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The figures come as NI's schools face a two-week closure aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
The shadow education secretary says "now is the time to act" as Labour threatens to force a vote by MPs.
Boris Johnson initially suggests parents living apart from their children may face restrictions.
Almost 500 teaching staff and 8,000 pupils are currently self-isolating in Liverpool.
The move will help students return home for Christmas safely, the Department for Education says.
Ex-government adviser Dame Louise Casey demands help to avoid pushing many workers into poverty.
Ex-PM urges Boris Johnson to help the poorest children during the half-term and Christmas breaks.
The Association of British Insurers website no longer says schools are covered for lost trips.
Latest figures show increasing number of secondary schools in England sending home pupils in Covid cases.
Concepts like "white privilege" and "toxic masculinity" could further alienate them, say academics.
A-levels and GCSEs to go ahead next year - but head teachers are angry at the lack of a back-up plan.
Police say three students have been issued with fines after holding a party for up to 100 people.
University students self-isolating in the UK criticise the cost and quality of food parcels on campus.
Next year's exam season will start on 12 May 2021 but still finish by 30 June.
Research suggests there is no on-site counselling in half of England's schools.
Queen's to offer students a three month rent holiday if they want to leave university accommodation.
The University of East Anglia was accused of operating "disaster capitalism" during the pandemic.
New figures reveal reported homophobic hate crimes have almost trebled in the past five years.
Depressed teenagers do worse at GCSE than they should and need extra support, say researchers.
The firm is used by parents for cashless school meal top-ups or exam fees.
The government adopts emergency powers under the Coronavirus Act to ensure schools offer remote learning.
There has been another rise in Covid-19 cases in schools - with secondary schools worst hit.
England's Children Commissioner calls for package to tackle a "rising tide of childhood vulnerability".
Schools in disadvantaged areas could be "badly placed" for funding, says Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Facing "unsustainable" absences, teachers say the government has not kept its promises on testing.
Schools in England can now order testing kits from the NHS directly, says the education secretary.
Lessons carry on in one Darlington primary, even if some classes are being taught by video-link.
Schools are adopting measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus and keep pupils safe.
BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains what schools are doing to keep pupils safe.
Children are starting a new school year across Europe. What measures are being put in place?
As universities adapt to the coronavirus pandemic is enough support being given to disabled students?
As President Trump pushes "patriotic education", some teachers want US history curriculum reform.
As Covid cases surge on US campuses young people say politicians should also take responsibility.
Researchers test reactions to strangers in need of assistance - with Nottingham the most helpful.
Outdoor centres warn coronavirus rules mean they cannot reopen and could fold.
Aaliyah Harris recollects how she was called 'liar' by classmates who mispronounced her name.
Students and parents tell of university isolation woes as cases hit nearly half of UK universities.
How have white working-class boys been so left behind in getting university places?
From embracing awkward Zoom chats to persevering with annoying flatmates, experts give some advice.
Aberystwyth student Lacey Small writes about her worries for those at university with ADHD.
Official figures undercount the real numbers waiting for social housing by 500,000, a study claims.
The English Spelling Society uses a speech from Hamlet to demonstrate other ways of spelling.
How will A-levels and GCSEs be run next year when so much teaching time has been lost?
The Department of Education and Ofqual will face public scrutiny to explain the exam confusion, the colossal U-turn and resignations. What went wrong?
Teaching unions accuse the government of burying head in sand over next summer's exams
Education secretary tells MPs replacement grades was right idea, but system had too many errors.
The BTec First grades have been delayed. What caused the problems with the results?
Are you concerned about your GCSE results? Experts answer some of your questions.