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  • Disadvantaged students narrow GCSE attainment gap in England September 17, 2020
    Analysis shows improved results despite fears of bias in teacher assessments Disadvantaged students in England improved their results at GCSE this summer, narrowing the attainment gap with their peers, according to an analysis.After summer exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were fears that disadvantaged students could lose out from results based on […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • England's state schools suffering biggest fall in funding since 1980s, says IFS September 17, 2020
    Report shows schools in the most deprived areas worst affected by government’s austerity policyState schools in England have suffered their worst decline in funding since the 1980s, with secondary schools and those in the most deprived areas the worst affected by the era of austerity, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.The decline […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • UK home schooling numbers double in a week, amid Covid test shortages September 17, 2020
    Schools struggle to cover online and classroom lessons and warn of ‘digital divide’ impacting poorer studentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of pupils in England who are studying remotely from home rather than in school has more than doubled in the space of a week, according to data shared exclusively with the […]
    Sally Weale
  • The school I run has lost five staff due to Covid test delays. This can't go on | Jules White September 17, 2020
    After two weeks, headteachers feel abandoned to face the prospect of staff shortages and whole year-groups quarantined Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen I signed up for headship a dozen or so years ago I had a bold vision of leading a cruise-liner school to exciting educational destinations. Yes, there would be the […]
    Jules White
  • The battle over dyslexia September 17, 2020
    It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But in recent years, some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itselfJulian “Joe” Elliott was training to be an educational psychologist when his supervisor invited him to lunch one day. The year was 1984, and […]
    Sirin Kale
  • Plans to ration Covid testing in England will prioritise healthcare and teachers September 16, 2020
    Government promises to publish tiered system, while Labour says country is ‘being taken back to April’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRationing plans for coronavirus tests in England will prioritise NHS patients, staff, care homes and key workers – especially teachers – as the government grapples with a surge in demand.Whitehall sources said […]
    Jessica Elgot and Simon Murphy
  • Up to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolating due to Covid fears September 16, 2020
    Shortage of tests worsening schools’ difficulties, with some reporting 20% of teachers absentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 25,000 teachers in England may already have been forced out of the classroom and into self-isolation at home amid a national shortage of Covid tests just a fortnight after schools reopened, research suggests.With some […]
    Josh Halliday, Richard Adams, Sally Weale and Mattha Busby
  • Women gain more than men from master's degrees, finds IFS September 16, 2020
    Uplift not enough to stop UK female postgrad’s pay being lower than male postgrads at 35Women get the greatest financial benefits from taking postgraduate degrees, although their pay levels still lag well behind those of men with master’s degrees and doctorates, according to research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.The study of people who […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
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