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DfE finally hits 1.3 million laptop target (5 weeks later than promised)

The government has finally fulfilled its pledge to deliver 1.3 million free laptops to disadvantaged pupils – five weeks...

James Carr
James Carr
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DfE still short of 1.3 million laptop target despite Gibb promise

The Department for Education had still not fulfilled its pledge to deliver 1.3 million free laptops to disadvantaged pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE’s Covid failures revealed: the NAO’s key findings

The Department for Education has been told to take “swift action” to review its response to the covid-19 pandemic...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Laptops: DfE 50k devices short of 1.3m pledge as schools return

The government was still around 50,000 devices short of its pledge to provide 1.3 million laptops and tablets to...

James Carr
James Carr
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Williamson won’t commit to delivering laptops before schools reopen

Schools will be able to order the remaining 300,000 promised laptops from next week – but the education secretary...

James Carr
James Carr
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Why the government’s £400m laptops roll-out is crashing

An “amazing achievement”. That’s how Nick Gibb, the long-time schools minister, describes the progress of his department’s £400 million...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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DfE pledges 300,000 more laptops – but unclear when they’ll be delivered

The Department for Education has pledged to provide an additional 300,000 laptops and tablets to assist poorer pupils with...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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750k laptops target by next week doesn’t include new devices (as PM promised)

The government has set a target of delivering an extra 140,000 laptops by the end of next week –...

James Carr
James Carr
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DfE under pressure to address digital divide as partial closures kick in

The government is under growing pressure to say how it will help disadvantaged pupils access online learning during partial...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker