11 Sep'Can a school stop a child from writing exams because of an incorrect hairstyle?': An expert advises
"Most of these disagreements recently have resolved in favour of the student".
What is wildschooling and can it take off in post-pandemic South Africa?
Parent24 chats to Cape Town teacher Caryn Venter to find out more about the local wildschooling movement.
EC Department of Education on mother tongue pilot project for 2020 matric exams
“For the first time the council of Education ministers accepted the importance of acknowledging mother tongue bilingual education.”
Eastern Cape matrics to test writing exams in mother tongue
Matriculants will have to stick to their language choice throughout the examinations.
The silence where ECD centres are concerned is very loud
“I have no idea if my business will recover. Right now, it is down to zero. I do not know if it will ever be sustainable again”
Are schools keeping your private information safe?
Dangerous risks are emerging as schools take this online leap and parents should be sure to ask important questions, such as: Is personal...
'Deeper than connectivity': Education specialist talks online learning and digital empowerment in SA
"An internet connection does not bridge the digital divide if schools do not have the requisite skills to operate and maintain digital...
Academic expert talks literacy development amid Covid-19 and why Grade 4s are most at risk
"There is no time to cover all the language development skills that would have been covered," says Wits lecturer Dr Lindiwe Tshuma.
This Grade 11 learner walks 20 km to and from school daily
“By the time they get to school, they are tired, thirsty and hungry from walking”
How can you support your child’s schooling from home?
It’s important to remember that these are not normal times, and normal expectations that you have of yourself, your children and their...
How parents can help their children on the path to digital literacy
While the perception might be that children have an intuitive grasp on technology, this is not always the case.
Local and international universities create digital tools to teach children about Covid-19
Designed for children aged 8 to 12, the project titled Managing the Covid-19 'infodemic' combines gaming and reading to tackle common...
Inclusivity a key focus for the future of education in South Africa
"Learners face several challenges such as the language of instruction, socio-economic circumstances, and learning or cognitive differences".
Top-achieving matriculant credits Parent24 with his success, and shares more top tips
Talk about the cream of the crop, Rondebosch Boys' High School 2019 matriculant, Gary Allen, placed second among the country's affluent...
Local paediatricians reassure nervous parents: It’s safe to go back to school
Even with a positive result, children experience much milder symptoms than adults and deaths are extremely rare.
'Girls vulnerable to dropout': Education advocate highlights the gendered impact of school closures
"Girls face specific challenges pushing and pulling them away from school, so we need to implement strategies to support them,"
PRINT | Find the 2020 matric exam timetable here
Find the dates and times South African matrics will write their final exams in 2020 here.
'It was quite shocking': A matric student shares her journey to Covid-19 recovery
"Everybody should keep an open mind when it comes to Covid-19 symptoms."
After-school programmes fill the education gap during lockdown
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the sheer lack of resources and capacity in South Africa's poorest communities.
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