the terms freshman, sophomore, in an effort to rid course descriptions and materials of gendered terms.  Penn State’s Faculty Senate voted on April 27 to approve bill AD84 on Preferred Name and Gender Identity Policy. The recommendations, which were given to the general Senate by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs, were made to ensure

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Don't furlough education for months or kids will suffer, warns Ofsted chief as unions try to force school closures

AN EDUCATION chief says kids can't be "furloughed" for months as teachers and Government officials lock horns over schools. Children are meant to return to class tomorrow, Monday. But unions are in revolt in a bid to force Boris Johnson to keep schools shut – and now Sage experts say pupils might not fully return to lessons until February. ⚠️

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A Michigan high school denied a girl’s request to be excused from taking the SAT over COVID-19 fears. She tested positive for the virus after taking the test in person.

The family of a 17-year-old girl at Bloomfield Hills High School in Michigan requested not to take an in-person SAT exam with her classmates in September over fears of contracting COVID-19. The school denied her request, saying taking the exam was required by the state for graduation, even though Michigan does not have such a requirement. The teen tested positive

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New York City public elementary schools to begin reopening on December 7

Public elementary schools in New York City will begin reopening on December 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The largest public school system in the country closed on November 19 when the city reached a seven-day COVID-19 testing positivity average of 3%, but de Blasio said Sunday that metric will no longer be used.  Middle and high schools will remain closed.

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Leading by example! Young royal returns to school as lockdown measures lifted

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Across Europe, lockdown measures due to the deadly pandemic have begun to relax with shops, hairdressers and some schools reopening. Princess Eleonore of Belgium returned to school on Friday. The youngest daughter of King Philippe, 60, and

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PE activities to do at home: The eight PE activities to do in quarantine

As the lockdown continues, and schools unlikely to reopen anytime soon, families have needed to innovate and improvise to provide any semblance of a regular education for their kids. Here are some great ways to keep children active whilst being locked down at home. The Keepie Uppie challenge Emulating the skills of football’s finest need not include a pitch, cheering

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