Duke of Sussex tells Malala of worries about impact of Covid on girls’ education

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed their concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on girls’ education with activist Malala Yousafzai.

Harry and Meghan’s video chat with the renowned 23-year-old education campaigner was released on Sunday 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.

Harry said: “We do take it for granted and it is a privilege but every single person, every single child, every single young person needs an education.

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Juice WRLD’s Mother Writes Letter on World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was the 28th celebration of World Mental Health Day, an international day focused on mental health education, advocacy and awareness. In honor of the occasion, Juice WRLD‘s mother, Carmella Wallace, penned an open letter detailing her relationship with her late son and his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression. The emotional message called on readers to normalize the conversation surrounding mental health issues and detailed the creation of the Live Free 999 Fund, her charity aimed to help youth who struggle with various mental illnesses and the stigmas surrounding them. The organization was officially launched back in April following Juice WRLD’s tragic death from an accidental overdose. He was just 21 years old at the time of his passing on December 8, 2019.

“Jarad and I often had frank discussions about his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression,” Carmella wrote in her letter. “I think he felt comfortable being

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Children with disabilities are left behind by remote learning

Caroline’s son, a 17-year-old who has autism, finds peace in routine. 

Before the pandemic, the teen spent most of the day at his Lake Washington high school, then came home to shower, listen to music and eat dinner. But when schools closed, his behavior became increasingly erratic and violent.

He dumped cans of soup or bags of flour on the kitchen floor. He began biting and hitting family members. Caroline was forced to quit her job at McDonald’s so she could care for him full-time.

For many special education families, online learning is simply not working, and some parents say their children are regressing. The state has received at least 45 special education-related complaints since schools closed last March. And three special education families have filed a lawsuit asking Thurston County Superior Court to overturn statewide emergency rules that relaxed the number of instructional hours schools provide students.

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To get teachers back in the classroom, we need to know the costs of coronavirus health care

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Melissa Szymanski is an elementary school teacher in Windsor, Connecticut. She wrote this column for The Hartford Courant.

Teachers are a keystone of the nation’s economic recovery. We need to return to classrooms so that students can learn, and parents can return to work.

Yet across the country students, teachers and families are in limbo, contending with virtual schooling, which isn’t an ideal learning environment.

To get teachers like me safely back in schools as soon as possible, we must reduce the risk of spreading this disease to our colleagues and students. I want to get back in the classroom just as much as the families whose kids I teach. By routinely taking COVID-19 tests, even if asymptomatic, we can reduce the school outbreak

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Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry, Malala talk challenges amid coronavirus

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The Duke of Sussex has urged people in the US to “reject hate speech” and vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election.

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Reflecting on the negative impact that online bullying can have on a person’s mental health, Duchess Meghan recalled the comments and headlines written about her last year being “almost unsurvivable.” 

Speaking alongside her husband, Prince Harry, in an episode of the “Teenager Therapy” podcast Friday in honor of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, Meghan reflected on facing “damaging” and “manufactured” stories about herself. 

“I’m told that in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female,” she said. “Eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible – I was on maternity leave with a baby. But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out: It’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big, you can’t even think of what that

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Uni students prefer online learning: study

The survey was carried out in August and involved more than 500 postgraduate students across Australia.

Colette Rogers, head of the national education practice at Deloitte, said the message for universities was that students do not want to go back to the old ways of learning when conditions return to normal.

“The pandemic has improved postgraduate students’ perception of digital learning. For universities the future is probably blended, a mix of face-to- face learning and online.”

Ms Rogers said the report was intended to guide investment by universities and showed they could afford a greater focus on technology.

There were some anomalies – more of the face-to-face students reported that their qualification helped them get a job than was reported by fully online students.

This was probably because most fully online students were based in remote locations, which affected their employment chances.

And evidence from earlier Deloitte studies reinforced the

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Proposition 208 hurts education-funding cause in Arizona; no on Invest in Ed

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Opinion: Proposition 208 is an extreme proposal with more pitfalls than promise, that deepens the divisions in our society and puts the state’s economy at risk.

Education funding has, rightfully, dominated Arizona’s political and fiscal attention in recent years. But Proposition 208, the Invest in Education Act, goes way too far. (Photo: The Republic)

Starved for years, Arizona schools remain undernourished.

The state has among the largest class sizes in the country, a nation-worst student-counselor ratio of more than 900 to 1, and districts short of nurses, librarians, aides and other support staff.

The crisis is most evident in the continued shortage of certified teachers in classrooms. A survey of schools document more than 1,700 positions that remain unfilled this year alone.

Proposition 208 promises to change much of that, by imposing a 78% tax increase on individual income above $250,000 (and household income above $500,000). It raises the

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Teachers Struggle To Recreate Language-Rich Classes For English Learners Online

When schools across California canceled in-person classes in the spring, some students lost crucial opportunities to learn and practice their new language – English.

About one-fifth of students in California are learning English as a second language, and most of their classes are only in English. In order to learn to speak, read and write fluently, they need additional language classes and many opportunities to practice speaking and interacting with peers and teachers, which can be difficult remotely.

Researchers and advocates for English learners say during distance learning, schools need to prioritize live instruction and small groups. They also need to work with families in their native languages to support learning at home and provide social-emotional support to ease anxiety and stress caused by the pandemic.

But many researchers, parents and teachers are worried that students learning English are not getting the help or the language instruction they need.


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Parents pool resources, form education pods

Concerned about sending her daughter back to school this fall during the pandemic and about the isolation her daughter would have to endure while studying online at home, Natalie Baber decided to explore other schooling options.

“When it became clear that going back to school was not going to be an option for us, that is when I hit the drawing board,” Baber said.

Her fifth-grade daughter is enrolled in the Little Rock School District and opted for virtual-only instruction this semester.

Baber said she came up with the idea of getting a few of her daughter’s friends together to study their virtual curriculum under the supervision of a parent or grandparent during the school week. They would meet in one of their homes, or, some days, in space rented from a nearby church.

This would enable the children to have much needed social interaction as well as support for

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Nigeria: 2021 Budget – Buhari Upbeat On Economic Recovery, Raises Health, Education Allocations

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented the 2021 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly, where he expressed hope that even though the country may be heading for another recession, there will be windows for rapid recovery.

Buhari, who addressed the joint session of federal lawmakers at about 11.23am, unveiled a budget of N13.08trillion for the 2021 fiscal year with a projected deficit of N5.20trillion. Critical sectors such as health, education and the National Assembly (NASS) got higher allocations than in previous budgets.

In the same manner, Works and Housing received higher capital votes.

The president who was accompanied by some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to the event, said that while the country was heading for a second recession in four years, the government has put in place plans to ensure rapid recovery in 2021.

He said that the government was working round the clock

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