Education

Government U-turn on school meal vouchers in England over summer – Channel 4 News

Free school meal vouchers will now be made available to England’s poorest families through the summer holidays, after a U-turn by the government. Scotland and Wales will also continue with their voucher schemes. The government had come under mounting pressure to change tack after a campaign led by the footballer Marcus Rashford. He said he’d …

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UCLA Prof. Placed on Leave After Refusing to Postpone Exams for Black Students

UCLA Professor Gordon Klein has been placed on leave after rejecting a request to postpone a final exam for black students in response to the death of George Floyd. Over 20,000 people have signed a petition that calls on UCLA officials to fire Klein. When Klein was asked to postpone black students’ exams, he replied …

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B.C. trades students could see delays entering work force as coronavirus upends training

The B.C. government is grappling with ways to ensure trades students and others requiring hands-on learning will get the training needed to enter the workforce. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to many colleges fast-tracking students without all the technical requirements, as well as cancelling practicums until the fall in some cases. The province is …

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University of Calgary member tests positive for coronavirus – Calgary

A member of the University of Calgary community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the school announced Monday night. In a series of tweets, the U of C said the member “did everything right and was not on campus while exhibiting symptoms.” Tweet This The university did not say whether the person …

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