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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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Tens of thousands of L.A. area students still need computers or Wi-Fi 6 months into pandemic

People walk past the Grand View Boulevard Elementary School marquee in Mar Vista on July 13. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)</span>
People walk past the Grand View Boulevard Elementary School marquee in Mar Vista on July 13. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Six months after schools closed amid the coronavirus crisis and with online learning in full swing, tens of thousand of students remain without adequate digital access and school districts in Los Angeles County report they still need nearly 50,000 computers and Wi-Fi hot spots.

The numbers are a stark reminder that technology access continues to pose a significant barrier to distance learning as schools in Los Angeles County will not be allowed to fully reopen until at least

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Illegal schools are leaving thousands of pupils ‘languishing’, warns Ofsted chief

Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman
Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman

Ofsted’s chief inspector has issued a fresh warning about the problem of illegal schools, as new figures showed that the watchdog has investigated almost 700 unregulated institutions in the last four years.

Amanda Spielman said that thousands of children were “languishing” in schools where officials could not guarantee that they were either safe or “getting a decent education”.

The warning came as new figures released by Ofsted showed that the body has carried out 694 investigations of unregulated schools since 2016, and issued 95 warning notices to organisations that inspectors concluded were operating illegally.

Mrs

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