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The Guardian is reporting that Universities Minister Jo Johnson has asked institutions and students for guidance to combat plagiarism via so-called essay mills.
Only 1 per cent of the population see education as the country’s most important issue
The TES is reporting that education and schools are less likely to be named as important than unemployment and housing.
The TES is reporting that local authorities based in cities across the UK have urged education secretary Justine Greening to invest an extra £335 million in education, to avoid harming the economy or children’s education.
Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places
The Scotsman is reporting that the Scottish government has announced that £3 million in funding will be made available to train extra teachers.
The BBC is reporting that schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks.
More support staff ‘doing teachers’ work’
The TES is reporting that support staff are increasingly doing teachers’ work and that 74% have reported that their work feels identical to that of a supply teacher.
The Mirror is reporting that more than a quarter of primary school children are unable to join up their handwriting.
Half of British pupils ‘scared to use the internet’
The TES is reporting that children aged 10 to 15 worry they will be asked to do things on the internet that are illegal or that make them uncomfortable.
Professor Sonia Blandford is the founder and CEO of Achievement for All, a charity working with thousands of schools in ......
Academy accounts reveal millions more being spent on redundancies
The TES is reporting that a recent analysis has found that budget cuts have resulted in MATs shedding staff and spending a greater amount on redundancy and severance deals.
Epson survey of 1,300 educators in the UK reveals vital importance teachers attach to technology in the classroom.
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Chris Rolph, a Principal Lecturer in Education at Nottingham Trent University, writes for The Conversation on how the ......
One in 10 nursery schools in England face closure within months
The Guardian is reporting that a survey has found that nursery schools are facing ‘death by a thousand cuts’ due to a funding crisis.
The winners of the 19th prestigious Bett Awards 2017 were announced last night (Wednesday 25 January, 2017) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London.
Northern Grid for Learning helps schools in the North East avoid broadband disruption
The BT Broadband Contract for schools in the North East will cease in July 2017, but Northern Grid for Learning (NGfL) will continue to .......
The Sun reports that kids are to get extra help to shine in maths – with a specialist school to be opened in every town.
League tables: New targets see 282 secondaries underperforming
The BBC is reporting that a total of 282 secondary schools in England are deemed to be failing by the government, as they have not met a new set of national standards.
The TES is reporting that academics have said that pupils whose parents take little interest in their schoolwork are more likely to drop out of school than their peers
One in five secondary pupils checks social media in the middle of the night, study finds
The TES is reporting that secondary school students are checking social media in the middle night which, academics say, means that students are too tired at school during the day.
Parents able to view observations to boost engagement with child’s education........
May declares war on school cyber-bullies
The Daily Mail is reporting that the Prime Minister is instilling plans to tackle cyber bullying, including training teachers to spot signs.
The BBC is reporting that four million pounds will be spent in Welsh schools to improve results in science and technology.
Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders support schools adjusting to assessment without national curriculum levels
A technical partnership between Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders means that primary schools are be able to measure pupils’ progress without levels ......
The BBC is reporting that poor broadband has affected primary schools across Wales, so much so that their students are struggling to access online educational resources.
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IPads ‘help improve young pupils’ skills’.

The BBC reports that young children’s maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis.

'Effectively Managing Teacher Workloads'

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) conducted a survey of over 16,000 teachers in September last year and found that: 90% of teachers had considered giving up teaching in the last two years because of workload.