Disadvantaged teenagers in England will be able to borrow laptops to help them study at home when schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department for Education is also supporting free online lessons for primary and secondary pupils.
Laptops or tablets will be provided for some deprived 15-year-olds who do not already have access to a computer.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said it will “take the pressure” off parents with children at home.
“Schools will remain shut until the scientific advice changes,” said Mr Williamson.
To help parents now running their own classrooms, the government is promoting a series of 180 online lessons per week, for…
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