News

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

 
25th April, 2019
A leading business group is calling for compulsory work experience to be re-instated for school pupils. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) wants employment placements brought back for students aged 14 to 16. iNews reports.
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25th April, 2019
Exam papers are to be micro-chipped for the first time this summer in an attempt to combat online leaks, one of the country’s biggest exam boards has announced. The Telegraph reports.
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25th April, 2019
Dominic Herrington has been confirmed as national schools commissioner after holding the post on an interim basis for the past eight months. Tes reports.
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24th April, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of man’s first lunar landing approaches, primary school children are being invited to take a giant leap of their own by designing a hotel on the Moon.
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23rd April, 2019
New research findings released today by RM Education and Trend Micro shows fewer than half of UK schools and colleges (48%) believe that they are fully GDPR compliant. Plus, there remains confusion over staff responsibility in terms of GDPR compliance.
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20th April, 2019
Sky News is reporting that teachers have considered self-harming or quit the profession because of bullying by colleagues, new research suggests
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20th April, 2019
According to Mirror, pre-school children who spend more than two hours a day in front of a screen are more likely to have short behaviour spans and behaviour problems, research shows.
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18th April, 2019
Teachers have threatened national strike action if the government fails to award them a pay rise of 5 per cent this year. Tes report
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17th April, 2019
Despite government efforts to tackle the issue, the majority of teachers (56 per cent) say their work-life balance has worsened over the past year, a survey for the National Education Union (NEU) has found. The Independent reports.
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16th April, 2019
Hundreds of shocking cases of children with special needs being forced out of school have emerged as figures reveal a £1.2bn drop in real-terms funding over the past four years. The Independent reports.
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