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‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
Instant Opinion

‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Behind the scenes

Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
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‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 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
‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’
Marcus Rashford in action during a Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City
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‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Dec 2020
The new evidence about schools and Covid-19
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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
‘Inoffensive and not bitter’ Joe Biden beer is launched
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‘Inoffensive and not bitter’ Joe Biden beer is launched

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16 Nov 2020

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Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find
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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
Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain
Keir Starmer during a visit to Walsall football club
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Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 30 September
30 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?
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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
Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?
Jeremy Corbyn
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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
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
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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
How schools will be different when they reopen
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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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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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Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’

Charity says ‘modern life’ and ‘exam pressure’ is driving down life satisfaction
28 Aug 2020
‘Flu or road accident’ higher threat to children than Covid
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‘Flu or road accident’ higher threat to children than Covid

Dr Jenny Harries addresses parents’ fears as Boris Johnson says odds of pupils contracting the virus are ‘very small’
24 Aug 2020
The exam results ‘most often inflated’ by teacher’s grades
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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
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Instant Opinion: Johnson’s ‘backbenchers low on patience’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 21 August
21 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain faces ‘catastrophic economic doom’
Rishi Sunak
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Instant Opinion: Britain faces ‘catastrophic economic doom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 20 August
20 Aug 2020
Will reopened schools spread coronavirus?
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Will reopened schools spread coronavirus?

Government to roll out #backtoschoolsafely campaign as pressure mounts on education secretary
17 Aug 2020
Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place
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Exam chaos: how universities will decide who gets a place

Institutions asked to hold places for A-level students appealing grades in England following results row in Scotland
12 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’
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Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 August
6 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan ‘nothing without gossip’
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Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan ‘nothing without gossip’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 28 July
28 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain does not need ‘grand Covid inquiry’
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Instant Opinion: Britain does not need ‘grand Covid inquiry’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 July
20 Jul 2020
Reaction: Boris Johnson pledges £1bn spending on schools
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Reaction: Boris Johnson pledges £1bn spending on schools

Headteachers and analysts say funding falls well short of what is needed
29 Jun 2020
Doctors say schools must reopen to avoid ‘scarring’ children
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Doctors say schools must reopen to avoid ‘scarring’ children

Paediatricians fear that children will suffer the effects of lockdown for years to come
18 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’
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Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 12 June
12 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: the Right ‘plans to profit from pandemic’
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Instant Opinion: the Right ‘plans to profit from pandemic’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 1 June
1 Jun 2020
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May

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22 May 2020
Reaction: councils and unions defiant over school reopenings
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Reaction: councils and unions defiant over school reopenings

Up to 1,500 primary schools set to remain closed on 1 June in coronavirus rebellion
20 May 2020
Coronavirus: is it safe to reopen schools?
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In Depth

Coronavirus: is it safe to reopen schools?

Researchers are divided over the risk posed by Covid-19 to children
18 May 2020
Coronavirus: the pros and cons of keeping schools closed
LEOBEN, AUSTRIA - MARCH 12: An empty classroom during the Coronavirus Affects Everyday Life In Austria at Leoben on March 12, 2020 in Leoben, Austria. (Photo by Klaus Pressberger/SEPA.Media /
In Depth

Coronavirus: the pros and cons of keeping schools closed

Scientists warn against reopening schools after new evidence about the infectiousness of children
30 Apr 2020
School closures: the inequality problem
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School closures: the inequality problem

The coronavirus pandemic will have a lasting impact on children in the UK and around the world
29 Apr 2020
Denmark’s ‘children experiment’ offers end to lockdowns
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Denmark’s ‘children experiment’ offers end to lockdowns

Scandinavian country reopens schools for younger students
24 Apr 2020
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