News

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

 
17th August, 2019
For the first time in history, the number of girls taking A-levels sciences has overtaken boys. Scientists, businesses, teachers and ministers have all hailed the gender shift as a huge success. The Independent reports.
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16th August, 2019
According to Tes Ofqual is to investigate exam board grading of the controversial new maths A level, it was revealed this morning.
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16th August, 2019
Sixty-five per cent of young people up to the age of 16 said they thought it was important to go to university, continuing a downward trend seen since 2013, when 86% said a university education was important. A year ago the figure was 75% . The Guardian reports.
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15th August, 2019
According to The Independent, the percentage of teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) hired by academies is rising compared with schools under local authority control, according to University of Oxford research.
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12th August, 2019
Schools face the worst staffing crisis in decades as new teachers quit at the fastest rate on record, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. Almost one in three leave the job within five years of qualifying.
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12th August, 2019
Radio 1 Newsbeat has been to visit what’s thought to be the first school in the UK to be introducing a gaming class into its official curriculum.
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10th August, 2019
Chancellor Sajid Javid said he and the prime minister have asked for a one-year spending round to be completed in September, instead of a lengthier exercise, in a bid to free up departments. Tes reports
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8th August, 2019
Purchase of Leading Virtual and Augmented Reality Provider Highlights Discovery Education’s Commitment to Immersive Learning Experiences
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7th August, 2019
Scotland’s education secretary and deputy first minister John Swinney has said he is pleased with a “strong set of results”, but his Scottish Labour opponents said the figures reflect a “trend of falling attainment.” Sky News reports.
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7th August, 2019
Attitude and behaviour together constitute one of Ofsted’s key assessment elements in their new Inspection Framework. FE News reports.
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