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Ministers must consult devolved governments over plan for student cap

Responding to news that the UK Government will take steps to impose caps on the number of English students admitted to universities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in September 2020, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

Lib Dems call for spare space registers to aid social distancing in schools

The @LibDems are calling for the creation of local spare space registers in order to aid the safe reopening of schools from 1 June.

Education Sec has failed to listen to teachers and parents through this crisis - Moran

Responding to the government's release of the SAGE advice on school reopening, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said:

Parents, children and teachers need answers before schools open

Responding to reports that the scientific advice on the safety of reopening schools will be published tomorrow, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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.

Moran: Govt must publish scientific advice for reopening schools

Following securing an Urgent Question in the House of Commons today (13 May), @LibDems Education spokesperson @LaylaMoran has called on @GavinWilliamson to release the scientific advice for reopening schools without delay.

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.

Cross party call to ramp up support for students in crisis

@LibDems Education Spokesperson @LaylaMoran is leading a cross party campaign calling on the Government to help students who find themselves in “dire” circumstances, including taking action to prevent students become homeless, ramp up mental health support and offer COVID-19 Maintenance Grants. 

Moran warns lack of qualified teachers in Alternative Provision is unacceptable

Responding to a Centre for Social Justice report of where in the country pupils educated in alternative provision have a poor-to-zero chance of receiving a quality education, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:

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.

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