In Chicago, 25,000 teachers on strike and 300,000 children out of the classroom

CHICAGO — Teachers and school staff went on strike Thursday in the nation’s third-largest school district in a fight for higher pay and more school resources, the latest walkout amid a national resurgence of teacher activism.Thousands of educators took to the streets, picketing outside empty city schools and marching from Chicago Public Schools headquarters to…

Human rights advocate says ‘the lives of children are not always respected in the...

Human rights advocate says 'the lives of children are not always respected in the UK' as United Nations wades into case of severely ill schoolgirl Tafida RaqeebUN's human rights council heard there was a 'lack of will' to save sick childrenSpanish human rights advocate Ruben Navarro also spoke about Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard who…
California leads multistate lawsuit over migrant children detention rules

California leads multistate lawsuit over migrant children detention rules

The new federal rule, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, would also result in "the vast expansion of family detention centers," that are not state-licensed. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo California will lead a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging a proposed federal regulation that would lift court-granted protections for young migrant detainees, allowing immigration…
Health chiefs to review service that gives transgender children hormones

Health chiefs to review service that gives transgender children hormones

Health chiefs are reviewing a service which gives transgender children drugs to pause puberty.The country’s top health organisation, NHS England, is investigating issues around hormone-blocking drugs prescribed to under-18s to ‘pause’ their adolescence and prevent changes to the body like breasts or facial hair.Children as young as 10 are being referred for hormone-blocking drugs, despite…
Tech giants urged to hand over data on how children use the internet

Tech giants urged to hand over data on how children use the internet

Tech giants urged to help fund studies examining consequences of social mediaResearch into internet use and mental health held back by lack of accurate dataIf tech giants gave data on how children use apps, better research could be doneBy Daily Mail Reporter Published: 20:57 EDT, 13 August 2019 | Updated: 22:29 EDT, 13 August 2019…
Unborn children are at risk of being ‘pre-polluted’ in the womb

Unborn children are at risk of being ‘pre-polluted’ in the womb

Revealed: Unborn children are at risk of being 'pre-polluted' in the womb by poisonous chemicals in furniture and electrical goodsFound in furniture, electronics, the chemicals can reach infants via breast milkMPs warned that the potential impact on health was frightening, causing cancerSaid breast milk in Britain had world's second-highest levels of flame retardants MPs on the…
Rival ice cream vans clash in front of stunned children in turf war

Rival ice cream vans clash in front of stunned children in turf war

A turf war between two ice cream sellers fighting over pitches that threatened to boil over during the summer heatwave is being investigated by police.The pair of frosty traders named Mr Whippy and Mr Creamy have been seen fighting in front of shocked children and parents.Mr Whippy, Mohammed Mulla, and his former employee Mr Creamy, Jahangir Rashid,…
Sir Archibald Bodkin donated first £5 to Save the Children founder

Sir Archibald Bodkin donated first £5 to Save the Children founder

First donation to Save the Children was a £5 note from the lawyer who had just successfully prosecuted its founder, biographer revealsSave the Children's first donation was from a lawyer who prosecuted its founder Eglantyne Jebb was arrested in 1919 Trafalgar Square for giving leafletsShe had no permission to distribute the leaflets with photos of starving children She impressed…
Nursery workers are banned from calling children ‘naughty’

Nursery workers are banned from calling children ‘naughty’

More than nine in ten nursery workers are banned from calling children 'naughty' over fears it can cause 'self-perpetuating' bad behaviourMore than nine in ten nursery workers are not allowed to call children naughtyNurseries fear that the word could cause ‘self-perpetuating’ bad behaviourOne nursery even uses an Ikea cushion as a ‘thinking cloud’ for unruly little…
‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children

‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children

ImageA border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of migrant children are being held.CreditCreditCedar Attanasio/Associated PressA chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week.…

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