News

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

 
1st August, 2018
On a busy high street in Exeter, a two-metre high poster on a telephone box screams the parting words of a local teacher so angry about the way children are being taught and assessed he is quitting teaching after nearly two decades. “CHILDREN! YOU ARE NOT DATA,” it shouts in capitals: “LEARN, INSPIRE, DREAM, CREATE. THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO BE THE BEST AT WHAT YOU LOVE.” The Guardian reports.
ICT for Education
31st July, 2018
Founded in 1996, Faronics have spent over 22 years as a specialist provider of education software, supplying schools, colleges, and academies across the globe with cutting edge technologies that aid the day-to-day management of teaching and learning.
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27th July, 2018
The Independent is reporting that a growing number of academy trusts have fallen into debt – bringing their total deficit to £65m, government data shows.
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27th July, 2018
The news comes as the Joint Council for Qualifications have set up dedicated teams to monitor social media as part of moves to clamp down on cheating. The Telegraph reports
ICT for Education
25th July, 2018
Three education unions today welcomed the announcement of a 3.5% pay increase for classroom teachers on the main pay range and the Department for Education’s commitment to funding part of this pay award.This shows that the penny may have dropped in terms of the government recognising the scale of the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. The ASCL reports.
ICT for Education
19th July, 2018
Capita has admitted a bug in an information management system used by 21,000 UK schools could have incorrectly linked contact details to the wrong pupils – an incident with huge implications for pupils’ data protection. The Register reports.
ICT for Education
19th July, 2018
NetSupport is pleased to announce that eCadets, the UK-based school online safety peer empowerment programme, founded by Henry Platten, will be working with NetSupport to enhance its online safeguarding toolkit for schools.
ICT for Education
17th July, 2018
A plan to ballot for industrial action over teachers’ pay in September is already “on the cards” amid fears that the delayed announcement on salaries signals a disappointing offer, it has emerged. Tes reports.
ICT for Education
17th July, 2018
As Joni Mitchell said, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – and I found out the truth of this very recently.......
ICT for Education
17th July, 2018
Damian Hinds writes in The Telegraph. Children today have never known a time when a phone couldn’t navigate you through life. It is our sense of direction, our bank, our shopping centre, our library and our music collection.
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