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Covid in Scotland: Senior pupils to wear masks in class at level 3 and 4

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 18:48
Pupils in S4 to S6 and their teachers will have to wear face coverings in classrooms in level 3 and 4 areas.

Essex mum's shock at breastfeeding photo backlash

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 00:19
The 23-year-old says she posted the picture to mark three months of breastfeeding her baby girl.

School tours turn virtual ahead of application deadline

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:34
With the pandemic limiting open days, schools are turning to promotional videos to attract students.

New college to run degrees without subjects

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 06:10
A new higher education institution will be the first since the 1960s to open with its own degree powers.

Wales urged to scrap GCSE exams in favour of assessments

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 06:04
Qualifications Wales urges ministers to scrap written exams for GCSEs, but keep one exam per A-level.

Leaving care: ‘I made it to university, but then I fell through the cracks'

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:08
Young care leaver Kim Emenike made it to university against the odds - then social services forgot about her.

Rapid tests could let students escape at Christmas

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:39
Covid testing pilot projects are launched in universities - as plans begin to get students home at Christmas.

Family courts: 'We're treated with contempt'

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:18
Many parents have to take part by phone - and some cannot follow what's happening, a survey suggests.

Northern England schools 'most disrupted by Covid'

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:07
More than 700 teachers in north-west England tested positive for Covid in mid-October, data shows.

Traveller families win court battle over living on land they own

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 07:54
A judge quashed a decision which would force them to stop living on the land they own.

School meals: Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 18:39
The prime minister insists he has the right approach and no child will go hungry this winter.

Covid in Scotland: Students may not be allowed home for Christmas

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 16:48
John Swinney says there is a "realistic possibility" students will be asked to stay away from their families.

'Generation Covid' hit hard by the pandemic, research reveals

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:32
People aged 16-25 were more than twice as likely as older workers to have lost their job.

School meals: Cabinet minister defends refusal to extend holiday scheme

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 20:01
Marcus Rashford's campaign is "phenomenal" but not the "right way" to solve the issue, Brandon Lewis says.

Staggered end of term for Scottish universities

Sun, 10/25/2020 - 19:41
The use of testing, plus staggering departures and the return to campus will form a strategy to get students home for Christmas.