2020 News: Education

23/09/2020: #Chances4Children: Support for young carers returning to school

Two major charities have teamed up to raise awareness of support needed by young carers as they return to school. The Children’s Society and Carers Trust, who jointly run the Young Carers in Schools . . . initiative, have produced a guide for school staff to enable them to help young carers.
Children and Young People Now

22/09/2020: Quadrupling in schools sending pupils home in Covid cases

The number of schools in England sending home groups of pupils because of Covid-19 incidents has quadrupled in a week, according to the latest official figures. Based on attendance last Thursday, they . . . show 4% of schools not fully open because of confirmed or suspected cases – up from 1% the previous week.

21/09/2020: Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term

Universities and colleges are being warned by the UK’s cyber-security agency that rising numbers of cyber-attacks are threatening to disrupt the start of term. The National Cyber Security Centre has . . . issued an alert after a recent spike in attacks on educational institutions. These have been “ransomware” incidents which block access to computer systems.

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