Thursday, May 28, 2020

I'm 21 and have had chemotherapy during lockdown. I was one of the lucky...

When I was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the beginning of February, my mind immediately turned not to the illness and...

TikTok and a shoulder to cry on: why pupils in Gloucestershire wish lockdown school...

“We call it ‘strange school’,” says Caitlin, 15, slightly raising her voice across the the open space of the school hall where the...

PM accepts some English primary schools may not return on 1 June

Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with plans to reopen schools on 1 June but moved to appease councils and teaching unions by acknowledging...

We should be talking about how British children will return to school, not when...

We are at an absolutely pivotal moment in the very public debate about readmitting more children to schools in England. You’ll note that I...

Eva Pinthus obituary

My friend Eva Pinthus, who has died aged 95, was a theology teacher and lecturer whose speciality was providing pastoral care to university...

Wild Child review – notes from the landscape of childhood

One of my favourite essays is a piece by Michael Chabon called The Wilderness of Childhood. It’s about how children’s imaginations – and...

Let's use this crisis to improve equality for all young people, not just students...

Almost all of us will have missed out on something important in the last few weeks. My lockdown low was missing my niece’s...

Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Parents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that...

If we need childcare to reopen the UK economy, why is it so undervalued?...

From precarity in the gig economy to underfunding in the NHS, coronavirus has brutally exposed the weaknesses of our economy. Some hoped that...

Time for a government U-turn over shocking child poverty levels | Mary Bousted

If there is a consensus emerging from the awful coronavirus pandemic, it is this: it has shone a spotlight on child poverty and...

College bribery scandal: Lori Loughlin and husband plead guilty in court

Full House star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty on Friday to paying $500,000 to get their two...

Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

A low-risk scenario where pupils in England would attend school on alternating weeks was presented to the government as the most likely way...

Two thirds of parents say they’ll refuse to send children to school on June...

Some pupils could return to classes from June 1 – but many fear it is not safe (Picture: PA)Parents and scientific experts have...

Reopening schools on 1 June will be logistical nightmare, say teachers

Teachers have warned that the UK government’s push to reopen primary schools in England on 1 June will be a logistical nightmare. Under the...

How coronavirus broke Britain’s universities

Coronavirus has triggered a financial crisis in universities that will upend student life, change the face of education, distort priorities for scientific...

Dear Gavin Williamson: teachers like me can no longer look to you for leadership...

Dear Gavin Williamson, Ten years ago I was a soldier serving as an intelligence analyst in Helmand province in Afghanistan. The coalition government had...

Thousands of A-level students could lose their unconditional university offers

Thousands of A-level students could have their unconditional university offers withdrawn this summer, as ministers and the higher education regulator try to crack...

Scientists warn 1 June is too early for schools to reopen in England

A group of senior scientists has warned that 1 June is too soon for schools to reopen safely in England and that more...

There'll be no university rites of passage this year, but students shouldn't despair |...

The news that Cambridge University is conducting all its lectures online in the 2020-2021 year, swiftly followed by other major universities, such as...

The Guardian and Football School's second Young Sportswriter competition

For the second year running the Guardian has joined forces with the Football School series to organise a Young Sportswriter of the Year...

How do you write an article about sport when there is little sport on?

How do you write an article about sport when there is so little sport going on? This is just one of the challenges...

The Week Unwrapped: Skin hunger, Taiwan and the University of Zoom

Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days.In this week’s...

Unions chief: lack of planning risks chaotic reopening of schools

Ministers must avoid a “last-minute” approach to reopening England’s schools, the head of the umbrella organisation of unions has said, as the government’s...

The Guardian view on the stunting effect: hard to blossom in the Covid-19 era...

In Sally Rooney’s Normal People, the transition from school in provincial Sligo to student life in Dublin affects the two main characters very...

If we can do without GCSEs and university exams now, why go back? |...

The exam season is upon us, or rather is not upon us. Its pens and papers, its clocks, marks, adjustments and grades are...

Quiz of The Week: 16 – 22 May

This week saw the number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide pass five million, just days after the UK followed many other European countries...

Online lectures would have been a saviour to me – don’t slam them just...

Lauren on her university ski trip (Picture: Lauren Carbran)Cambridge University has announced that all lectures will be online until summer 2021, as a...