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Remote education: Laptops roll-out vital, but pupils need pens and paper too

Schools are turning minibuses into mobile stationery vans to deliver basic equipment such as pens and paper to poorer...

James Carr
James Carr
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Williamson repeats ‘unhelpful myth’ live lessons claim, and 4 more edu Qs findings

Gavin Williamson and his ministers faced questions in Parliament about the government’s response to Covid-19, including issues relating to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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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Hurrah! Telecoms firms WILL now make Oak National Academy free-to-access

Mobile networks EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have said they will move to “zero-rate” the Oak National Academy after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Big four’ telecoms firms won’t zero-rate remote education websites

Telecoms companies have poured cold water on calls for them to “zero-rate” remote education websites, citing technical issues around...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Gavin Williamson update on spring partial closures: What did we learn?

The education secretary has given more information about the government’s contingency plans for schools, after it was announced that...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government to increase remote education expectation and demand video lessons

The government will increase the number of hours of remote education schools have to provide and introduce an expectation...

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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Schools failing to meet remote ed expectations should be reported to Ofsted, says Williamson

Parents who feel their child’s school isn’t providing “suitable” remote education should report them to Ofsted, the education secretary...

James Carr
James Carr