Children Should Stay at School Until 18 to Mitigate Covid Learning Loss, Think-Tank Suggests  A global think-tank has suggested that compulsory education should be extended to 18 to make up for lost learning during Covid lockdowns. A report by the OECD finds that the pandemic “posed significant challenges to education systems and students worldwide”, and that in the wake of the pandemic and various lockdowns there was “a pressing need to assess the effectiveness” of measures put in place to address these challenges.   The report also praises England’s use of “attendance advisers” in schools and local authorities and a national communications campaign aimed at reducing the numbers of children taking “preventable” days of absence.