As Scottish and Irish schools are consolidating lessons from returning to in-person teaching during a pandemic and English schools prepare to go back, Beth Lerner, an educator in the state school system in Tennessee, shares her experience of teaching in a country with rising Covid-19 cases – both as parent and teacher.
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In advance of LGIU’s inaugural book club meeting on 27 August, Kim Fellows weighs in on Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men, and the exclusion of women in designing the environments around us – from PPE not fitting women’s bodies to Alexa not recognising female voices.
The Improvement Service blogs for us on how understanding what the population of an area looks like and will look like in the future are essential for providing good quality public services and planning for service delivery.
LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler took a recent trip to Wales which raised questions about who is really paying the price of coronavirus tourism and whether councils have the flexible fiscal instruments they need to support locals and visitors alike.
Engaging with older people post Covid-19: Adapting the work of the Age Friendly programme by listening to older people
Dr Emer Coveney, National Programme Manager for Age Friendly Ireland with Meath County Council, tells us how listening to and understanding the specific problems older people have faced during the Covid-19 lockdown has shaped the work of Age Friendly Ireland.
Can we just give young people a break, asks Jane Sankarayya. The downgrading of exam results is mean spirited and petty at this point in time.
The Government’s consultation on planning system reform has already attracted much criticism. And rightly so, writes Jonathan Carr-West, as it attempts to bypass councils and local communities.
Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover present our latest episode of LGIU Fortnightly, this week covering food security and access during the pandemic. We hear from Naomi Phillips of British Red Cross about their new report looking into the UK’s emergency response to food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor…
LGIU members can join us for a new book club. We’ll be reading the non-fiction books that are making waves and look at how they matter to local government.
As local authorities begin to think about e-scooter trials Zachary Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian e-scooter provider Neuron Mobility, talks about the rollouts in Australia and possible lessons for the councils here.