NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more

A stunning second act! Meet the people who changed course in midlife – and loved it | Life and style

[ad_1] Alison Webster was once showing prospective students around the university where she was studying medicine when a sixth former said: “You’re so old – why are you even doing this?” Webster laughs at the memory, home after the end of a shift as an A&E doctor. “I said, ‘When you go home, ask your … Read more

‘Don’t avert your eyes’: Afghan teachers urge world to defend girls’ education | Women’s rights and gender equality

[ad_1] Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls has temporarily relocated to Rwanda, its co-founder has said, just days after a video of her burning class records to avoid Taliban recriminations was widely shared on social media. Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who escaped Kabul with 250 students and staff, urged the world to “not avert your eyes” from … Read more

How can companies cut the UK’s class pay gap? | Guardian sustainable business

[ad_1] It’s no surprise that social class can affect your life chances, but recently the education secretary highlighted the problem with a stark statistic. Children who show signs of low academic ability at the age of five, but who come from high-income families, are 35% more likely to become high earners than those who show … Read more

US community colleges see ‘chilling’ decline in enrollment during pandemic | US universities

[ad_1] David Ramirez, a student at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California, struggled with balancing work and classes during the pandemic. Ramirez, who works at Starbucks, worked at least 30 hours a week in addition to his classes. He wasn’t alone. The number of students enrolled in community colleges – local educational establishments that offer … Read more

The strange appeal of an old boys’ club | Women

[ad_1] I fail to understand how anyone – Stephen Fry, Nigel Havers et al – can maintain their membership of the Garrick Club and claim to object to its antediluvian policy of refusing to admit women (Report, 16 August). Surely the only ethical stance to take is to own up to it being a mistake … Read more

Tories ‘squandering Olympic legacy’ as school PE declines | School sports

[ad_1] Successive Tory-led governments have been accused of squandering the sporting legacy left by the 2012 Olympics in London, amid evidence that falling amounts of school time are being used for PE, and a third of children in several parts of England are active for less than 30 minutes a day. Official figures show that … Read more