Month: August 2020

The COVID-19 cohort and the ‘mess’ of public exams: reconsidering roles and responsibilities

By Professors Melanie Ehren, University College London Institute of Education and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Christopher Chapman, University of Glasgow On 18 March, the Secretary of State for Education told Parliament that, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, schools and colleges in England would shut to all but the children of critical workers and vulnerable …

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School inspections during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that has presented significant challenges to education systems. These have included whole system shutdown of schools, the cancelling of national examinations and a shift to distance and digital learning.  Regular school inspections have stopped in many countries for the time being and the participants of a recent webinar …

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