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Britain Backs away from Plans to Have All Children Return to Primary School before the Summer

LONDON — Britain’s government is backing away from plans to have all children return to primary school before the summer, even as the country moves to ease restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is expected to acknowledge on Tuesday that not all students will return after schools argued they were constrained by classroom sizes, the need for social distancing and inadequate staff numbers.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said he isn't surprised by the decision and that the “ambition" to bring back all primary students for a month before the end of the term was “a case of the government over-promising something that wasn’t deliverable.’’

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