News

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

 
4th September, 2019
Thousands of schools across England will pilot “reception baseline assessments” in September, and the Department for Education (DfE) intends to make them compulsory in 2020. The Independent reports.
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4th September, 2019
According to iNews, the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which runs 17 schools in Kent and Portsmouth, uses the footage as part of a “restorative” approach which forces pupils to confront the evidence of their bad behaviour in order to make amends
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3rd September, 2019
New Agreement Empowers STEMROBO to Sell Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services to Indian Public and Private Schools
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2nd September, 2019
The base rate of per-student, sixth-form funding has been frozen at £4,000 for seven consecutive years. As a result, real-terms funding dropped by 18 per cent between 2010-11 and 2018-19, according to the Education Policy Institute. Tes report
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29th August, 2019
A raft of dramatic and controversial education measures including billions of pounds in new funding, a crackdown on student behaviour and a further wave of free schools are to be announced by the government within days, according to a confidential briefing paper seen by the Guardian.
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26th August, 2019
According to Tes, the number of English-speaking international schools around the world will increase by two-thirds by 2029 – prompting an 80 per cent rise in teaching jobs, according to a new report.
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24th August, 2019
Sky News is reporting that a four-year-old was among more than 1,000 children caught carrying knives in schools last year, police figures show.
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24th August, 2019
According to iNews, more than one in 10 (11.5 per cent) of people aged 16 to 24 were Neet in the period covering April to June, v
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23rd August, 2019
Children’s love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is on the decline, with interest in Science amongst 9-12 year olds falling 10%, Design and Technology down 12% and ICT / Computing falling furthest at 14% over the last four years, new research uncovers. Politics Home reports.
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23rd August, 2019
More than one in four exam entries by girls received top grades of A, or 7, and above in this summer’s exams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, an improvement of half a percentage point to 25.3% compared with last year, while just 18.6% of entries by 16-year-old boys achieved the same grades. The Guardian reports.
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