News

Please find a selection of news stories relating to technology in education and to the challenges facing schools and teachers.

 
4th April, 2020
The Guardian is reporting that colleges and universities deliver vital opportunities and drive economic growth. Yet the current coronavirus crisis is now creating huge financial uncertainty in post-16 education.
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4th April, 2020
Hundreds of independent schools could face extinction by Christmas due to the effects of coronavirus, TES has learned.
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3rd April, 2020
SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, announced a new digital learning initiative offering innovative, interactive educational content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time.
Studying at home
3rd April, 2020
Whilst some schools have been struggling to adapt to distance-learning, one classroom app has actually been helping teachers to boost pupil progress across the UK.
Studying at home
3rd April, 2020
Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.
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3rd April, 2020
• Knowsley Safari launches free online Home School Safari hub to engage and educate • Real veterinary videos showing a lion’s paw and a tiger’s tooth being examined • Free access to all resources, including downloadable worksheets • New animal keeper content to be regularly uploaded during lockdown
Studying at home
3rd April, 2020
Edtech charity LGfL is celebrating having won for the second year running Supplier of Year: Not for Profit in the Education Resources Awards (ERA). The judges selected LGfL as the winner in recognition of its social mission to advance education through digital innovation and its delivery of circa £9M in savings and benefits to schools per annum.
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3rd April, 2020
According to the Guardian, hundreds of university staff on precarious contracts have been dismissed by their employers in a drive to cut costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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3rd April, 2020
Following the outbreak of coronavirus, exams regulator, Ofqual, has announced that GCSE and A level grades will be calculated this year using a “broad range of evidence, including teacher assessment and prior attainment”, TES reports.
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3rd April, 2020
TES is reporting that schools should be refunded for this year’s exam fees, as cancellations mean boards’ expenses will be “nowhere near” the normal rate, heads have said.
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