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Calls for long-term support for colleges amid warnings of ‘further strain’ from Covid pandemic

The Public Accounts Committee has called for long-term support for the further education sector (Getty Images/Vetta)
The Public Accounts Committee has called for long-term support for the further education sector (Getty Images/Vetta)

The government has been urged to provide long-term support for further education, amid warnings the coronavirus pandemic will put “further strain” on the sector.

Nearly half of all colleges are in financial special measures, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said.

In a new report, the Commons committee said the financial health of the college sector has been a “cause for concern for many years”.

Theys said financial pressures were having a “detrimental impact” on education – and have forced some institutions to

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Support for School Choice Spiked 10 Percent among Public School Families during COVID Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps many schools shuttered and forces parents to consider other options for their children’s education, support for school choice has spiked among parents of children who attend public school.

Since April, support for the concept of school choice jumped ten points from 67 percent to 77 percent among parents who have children in public school, according to a new RealClear Opinion Research poll.

Notably, support for choice is at a similarly high level across party lines and ethnicities.

About 72 percent of Democrats, 76 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Independents support giving parents a

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been trends that exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260 million children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors that drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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We have failed to support disadvantaged learners during coronavirus, and now millions of children’s futures are at risk

In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children
In Colombia, Maria, 8 years-old, from Venezuela, works on maths problems: Jenn Gardella/Save the Children

There have long been many trends which exacerbate inequalities in our world, including climate change, conflict, and technological disruption. Covid-19 is a new threat, which will have ramifications for years or decades to come.

Education for all is one way of combatting inequality. Yet almost 260m children and young people around the world were already permanently excluded from school before the pandemic. Gender, disability, migration status and mother tongue are just some of the factors which drive education exclusion. Poverty is the biggest culprit, but

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How to support children with special educational needs as they return to school

Children and parents have struggled to adjust to homeschooling. Now, some have to cope with returning to schools which will seem very different to those they left at the beginning of lockdown. One group of children, though, are facing challenges beyond those experienced by the majority.

Children with special educational needs (SEN) make up around 15% of all pupils in mainstream education. Developmental dyslexia is the most common condition in this group, estimated to affect between 10%-16% of the UK population. Autism is much rarer, affecting about 1.1%.

Our research suggests that children with these conditions might find it especially

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