Covid-19 and school reopenings, explained in 10 facts

America’s largest school district, New York City, brought some 300,000 students back for in-person learning on Tuesday, even as Covid-19 rates in the city began to tick up. Meanwhile, schools in Miami announced a return to fully in-person learning this month, after a disastrous rollout of online education earlier in the fall. Then there are schools from Kentucky to New Jersey that have switched from in-person to remote learning in recent weeks due to Covid-19 cases.

Like everything about the response to the coronavirus in America, school reopenings have been a patchwork, with states and districts each following their own guidelines — some informed by public health guidance, some less so. As millions of Americans try to make decisions about their children’s education, or their own work as teachers or school staff, they face a terrifying lack of information: There’s no nationwide data on the number of Covid-19 cases in

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Free college courses for adults: Boris Johnson’s new higher education funding scheme explained

The Prime Minister announced that from next April adults without an A level will be able to get a free college course

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 12:23 pm

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications will be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced.

In his speech on Tuesday 29 September, Boris Johnson said that over the next decade a huge number of people are going to have to change jobs and change skills, but for those over the age of 23, the state provides very little help.

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However, training boot camps and free adult courses will be made available to tackle this issue.

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications are set to be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced
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