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

 
20th March, 2019
Government plans to reform the accountability system could result in struggling schools having to wait an extra two years for Department for Education support. Tes reports.
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20th March, 2019
Sky News is reporting that senior teachers across England are calling on the government to scrap SATs for Key Stage 2 students and look at alternative methods of testing 10 and 11 year olds.
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20th March, 2019
“Creativity is a step beyond imagination: it is putting your imagination to work.” – Sir Ken Robinson
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19th March, 2019
A headteachers’ union is urging Ofsted and the Department for Education to provide answers on what constitutes off-rolling after a recent crackdown on the practice by inspectors. Tes reports
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19th March, 2019
Specialist teachers for deaf children are battling stress, spiralling workloads and excessive hours as the system falls into crisis, the National Deaf Children’s Society has warned. FE News reports.
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18th March, 2019
They can communicate expressively using facial gestures, spoken words and coloured light. They are able to ‘see’ faces, movement, and colour; and they can ‘hear’ spoken words and typed text. Children are able to develop algorithms that use these inputs and outputs to give the robots human-like behaviour.
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18th March, 2019
Renishaw hosted a regional heat of EngineeringUK's Robotics Challenge, to give young people the opportunity to put their engineering and computing skills to the test, in a real-world environment
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18th March, 2019
London, United Kingdom, Announcing the launch of Volangua. Created by a collective of professionals from the language education sector, with a mission to make learning a language accessible to everyone, Volangua aims to change the way people access and participate in language courses.
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15th March, 2019
In honour of its 225th anniversary, École Polytechnique reveals a website dedicated to this special anniversary year. Launched on March 11, 2019, the website highlights l'X in "225 short tales". These tales present key events that have taken place over the course of the school's history, including its heritage, illustrious alumni, philanthropists, research, teaching and innovation, as well as scientific subjects on which the school is at the forefront.
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14th March, 2019
Schools received no new funding in today’s Spring Statement. Chancellor Philip Hammond instead prioritised an immediate £100 million for police to tackle knife crime, and made announcements about new housing and the environment. Tes reports.
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