Life without school

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Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am

Ten million British children are about to get a taste of home schooling. Increased inequality will be the result

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ying-field

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:43 am

UK school closures prompt boom in private tuition

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with them

The private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching.

UK tutoring firms said there had been a surge in online tuition in the past three weeks as parents anticipated and then responded to the decision to close schools indefinitely.

Meanwhile, several agencies said some wealthy families had requested tutors go into isolation with them on remote country estates or super-yachts

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -isolation

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:56 pm

Families borrowing to buy food a week into UK lockdown

Food Foundation warns of crisis as YouGov poll reports 1.5m people worrying about hunger

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... f-lockdown

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:51 am

Children must not become unseen victims of coronavirus, says thinktank

Fund must be set up to provide digital access and opportunity for parents to take leave, IPPR urges

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -thinktank

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:03 am

Coronavirus: Primary school measures are reinforcing inequality, report says
New survey highlights concerns over effect of school closures on disadvantaged children

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educati ... -1.4221574

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 pm

UK councils face lawsuits over access to education in lockdown

Government pressed to ensure poorer pupils have laptops and broadband for home learning

The UK government must ensure pupils from poor backgrounds have computers and internet connections during the coronavirus lockdown or face legal action for depriving children of their education, according to a group of legal activists.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-lockdown

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:55 am

When the Covid-19 crisis finally ends, UK schools must never return to normal

A new era needs to value teachers and end the tyranny of tests and ruthless competition for league table places

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -to-normal

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:51 pm

Fifth of primary children afraid to leave house because of Covid-19, survey finds

University of Oxford study looking at mental health finds young people worry about food scarcity and family and friends catching the disease


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... rvey-finds

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:23 am

Call for schools to open in the summer after lockdown

Children’s commissioner says schools will play an important role, but teachers and parents may oppose loss of six-week break

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... r-lockdown

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:25 am

Education was never schools' sole focus. The coronavirus pandemic has proved it

There is no such thing as an easy pandemic. Every corner of society is exposed; each one of us battling our own problems. For headteachers in England, those problems are multiplied by the anxieties of the 8.7 million children for whom they are responsible.

The past month has been brutal for school leaders, and we all need to act cautiously if we don’t want thousands of teachers to be yet another casualty of this virus.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -proved-it

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:43 am

The schools open during lockdown: 'for some kids, it's the only safe place'

Alternative provision units are exempt from the UK’s Covid-19 closure - but teachers fear for vulnerable pupils as few come to class

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... safe-place

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:08 am

Education hit hardest as coronavirus batters UK economy

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... in-britain

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:49 am

Disadvantaged pupils are given laptops to study online while schools are closed

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... are-closed

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:50 am

Young Britons have been hit hard. We owe them a future they can believe in

It’s time the young got a break. Already, those who left education to enter the workforce after the financial crisis of 2008 have had their lives scarred. If you get unlucky and enter work in bad economic times, it will shadow your entire life.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... believe-in

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:31 pm

Parents and pupils overwhelm schools with pleas for good grades

Teacher assessments that will replace exams may disadvantage poorer students, experts say

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ood-grades

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