CLOSING POVERTY-RELATED GAP DEFINES MISSION

To help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, schools and local authorities will have flexibility to redirect some of this Challenge Authority and Schools’ Programme funding from existing plans to best support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families, with a continued focus on equity in education. … More CLOSING POVERTY-RELATED GAP DEFINES MISSION

BOOK REVIEW: SPECIAL READ FOR FATHER’S DAY

In Ulysses, Stephen describes his father, Simon, in words that fit Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce: “A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur actor, a shouting politician, a small landlord, a small investor, a drinker, a good fellow, a storyteller, somebody’s secretary, something in a distillery, a taxgatherer, a bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past.” … More BOOK REVIEW: SPECIAL READ FOR FATHER’S DAY

EXCESS DEATHS MAY BE A BETTER WAY OF ESTIMATING IMPACT

It is too soon to conclude what the eventual totals of excess deaths may be, and it may take months if not years to analyse exactly how well different nations were able to handle the pandemic. The excess death measure arguably gives a clearer indication of how badly affected countries are by Covid-19 than total figures, or death rates purely from the virus itself. … More EXCESS DEATHS MAY BE A BETTER WAY OF ESTIMATING IMPACT