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Barclays: Computing is the new English as it becomes the nation’s favourite school subject

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But two fifths of parents dread helping their kids with this homework Half of all school children (49 per cent) now rely on homework help from their siblings Three quarters (77 per cent) of parents believe it is important for children to learn coding skills Barclays launches Code Playground where children and adults can learn coding online or in branch with the help of a Barclays Digital Eagle Barclays research revealed today shows a quarter (24 per cent) of British school children say computing, incorporating skills such as learning t... Read More »

Affordable Tutoring Programs for Texas Kids

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If you are concerned about the academic achievement of your kids you should consider enrolling them with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. The club offers various tutoring programs that can help your child concentrate better in studies and learn many new skills. Apart from the educational knowledge, various practical skills are also imparted to the children to make them successful in their lives. Some of the tutoring programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas are: Project Learn: In this program, the kids get a chance t... Read More »

Aviva: Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin

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Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it emerged today*. The study of 2,000 parents, which was commissioned by Aviva, revealed parents fall short when it comes to classroom classics like maths and science, leaving them feeling red-faced when they’re not able to help. The research was commissioned to launch the Tackling Numbers programme in partnership with Premiership Rugby, aimed at improving children’s confidence in numeracy skills. Four in ten pare... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group announces BBC Children in Need as Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016

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Complementing its existing relationship with BBC Children in Need as its first ever Principal Partner and exclusive fundraising partner in schools, Group colleagues will fundraise together with customers to ensure that children and young people in the UK can have a safe, happy and secure childhood and have the opportunity to reach their potential. Helping Britain Prosper Lloyds Banking Group has committed to raising £12million through colleague fundraising for its charities of the year by 2020. The Group’s charity partnership with BBC Chi... Read More »

Aviva: Childcare costs see parents of 0-5s work for less that £100 a month

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Parents of 0-5s juggle earnings with childcare expenses 1 in 10 families using childcare for 0-5s say lower earner takes home nothing after childcare / work costs are paid Lower earner typically brings home just £243 after childcare / work costs are paid One in three families using childcare for 0-5s turn to grandparents Working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, with thousands effectively working for nothing, Aviva can reveal. The company surveyed 2,000 families with children aged 0-5 and discovered that, for all who pa... Read More »

Transaero Airlines launches Wishing Well charity project

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Wishing Well allows the airline’s passengers who are members of the loyalty programme to provide support to one of the four charitable partner organisations of the airline: the Foundation of Konstantin Khabenskiy, ‘Maria's Children’ Art Center, ‘Creation’ Charity Fund and ‘AdVita’ Charity Foundation. The project allows passengers to use points accumulated from Transaero Privilege to fund the transport for children with serious illnesses. The points also go towards tickets for doctors travelling for professional training purposes, in order to... Read More »

Cherkizovo Group: Miracles happen in December

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The campaign lasted for more than a month to allow as many citizens as possible to contribute to children's happiness. Over 35 days the company donated one rouble from each package of Petelinka brand poultry meat products sold to "The Road Together" charity foundation. Many citizens in our country responded to the call to help orphaned children. The funds collected will be granted to a dozen child care centres responsible for the care of 525 children. According to the feedback from the customers themselves, participation in such events offer... Read More »

Nathan Jurczyk and Sbga delivers company’s largest donation for special advocate children

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Every year around the holidays, a giving spirit fills the air as the Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA) pulls together its volunteer base to give back to the community. Targeting organizations that help children, volunteers work non-stop to provide toys, books, clothes, and basic necessities to help make a child's holiday a little brighter. This year, SBGA adopted the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children to focus their volunteer efforts toward. CASA is a non-profit organization service the most severely abused, abandoned ... Read More »

With too few educators at early childhood education centers, quality is often compromised; Bertelsmann Stiftung calls for a federal law setting uniform standards for child care centers

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The quality of early childhood education often suffers because of a lack of personnel. Many of Germany's child care centers apply staffing formulas that fail to allow for a child-appropriate ratio of staff to children. There are also substantial differences from state to state. In centers for children under the age of three, one educator is responsible for an average of three children in Bremen and Baden-Württemberg, while a colleague in Saxony-Anhalt is responsible for more than six. "It is imperative that uniform quality standards be defined ... Read More »

Powerhouse Company & De Zwarte Hond present the Erasmus Pavilion

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The Erasmus Pavilion is part of an ambitious masterplan by Juurlink + Geluk and Studio Sputnik to insert a social corridor through the heart of the campus; a programme including a new lake, food court, underground car park, system of circulation routes and re-landscaping. The completed pavilion – won through a competition in 2010 – forms the vibrant and central gathering space; for research to meet business and science to meet culture. The building is at once a café, restaurant, bar, study zone, meeting centre and multi-purpose auditorium. ... Read More »

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