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Virtual library gives children in England free book access

Internet classroom Oak National Academy created the library after schools moved to remote learning for the majority of pupils until February half-term. Source link...

Covid-19: Rise in suspected child abuse cases after lockdown

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel received 285 serious incident notifications from April to September. Source link

Review of children’s social care system launched

In March 2020, 80,080 children were being looked after in the care system in England, up from 64,400 in March 2010, according to...

Covid-19: University of Exeter virtual protests over ‘lost’ student experience

In a statement, the University of Exeter said it was offering students a "no-disadvantage guarantee" after discussions with student representatives. Source link

Row over half term free school meals plan

The Department for Education (DFE) published guidelines on free meals, after an outcry over pictures of food packages to replace free school meals...

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. Source link

Covid-19: Hereford college A-level students on remote learning

With schools closed to most students, young people are getting to grips with remote learning. The BBC joined Year 12 pupils at Hereford...

Cambridge University starts new foundation courses for ‘disadvantaged’ students

Cambridge has been criticised for having a privileged intake - with figures from 2019 showing that only 2% of students were white and...

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