There are now also concerns that the return of pupils has become such a chaotic issue that it could worsen the attainment gap between affluent and poor areas and families. Some teaching unions have suggested the families of vulnerable children have been more reluctant to see them return to school. David Laws, the former education minister who now oversees the Education Policy Institute, said that a widening divide was a “significant risk”. … [Read more...] about Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children’s return
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Like many of us, I have my misgivings about the new opt-out organ donation scheme introduced in England this week. The fact that the state can take control of your body the second you have gasped your last is chilling. But let’s not be squeamish, let’s embrace the opt-out future with a good heart, if we are lucky enough to have one. Consider that this week, 2,772 people are on the UK organ waiting list; people living half-lives, decimated by ill health, stuck in the shadows of existence, not really living. To give them the years you don’t have a use for any more? Surely that is the humane way forward. … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: Hey, Steve Coogan, get down off that moral high ground!
'If Ms. Janavs were to surrender to (Bureau of Prisons) custody, she is highly likely to become infected with COVID-19. And because of her underlying health condition, she faces a much higher risk than others of serious complications, hospitalization, or death from the virus,' her lawyers wrote as part of her appeal. … [Read more...] about Lori Loughlin will serve just two months in prison and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve five months for bribing college officials to get their daughters into school after taking a plea deal to avoid spending 40 years behind bars
⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates The socially-distanced showpiece was held at the Senator Renato 'Compañero' Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School in Taguig City. … [Read more...] about Glimpse at graduations of the future as robots have pics of students stuck on their faces at socially distanced ceremony
At home, she’s been listening to more classical music while meditating, and had “quiet moments” listening to Nick Cave’s Ghosteen and Bob Dylan’s new songs. Occasional car trips for essentials have been soundtracked by optimistic songs, however. Pulled from every stage of her life, these have made the most difference to her during lockdown, she explains: “Music has always been a healer for me. I mean, if I’m feeling sad and shitty, I put Madonna on, and instantly I get a rush! In this chaotic, confusing and monotonous time, optimistic songs have this incredible ability to change your chemistry.” … [Read more...] about Lockdown playlists for every mood, part three: chosen by Bat for Lashes, Neil Tennant, Jason Williamson and Mike Skinner