Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 59 | 22-09-17

In the UK

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers.

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

A survivor of domestic abuse explains how children's schooling can be disrupted when a family has to move homes because of domestic violence.

Schools accused of 'fear and inertia' over technology

Ofsted is being called upon to inspect the quality of digital provision in schools, in a report published today.

Primary teachers 'ill-equipped' to spot pupils' mental health problems

The vast majority of primary teachers in England believe that primary schools have a crucial role to play in identifying pupils with mental-health issues, but very few of them feel personally equipped to do so.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK.

In the US

Compassion is key in effective classroom management

Students are more likely to follow teachers and administrators alike if they know they care.

Teaching civility can reduce school bullying

Creating a positive school climate may have a greater impact than negative approaches.

Protecting student privacy on social media

A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media.

School tracking systems present ethical, cybersecurity concerns

The technology used to track students and gather data in schools today raises a number of ethical concerns around privacy alongside the cybersecurity risks.

Helping Students Spot Fake News and Low-Quality Sources

The study received responses from 7,800 students, ranging from middle school to college, and asked them to evaluate the quality of the information presented. The findings, according to them, were “shocking”.

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