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Education and Covid: How could children make up for lost school time?

A total of £700m in educational funding has been set aside to help ensure “no child is left behind” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many children have missed out on months of classroom teaching as a result of school closures.

An extra £400m in funding has been announced, along with £300m announced for catch-up projects in January.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the money will help ensure "no child is left behind" due to the pandemic.

Teachers, experts and unions called the money a "good start" - but warned about overwhelming pupils and teachers.

The prime minister has confirmed all pupils will return to classrooms from 8 March as part of the first step of a roadmap for easing England's lockdown.

Newsnight’s Political Editor Nick Watt reports.

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