News

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

 
5th April, 2019
The government has been accused of failing children with special educational needs after a report found funding for pupils had been cut by 17% across England since 2015. The Guardian reports.
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5th April, 2019
Everything is always new in education technology. But the release of a new “EdTech Strategy” from just makes me feel even older than I already do – I remember the release of the last one, in 2005. Wonkhe reports
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4th April, 2019
The use of technology in education will be transformed by a new Government strategy published today to reduce teacher workload, boost student outcomes and help level the playing field for those with special needs and disabilities. GOV.UK reports.
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3rd April, 2019
- Being kind to others and not having enough to eat tops list of issues that UK children are most concerned about in 2019 - - Over 90% of children wish they could invent something to make the world a better place – - Disney UK has joined forces with Little Inventors to encourage kids to channel their creativity and imaginations to come up with invention ideas that could help change the world –
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30th March, 2019
According to TES, experienced teachers are put under more scrutiny than younger colleagues in order to force them out, warns union.
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29th March, 2019
Tes is reporting that less than a quarter of the “outstanding” schools inspected by Ofsted in the first term of this school year kept their top grade, new figures reveal.
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29th March, 2019
St John's Church of England Primary School - Installation
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28th March, 2019
Members of the country’s largest teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), voted to accept the Scottish Government’s deal staggered over three years – bringing talk of further strike action to an end. STV reports.
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28th March, 2019
More than one in ten boys at primary school are being labelled as suffering from a mental disorder, amid growing concerns about their classroom behaviour, research suggests. The Telegraph reports.
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28th March, 2019
It transports users to amazing new worlds, it's a great tool for teaching life skills, and it's been shortlisted for multiple awards. This is an exciting new piece of technology, but it's a big investment, and you want to know more before you purchase one for your classroom.
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