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Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

By: Richard Adams and Ian Sample.   School leaders said the government’s publication of scientific advice failed to make a convincing case for the early reopening of schools in England, as the government’s chief scientific adviser said an effective testing and tracking system was necessary for more pupils to return to the classroom. After pressure from teaching […]

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Kenya: Our focus is not on reopening schools, says CS Magoha

Africa/Kenya/31-05-2020/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has cautioned against the rush to reopen schools during this coronavirus pandemic. Education Cabinet Secretary Friday hinted at pushing again the reopening of schools considering the rising number of coronavirus infections. Kenya has 1,618 cases, with 147 reported Thursday. “You have seen the numbers this week and […]

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Kenya: Magoha picks committee to advise on school reopening

Africa/Kenya/17-05-2020/Author: Suleiman Yeri/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has appointed a 10 member committee to explore the best possible strategies of restoring normalcy in the basic education sector. The committee which starts its work immediately will be headed by Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Chairperson Dr Sarah Ruto. The members are Indimuli Kahi, […]

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New US campus sex assault plan gets pushback

North America/United States/10-05-2020/Author and Source: www.bbc.com US universities must hold hearings on campus sexual assault claims where alleged victims and attackers can be cross-examined, according to federal guidelines. The mandate is part of a new set of US Department of Education rules on how places of learning must handle sexual misconduct cases. The agency said […]

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Countries around the world are reopening their schools. This is what it looks like

Por: Melissa Wiley. Coronavirus lockdown measures have partially or fully closed schools for more than 90% of the world’s student population across 186 countries and territories, according to UNESCO. After closing schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a handful of countries like Denmark and Japan have started reopening them. New safety measures range from […]

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Coronavirus: France mandates masks for schools and transport

Europe/France/03-05-2020/Author(a) and Source: www.bbc.com France will make face masks compulsory on public transport and in secondary schools when it starts easing its coronavirus lockdown on 11 May, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said. Schools will reopen gradually, starting with kindergartens and primary schools. Pupils aged 11-15 will be expected to wear face masks. It comes […]

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Students return to school in east China province as epidemic wanes

Asia/China/19-04-2020/Author(a) and Source: xinhuanet.com A staff member sanitizes a student’s hands at Hermann Gmeiner School of Yantai in Yantai City, east China’s Shandong Province, April 15, 2020. East China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday partially reopened schools, with third-graders at 804 senior high schools and secondary vocational schools resuming formal school classes as the COVID-19 epidemic […]

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