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Only six in ten pupils are getting full education despite schools reopening, report finds

 Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called "circuit breaker" during the half-term break
Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called “circuit breaker” during the half-term break

Only six in ten pupils are getting a full education despite schools going back, a London School of Economics study has found as researchers warn of “permanent scarring” to the Covid generation.

During late September and early October, just 59 per cent of pupils benefitted from “full schooling”, a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance has found.  

This compared to around four in ten (38 per cent) who had full schooling – defined as spending at least five hours on work

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Report finds ‘significant lack of equity’ in K-12 education, Michigan Civil Rights Commission says

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a 62-page report Wednesday, Sept. 30, describing inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. The report also detailed recommendations for policy makers and educators to implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in all Michigan schools.

The adoption of the report passed unanimously at a Wednesday Michigan Civil Rights Commission meeting.

Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, said the report revealed a “significant lack of equity” in Michigan’s K-12 education system.

“This Commission believes that an adequate education is the key to unlocking a lifetime of opportunities and also is a

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Eight in ten children learned little or nothing during school closures while violence at home doubled, survey finds

It is feared that ten million children may never return to school - Sami M Jassar/Save the Children
It is feared that ten million children may never return to school – Sami M Jassar/Save the Children

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a “devastating” impact on the education of children from poorer backgrounds, a new global survey has found, with eight in ten children surveyed saying they have learned little or nothing while schools have been closed.

Meanwhile violence at home doubled, with the reported rate at 17 per cent compared to eight per cent when the child was attending school in person.

The pandemic is also “widening the gap between rich and poor” according to Save the Children,

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Teen birth rates decline another year, CDC report finds, but Black and Hispanic rates see less significant change

Overall teenage birth rates have fallen across the country, but women’s health care providers are concerned about the sharp disparities between white teenagers and teenagers of color.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday that found U.S. birth rates for women between the ages of 15 and 19 had declined in 38 states, 7% across the entire country in 2018. While white teenagers saw a significant decline in 29 states, Hispanic and Black teenagers saw a decline in only 10 states.

The report comes on the heels of a Supreme Court decision Wednesday that upheld a

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U.S. school closures dramatically shrinking public education, Reuters finds

By M.B. Pell, Kristina Cooke and Benjamin Lesser

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the novel coronavirus.

Since then, her child has had no contact with the specialist. Panditaratne is left to download her daughter’s special education material and sit with her as she does her school work—in between her own calls as a maritime lawyer in South Florida.

“Is it the same material? Sure,” she said. “But is it being administered by a professional who knows what they

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