One in eight pupils out of school as Covid worsens
The official figures also show a quarter of schools with teachers and leaders' absence rates above 15%. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving Cash to Low-Income Mothers Linked to Increased Brain Activity in Their Babies, Study Suggests
New research suggests giving extra cash to low-income mothers can change their infants’ brain development. Brain measurements at age 1 showed faster activity in key brain regions in infants whose low-income families received $300-plus monthly for a year, compared with those who got $20 each month, U.S. researchers reported Monday. The same type of brain activity has been linked in older children to learning skills and other development, although it’s unclear whether the differences found will persist or influence the infants’ future. The researchers are investigating whether the payments led to better nut...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lindsey Tanner/AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Research wire Source Type: news

A preliminary investigation of teacher-reported classroom-level adversity and teacher-student interactions - Granger KL, Broda MD, Chow JC, McCormick N, Sutherland KS.
Early elementary-age students with and at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) tend to develop negative interaction patterns with their teachers. This preliminary study examines the extent to which symptoms of teacher burnout and teacher report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Longitudinal effects of Youth Empowerment Solutions: preventing youth aggression and increasing prosocial behavior - Thulin EJ, Lee DB, Eisman AB, Reischl TM, Hutchison P, Franzen S, Zimmerman MA.
We describe the evaluation results of Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES), an after-school active learning program implemented by trained local teachers and designed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between participation in fights and bullying and the perception of school, teachers, and peers among school-age children in Serbia - Stankovic S, Santric-Milicevic M, Nikolic D, Bjelica N, Babi ć U, Rakic L, Terzic-Supic Z, Todorović J.
Participating in physical fighting and bullying can be a cause of severe injury and death among school-age children. Research evidence can support school and health actors' efforts to improve school-age children's development and health capacity for life. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parents Want Schools to Be Open. Schools Are Struggling to Comply
Omicron leaves schools short of many things they need, from teachers to cafeteria workers. At one in Brooklyn, improvised Zoom classes and Covid tests in crowded halls. #cafeteriaworkers #halls (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PA school district apologizes after teacher caught taping mask to student's face
North Penn School District apologized and said the ordeal was “being addressed with the” teacher following a now-viral classroom photograph of a mask being taped to a student’s face. #classroomphotograph #schooldistrict #northpennschooldistrict (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Mexico asks Guard to sub for sick teachers amid omicron
New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

My 1950s school was a topsy-turvy world | Brief letters
Eating upside down | Riding the Gypsy Queen | School mottos | Big dogs | Letters that divided BritainI remember being taught in biology class in our 1950s grammar school in Manchester that peristalsis works both ways (Dairylea cheese ad showing child eating while upside down banned over choking risk, 19 January). Under teacher supervision, two of us held a boy upside down by his ankles while he drank half a bottle of milk through a straw. We all survived the demonstration.Dr Roger MerryKeynsham, Somerset• Lovely to hear the history behind the Gypsy Queen (Letters, 17 January). My housemates and I were still riding the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Biology Schools Education Brexit BBC Conservatives Boris Johnson Source Type: news

"I wish I could have helped him in some way or put the family on notice": an exploration of teachers' perceived strengths and deficits in overall knowledge of suicide - de Oliveira JM, Calder ón PV, Caballero PB.
This article examined teachers' capacity to identify suicide myths and explored their perceived strengths and deficits in overall knowledge of suicide. One hundred twenty-nine teachers from 41 schools in Spain participated. Teachers showed moderately low s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tool for the integrated assessment of health, safety, civil, and environmental protection management in high school laboratories (IHSCE Tool) - Alvarez-Chavez CR, Flores-Soto AA, Arce-Corrales ME, Esquer-Peralta J, Mungu ía-Vega NE.
We developed, validated, and tested a tool in Mexico to assess the management of student and teacher health and safety, environmental protection, and community safety in high school science laboratories. Schools require such an instrument in order to captu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Covid-19: Staff absences in half of NI schools in term's first week
More than half of schools had teachers absent due to Covid-19 during the first full week of term. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
Parents and teachers in four provinces are preparing for students to return to the classroom on Monday as the Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Schools Struggle to Find Substitute Teachers as Omicron Surges
Facing a shortage of subs amid the latest Covid-19 wave, schools are looking to other employees—and to churches and parent groups—to find teachers. #parentgroups #omicron #substituteteachers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxious. Helpless. Upset. Omicron surge leaves U.S. parents, teachers and students on edge
Nationwide teachers, parents and students have had to deal with the Omicron surge. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kurtis Lee, Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

