Join the Tes news team as we look at plans to "save Christmas" put forward by school support staff union Unison, which involve schools going completely online from 10 December.
However, a letter to public health chiefs from education secretary Gavin Williamson and health secretary Matt Hancock suggests this will almost certainly not happen as the pair stand firm on their decision to keep schools open.
Meanwhile, we look at life for teachers in schools in Hull, the UK's coronavirus hotspot, who say "bubbles are a nonsense".
And we discuss how our investigation into Covid rates in schools could just be the tip of the iceberg in that not all cases are being reported – as teachers demand to know Covid infection rates for staff as well as pupils.
We also mention our interview with AQA chief executive Colin Hughes who gave his views on six options for GCSEs 2021.
We end on the story of how teachers have suggested top reads for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford's new inclusive book club.