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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson admits there is not enough testing capacity; 3,991 new cases recorded

PM says testing capacity will be 500,000 per day by end of October; close to 4,000 lab-confirmed new cases reported in UKTameside hospital Covid deaths are ‘canary in the mineSouth Wales outbreak blamed on trip to Doncaster racesRayner rebukes Johnson over ‘collapsing’ test systemGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST 5.28pm BST Scotland’s children’s commissioner has called for “clear and direct communication to children and families” from the Scott...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Brexit, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: PM admits there is not enough testing capacity but warns second lockdown would be 'disastrous'

PM says testing capacity will be 500,000 per day by end of October but warns of financial consequences of a new lockdown; Rhondda Valley outbreak linked to trip to Doncaster racesTameside hospital Covid deaths are ‘canary in the mineRayner rebukes Johnson over ‘collapsing’ test systemFamilies having to ‘hack’ system to get coronavirus testGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST Sir Bill Cash, the Conservative chair of the European scrutiny committee, goes...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Eu, UK News, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Bill Cash, Brexit, Rhondda valley, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson to give evidence to Commons liaison committee; fresh restrictions in Wales

PM to face questions on Covid-19 and Brexit; Rhondda Valley outbreak linked to Doncaster races; patients urged not to go to A&E for testsTameside hospital Covid deaths are ‘canary in the mineRayner rebukes Johnson over ‘collapsing’ test systemFamilies having to ‘hack’ system to get coronavirus testGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.29pm BST Boris Johnson will start giving evidence to the Commons liaison committee in the next few minutes. It’s a committee made...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Serco, UK News, Greater Manchester, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Doncaster, Pmqs, Johnson, Brexit, Burnham


UK coronavirus live: Rhondda Valley outbreak linked to Doncaster Races; patients urged not to go to A&E for tests

Fresh restrictions in south Wales after cluster of new cases; Bolton hospital boss says 100 people turned up to ask for Covid testsRayner rebukes Johnson over ‘collapsing’ test systemFamilies having to ‘hack’ system to get coronavirus testOne coughing child – and three fruitless trips to the same test centreGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.27pm BST 2.25pm BST Every household in Middlesbrough will be given free masks with information leaflets as the ele...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Wales, UK News, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton, Middlesbrough, Brexit, Rhondda valley, Angela Rayner, PA Media


UK coronavirus live: Angela Rayner attacks Boris Johnson at PMQs over testing and care homes

News updates: Labour leader out of self-isolation but not in time for PMQs; testing shortage could lead to ‘lockdown by default’, says teaching union headSchoolchildren should be next in line for Covid tests, says BucklandFamilies having to ‘hack’ system to get coronavirus testOne coughing child – and three fruitless trips to the same test centreGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29pm BST Joy Morrissey (Con) asks if the PM agrees the internal market bill wil...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Labour, Northern Ireland, Schools, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Brexit, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus outbreak, Ian Byrne Lab


California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling. “I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to sc...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, California Supreme Court, Ken Williams, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Board of Education, Costa Mesa, California Department of Public Health


Masks and disinfectant for schools will no longer be paid for by FEMA, which says they're not a 'direct emergency protective measure'

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File) As of September 15, FEMA will no longer ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fema, Schools, Npr, Department Of Homeland Security, Maria, Federal Emergency Management Agency, HHS, Santa Ana, Department of Health and Human Services


UK coronavirus live: government U-turn on Bolton and Trafford lockdown; Wirral records big rise in cases

News updates: government axes plan to relax Covid restrictions in two areas; Wirral reports 80 new cases; ONS says overall UK death toll is 57,310Lockdown reimposed in Greater Manchester areas in latest U-turnBoris Johnson reiterates refusal to meet Covid bereavedHydrocortisone found to save lives of some patients Williamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.30pm BST This week’s Guardian Politics Weekly podcast is out. Jessica Elgot chats to Peter ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, Eu, UK News, Tax and spending, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Brussels, Westminster, Ons


