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

 
22nd July, 2019
The school holidays are upon us. Six weeks without early starts, without queues at the photocopier, hurried lunches, late evenings, meetings or pupils. Plans will have been finalised for vacations, time will be put aside to spend with loved ones, and much-needed sleep and relaxation will provide a welcome break. Tes reports.
ICT for Education
20th July, 2019
Commenting on a story in The Times today, predicting that a 2.75% pay increase for teachers will be announced next Monday, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
ICT for Education
20th July, 2019
According to Tes senior figures from both the Association of School and College Leaders and the NAHT headteachers’ union have said schools should be given more information about how the inspectorate makes its judgements when looking at lessons and pupils’ work.
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20th July, 2019
According to The Guardian research by the County Councils Network found that some councils had recorded a 90% increase in young people being given care plans requiring special support, with 27 county councils overspending by a total of £123m in 2018-19 at a time when local authority purses are under severe pressure.
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19th July, 2019
Adults whose jobs could change or become obsolete due to advances in technology will get support to retrain and get on a path to a new career, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced today (18 Jul), marking the start of the innovative National Retraining Scheme. FE News reports.
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18th July, 2019
The DfE has today announced it is to replace the existing skills tests on teacher training courses with a new system., according to TES.
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18th July, 2019
According to BBC, almost two-thirds of teachers at schools that have trialled Wales’ new curriculum feel it will not benefit poorer pupils, a survey has suggested.
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15th July, 2019
This is a pilot CPD training programme designed to give the teacher confidence in 3D design and printing activities, with each participating school provided with a free 3D printing STEM kit funded by Morson Group - a global leader in technical recruitment and engineering excellence based in Salford.
Whats New
13th July, 2019
Daily Mail is reporting that secondary schools will need to find 418,000 extra pupil places over the next decade following a baby boom, estimates show.
ICT for Education
12th July, 2019
Ten more research schools will be set up this year under a £1.5 million expansion of the project aimed at helping schools increase the use of evidence in the classroom, Schools Week is reporting.
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