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

 
12th December, 2019
Seriously? Well yes; according to research from two Harvard psychologists, backed up by later studies, two seconds is all it takes for your students to pick up on traits that correlate very strongly with your quality as a teacher. Teachwire reports.
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12th December, 2019
The former heptathlete returned to her old high school in Sheffield to discuss the importance of numbers in later life, meeting with her former maths and PE teachers along with current pupils. The Independent reports.
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12th December, 2019
With election day nearing and polls suggesting that the gap between Conservative and Labour is narrowing, it is worth reminding readers that there are extraordinary policy differences between the two main political parties on education. Tes reports
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11th December, 2019
Figures published this summer revealed the number of pupils taking A levels in English language, English Literature and the combined English language and literature qualification fell by 31 per cent between 2012 and 2019. iNews reports.
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11th December, 2019
Parent Zone – the experts in digital family life – have teamed up with GambleAware to help teachers and parents understand the gambling-like features of many online games.
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10th December, 2019
According to The Telegraph, almost 4,000 schools in England are in need of immediate restoration work – with many more lacking paperwork required by law.
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7th December, 2019
More than 109,000 GCSE entries were recorded for students aged 16 and over in November, according to new Ofqual figures, TES reports.
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7th December, 2019
Difficult. Challenging. Disruptive. When I trained as a primary school teacher 15 years ago, these were just some of the words used to describe children with ADHD. Victoria Williamson, special needs trained primary school teacher and author writes in Teachwire
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6th December, 2019
Recent changes to GCSEs – including tougher exams and a new grading system – have led to a slight widening of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their classmates, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today. About Manchester reports.
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4th December, 2019
A significant improvement for England in maths and a small rise for reading helped the country to move up the Pisa rankings, according to the latest edition of the study released today. Tes reports.
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