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edition 38 | 20-01-17

In the UK

Body anxious teens avoid PE, says report

"I downright refuse to do PE," admits 16-year-old Josh who believes he is fat and fears bullying.

Poor broadband puts children's education at risk in rural areas

Poor broadband connections in remote areas hinder children’s learning because they cannot do their homework properly, a report has found.

Work placements crucial for technical education and training

Learning and Work Institute, in partnership with Fair Train, has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to gather evidence on good quality, effective work placements.

Bomb teams sent to schools 600 times in chemical alert

Bomb disposal teams were called out to almost 600 schools in the wake of government advice about a potentially hazardous chemical.

MPs call for unpaid internships ban

Unpaid internships should be banned as a barrier to social mobility, says a report from MPs and peers.

In the US

LGBT Students Work to Ensure Safe and Supportive
Schools for all Students

Five LGBTQ Activists from GLSEN had the honor of sitting down with US Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, in his second to last day in office.

13-year-old hip-hop sensation shares anti-bullying message

13-year-old rapper Frankie V, who was up for Grammy consideration for Best Hip Hop-Rap Song last year, is speaking out against bullying through his music.

Friends 'key to fewer school dropouts'

Positive parental and friendship group influences are key to cutting drop out rates, according to Arizona State University research.

11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Five higher ed leaders analyze the hottest trends in education technology this year.

E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms

Here’s how to
take advantage of money available to your district in the summer.

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