New York City mayor considering a temporary remote learning option after calling it ineffective last week
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday that he's in talks with teachers union leadership and will consider a temporary remote learning option, less than a week after saying virtual lessons... #ericadams #newyorkcity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago Teachers Accept COVID Deal, Keeping Kids in School Chicago Teachers Accept COVID Deal, Keeping Kids in School
Their return happened the same day the full membership of the Chicago Teachers Union narrowly gave its stamp of approval to the hard-fought safety plan.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The day of glorious silliness by Jill Waters, Hysteria 2021 category winner
Jill Waters is the winner of the Short Story category in the 2021 Hysteria Writing Competition. You can find her story, along with the other finalists from each category in the Hysteria 8 anthology. Listen to the recording Read by Caroline Brewer during the Hysteria 8 launch party. https://lindaph.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/jill-waters-the-day-of-glorious-silliness.mp3 Read the story Georgie lay in bed, psyching herself up to open her eyes. January 6th. Twelfth Night. Christmas 2020 had come and gone with not so much as a whimper. Restrictions and guidelines meant plans had fallen apart, and celebrations were cancel...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 13, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jill Waters Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2021 hysteria 8 short story Source Type: news

Teachers' perspectives on cyberbullying: a cross-cultural study - Castellanos A, Ortega-Ruip érez B, Aparisi D.
The aim of this work is to analyze the perceptions of Colombian, Spanish, and Ecuadorian teachers regarding cyberbullying from a cross-cultural perspective. A descriptive and analytical method was used with a quantitative approach and 240 teachers answered... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic
French teachers are already exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chicago teachers approve deal to end walkout over COVID safety protocols
The vote, which passed with 55.5% approval, came as students returned Wednesday, in some cases returning to schools where dozens of teachers were out. #walkout (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago Teachers Union votes to continue in-person learning with Covid-19 measures
The roughly 25,000 rank-and-file members of the Chicago Teachers Union narrowly voted in favor of the safety agreement struck between the union and the district to return to class in person, a... #chicagoteachersunion #unionofficial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French teachers to strike over "chaotic" COVID-19 strategy for schools
French teachers will walk off the job en masse on Thursday over what they say is the government's failure to adopt a coherent policy for schools to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, or properly... #schooladministrators (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school
The Chicago Teachers Union has backed an agreement dictating COVID-19 safety protocols in the nation’s third-largest school district (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chicago teachers accept COVID-19 safety agreement with district to keep kids in schools after 5 days of canceled classes
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

