A Department for Education spokesperson said: “Our focus is on making sure that the 1.3 million disadvantaged children who would normally have a free school meal do not go hungry as a result of staying home to protect the NHS and save lives. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Government accused of axing universal free school meals for infants
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An application to support language learning. Supports numerous base and target languages. By November 2019, the language-learning website and app offered 94 different language courses in 23 languages without charge. The app has over 300 million registered users around the globe. … [Read more...] about Popular educational apps for children during school closure
NO COMPUTERS, BROADBAND More than two thirds of parents, regardless of income, believe their children have difficulty learning at home, according to a February survey by the Education University of Hong Kong. A SoCO survey of nearly 600 low-income students shows more than 70% don’t have computers and 28% have no broadband. … [Read more...] about A poorer student falls behind in Hong Kong as coronavirus forces online learning
With Singapore's doctors already being asked to write 5-day medical certificates for anyone with respiratory symptoms, on February 18 the government began activating 900 "public health preparedness clinics", designed to provide subsidised treatments during outbreaks. … [Read more...] about Singapore is often praised for its coronavirus response. How does it compare to Australia’s?
In addition to the regular resources that the counseling department provides to students and staff, counselors met with many of the families that were personally impacted by Hurricane Harvey to assess their needs and coordinate support. This included offering counseling services during the school day, coordinating clothing, reduced or free lunch, school supplies, transportation to school and weekend food supplements through the Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy program. … [Read more...] about Fort Bend ISD event focuses on mental wellness