News

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

 
23rd January, 2019
One of the biggest IT challenges facing today’s schools is Microsoft’s end of support for the Windows 7 operating system on 14 January 2020, and a new piece of analysis concluded by RM Education earlier this month and announced today (23 January 2019) shows that this problem could have a detrimental impact on over half of the schools in this country.
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23rd January, 2019
Tes is reporting that teacher strike action to secure better funding for schools and the full implementation of the teachers’ pay award has been given 82 per cent support in a union indicative ballot.
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22nd January, 2019
Fee-paying schools were targeted in a cyber attack which accessed parents’ email addresses, it has emerged. The BBC reports.
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22nd January, 2019
New films and resources to help primary school children spot fake news and build digital literacy skills are being launched at London’s Bett Show this week.
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22nd January, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 January 2019 – Shape Robotics is set to premiere its latest educational teaching robot Fable Spin at BETT, the world’s biggest education technology event taking place from 23-26 January.
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18th January, 2019
The Telegraph is reporting that a quarter of early years practitioners – which includes child-minders as well as nursery teachers and assistants – have no qualifications beyond GCSEs, according to the Education Policy Institute (EPI).
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18th January, 2019
The pass rate for students resitting GCSE English and maths exams in November has fallen compared with last year. Tes reports
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18th January, 2019
The CyberFirst programme is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and offers a range of courses, competitions and student bursaries for 11-to-17-year-olds. E&T reports.
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15th January, 2019
According to ITV, social media giant Facebook has backed the Government’s new online safety lessons to help school pupils recognise online dangers.
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14th January, 2019
Teachers from EU countries applying for the right to work in English schools fell by a quarter in a single year, according to official data. There were 3,525 people from member states awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) in 2017-18, which allows them to work in most state and special schools. A 25% fall on the previous year, it included a 17% drop in applicants from Spain, an 18% drop from Greece and a 33% drop from Poland. The Observer reports.
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