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Covid: New parents still struggling to access support, MPs say

7th October 2021
The Commons Petition Committee wants the government to publish a "dedicated Covid recovery strategy".

Boris Johnson pledges £3,000 more for maths and science teachers

6th October 2021
But critics say Boris Johnson is rehashing another scheme the government recently scrapped.

Essay mills: 'Contract cheating' to be made illegal in England

6th October 2021
Offering to write essays for payment will be made a criminal offence in England, the government says.

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

5th October 2021
A snapshot survey shows 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on Thursday.

Covid: Are schools back to normal yet? Not quite

5th October 2021
How are schools managing with Covid, a month into the new term?

Exams: Grade inflation to be wound back over two years

30th September 2021
Exam grades are to be wound back to pre-Covid levels as new support for candidates is unveiled.

Schools warn about hoax anti-vaccine letters

27th September 2021
Head teachers have warned of fake consent letters for Covid vaccines being circulated in schools.

LGBT freshers: 'I worried Oxford wouldn't accept me'

24th September 2021
New LGBT students share their hopes and concerns as analysis reveals the extra challenges they face.

Covid debt: A baby, job loss - and now eviction

23rd September 2021
Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.

Quarter of a million pupils to join BBC's Share Your Story

22nd September 2021
BBC stars and staff invite teenagers to share their stories to help recover from the pandemic.

Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales

22nd September 2021
The number of parents having a baby this way has nearly quadrupled in the last decade, figures show.

GCSE media studies to cover Rashford's food campaign

22nd September 2021
Pupils will learn how social media can make an impact, by studying the player's campaign work.

Should schools retain online parents' evenings?

19th September 2021
Parents and teachers seem to agree it is the number one innovation worth keeping post-lockdown.

Students must have say over online learning - regulator

18th September 2021
The higher education regulator says students must have a say on how much of their teaching is online.

Online classes 'would not justify high university fees'

16th September 2021
International report says students in England will expect in-person teaching for their tuition fees.

Nadhim Zahawi: Iraqi refugee to education secretary

16th September 2021
Iraqi refugee, Teletubby merchandise salesman, pollster, millionaire - meet the new education secretary.

Nadhim Zahawi announced as education secretary

15th September 2021
The reshuffle sees Nadhim Zahawi taking charge of schools, colleges and universities in England.

Boris Johnson gets rid of Gavin Williamson as education secretary

15th September 2021
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland are also out as rejig gathers pace.

Cabinet reshuffle: Where did it go wrong for Gavin Williamson?

15th September 2021
The reshuffle has seen the removal of an education secretary much criticised during the pandemic.

Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases

15th September 2021
Cases of crippling school anxiety preventing attendance are spiralling, support groups say.


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