News

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

 
21st February, 2019
Poorer families should use smartphone and tablet apps with preschool children in a bid to close the gap in basic literacy and communication skills among those entering school, the education secretary has said. The Independent reports.
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20th February, 2019
Bullying, drug-taking and violence towards teachers were among the reasons that almost 3000 ‘unteachable’ children were suspended from school at least ten times last year. The Daily Mail report
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20th February, 2019
The Independent is reporting that nearly three in five teachers in only their first year in the profession are already not convinced that they will stay in teaching – and rising mental health problems are partly to blame, research finds.
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19th February, 2019
Eight schools in Manchester are taking part in a new employability programme that will help teenagers aged 16-18 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to get digital jobs.
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12th February, 2019
The Schools Minister has called for girls’ “misconceptions” about science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to be challenged as new data shows that boys generally prefer the subjects. ITV reports.
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12th February, 2019
Mandarin Chinese is seen as being of increasing strategic importance, and in recent years there’s been a growing number of students taking up the language in schools across the UK. Katharine Carruthers, from UCL writes in The Conversation.
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11th February, 2019
Ministers have conceded that teachers’ pay has fallen by thousands of pounds a year since the public spending austerity drive began, amid warnings of a “looming crisis” in attracting and retaining new staff. The Guardian reports.
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9th February, 2019
In Teachwire Laura McInerney reveals some choice snippets of information gathered from recent responses to Teacher Tapp on a topic that’s never far from the headlines…
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8th February, 2019
Proposed reforms from both Ofsted and the government seem to be positive steps forward against counter-productive, draconian and punitive school accountability, says Geoff Barton in SecEd – yet the problems of Progress 8 remain…
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8th February, 2019
Teacher training providers have accused the government of “lowering the bar” on teacher recruitment to beat England’s shortage in the classroom. The BBC reports.
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