Harry and Meghan discuss impact of Covid on girl’s education with Malala Yousafzai

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a video chat with renowned education campaigner Malala Yousafzai to mark the International Day Of The Girl.

The trio spoke about how the Covid-19 outbreak has impacted young women’s access to education and the importance of learning.

Ms Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman at the age of 15 after campaigning for girls to be educated in her native Pakistan.


She went on to found the non-profit Malala Fund to support her work raising awareness of the difficulties facing girls accessing education, and was the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2014

Ms Yousafzai called for a commitment to girls’ education (Getty Images)

Harry said every single person needs an education.

He said: “We do take it for granted and it is a

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Gov. Polis, education and mental health officials discuss importance of kids going to school

DENVER, Colo. — In Tuesday’s COVID-19 press conference, Gov. Jared Polis and education officials emphasized a need for children to be attending school, either in-person or online, after seeing a decline in enrollment across the state.

Polis recognized there could be a multitude of reasons why students aren’t enrolled and engaged because of the pandemic. He reminded parents who don’t want their children attending in-person classes can enroll them in any online program in the state.

“We really worry about those lost kids that aren’t going to school in person and whose parents didn’t enroll them in an online school. Please, take that step for your kids to make sure that they have that opportunity to stay caught up with where their classmates are at so that they’re ready to re-enter the schools when you feel it’s safe,” Polis said.

Students who aren’t attending school right now could face a

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Kansas Education officials discuss health, education and COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – State education leaders discussed the connection between health and education for the Shawnee County Health Rankings meeting.



a person standing in front of a building: Kansas Education officials, including USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, met to discuss Health Rankings and Education for the state.


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Kansas Education officials, including USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, met to discuss Health Rankings and Education for the state.

USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson, alongside Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers discussed where the state of education is in the face of a pandemic.

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Along with how health care for parents and families are impacting the students.

“The challenge for school districts will be how do we bring students back to school, fully back to school, in our largest school districts and keep them safe,” said Watson. “By the time we get enough vaccines to spread throughout Kansas, we’ll probably going to be well into the spring if not through the rest of the school year.”

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Quincy city council to discuss voting access, special education center – News – Wicked Local

Councilors will meet for a regular meeting and a finance committee meeting Monday.

QUINCY — City councilors will meet for the second time since summer recess on Monday and are set to discuss the city’s new special education center, a $3.6 million appropriation for a new emergency radio system and the upcoming presidential election.

The finance committee will meet first at 5:30 p.m., and the regular city council meeting will start at 6. The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and councilors will not meet in person at city hall. The meeting ID is 863 1445 1110.

The finance committee will discuss spending $14 million to turn a three-story building near Central Middle School into a special education center. The council already approved $8.5 million for the project — $6.8 million to buy the building and $1.7 million to start the renovation. The center will focus on the district’s autistic

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