The Times reports Boris Johnson favours a nationwide return to schools once lockdown restrictions are eased. By Steven Swinford.
Robert Halfon, the chair of the Education Select Committee, has called on the Government to reopen schools on 8 March, warning that children face entering the "Dark Ages" if they do not return to classrooms soon. By Will Hazell, iNews.
According to The Telegraph, secondary school pupils could be asked to test themselves for COVID-19 at home before returning to the classroom. By Camilla Turner.
Rachel Reeves, the shadow Cabinet Office minister, has said teachers should be prioritised for coronavirus vaccinations once the most vulnerable have been inoculated. BBC News.
Adam Finn, a professor of paediatrics who sits on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, has said it would be "politically, socially and ethically unacceptable" to prioritise key workers such as teachers for coronavirus vaccinations over older people. By Michael Savage, The Observer.
Jozef Butterfield, a teacher, writes in The Telegraph arguing: "In prioritising healthy young teachers like me, we deprioritise the truly vulnerable, whose jabs must necessarily be delayed."
Dr Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, the joint general secretaries of the National Education Union, have challenged a claim made by Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer, that children are "not a significant driver" of large scale community infections. By John Roberts, Tes.
According to a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), school closures during the pandemic will cost the average pupil £40,000 in wages over their lifetime. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.
New findings from the Education Endowment Foundation suggest disadvantaged primary school pupils are seven months' behind their peers in reading and maths due to the first lockdown. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.
The Association of School and College Leaders has said ministers should considering allowing pupils who have experienced "extreme learning loss" to repeat a year of school. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.
Campaigners have called on the Government to allow children to play outside during lockdown to support their physical and mental wellbeing. By Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph.
According to research from the Mental Health Foundation and Swansea University, 27 per cent of teenagers are showing symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. By Emily Dugan, The Sunday Times.
Professor Ellen Townsend, of the Self-Harm Research Group at the University of Nottingham, has warned that five pupils in each class "will probably meet criteria for a mental health problem and need clinical intervention" as a result of lockdown. By Camilla Tominey, The Telegraph.
Vicky Ford, the children's minister, writes in The Sunday Times reflecting on her experience with anorexia as a teenager, and highlights the support available to schools and colleges working to support the wellbeing of their staff and students during the pandemic.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Anne Longfield, the children's commissioner for England, reflects on the impact of the pandemic on young people's mental health. By Guy Kelly.
Boris Johnson has written an open letter saying he is "in awe of the way the parents, carers and guardians of children have risen to the unique challenges with which you have been faced". BBC News.
Lindsay Paterson, professor of education policy at Edinburgh University, writes in The Sunday Times arguing parents in Scotland need more support in helping their children with remote learning.
The Observer reports a fifth of all nursery and early years staff are considering leaving the sector, amid ongoing pressures brought on by the pandemic. By Michael Savage.