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ADCS president urges MPs to collect more accurate data about children in care


Current government methods for collecting data about children in care do not “tell them anything”, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services has told MPs. Speaking at a public accounts select committee inquiry, Alan Wood told MPs that simply asking for more data won’t help to understand what being in care means for children’s lives and prospects. ... Read More »

BASW slams ‘aspirational’ guidance on health and welfare of looked-after children


The British Association of Social Workers claims ‘rhetoric does not match up to reality’ in the government’s updated statutory guidance on promoting the health and welfare of looked-after children. “Like so much statutory guidance that precedes it, there is a danger that this ends up being a series of well-intentioned statements that cannot be properly implemented particularly in these straitened ... Read More »

National Immunization Day for pulse polio today


New Delhi The National Immunization Day for pulse polio is being held on Sunday. Children below 5 years of age will be given polio drops as part of the government’s drive to sustain polio eradication from the country. Earlier on Saturday, President Pranab Mukherjee launched the programme by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read More »

YOUR $: Financial Literacy For Kids


Thanks to the PwC Charitable Foundation, TIME For Kids is pleased to offer teachers, students, and their families a monthly financial-literacy magazine, featuring advice from money expert Jean Chatzky. Download the January 2015 edition student magazine and Teacher’s Guide here. Read More »

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents

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In the 20 stories of 20 different U.S. presidents in this book, we learn that our country’s leaders are not so different from us. They, too, were once kids with ordinary problems. They struggled with schoolwork, bickered with siblings, and angered their parents. Dwight Eisenhower dealt with bullies. Bill Clinton struggled with his weight. Barack Obama moved to Indonesia with ... Read More »

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Kids journalist

In the latest book in the popular Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley’s mother springs a family road trip on him. Family road trips are normally a ton of fun, right? But the Heffleys are not a normal family. The trip starts off filled with promise but quickly goes downhill. The family spends its first night at a motel sleeping on ... Read More »

A Day Like No Other


Have you ever had a bad day? Maybe you can empathize with Alexander Cooper. He experiences one doozy of a crummy day in the new film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It all starts when Alexander, played by 13-year-old Ed Oxenbould, wakes up one morning and discovers gum in his hair. And it all goes ... Read More »

Computer Science Education Week

Kids Journalist

Whether you want to be a doctor, teacher, or artist, many careers are beginning to incorporate computer science into their skillset. Every app, game, and computer program starts with a code. “Coding is the act of creating technology rather than just using it,” says Hadi Partovi. He is a cofounder of the nonprofit site, which promotes participation in computer ... Read More »