News

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

 
11th January, 2019
Parents were left furious after a school trust announced pupils would be getting a seven week summer holiday instead of six, Mirror is reporting.
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11th January, 2019
‘CopyScanPublications’ is a free app that can be installed on the school copiers and scanners to collect the copying data that is required by CLA to make royalty payments to authors, visual artists and publishers. The app captures copying done by staff of any articles, chapters or other extracts from publications that they use for teaching.
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11th January, 2019
Responding to an Education Policy Institute report on the state of school finances in local authority and academy schools in England, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said .....
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11th January, 2019
A year ago this week the prime minister appointed me as secretary of state for education. It was the greatest privilege to be asked to do this job, and the heaviest responsibility. Tes reports.
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7th January, 2019
An important tipping point in this country has now been reached. In 2018, approaching 90% of state-funded schools were judged good or better at their most recent inspection. That should be recognised as a fair achievement for the nation. Roy Blatchford
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7th January, 2019
The government has announced ambitious plans to invest in AI, with a £1 billion investment in the industry declared in April 2018. Jayne Warburton,
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19th December, 2018
Daily Mail is reporting that rowdy pupils are pushing exasperated teachers out of the profession, with mobile phones in the classroom fuelling ‘serious’ levels of disruption, a report claims.
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4th December, 2018
A total of 16 schools have been given a share of a £50million fund to build new classrooms – accommodating up to 4,000 extra pupils. The Daily Mail reports.
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3rd December, 2018
In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 54% of educational organisations have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal
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28th November, 2018
Nearly 3,000 teaching posts across Scotland had to be re-advertised over the past three years after the initial search failed to find a suitable candidate. The Scotsman reports.
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