UK coronavirus live: government U-turn on Bolton and Trafford lockdown; Starmer accuses PM of 'wasted summer'

News updates: government abandons plan to relax Covid restrictions in Bolton and Trafford; ONS updates overall UK death toll to 57,310Lockdown reimposed in Greater Manchester areas in latest U-turnWilliamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsJohnson backtracks on meeting group for Covid-19 bereavedHealth leaders warn Boris Johnson over PHE axingGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.46pm BST The Mirror’s Oliver Milne has more evidence of Sir Keir Starmer calling for children to be back...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Ons, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs as ONS updates overall death toll to 57,310

News updates: First PMQs after summer recess; Ofqual suggests Williamson must accept share of blame for exam debacleWilliamson told of A-level flaws weeks before resultsJohnson backtracks on meeting group for Covid-19 bereavedHealth leaders warn Boris Johnson over PHE axingLockdown eased in two of England’s worst-hit areas despite cases surgeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.27pm BST There has been another coronavirus government U-turn, my colleague Helen Pidd reports.Another government u...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Ons, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton, Keir Starmer, Williamson


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson chose to cancel exams while Ofqual wanted them to go ahead, MPs told

News updates: Ofqual suggests education secretary must accept share of blame for exam debacle after giving it ‘impossible task’Johnson backtracks on meeting group for Covid-19 bereavedLockdown eased in two of England’s worst-hit areas despite cases surgeScotland announces local lockdowns and quarantine for Greece arrivalsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.23am BST Here are the main points from the written submission to the education committee from Roger Taylor, the Ofqual chair.Any awardin...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Greece, Education, UK News, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Department for Education, Ofqual, Roger Taylor, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: Labour attacks Gavin Williamson over 'summer of chaos, incompetence and confusion'

Education secretary apologises to students once again; Hancock claims England’s test and trace system in global ‘top tranche’Councils in north-west England want lockdown to remain as cases riseJoy, tears and controls: children return to school in EnglandNo mass return of London commuters amid Covid concernsDecision due soon on GCSE and A-level delaysLatest global coronavirus updates 5.19pm BST In the Commons Bob Blackman, a Conservative, asks if the government is considering extending the sc...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, London, Education, European Union, UK News, Labour, Schools, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Williamson, Hancock, Commons Education Committee, north west England


UK coronavirus live: Hancock claims England's test and trace system in global 'top tranche'

Health secretary made claim as he faced MPs; Johnson says UK prepared for more ‘wretched Covid’; Gavin Williamson to face MPs after exams fiasco Councils in north-west England want lockdown to remain as cases riseJoy, tears and controls: children return to school in EnglandNo mass return of London commuters amid Covid concernsDecision due soon on GCSE and A-level delaysLatest global coronavirus updates 4.01pm BST According to the Financial Times’ Jim Pickard, figures from Transport for Londo...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Education, European Union, UK News, NHS, Schools, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Financial Times, Brexit, Hancock, north west England


UK coronavirus live: Johnson says Britain prepared for more 'wretched Covid' as some pupils return to school

PM also claims workers heading back to offices ‘in huge numbers’; Gavin Williamson to face MPs after exams fiasco Downing Street lobby briefing - SummaryDecision due soon on exam delayGap between rich and poor pupils in England ‘grows by 46% in a year’Little room for manoeuvre as UK Covid cases increaseLatest global coronavirus updates 3.16pm BST 3.14pm BST NHS England has announced nine further coronavirus hospital deaths this afternoon. Seven were in the north west, one was in the sou...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, European Union, UK News, Britain, Schools, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Johnson says country prepared for more 'wretched Covid' as some pupils return to school

PM also claims workers heading back to offices ‘in huge numbers’; Gavin Williamson to face MPs after exams fiasco Decision due ‘very soon on delaying GCSEs and A-levelsGap between rich and poor pupils in England ‘grows by 46% in a year’Hancock favoured Tory areas with lockdown changesLittle room for manoeuvre as UK Covid cases increaseLatest global coronavirus updates 1.15pm BST Exams in Wales could be delayed next summer, the country’s education minister, Kirsty Williams, has said.Speaking ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, UK News, Williams, Schools, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, Hancock, Josh Halliday, Kirsty Williams, Matt Hancock, Bolton Council


