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  • Chicago students to begin school year with all-remote classes August 5, 2020
    District backed away from tentative plans to have most kids return to classroom for two days a week due to Covid-19 Chicago students will begin the fall with all-remote instruction, officials said on Wednesday as they backed away from tentative plans to have most kids return to the classroom for two days a week.Chicago public […]
    Associated Press
  • Schools reopening in England risks sharp rise in Covid cases, says expert August 5, 2020
    Ex-government adviser Neil Ferguson says teenagers as well as adults can transmit virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs ministers and teachers wrestle with the challenge of safely opening schools in England in September, a former government adviser, Neil Ferguson, threw another spanner in the works by suggesting older teenagers could transmit the virus […]
    Haroon Siddique
  • Making poetry optional in GCSE English literature is out of tune with the times August 5, 2020
    Ofqual’s ruling comes at a time when more children than ever are reading and writing verseOfqual, the exams authority, has announced that next year schools won’t have to do all the components of English literature GCSE. Students must answer on Shakespeare, but can choose two out of three from the 19th-century novel, a modern drama […]
    Kate Clanchy
  • Neil Ferguson predicts R number rise if secondary schools fully reopen August 5, 2020
    Ex-Sage scientist says pupils’ return in England may cause sharp increase in Covid casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe epidemiologist whose modelling helped shape Britain’s coronavirus lockdown strategy has predicted a significant rise in the R number if secondary schools in England fully reopen.Prof Neil Ferguson – who resigned from the government’s Scientific […]
    Nazia Parveen
  • How renamed streets in Mumbai's slums are encouraging children to study August 5, 2020
    A mobile school helped Rehmuddin Shaikh become a rugby star. Now a street named after him is inspiring a new generationNo map of Mumbai mentions Rehmuddin Shaikh Road. But a local taxi driver would find the narrow lane between the huts in Ambedkar Nagar, Colaba, behind Mumbai’s elite Cuffe Parade. Despite not being officially named […]
    Nupur Roopa in Mumbai
  • BBC Three to work with young people on sitcom about pupil referral units August 5, 2020
    Exclusive: Scripted comedy PRU will ‘look past the stereotypes of kids who can’t behave’They’re the last option for many vulnerable and struggling pupils – but is there also potential for laughs in the world of pupil referral units? The BBC are set to produce a scripted comedy based around one such facility, partnering with a […]
    Hannah J Davies
  • Keeping England's schools open 'must take priority' in second wave of Covid-19 August 5, 2020
    Children’s commissioner for England says pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops should close firstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools should be last to close and first to reopen in the event of a second wave of Covid-19, with regular testing for pupils and teachers to reassure parents and keep schools safe, according to the […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • SQA under fire after downgrading 124,000 predicted exam results August 4, 2020
    Scottish Qualifications Authority warned it will be deluged with appealsScotland’s exams authority has been warned it will be deluged with appeals after it rejected nearly 124,000 recommendations from teachers for this year’s exam results.The Scottish Qualifications Authority said it had downgraded nearly a quarter of all the recommended results for school pupils this year, after […]
    Severin Carrell Scotland editor
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