Education

Universities get extra money to cover drop in international student numbers

Universities get extra money to cover drop in international student numbers

Universities get extra money to cover drop in international student numbers Universities get extra money to cover drop in international student numbers Universities will be able to access extra funds to help them deal with a drop in overseas student numbers. Ministers have said grants and low-interest loans will become available to cover up to 80 per cent of income …

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Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say

Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say

Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Children will be able to return to school in September without having to stay one or two metres apart, according to The Daily …

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Schools close over coronavirus cases in England

‘No evidence, no clarity’: Teaching unions left with more questions than answers after meeting with government scientists on reopening plans

Schools close over coronavirus cases in England Schools close over coronavirus cases in England The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. At least two schools in England have shut their doors to all students this week over a confirmed coronavirus case. Outwood Academy Danum in South Yorkshire said …

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GCSE and A-level exams could be later next summer, says education secretary

GCSE and A-level exams could be later next summer, says education secretary

GCSE and A-level exams could be later next summer, says education secretary GCSE and A-level exams could be later next summer, says education secretary GCSEs and A levels could be taken later in the year than usual to give children more time in the classroom before exams, the education secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said the exam regulator would be …

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UCL renames building and rooms named after prominent eugenicists

UCL renames building and rooms named after prominent eugenicists

UCL renames building and rooms named after prominent eugenicists UCL renames building and rooms named after prominent eugenicists The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Lecture theatres and a building named after prominent eugenicists Francis Galton and Karl Pearson have been renamed, University College London has announced. The …

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State schools offered £1bn ‘catch up package’ to help with time lost during lockdown

State schools offered £1bn ‘catch up package’ to help with time lost during lockdown

State schools offered £1bn ‘catch up package’ to help with time lost during lockdown State schools offered £1bn ‘catch up package’ to help with time lost during lockdown State schools in England will be granted an additional £1bn of funding in a bid to help children catch up on teaching time lost during the lockdown, the government has announced. The …

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Coronavirus: Primary school closes for two weeks after caterer contracts Covid-19

Coronavirus: Primary school closes for two weeks after caterer contracts Covid-19

Coronavirus: Primary school closes for two weeks after caterer contracts Covid-19 Coronavirus: Primary school closes for two weeks after caterer contracts Covid-19 A primary school in Surrey has been forced to close for two weeks after a member of the external catering team contracted coronavirus. Parents of children at Epsom Primary School were informed of the decision to shut down …

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Coronavirus: Government risks ‘failing a generation’ if schools not reopened soon, doctors warn

Coronavirus: Government risks ‘failing a generation’ if schools not reopened soon, doctors warn

Coronavirus: Government risks ‘failing a generation’ if schools not reopened soon, doctors warn Coronavirus: Government risks ‘failing a generation’ if schools not reopened soon, doctors warn The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The prime minister has been urged to publish a plan outlining how schools will return …

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Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind

Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind

Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. Thousands of families without broadband internet …

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David Attenborough geography lessons: How to watch virtual BBC Bitesize classes for primary school children

David Attenborough geography lessons: How to watch virtual BBC Bitesize classes for primary school children

David Attenborough geography lessons: How to watch virtual BBC Bitesize classes for primary school children David Attenborough geography lessons: How to watch virtual BBC Bitesize classes for primary school children David Attenborough is lending his signature voice to geography lessons for children being educated at home during lockdown. The legendary broadcaster has teamed up with BBC Bitesize for a series …

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