Life without school

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 pm

Call for pupils without laptops in England to be allowed into schools
Children’s commissioner’s plea comes as third national Covid lockdown begins

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ools-covid

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:06 pm

Cancelling exams in England will hit poorer children hardest

With GCSEs and A-levels being scrapped, how can we ensure that pupils’ results are fair?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... en-hardest

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 pm

English schools struggle with demand for key worker places
Parents urged to be honest in requests for children to be allowed to attend classes

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... ker-places

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:33 am

UK school closures mean mothers will take twice as much unpaid leave as fathers – poll

Covid-19 and its economic fallout also likely to affect women’s paid work more

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... thers-poll

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:26 pm

Primary schools in England still 'rammed' with pupils, say heads
Warnings that schools may have to stay closed for longer, as more parents claim key worker status

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -say-heads

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:26 am

'I've nothing left to give': parents on home schooling in lockdown

The latest Covid restrictions in England for many mean a return to juggling commitments

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... down-covid

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:57 am

Few laptops, nowhere to work: remote learning at a deprived Hackney school

Teachers at the Urswick in London hope they are better prepared this time but still face huge challenges

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ney-school

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:10 am

Headteachers in England forced to ration on-site lockdown learning
Survey suggests almost 50% of school leaders forced to choose which students have most need

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... n-learning

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:31 am

Ofsted gets thousands of emails praising schools after minister's remarks

Education secretary’s call for parents to complain if not happy with remote learning prompts deluge of positive comments

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... rs-remarks

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:02 pm

'We feel forgotten': special needs teachers on helping England's vulnerable children
Government has told special schools to stay open but not provided adequate guidance or prioritised staff for Covid vaccines

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... e-children

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:38 am

GCSEs and A-levels likely to be partly assessed by cut-down versions of exams
Education secretary to look into use of ‘externally set tasks’ to help teachers in England assess final grades

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... s-of-exams

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:03 am

Regulator refuses to approve mass daily Covid testing at English schools

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raised

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... in-england

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:17 am

Coalition of child experts urge inquiry into UK's Covid crisis

A letter to the Observer calls for an urgent review of the long-term impact of lockdowns and school closures on a generation

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... vid-crisis

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:40 am

Free fast broadband offered in UK to support home schooling
Families in 37 local authority areas with poor or no connection can get service until end of summer term

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

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:31 am

Fewer UK children 'school ready' after Covid nursery closures
Record proportion lack basic skills, and disruption risks widening gap between rich and poor

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... y-closures

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