Education

When will the UK’s schools reopen?
A child takes part in teaching at home on a laptop.
Behind the scenes

When will the UK’s schools reopen?

Tory MPs threaten to revolt over plans to keep pupils at home until May
25 Jan 2021
A timeline of the U-turn on school closures
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Behind the scenes

A timeline of the U-turn on school closures

Boris Johnson rules out return to classrooms just 24 hours after insisting reopening was safe
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
The new evidence about schools and Covid-19
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In Brief

The new evidence about schools and Covid-19

Icelandic study finds children are about half as likely as adults to transmit the virus
17 Dec 2020
Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?
Nicola Sturgeon welcomes Boris Johnson outside Bute House
In Depth

Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?

Prime minister’s intervention may betray Conservative fears over the state of the union
19 Nov 2020
Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find
Covid precautions at a school in Bolton
In Brief

Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find

Reports from Germany, Norway and the WHO conclude schoolchildren are not vector of infection
21 Oct 2020
White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told
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In Brief

White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told

Academic’s claim that concept is ‘completely nonsensical’ triggers online row
14 Oct 2020

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Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October
Boris Johnson addresses a press briefing on coronavirus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
2 Oct 2020
Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption
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In Brief

Universities face student refund calls amid Covid disruption

Institutions under investigation as thousands of undergraduates remain locked down amid coronavirus outbreaks
29 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?
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In Brief

Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?

Thousands of teachers are self-isolating - but the government is determined not to order new closures
17 Sep 2020
The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

9 Sep 2020
What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?
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In Depth

What can UK universities learn from Covid-hit US colleges?

College cities across America are seeing surges in coronavirus cases as new academic year begins
8 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 3 September
3 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 September
2 Sep 2020
Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’

Think tank finds that ministers’ refusal to take responsibility for decisions resulted in UK going into lockdown too late
2 Sep 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
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In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: there is ‘only one solution’ for the BBC

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 September
1 Sep 2020
What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What is waiting for Boris Johnson on his return to work?

Packed agenda includes tackling fallout from Covid, Brexit and reopening of schools
1 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
How schools will be different when they reopen
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In Depth

How schools will be different when they reopen

Increased hygiene measures and staggered starting times to become the new normal
28 Aug 2020
The statistics behind the UK children lost to coronavirus
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In Depth

The statistics behind the UK children lost to coronavirus

Largest study of its kind details risk to children just days before schools reopen
28 Aug 2020
Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’
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In Brief

Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’

Charity says ‘modern life’ and ‘exam pressure’ is driving down life satisfaction
28 Aug 2020
Are Boris Johnson’s U-turns testing his MPs’ patience?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Are Boris Johnson’s U-turns testing his MPs’ patience?

Rising tide of dissatisfaction among MPs swelled by school mask reversal
27 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories are ‘filled with Johnson’s vanity’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories are ‘filled with Johnson’s vanity’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 August
26 Aug 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Johnson’s school masks U-turn
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Johnson’s school masks U-turn

PM angers Tory backbenches by changing policy for coronavirus hotspots just days before pupils start new academic year
26 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘British hypocrisy’ causing migrant deaths
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘British hypocrisy’ causing migrant deaths

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 24 August
24 Aug 2020
The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades
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In Brief

The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades

History and biology results among the hardest hit subjects
21 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘backbenchers low on patience’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘backbenchers low on patience’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 21 August
21 Aug 2020
BBC Newsnight editor accused of ‘off the scale’ bias
Lewis Goodall
In Brief

BBC Newsnight editor accused of ‘off the scale’ bias

Policy editor Lewis Goodall attacked for article on the exam grading mayhem
21 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain faces ‘catastrophic economic doom’
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain faces ‘catastrophic economic doom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 20 August
20 Aug 2020
Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract
Michael Gove
In Depth

Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract

Public First given exam grading communications role without competitive tender
20 Aug 2020
Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality
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In Depth

Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality

A development expert explains how the Covid outbreak entrenched preexisting social ills
20 Aug 2020
Do British universities offer value for money?
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In Depth

Do British universities offer value for money?

New analysis compares earnings of graduates in UK and other countries as A-level grades chaos prompts admissions overload
19 Aug 2020
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