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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.

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

Fury forces Tory exam cheats to retreat—now Gavin Williamson must go  Widespread fury over the exams degrading scandal has forced the Tories into a humiliating U-turn

Take to streets against Tory exams injustice

Take to streets against Tory exams injustice 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

Tory retreat on exams still fails to make the grade 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

End an unfair exam system Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

Tories try to justify an unsafe return to schools

Tories try to justify an unsafe return to schools Boris Johnson has made it his “national priority” to get all children back to school next month regardless of whether it is safe.

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 June 2020
The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

24 June 2020
New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Keep up fight on schools return

02 June 2020
The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

28 May 2020
The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

25 May 2020
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools

22 May 2020
The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening

20 May 2020
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Workers fight Tory push for unsafe schools return

19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.

‘We can teach the Tories a lesson’—school workers, parents and students speak out over unsafe return to school

17 May 2020
The battle over reopening schools could make or break the Tory drive to get people back to work before it’s safe.

Fury at Johnson’s plan to reopen schools means potential for real resistance

11 May 2020
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.

Don’t open schools too early, teachers warn

04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest

Those who want schools re-opened must say how they will keep us safe

21 April 2020
Schools and colleges should only reopen when it is safe to do so.

‘Our dispute is not over,’ say sixth form strikers

24 March 2020
Two contradictory developments in the sixth form colleges dispute crashed into one another last week

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