Tag: disadvantaged

We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been trends that exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260 million children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors that drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been many trends which exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260m children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors which drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind

Thousands of families without broadband internet are to be given vouchers for six months’ free wifi access in scheme run jointly by the Department for Education and BT.

Nick Gibb, the schools standards minister, said the move was designed to ensure the education of the poorest children in England did not suffer because of coronavirus. Some 10,000 families could benefit from the vouchers, according to BT.

Tuesday’s announcement followed a report that millions of pupils have done very little schoolwork during lockdown. The UCL Institute of Education found one in five children had spent less than an hour a day

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