UK coronavirus live: Johnson says UK prepared for more 'wretched Covid' as some pupils return to school

PM also claims workers heading back to offices ‘in huge numbers’; Gavin Williamson to face MPs after exams fiasco Decision due ‘very soon on delaying GCSEs and A-levelsGap between rich and poor pupils in England ‘grows by 46% in a year’Hancock favoured Tory areas with lockdown changesLittle room for manoeuvre as UK Covid cases increaseLatest global coronavirus updates 12.19pm BST Ben Wallace, the defence secretary, has admitted he made a “mistake” when he broke social distancing guidelines b...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Sweden, Education, Australia, UK News, Tony Abbott, Schools, Boris Johnson, Defence, Tory, Johnson, Patrick Wintour, Abbott, State


Time for a 'Nightingale moment' for England's children, says watchdog

Exclusive: children’s commissioner calls for mental health support and focus on vulnerable teenagersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA “Nightingale moment” for children is needed, providing increased funding, extra training for teachers and counsellors in every school, the children’s commissioner for England has said.Invoking the gargantuan effort taken to build Nightingale hospitals for thousands of Covid patients in a matter of weeks, and the £35bn furlough scheme to...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Schools, Education policy, Young People, Anne Longfield


Why school leadership and student critical thinking need a desperate do-over

For many people in the world, the idea that education is not changing at the same rate as the rest of the world became more apparent at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Grant Lichtman argues that the hierarchical systems that govern education and other organizations (military, political, business, etc.) don't work in times of rapid change, and thus need to be overhauled."What has started to replace that are vastly more distributed systems of leadership," Lichtman says. This results in more...
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Future, Communication, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Lichtman, Grant Lichtman, Future Of Learning


"Before Samuel was even born, I was told his life wouldn’t be worth living. When early tests revealed he had Down syndrome..."

"... our doctor encouraged me to terminate the pregnancy. He said, 'If you do not, you will be burdening your life, your family, and your community.'... When we went to register Samuel for kindergarten, we were told to just put him where he would be comfortable. Don’t stress him out by trying to teach him. When we pushed for him to attend his neighborhood school with his sisters, we were told, 'Just go home and let us do what we do.' When I inquired about functional learning, I was told, 'This i...
Tags: Education, Law, White House, Ohio, Down syndrome, Conventions, Trump, Samuel, Ann Althouse, Tara Myers


Boris Johnson drops advice against face mask use in English schools

Prime minister makes another coronavirus U-turn days before return to classroomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePupils in England will no longer be advised against using face masks in secondary schools after Boris Johnson made an 11th-hour U-turn days before classrooms reopen.In lockdown areas such as Greater Manchester, which have greater restrictions to stop the spread of the virus, wearing face coverings will become mandatory in school corridors where social distan...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Sixth form, Coronavirus outbreak


Why is US facing a back-to-school laptop shortage?

By JOCELYN GECKER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerb...
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Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson: your 'chaos' puts schools return at risk

Labour chief attacks ‘confusion and incompetence’ from government as new educational year approachesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans to get all children back to school in early September are now at “serious risk” because of government incompetence and the chaos caused by the exams fiasco, the Labour leader Keir Starmer has warned.In one of his strongest interventions to date, which is bound to draw a furious response from Downing Street, Starmer told the Observer...
Tags: Politics, Education, Children, UK News, Labour, Schools, Education policy, Exams, Young People, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list

Shapps announces change as Portugal added to Covid safe list; Birmingham ‘likely to join Covid watch list’ as cases rise; Sturgeon keeps Scotland in current state of lockdown as country records 77 new casesCoronavirus cases in England rise by 27% in a weekGovernment spends £56m on consultants to help with pandemicEnd of eviction ban ‘could lead to Covid surge’UK insurer offers cover for European countries on quarantine listGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 5.29pm BST Lockdown restricti...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Greater Manchester, Portugal, Schools, West Yorkshire, GCSEs, Exams, Boris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Birmingham 'likely to join covid watch list' as cases rise

