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

 
22nd June, 2019
Former chief schools adjudicator Sir Philip Hunter says the “cracks are now appearing the system” and has used an article for Tes to outline the three measures he says are needed to improve it. Tes reports.
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22nd June, 2019
Damian Hinds has called on social media companies to do more to tackle the “warped view” of reality being pushed on young fans amid growing concerns for children’s mental health. Politics Home reports.
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21st June, 2019
With secondary school pupils in England appearing to fall victim to cyberbullying more frequently than their peers across the world, according to a global survey of teachers, there is likely to be fierce debate over whether mobile phones should be banned in schools. The Independent reports.
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20th June, 2019
More than half of all secondary schoolteachers in England say their job is “unmanageable”, according to an international survey revealing that teachers in England have one of the highest workloads in the world. The Guardian reports.
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20th June, 2019
An A-level paper due to be sat by thousands of students this Thursday is to be replaced amid concerns over cheating, the exam board Edexcel has said. FE Week reports
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20th June, 2019
Discovery Education and Probrand are delighted to announce a new partnership which will give schools access to the latest education technology and help teachers make budgets go further. It’s also an example of how market leading firms in the EdTech sector can create new collaborations in support of the DfE’s EdTech strategy
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19th June, 2019
Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (18 June) confirmed that new T Level qualifications will become a reality from September 2020, as a second wave of further education providers are announced to deliver courses from 2021 – bringing the total to over 100. FE News reports.
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19th June, 2019
The role of the technicians in our schools is vital to effective delivery of the curriculum, yet numbers are dwindling as school cuts bite, says Jon Richards, national secretary of education at UNISON in SecEd.
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17th June, 2019
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14th June, 2019
Tes is reporting that almost one in five pupils missed out on their first choice of secondary school this year, new statistics from the Department for Education reveal.
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