White House Promises Millions Of Free Covid Tests To Schools — As Students, Teachers Protest
Students and teachers across the country are walking out or protesting their school ’s inadequate Covid-19 response as the omicron variant surges. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Education /education Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Lockdown Reduced Teacher Nankya to a Beggar. Now She Has a Thriving Business
[Nile Post] By Angella Nantege (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assaults in schools: findings using a national data base - Loder RT, Farooq H, Gianaris JB.
BACKGROUND: Assaults can occur at schools/educational facilities involving students, teachers and other school employees. It was the purpose of this study to correlate injury patterns with patient demographics in school assault victims. Understanding injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development of a violence prevention educational program for elementary school children using empathy (VPEP-E) - Kang SR, Kim SJ, Lee J.
This study describes the development of a violence prevention educational program for elementary school children using empathy (VPEP-E) that teachers can use during class. METHODS: Hoffman's theory of empathy and Seels and Richey's (1994) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Union, parents mull if Chicago teacher standoff was worth it
Chicago schools will offer more COVID-19 testing and have standards to close school related to infection rates, but the cost of a bitter union battle and five days of missed schools has parents and union members questioning if it was worth it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chicago Kids to Return to School After Teacher's Union and City Strike a Deal
The agreement should increase testing and contact tracing as well as establish parameters for when rising cases could force schools to go remote. #contacttracing #citystrikeadeal #schoolafterteacher (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Behavior Worsened With Remote Learning: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 -- Parents, brace yourselves. As the Omicron variant surges and U.S. schools deal with a substitute teacher shortage and related pandemic fallout, don't be surprised if a return to remote or hybrid learning leads your kids to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Massachusetts secures 26 million rapid COVID-19 tests to support teachers, students
Gov. Charlie Baker said the state secured 26 million rapid antigen tests from iHealth labs, which will be distributed on a rolling basis during the next three months. #charliebaker (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class
Students in the nation's third-largest school district will resume classes this week after leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union accepted a proposal with the district over COVID-19 safety protocols (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chicago Reaches Deal With Teachers' Union to Return to Classrooms
Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday. #schooldistrict #dealwithteachersunion #classroomsstudents (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class
Students in the nation's third-largest school district will resume classes this week after leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union accepted a proposal with the district over COVID-19 safety protocols (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chicago Teacher's Union agrees to reopen city schools Wednesday
The Chicago Teachers Union on Monday agreed to accept a deal that will allow schools to reopen on Wednesday after four days of cancellations over instructors refusing to teach in-person amid... #cityschools #chicagoteachersunion #cancellations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago fight with teachers union looms over 2nd week
The standoff between Chicago school leaders and the teachers’ union over COVID-19 safety protocols stretched into a second week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: Why are Chicago schools, teachers union fighting?
Chicago has scrapped classes for days in a confusing standoff with the teachers’ union over COVID-19 safety measures in the nation’s third-largest school district (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mayor Lori Lightfoot optimistic deal between Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union is on horizon
Lightfoot said she is optimistic that a deal between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union is on the horizon, but a major sticking point still remains. #chicagopublicschools #chicagoteachersunion #lorilightfoot (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTU union head accuses mayor of being 'relentlessly stupid' in her position on reopening schools
Chicago Public Schools canceled classes Monday as negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and district officials continued into Sunday night. #chicagopublicschools #ctu #unionhead #districtofficials (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evers Administration, DHS, DPI Remind Schools of Support, Resources Available to Help Keep Kids and Educators Safe in School as Omicron Spreads
In order to keep students, teachers, and staff safe and in school, the Evers Administration and Department of Health Services (DHS)sent a letter to all public, private, and independent charter schools detailing the tools that DHS and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) have made available to schools to help in this effort. " We want our kids to be in the classroom and, just as we have from the beginning of this pandemic, our administration...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 10, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Chicago Public Schools 'still far apart' with teachers: union says
Chicago Public Schools students have had just two days of classes since winter break ended. #winterbreak #chicagopublicschools (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago schools cancel classes again as fight with teachers over Covid hits second week
Chicago school leaders canceled classes for the fourth day Monday as a standoff with the local teachers' union over Covid-19 protocols entered its second week. #standoff #schoolleaders (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago Public Schools cancels classes for fourth consecutive day
Classes in Chicago will be canceled again Monday, making it the fourth consecutive day students have been out of school as the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and City officials drags... #standoff #chicagopublicschools #chicagoteachersunion (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government guidance for schools increases Covid risk and threatens learning,  warns UNISON
Using support staff to cover for teachers isolating with Covid is the wrong approach to dealing with the school staffing crisis and ensuring pupils’ education continues, says UNISON today (Monday). This week, the Department for Education (DfE) issued guidance encouraging schools to use support staff “more flexibly” as children return after the Christmas break. UNISON recognises that the rapid spread of Omicron is causing high numbers of staff absences in schools and that learning must continue for pupils. However, the union says using low-waged employees as teachers on the cheap amounts to exploitati...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 10, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Jon Richards teaching assistants Source Type: news

Psychological factors and countermeasures of child abuse caused by teachers - Li S.
Child abuse by teachers has had a devastating impact on society, families, and pupils, and has become a major topic of discussion. Physical health issues or impairments induced by severe abuse might leave victims feeling insecure and distrustful. This pape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lightfoot calls Chicago Teachers Union walkout 'illegal'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday said the Chicago Teachers Union walkout is “illegal.” #lorilightfoot #chicagoteachersunion #walkout (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago Mayor Rejects Teachers ’-Union Proposal for Remote Return to School
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot preemptively rejected a proposal from the Chicago Teachers’ Union that would commence remote instruction starting Wednesday so long as additional Covid-19 mitigation... #chicagoteachersunion #lorilightfoot (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocols
Closed-door negotiations have resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city’s teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news