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Covid-19: University of Exeter virtual protests over 'lost' student experience
University of Exeter student launches campaign calling for more support over "lost" experience.

Review of children's social care system launched
Former teacher Josh MacAlister has been asked to examine every area of the care system of England.

February school return in Scotland a 'tall order'
Scotland's education secretary says it will be a challenge for schools to reopen as normal by 1st February.

Many more in school in N.Ireland than first lockdown
The increase is partly down to special schools remaining open for all pupils, unlike in 2020.

Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.

Row over half term free school meals plan
The government defends its plan to switch to a grant scheme to feed children at half term.

Hundred of schools closed by heavy snowfall
Dozens cancel Covid jabs and poor road conditions have a "severe impact" on Yorkshire's ambulances.

Amazon removes Durham University students' theses being sold online
Amazon says the titles were published by a third-party seller in violation of its guidelines

University students in Wales threaten rent strikes
Hundreds of students say it is not right they will have to wait months for rebates during Covid-19.

GCSE and A-level pupils could sit mini exams to aid grading
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said this would help teachers to decide "deserved grades".

Schools in N.Ireland get more time to decide admissions
Post-primary schools get extra time to decide how they will admit pupils after transfer tests are cancelled.

Covid-19: Special school staff want jab priority
Parents of disabled children are calling for teachers in special schools to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Covid-19: Williamson promises 300,000 extra laptops
The laptops and tablets will be delivered to schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils.

Cambridge launches foundation year for disadvantaged
New one-year courses aim to improve access to degrees at the world-renowned university.

Covid-19: Early years staff 'should have vaccine priority'
Access to a vaccine should be available to people like nursery workers, groups supporting them say.

BBC Bitesize to be free for BT and EE customers
The content will not count in a mobile data allowance to help keep costs of online learning down.

Surge in pupils at school in lockdown sparks call for limit
With attendance as high as 50% in some areas, heads call for pupil limits in England's lockdown schools.

Covid-19: The challenges of home-schooling
With a lack of devices, broadband and time, online school is proving stressful for many.

IGCSE exams taken in private schools still going ahead
While GCSEs and A-levels are cancelled, IGCSEs, often used in independent schools, will continue.

Students pledge rent strike over unused uni rooms
Students say they will refuse to pay for accommodation they cannot use during lockdown.

Covid-19: Government denies 'snubbing' BT's wi-fi for pupils offer
The firm's plan to improve access to online classes "did not suitably meet" children's needs, it says.

'Show us it's safe' to be open, say nursery staff
Worried childcare staff call on ministers to prove it's safe for them to open in England.

Gavin Williamson: How has he survived?
How has the education secretary survived so many U-turns? Or has he been unfairly accused?

Lockdown students get to grips with online learning
With schools closed to most students, young people are getting to grips with remote learning.

What's the science behind closing schools?
As most pupils are at home again for lockdown, a government advisor explains why most schools closed.

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