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  • Schools in north-west of England postpone reopening plans after new coronavirus data June 6, 2020
    Health officials in Lancashire email schools advising them not to reopen on Monday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage More schools have shelved plans to reopen on Monday after new data suggested coronavirus could still be spreading in the north-west of England.Health officials at Blackburn with Darwen council, which runs 85 schools in […]
    PA Media
  • 'I feel like a number': unhappy UK students blocked from deferring studies June 6, 2020
    Students anxious about their next year at university are being told coronavirus isn’t a reason to pause their degreeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFreya Saddler, a first-year musical theatre student, fell in love with Goldsmiths, University of London, when she auditioned for her course. Now, after trying to adapt to studying drama alone […]
    Anna Fazackerley
  • Drama schools accused of hypocrisy over anti-racism statements June 6, 2020
    UK’s leading institutions apologise after current and former students highlight racist incidentsThe UK’s most prestigious drama schools have apologised for not doing enough to combat racism on their campuses after being accused of hypocrisy over social media posts in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada), the Academy of […]
    Lanre Bakare
  • Outcry over decision to end free school meals voucher scheme in July June 5, 2020
    Campaigners threaten legal action, saying 1.3m children in England at risk of holiday hungerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCampaigners have threatened to take the government to court over its decision not to extend its free school meals voucher system for low-income families over the summer holiday period.The national voucher scheme, which is worth […]
    Patrick Butler Social policy editor
  • Jacqueline Wilson asks children to join Silly Squad this summer June 5, 2020
    Tracy Beaker author says theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is reading for fun and asks young readers to pick books that make them happyBritish children may be facing a summer in lockdown, but according to the writer Jacqueline Wilson it isn’t the moment to attempt the classics, but for comfort reading.Wilson, the former […]
    Alison Flood
  • Tell us about your young child's experiences of going back to school June 5, 2020
    Is yours experiencing fears around cleanliness or difficulties socialising with other children? We’d like to hear from youAfter months at home during lockdown, many toddlers or early years children have returned to school in England. In Wales, schools reopen on 29 June and in Scotland teachers can return to prepare for the start of the new […]
    Guardian community team
  • A new normal: young people look beyond lockdown – video June 5, 2020
    In this week's episode of A new normal, the Guardian journalist Iman Amrani speaks to young people about how they are coping with lockdown and the impact it has had on their lives, looking particularly at education, universities and mental health. She speaks to four young people from across the country, two whom are about to […]
    Iman Amrani, Noah Payne-Frank, Joseph Pierce, Katie Lamborn and Charlie Phillips
  • Oxford students to get anti-bias training after George Floyd ‘joke’ at hustings June 5, 2020
    Candidate for ‘cake rep’ sparks anger after comparing killing of black man to flour shortagesAn Oxford college has ordered staff and students to undergo training to combat racial bias after an undergraduate made a “joke” drawing a comparison between protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and flour shortages.The comments, described as racist […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
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