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

 
29th August, 2018
With 2017 the “worst year on record” for data breaches, cyber security for all sectors must be taken seriously.
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21st August, 2018
To pick up free books in celebration of the campaign’s 5th anniversary
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8th August, 2018
Tech companies in the UK and abroad, including Apple and Microsoft, have been urged to help foster an education revolution by putting technology at the heart of the classroom. The Guardian reports.
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8th August, 2018
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge, one of the world’s best project-based STEM challenges, is now open to all UK secondary schools, colleges and youth groups to register their participation for the 2018/19 season.
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4th August, 2018
Tes is reporting that members of the national executive of the National Education Union’s NUT section are pushing for national industrial action over last week’s teacher pay award.
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4th August, 2018
The government has announced the creation of a national language centre and nine schools that will lead language hubs in a drive to improve the teaching of Spanish, French and German. Tes reports.
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3rd August, 2018
A GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL) could be introduced in this parliament as the Government backed down on a decision to delay it. ITV reports
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2nd August, 2018
Raising the academic attainment of poorer pupils has been an explicit aim of the last four British governments. Over the last 20 years a range of policies, from sponsored academies to the Pupil Premium, have been introduced to this end. Whitney Crenna-Jennings is a Senior Researcher at the Education Policy Institute and writes in Prospect Magazine reports.
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2nd August, 2018
Around half (49 per cent) of admissions officers said they do not believe that students arrive at university “sufficiently prepared” for higher education, according to a study conducted by ACS International Schools. The Telegraph reports.
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1st August, 2018
Thirty years ago yesterday, the education system went into labour. An idea that had been gestating for a long time came into the world. And not without difficulty. After 30 years, it’s time to put down the ailing national curriculum, one teacher argues in Tes, but what to replace it with?
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