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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - PM
Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.

A-level and GCSE results: 'Improved' schools can challenge grades
The exam regulator broadens rights of appeal amid concerns about unfair results in the pandemic.

John Swinney could face no-confidence vote over exams controversy
Some opposition parties are calling for John Swinney to resign over the handling of exam grades.

School funding plan 'benefits wealthier pupils most'
The government's latest funding plan could "disproportionately benefit schools in better-off areas".

Coronavirus: University life may 'pose further risk' to young shielders
A lack of information from universities will pose a "further risk to lives", the NUS warns.

Schools 'must come before pubs and restaurants in future'
The right to an education should take priority over pubs, England's children's commissioner says.

Early-years workers quit 'underpaid and undervalued' jobs
You could earn more in Tesco, admits one pre-school leader as thousands leave the profession.

Child died after becoming trapped between two stairgates, report finds
A health visitor reported worrying signs of "squalor" at the four-year-old's home days before.

Scotland's results day: Thousands of pupils have exam grades lowered
The exam body says it lowered 125,000 grades that had been estimated by teachers to "maintain credibility".

Testing and tracing 'key to schools returning', scientists say
The UK's test and trace schemes are not yet good enough to stop a virus resurgence, scientists say.

Coronavirus: GCSE students allowed to drop poetry in 2021 exams
Other English and history topics will also become optional in England after disruption to lessons.

Coronavirus: Schools will be ready for September - minister
Reopening schools is a priority for the government and it will be safe, a cabinet minister says.

Prison launches take-away meal delivery service
Brixton prison is taking orders for take-aways from its professional-standard training restaurant.

Coronavirus in Scotland: Charity's plea to increase school uniform grant
Child Poverty Action Group says coronavirus has left many parents facing "extraordinary financial pressure."

Black pupils face trebled exclusion rate in some areas of England
An analysis shows they are more likely to be excluded than their peers in most council areas of England.

Coronavirus: Scottish schools to fully reopen from 11 August
The Scottish government wants to see all pupils back in classrooms by 18 August "at the very latest".

PM's child poverty claims 'inaccurate,' says statistics watchdog
Labour urges Boris Johnson to "correct the record" after criticism from the statistics authority.

Coronavirus: Universities 'face collapse in student numbers'
It comes as a former vice-chancellor says universities face a "perfect storm".

Coronavirus: The childcare 'jigsaw' parents are facing this summer
Many holiday clubs aren't running and some have had to hike up prices - how are parents coping?

GCSEs: Here's why you shouldn't give up on poetry
Poetry will become an optional subject area in GCSE English literature exams next year.

Coronavirus: How pandemic pods and zutors are changing home-schooling
US parents are resorting to "pandemic pods" and garden classrooms - but will it deepen inequalities?

International students turn to food banks in lockdown
Hundreds of international students are unable afford fees, food or rent as funds dry up due to virus.

Students back at uni - but with masks and no bars
Face-to-face teaching starts again at the University of Nottingham, with safety rules on campus.

Thomas Grattoni-May: Boy's stammer 'made worse by lockdown'
Thomas, 15, said being "hidden" behind a computer screen meant teachers could not see him struggling to speak.

Soft play centres at risk of closing
With no date for reopening, children's play centres are closing and hundreds more are under threat.

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