Aurora Public Schools reverses course, will move most students in grades 1-8 back to remote learning

Most students in grades 1-8 will transition back to remote learning due to a concerning increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections within the city, Aurora Public Schools said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff Thursday evening. The announcement from the district comes just three days after APS told thousands of parents their high school kids would have to continue learning […]

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Christmas lockdown of students ‘not ruled out’

Matt Hancock has refused to rule out banning students from returning home at Christmas, to limit the spread of coronavirus outbreaks. The health secretary was responding to a question about concerns that students could be spreading Covid-19, amid numerous university-based outbreaks. At Glasgow University 120 students have tested positive for Covid-19 and are among 600 self-isolating there. Academics had warned […]

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Pandemic-linked issues keep 5% of pupils at home

Around one in 20 children in England are out of school due to issues linked to the pandemic and lockdown, the Children’s Commissioner has suggested. Anne Longfield stressed the number of schools who have sent pupils home due to a Covid-19 case was very small. There were many others, she said, with special needs or emotional problems, who had not […]

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Douglas County superintendent under investigation for alleged workplace discrimination – The Denver Post

Thomas Tucker, the outgoing superintendent of Douglas County School District, was placed on paid administrative leave in early September following an allegation of workplace discrimination and subsequent investigation. On Sept. 1, the board of education received a complaint of workplace discrimination against Tucker from a district employee, according to a statement from Douglas County School District. One week later, Tucker […]

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Douglas County Schools superintendent resigns, citing personal and family reasons

The superintendent of Colorado’s third-largest school district has stepped down. The Douglas County School Board accepted Tuesday the resignation of Dr. Thomas S. Tucker, who cited personal and family reasons for offering his resignation. Tucker stressed during the online meeting that contrary to some reports, he decided to step down on his own, and the board had not asked him […]

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Manchester students warned off club nights

Students at universities across Greater Manchester are being warned they will face sanctions if they break rules to limit the spread of coronavirus. It comes as the area prepares to welcome about 100,000 students for the start of term. Campuses have been closed since March and there are concerns that an influx of students from across UK could lead to […]

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University subject profile: physics

What you’ll learnPhysics is the study of the fundamental forces that govern our universe. You’ll learn about physical phenomena from the largest to the smallest scales, from galaxies to quarks and beyond. You’ll also delve into particle physics (the basic building blocks that make up the world around us), and classical and special relativity (how objects act under the effects […]

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Art for the sake of our children’s lasting happiness

I read with deep sadness your front-page report (‘Fear of failure’ giving UK children the lowest happiness levels in Europe, 28 August). As I was reflecting on why that might be, I came across the obituary for Sir Ken Robinson (26 August). He was a passionate and lifelong advocate for creativity in schools. His work was instrumental in bringing wider […]

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