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Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits for schools and FE providers

@GavinWilliamson must take responsibility for shortage of COVID tests for schools and FE providers  Responding to Gavin Williamson’s comments in response to questions from the Education Select Committee about COVID-19 testing in schools,

Govt must work with Universities to ensure students have access to equipment and internet

Govt must work with Universities to ensure students have access to equipment and internet  Responding to a study by the Office for Students (OfS) which warns the ability of students to participate in higher education from home is being disrupted by a lack of access to core digital infrastructure, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:

Lib Dems call on PM to sack Gavin Williamson for “slow-motion car crash” on exams

The @LibDems have called on @BorisJohnson to sack @GavinWilliamson, criticising attempts to pass the buck onto @Ofqual for the exams grading fiasco.

PM must apologise over grade award "shambles"

Responding to the announcement that all A level and GCSE pupils in England are to get their teacher assessed grade, @LibDems Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:

Back to school campaign undermined without test and trace

Responding to the launch of the Government #BackToSchoolSafely campaign, @LibDems Education Spokesperson @LaylaMoran said: Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran

Appeals cost u-turn alone will be cold comfort, Lib Dems warn

@LaylaMoran responds to reports that the Government will cover costs of all appeals after thousands of students have not secured places at their first choice universities due to downgraded results, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: "For the young people who have worked so hard to not get the results they deserve, through no fault of their own, this annoucement alone will be cold comfort. "While this should never have been needed, it is right the Government has listened to the Liberal Democrats and others and u-turned. "Ministers must also now ensure that pupils are able to appeal directly, present evidence that reflects their performance and progress and are provided clear guidance on how re-sits will work. "Ultimately, after Gavin Williamson's botched handling of the process thus far, pupils will have no confidence in him to fix the broken glass. Before he causes anymore hurt, he must go."

The Liberal Democrats’ Skills Wallets will help people thrive in the modern economy: here’s why

The economy is changing fast but successive governments have not prepared people for the challenges ahead.

Liberal Democrats Manifesto: Stop Brexit and Build a Brighter Future - Sector Response

£10 billion for schools and 20,000 more teachers is an investment in our children’s future Today (Wednesday 20 November) the Liberal Democrats announced plans to spend £10 billion more a year on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.

The Shameful Neglect of Adult Learners is Extremely Detrimental to Both Individuals and Society

Launch of Independent Commission on Lifelong Learning.  When it comes to education, for too long there has been an almost exclusive focus, in terms of political attention and public funding, on the study we do as children and young adults.

Layla Moran: Govt must ensure predicted grades don't disadvantage students

Responding to the growing concerns about the system for awarding A-level grades, Liberal Democrat Education spokeperson @LaylaMoran said: "Young people have already had their education derailed by the coronavirus crisis. They shouldn’t be further penalised by inaccurate grades. This study proves that algorithms are not a fair alternative to the examination process.  "The Liberal Democrats have been clear that Ministers need to make the appeals process for A-Level grades straightforward, with individual pupils able to appeal directly to the relevant examination boards free of charge. They must also make clear the process for resits, again at no cost to pupils.  "It is also crucial the Government give clear guidance to universities, encouraging them to exercise leniency when it comes to entry requirements. Otherwise inequality in access to higher education could become even more stark as a result of this crisis. “Every individual should get the best start in life, whoever they are, whatever their background. These predicted grades will have a lasting consequence on a young person’s choices – that is why it's crucial the Secretary of State steps in to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged by the pandemic or by their gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status."

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