Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning. Not only did the worker who

Gavin Williamson accused of leading a ‘summer of chaos’

Labour has accused the education secretary Gavin Williamson of presiding over “a summer of chaos, incompetence and confusion,” as he updated MPs on schools reopening in England. Williamson was addressing the House of Commons for the first time since last

Teachers and parents in England: tell us about returning to school

With new measures including hand-washing routines, ‘bubble’ student groups, and even coronavirus behavioural codes, the majority of pupils in England returned to school today for the start of the new academic year. The reopening of schools follows months of contestation

University admissions overhaul looks set to fail

The government’s plan to reform England’s university admissions system is yet another example of providing window-dressing rather than changes that will have effective outcomes (Ministers may move university applications to after A-level results, 26 June). If the aim really is