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? Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine will appear at this year’s Food and Drink Festival – and she hopes the people of Bolton will be able to send her to heaven! Soap star Jennie, who has played Fiz in in Corrie since 2001, will be rustling up some dishes with…

Pennsylvania high school students who take computer science and information technology courses will be able to use the credit to satisfy graduation requirements in math or science.

Source: Computer courses count as math, science credits in new Pa. law

Children living in cities are more likely to develop psychotic symptoms, researchers have concluded. In a joint study from Duke University in North Carolina and Kings College London, they followed the lives of more than 2,000 British twins from their births until the age of 12. The children were then interviewed to assess any symptoms…

via Children living in cities ‘more likely to be psychotic’ — Marilyn Stowe Blog

A new accreditation scheme for social workers could destabilise and demoralise the profession, an professional association has warned. The government plans to assess the professional skills of all social workers by 2020. But the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) is concerned by aspects of the plans and has called for a clarification of…

via Social worker accreditation ‘could destabilise profession’ — Marilyn Stowe Blog

In an interview with the Sunday Times yesterday the Prime Minister stated that in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday the government will outline plans to pass new laws to encourage adoption, in a bid to improve the chances of children in social care in England. I haven’t read the interview (it’s behind the Great Paywall…

via When the government wants to ‘tip the balance’, should we be worried? — Marilyn Stowe Blog

It’s two hundred and eleven days since my installation in the ceremonial role of Chancellor of University of Manchester. The last blog marked the first one hundred days since my installation. This blog represents the following one hundred and eleven … Continue reading → The post Two hundred and eleven days. appeared first on Lemn…

via Two hundred and eleven days. — Lemn Sissay

Prime Minister David Cameron has declared himself “unashamedly pro adoption” and announced that forthcoming legislation will promote adoption over placements with blood relatives. In an article for The Sunday Times, the PM claimed that ‘kinship care’ arrangements, in which children live with relatives, are “less stable” than full adoption. Family courts and social workers are…

via PM announces new adoption push — Marilyn Stowe Blog

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