This School Year Has Been Unlike Any Other

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future. A fall semester unlike any ever known is underway in America. The coronavirus is lurking around every corner like

Youth jail plans therapy rather than steel doors

“Once you’re caught in the grip of the system you are doomed,” says the founder of a radically different approach to jailing young offenders. Steve Chalke aims to stop a revolving door of criminality that at present sees 69% of

Coronavirus: ‘Home-schooling has been hell’

Having to home-school during the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both parents and children, campaigners warn. The group, Sept for Schools, says it has heard from parents reduced to tears as they balance work with educating. The group

Will next summer’s exams be cancelled?

Even after a summer of U-turns, it seems unlikely that next year’s exams in England will be completely cancelled. Not least because of the chaos and protests that followed attempts to produce estimated grades this year – and all the

Hundreds of Manchester students locked down after 127 Covid cases

Hundreds of students in Manchester were told to self-isolate on Friday after 127 of them tested positive for coronavirus. Residents at the Birley campus and Cambridge Halls at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their rooms for

Locals fear university return will spark lockdown

Full-time residents of England’s university towns and cities fear a rise in coronavirus cases as students return, suggests a survey for the University and College Union. The union has previously urged universities to scrap face-to-face teaching until Christmas. Its general

Doreen Kenyon obituary

My mother-in-law, Doreen Kenyon, who has died aged 98, was a teacher at the same primary school near Liverpool for 24 years until her retirement. Initially a housewife, she had moved into teaching after the early death of her husband,