‘Frightened’ teacher back in classroom despite shielding at start of outbreak

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailEvery day, Rebbecca ­Robinson arrives for work at a busy…Continue Reading

Not just A levels unfair algorithms are being used to make all sorts of government decisions

  The recent use of an algorithm to calculate the graduating grades of secondary school students in England provoked so much public anger at its perceived unfairness that it’s widely become known as the “A-levels fiasco”. As a result of the outrage – and the looming threat of legal action – theContinue Reading

Millions of pupils are due to return to classrooms in England next week. 1

Exclusive: children’s commissioner calls for mental health support and focus on vulnerable teenagers A “Nightingale moment” for children is needed, providing increased funding, extra training for teachers and counsellors in every school, the children’s commissioner for England has said. Invoking the gargantuan effort taken to build Nightingale hospitals for thousands ofContinue Reading

School closures had positive effects on some teenagers mental health our new research

More young people in the UK are reporting mental health problems, and there are also apparent increases in self-harm – particularly among girls and young women. The coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown has further added to these worries. School closures across the UK have provided a unique opportunity to explore teenagers’ mental healthContinue Reading

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I was 12 years old when Trayvon Martin was murdered, and 13 when his murderer was acquitted. While my predominantly Black congregational church was wrought by grief and mourning, my predominantly white private school was oblivious to the murder, the protests that followed and the trial. This type of split in American reality is nothing…Continue Reading

masks in class many questions as germans go back to school 1

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all.As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, the country’s famous sense of “Ordnung” has given way…Continue Reading

Are Schools Reopening This Fall How Can They Do So Safely

As we move into the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone’s attention has turned toward fall, which brings with it a crucial question: Are schools reopening? Many school districts across the country are still planning to reopen with face-to-face learning this fall in one way or another. And on July 23, the Centers for…Continue Reading

Why nursery schools are a secret weapon in the fight against inequalit

State-funded nursery schools occupy a unique position in education. Serving children from two to four years old, they are disproportionately located in areas of deprivation – in 2015, 64% were in the 30% most deprived areas in England. They also support higher-than-average proportions of children with additional needs. Our research, conducted with fourContinue Reading