Pre-exam pupils return to school for teacher time

Some secondary pupils in England facing exams next year are heading into school from Monday for face-to-face time with their teachers. Government guidelines only permit a quarter of the chosen year groups, 10 and 12, to be on site at a time. The move comes as ministers are urged to work with teachers and councils on a national school recovery […]

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Schools will not return full-time if 2m distancing rules are still in place, say academy leaders

Academy leaders have poured cold water on the government’s plans to get all children back to school full time by September, saying lessons will not be logistically possible if 2m social distancing guidelines remain in place. Education secretary Gavin Williamson was earlier this week forced to abandon his pledge to get all primary pupils in England to return before the […]

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Risk to children’s health from coronavirus ‘miniscule’, says government adviser

Coronavirus poses a “miniscule” risk to children’s health, according to a government adviser who supports the reopening of schools. Dr Gavin Morgan, an expert in educational psychology at University College London, said the impact of spending a prolonged period out of education was “100 per cent” worse than Covid-19. “We know how important play is for children’s development,” he told […]

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Denver nonprofit issues $5 million in post-secondary education scholarships to students

A local nonprofit organization issued $5 million in post-secondary education scholarships to Denver students in the first distribution of a .08% sales tax increase Denver voters approved in 2018 to increase college enrollment and degree completion. Prosperity Denver Fund reimbursed 16 Denver-serving nonprofit groups Monday, replenishing their dollars toward toward college scholarships and academic support services. Organizations that received reimbursement […]

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Schools expect half of pupils will stay home as year groups return

A million children in England – half of those who are expected to return when their classes reopen – are likely to stay at home on Monday rather than go back to school, as many parents, councils and teachers remain sceptical of the government’s assurances over their safety. Boris Johnson’s government has invested considerable political capital in opening classrooms to […]

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JeffCo Public Schools Fall 2020 plan offers glimpse into what Denver area districts may do about learning amid coronavirus pandemic

Come fall, Jeffco Public School students may head to their campuses on a scheduled rotation of in-person and remote learning to prevent too many kids and staff members congregating at once. Social distancing would be enforced during recess. Temperature checks and symptom screenings would be required to get in the doors, and masks would be recommended but not mandatory. Jeffco […]

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University of Colorado forgos tuition hikes in response to coronavirus

The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday to hold tuition flat for nearly all students across the system’s four campuses for the 2020-2021 academic year — an unprecedented move intended to reduce the financial burden on students amid the coronavirus pandemic, school leaders said. CU officials said they could not remember a time in university history that tuition […]

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