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Students locked in at universities as system profits

Students locked in at universities as system profits Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis

Strike threat at Soas university stops redundancies

Strike threat at Soas university stops redundancies Workers at Soas University of London have pushed back compulsory redundancies by threatening strikes.

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Schools on brink of outbreaks

Schools on brink of outbreaks Scores of schools across England have closed or partially closed after positive coronavirus cases. 

Coronavirus outbreaks in schools means students and staff still at risk

Coronavirus outbreaks in schools means students and staff still at risk Over 100 school outbreaks of coronavirus had been reported across Britain by Friday of last week. They include 73 in Scotland, where schools began to reopen from mid-August.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

Students return to schools despite safety fears Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

No cash for virus health and safety as schools open doors

31 August 2020
Schools don’t have enough money to protect children and staff against coronavirus. Yet the Tories want schools across England to begin fully reopening from this week.

Manchester LGBT+ demo AND Napier strike vote gets results AND Sheffield Deliveroo revolt

25 August 2020
A protest was called by a Polish LGBT+ activist living in Britain to express solidarity with LGBT+ people in Poland facing vicious bigotry

Unfair exam grades still punishing students

24 August 2020
A fresh row has broken out over exam grades. And it exposes the way that the system operates to drive down the results of working class children

Student revolt continues as Williamson clings on and key issues remain

20 August 2020
One student says, 'The U-turn was a massive victory, but this is only going to finish when we get education reform and get rid of scum like Gavin Williamson and Boris Johnson'

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories

18 August 2020
Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Fury forces Tory exam cheats to retreat—now Gavin Williamson must go

17 August 2020
 Widespread fury over the exams degrading scandal has forced the Tories into a humiliating U-turn

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results

14 August 2020
Class is trashing the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. The ­downgrading of swathes of A-Level students’ grades in England and Wales has exposed how the system operates to keep working class people in check. 

Furious students protest over A-Levels scandal

14 August 2020
Students marched in central London on Friday demanding that Tory education secretary Gavin Williamson resign. They chanted 'No Tories, no cheats, no Eton elites'.

Take to streets against Tory exams injustice

13 August 2020
The downgrading of student A-Level results across England and Wales is a disgraceful attack that has to be resisted.

Tory retreat on exams still fails to make the grade

12 August 2020
The Tories are scrambling to try and contain an outpouring of anger over student exam results. Fury at the downgrading of hundreds of thousands of students’ grades has pushed education secretary Gavin Williamson into a humiliating retreat.

End an unfair exam system

11 August 2020
Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

Solidarity with the fightback in universities

11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

10 August 2020
As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

05 August 2020
Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

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