The Commons Petition Committee wants the government to publish a “dedicated Covid recovery strategy”.
But Boris Johnson says an extra £3,000 will lure maths and science specialists to deprived areas.
Most 12 to 15-year-olds will be vaccinated at school, to help limit disruption to their education.
Offering to write essays for payment will be made a criminal offence in England, the government says.
A snapshot survey shows 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on Thursday.
How are schools managing with Covid, a month into the new term?
GCSE and A-level grades in England will be returned to pre-Covid levels over the next two years, ministers say.
Head teachers have warned of fake consent letters for Covid vaccines being circulated in schools.
After ending its own Covid-19 vaccine trials, the company said that it was actively discussing with governments how to help its competitors make their shots.
Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.