General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… education. He said: “The prime minister herself has said that super-sized classes are proof of a school system in a crisis. “And that’s what we’ve got on the Tories’ watch. “School leaders and teachers have said that Tory cuts to school budgets will mean class sizes will be forced to grow even larger. We cannot risk our children’s education in this way.” Corbyn vows to ‘overturn rigged system’ May sticks with net migration pledge …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… home or savings into what it calls a “Wealth Preservation Trust”. Trusts are legal devices designed to hold assets on behalf of named beneficiaries – often children. With a trust owning the assets, the theory is those assets will no longer be counted in the means test. That should make it more likely that the individual will qualify for local authority help. But there’s a big catch. Trusts According to Bridgette Shilton, chair of the National Association of Financial …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if youre breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldnt breastfeed while using Diclegis. A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Apr 13, 2017 at 8:59am PDT The new version …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… difficult times where we are often buffeted by news that creates doubt and suspicion among peoples and nations, let alone notions of what is factual and what is not,” the event program said. “What we do, and what your children will do by participating in this extraordinary and unique experience, is to rise above the noise and tumult around us. The kids represent the best of what their communities have to offer the world,” it said. The students were mesmerized as …

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Melania Trump, Queen Rania visit DC public charter school

April 6, 2017

… lady said as she gave student Danielle Chatman a hug. Melania Trump: US must send clear message Queen Rania has made education and children a top advocacy priority, launching several key initiatives, including the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development; the Queen Rania Teacher Academy; the Jordan River Foundation, which focuses on child safety and community empowerment; and Madrasati, which connects “individuals, private companies and organizations, …

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