Inter-school games suspended to curb intermingling, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

From Saturday, students will have to follow exam-style seating arrangements in classrooms and all activities conducted in public spaces – such as learning journeys – will be suspended.

Group sizes in all activities will be reduced from eight to five people, and the overall capacity for activities such as lectures cannot exceed 50.

The remaining National School Games competitions will also be suspended to minimise intermingling of students across schools and institutions.

These are some of the latest measures announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday, as Singapore takes stricter measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

These measures will take effect until May 30.

They apply to MOE kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, special education schools, junior colleges, Millennia Institute and institutes of higher learning.

“The latest measures aim to reduce intermingling of students across schools/institutions and minimise external activities, while ensuring that teaching and

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The Indie Video Games Bringing South and Southeast Asian Food to Your Screen

Video games use all kinds of techniques to evoke a response from players. Often, it’s an appeal to the senses: a jumpscare, a vibrating controller, evocative music. But pixels have a hard time representing smell and taste. Plenty of video games feature food nonetheless, whether that means pizza as a power-up (think the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time) or as a gift to gain the affection of a game character, à la Stardew Valley. With some exceptions (such as the painstakingly rendered dishes in Final Fantasy XV,) food in video games is often an afterthought.

Recently, though, developers and programmers from around the world have made their passion for food playable. In all of these upcoming games, cuisine becomes a tool to explore complex subjects, from immigration and diaspora to family and love.

In <em>Venba,</em> players cook while reconstructing incomplete recipes.
In Venba, players cook while reconstructing incomplete recipes. Courtesy of
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7 Generation Games incorporates indigenous culture into education | News, Sports, Jobs

Leah Burr tries out an educational video game at the 7 Generation Games booth at the MSU Spring Honor Dance and Powwow Celebration Saturday.

Fairfax County schools deal with allegations of racism at football games | Education

Leaders at both Fairfax County and Alexandria schools in Virginia shared what actions they are taking after allegations of racism and abuse at a junior varsity football game Monday night.

Robinson Secondary School student-athletes from Fairfax County are accused of spitting on a player from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria during the game and using a racial slur to describe the player.

“Fairfax County Public Schools is aware of a number of allegations regarding the use of racially charged language and racial slurs in the past few weeks,” Lucy H. Caldwell, spokeswoman for Fairfax County schools, said in a statement.

She said the school system plans to investigate the most recent allegations, which come two weeks after student-athletes at another Fairfax County high school were accused of similar behavior during a football game.

T.C. Williams High School Principal Peter Balas said in a letter to parents and students posted

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