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LEEP Research Exposes Inequalities in Education Following COVID-19 School Closures

Published: 23 July 2020

Research from our Leadership Educational Effectiveness and Policy (LEEP) research centre, highlights the impact that the closure of schools during the COVID-19 lockdown could have to children’s education, with those from disadvantaged backgrounds most affected.

Researchers Dr Nicola Pensiero, Professor Anthony Kelly, and Dr Christian Bokhove explore the national Understanding Society study to analyse data collected on home-learning from the families of 1430 primary and 1595 secondary school children in April 2020 when schools in the UK were closed.

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