Tag: Delay

Labour calls for government to delay university term as thousands of students caught up in lockdowns

A 'Help' message is displayed at locked down student accommodation in Manchester (REUTERS)
A ‘Help’ message is displayed at locked down student accommodation in Manchester (REUTERS)

The government has been urged to stop students arriving at universities amid fears teenagers across the UK will be “locked in their rooms”  as coronavirus outbreaks force thousands to self-isolate.

Labour said education secretary Gavin Williamson must consider delaying the start of the autumn term until mass on-campus Covid-19 testing or remote learning options were available.

The call came after thousands of students in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh were ordered to self-isolate following outbreaks linked to freshers’ week, with some accusing their university of “false imprisonment”.

Manchester

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Pupils to face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow - AFP
Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow – AFP
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

GCSE and A-level exams will be delayed next summer to give children the chance to catch up on lost lesson time, Gavin Williamson has indicated.

The Education Secretary told The Telegraph he was studying plans for a “short delay” to public exams “with the aim of creating more teaching time”.

Sources suggested exams could be pushed back to June and July, but would not cut into the scheduled summer holidays.

Around four in 10 schools in England will

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Pressure grows on Gavin Williamson to U-turn on grading system, as government urged to consider GCSE results delay

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AFP via Getty Images

Ministers are being urged to consider postponing the publication of GCSE results this week as Gavin Williamson faces pressure to abandon the heavily-criticised A-level grading system.

It comes as discontent grows in Tory ranks at the exam regulator, with the chair of the Education Select Committee hitting out at the “unacceptable” decision to drop guidance for appeals – just hours after it was published at the weekend.

The fiasco over A-levels could escalate further on Thursday as millions of teenagers receive their GCSE grades. There are fears a similar algorithm that resulted in students being downgraded

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Marin County Calls For Delay In In-Person Classroom Instruction

MARIN COUNTY, CA — Marin County’s Office of Education and Public Health Department jointly recommended Wednesday that TK-12 schools reopen gradually in the fall with new protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Our goal is to support the health and wellbeing of students and staff during this process,” Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke said in the statement. “We recognize the concerns and anxiety surrounding the return to the classroom and believe that a transitional approach will allow staff and students to feel more comfortable in this new environment.”

Districts can bring small groups of students

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