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'Knackered and confused.' That's just the parents.

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 20:43
The lack of certainty about schools returning is fraying the exhausted nerves of parents.

Covid: Teachers 'not at higher risk' of death

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 20:42
The highest-risk job roles were in restaurants, care work and manufacturing.

Tory MPs demand 'clarity' on school reopenings

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:43
The government is asked to set out a "routemap" for getting pupils back to classrooms in England.

Katie Price on Harvey's 'terrifying' move to a specialist college

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 06:28
Reality TV star and ex-model, Katie Price reveals the challenges of finding a specialist college for her eldest son Harvey, who has complex needs.

Edinburgh Uni mostly online for rest of academic year

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:04
The move means there will now be no mass return of students to campus until September at the earliest.

Covid: Half of early-years staff ‘don’t feel safe’

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 05:39
Nurseries, pre-schools and childminders call for rapid testing and priority access to vaccines.

Malware found on laptops given out by government

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 22:52
Suspicious files contacting Russian servers are thought to have been found on devices given to schools.

Covid-19: Scientists challenge 'flawed' lateral flow tests report

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:36
They say the devices, which are used in local councils, have a key role to play in the battle against Covid.

Covid: England's schools to get two weeks' notice for reopening

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:53
The education secretary says he is "not able to exactly say" when pupils in England will return.

Universities degree 'not the only route to success'

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 06:44
Ministers announce plans to reform post-16 education to give employers the skilled people they need.

Teachers to decide students' grades in Wales

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 22:55
Education Minister Kirsty Williams said she had "no choice" in scrapping classroom assessments.

Home-school: Can you get a free laptop or cheaper broadband?

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 19:55
What help is there if you're trying to home-school your children without devices or data?

Covid in Scotland: Phased return 'likely' for Scottish schools

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 17:42
The youngest and oldest pupils, plus those with additional support needs will be among the first to return to classrooms.

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 17:36
More work is needed to understand its benefits in schools in England given the new variant.

Only 1% of UK university professors are black

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:21
Out of 23,000 professors in UK universities only 155 are black, official figures reveal.

School attendance in England higher than first lockdown

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 21:15
The increase in pupil numbers is driven in part by children without laptops being allowed to go in.

Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 19:39
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.

Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 07:25
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.

Parents' stress and depression 'rise during lockdowns'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 07:15
Many parents struggle to meet their children's needs during the pandemic, say researchers.

Universal credit: MPs urge PM to keep £20 benefit 'lifeline'

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 03:25
Pressure grows on PM after non-binding motion on universal credit top-up is passed by 278 votes.