Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent

Image copyright DGLimages Image caption The number of school days lost to term-time holidays is rising Term-time holidays accounted for a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England, analysis of official figures shows. Almost a million children missed at least one day of school in England, despite the threat of fines. Teachers said the […]

JUDY ELLIOTT: Devaluing children in real life and on film

I like a movie when the mother ship lands and “E.T.” can go home, when the small-town lawyer nails the slick city guys who are jacking up mortgage costs. I don’t like to watch children at risk, be reminded of the reality of life as a slave or see relationships bound to sexual abuse portrayed […]

Unvaccinated children could be banned from attending preschool across Australia

The Australian government wants to ban unvaccinated children from nursery schools across the country. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to state and territory leaders to push for nationally consistent laws to protect young children from disease.  Under his new proposal, the immunisation rates of all preschools and daycare centres would be made publicly available to parents, […]

Turmoil Puts Schooling at Risk for Afghan Children

ISLAMABAD —  More than 1,100 children per day could drop out of school in 2017, an international children’s rights organization warned Thursday, the first day of the new Afghan school year. Save the Children cited ongoing violence and instability, a lack of employment opportunities for parents, and an increase in Afghans forced to return from […]

UN sends a message: children are #NotATarget

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/15/world/notatarget-un-children/

City seeks to demolish Englewood building where 9 children were found

For nearly four years, the city of Chicago has threatened to tear down a two-story home in Englewood owned by relatives of former 16th Ward Ald. Shirley Coleman because of repeated complaints and failed inspections. But the building in the 900 block of West 59th Street was still up and housing families when police found […]

Make-A-Wish ‘kid’ writes to spread hope for children fighting illness – Tribune

Updated 1 hour ago She knows these kids because she used to be just like them. But she made it through, even though it looked like she might not. So, when she writes about them, she focuses not on the thing trying kill them, but on “the person they are going to become.” “It’s hard […]

Viral video hijacked by children prompts fierce debate on social media

It lasted less than a minute but has been viewed hundreds of millions of times. The BBC interview with the political scientist Prof Robert Kelly, from his spare room, on South Korean president Park Geun-hye is a global hit after being spectacularly hijacked by the professor’s two young children. But amid the mirth and chatter […]

9 children found living in squalor in Englewood home hospitalized – Chicago Sun

Nine children were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after they were found living in squalor in an Englewood home with no heat or food. The Chicago Police and Fire departments responded to a complaint about the living conditions in a two-flat home in the 900 block of West 59th Street sometime after 1 p.m., according to Fire […]

Ivana Trump to write memoir about raising US president’s children

Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple’s three children. According to publisher Gallery Books, Raising Trump will go on sale in September and will be a story of “motherhood, strength and resilience”. As her “former husband takes his place as the 45th president of […]