Fears city could be a week away from facing a lockdown; Nicola Sturgeon keeps Scotland in current state of lockdown as country records 77 new casesGlobal coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24pm BST Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, has written an interesting blog post about the decision to disband Public Health England (PHE) and replace it with a new body.You can read it in full here, but here are a few highligh...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, GCSEs, Exams, Boris Johnson, Birmingham


UK coronavirus live: Scotland records highest number of daily cases in almost three months

Nicola Sturgeon confirms Scotland will remain in phase three of four-part plan for easing lockdown restrictionOfqual ignored exams warning a month ago amid ministers’ pressureDisadvantaged pupils will be biggest winners from GCSE resultsFollow global coronavirus developments See all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST The government has urged holidaymakers to “keep an eye out” for changes to the travel quarantine list, amid increasing speculation Croatia could be included after a rise in cor...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Education, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Croatia, GCSEs, Exams, Boris Johnson, A-levels, Sixth form


UK coronavirus: top GCSE grades surge to record high in England – live news

Nearly 550,000 pupils in England receive GCSE results awarded entirely by assessment for first time, but BTec students face further disruptionOfqual ignored exams warning a month ago amid ministers’ pressureDisadvantaged pupils will be biggest winners from GCSE resultsFollow global coronavirus developments See all our coronavirus coverage 10.22am BST The GCSE results are in and a first look at the data (which came to us very late) appears to show that this year’s results chaos has benefited ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Schools, GCSEs, Exams, Boris Johnson, A-levels, Sixth form, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


California Superintendent Has Plan To Bring Students Back Into Classroom — But Not Their Teachers

(CNN) — Most schools in California will not be reopening for in-person education this month — but one superintendent in the Los Angeles area has come up with a plan to welcome some students back to class. And it doesn’t involve their teachers. On August 19, when Glendale Unified School District kicks off the academic year, 20 of the district’s elementary schools will open some empty classrooms for remote learning. But instead of the traditional 24 students per classroom, there will be no more th...
Tags: School, Education, California, White House, California News, Los Angeles, Cnn, United States, Glendale, Schools, Donald Trump, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, LA County, Johns Hopkins University, Los Angeles Unified School District


Gavin Williamson refuses to back Ofqual head after exam results U-turn

Education secretary says only that Sally Collier has ‘worked hard in her position’Gavin Williamson has refused to personally back the head of Ofqual, Sally Collier, after the A-level grades fiasco led to a humiliating government U-turn.In a morning round of interviews, the education secretary said Collier – who has not spoken publicly since students’ results were published last Thursday – had worked hard in her position as head of the exams regulator. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, Education policy, GCSEs, Exams, A-levels, COLLIER, Ofqual, Sally Collier, Gavin Williamson, Ofqual Sally Collier


Gavin Williamson seeks to blame Ofqual for exams debacle

Education secretary forced into humiliating reversal on A-level and GCSE grades in EnglandWhat does the UK government’s U-turn on exam results mean?U-turn on exams may create new set of problems in EnglandGavin Williamson has tried to lay the blame for the exams fiasco at the door of the regulator Ofqual after a humiliating climbdown that overturned up to 2.3m grades but left thousands of pupils in limbo.Two days after saying there would be “no U-turn, no change”, the education secretary apologi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Schools, Education policy, GCSEs, Exams, Universities, A-levels, Sixth form, Ofqual, Gavin Williamson, EnglandGavin Williamson


How LAUSD will spend $200 million on coronavirus testing for students, teachers, and faculty

When school campuses in Los Angeles County eventually reopen, L.A. Unified School District estimates it will spend more than $200 million on testing for students, teachers and faculty members along with their families. That comes out to roughly $300 per student, a fraction of the $17,000 on average per student the district receives from the state each year for public education. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner at a designated lunch area at Burbank Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified ...
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