Denver schools likely to require students to wear masks


Denver Public Schools offered the first glimpse Thursday of what the district’s fall semester may look like, outlining new COVID-19 safety protocols that include small class sizes, daily health checks and a likely requirement for all students and staff to wear masks while at school. […]

Ministers under pressure over schools return date


Ministers are facing pressure from councils and teaching unions to reconsider plans to reopen English primary schools to some pupils from 1 June. At least 11 councils have expressed concerns over safety and timing. Teaching union NASUWT said it remained “unconvinced” reopening schools was “appropriate […]

Grammar schools created lasting divisions


Joan Bakewell rightly praises the 1944 Education Act for establishing free secondary education (VE Day was the spark for change. Coronavirus could be too, 8 May), thus giving her the opportunity to study at a Stockport grammar school. Oddly though, she says the 11-plus exam […]

Justin Welby gives biggest online school assembly


Even for an archbishop this must have been a tough gig. The Archbishop of Canterbury had to deliver a sermon to what was claimed to be the UK’s biggest ever school assembly. He couldn’t even tell them to stop talking at the back, because all […]

Sixth formers: how has coronavirus impacted you?


Coronavirus has impacted all levels of education, from nurseries to final exams. But for many 17 and 18 year olds, the impact has been particularly acute. These students have had their A Level exams cancelled, and many are likely to be starting university or work […]