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Monday, June 29, 2020

A university will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent through a significant carbon emissions reduction project.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a government bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

A school named after a slave trader is to change its name.

A school in Poplar has become the first in east London to put up a classroom in a marquee designed around social distancing.

Measures to track and trace anyone affected by coronavirus in the East End’s ethnic community could soon be under way.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

Architects have come up with “an outdoor solution” for a school in Poplar to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom.

Home deliveries of healthy breakfasts to children in poverty are being extended beyond the end of lockdown.

Young musicians are performing live sessions in a bid to keep people entertained during lockdown.

Campaigners have urged the council to take urgent action to allow social distancing during the school run.

The Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union (QMSU) is locked in heated debate with its own university over access to the government’s furlough scheme.

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Studies into depression in the Amazon and Latin American cities is being used to launch a research unit in east London at Queen Mary University.

Teachers are doing their bit for the NHS at Central Foundation Girls’ secondary school Bow during the lockdown while pupils are having to stay at home.

A top government education chief has approved the closure of the 300-year-old Raine’s Foundation Church School but warned Tower Hamlets Council that it may have been “unlawful” in the way it pushed through the controversial plans.

A victim of an IRA bombing which devastated Docklands in 1996 is using a donated ambulance to support the vulnerable.

Thousands of enthusiasts are being told they can’t take part in the summer’s major Ultra London running and walking events which have been cancelled.

A postgraduate doctor studying for his Masters at Queen Mary University has quit his role as Students’ Union president to return to the NHS in the frontline battle against coronavirus.

Schoolchildren stuck at home during the pandemic emergency who may be behind in maths and English are being offered online tuition by an east London housing organisation to get them up to speed.

A council worker ignored government guidelines to secure Home Office anti-terror funding for a friend, documents allege.

A prestigious national teachers and schools’ organisation has recognised Central Foundation in Bow as one of the country’s top places of learning.

Disadvantaged pupils are at even greater risk of underachieving compared to peers because of the coronavirus lockdown, a charity’s founder has predicted.

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Four Tower Hamlets schoolgirls had the privilege of meeting the Countess of Wessex at an “inspiring” women’s networking event.

A series of fake and council-sponsored businesses were given taxpayers’ cash to “influence local community voters”, freshly revealed documents claim.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

Universities have announced plans to suspend face to face teaching as the grip of the coronavirus crisis tightens.

Youngsters from all over east London have been out selling goods on market stools in a Young Enterprise programme where they set up their own companies to learn how to be business leaders.

A Limehouse primary school has been blocked in its first attempt to become an academy after a Tower Hamlets Council investigation.

Youngsters with learning difficulties or autism have begun a one-year university course in east London to get work experience.

Student graduate Lei Tan presented her physics research into nano-technology quantum dots to MPs on Monday in a competition for young scientists.

School pupils who set up their own companies have been selling their products at Old Spitalfields Market on stalls as part of an education charity programme.

Parents and schools across the East End have handed in an “invoice” for £12 million to 10 Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to fill the funding gap in special educational needs.

Schools are getting their teeth into a campaign to cut down on sugar, with the East End having one of the country’s highest rates of tooth decay and child obesity.

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