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

edition 97 | 13-07-18

In the UK

'Could GDPR cut teacher workload?'

‘If teachers can't take pupils' books home on the bus, it will highlight the burden of marking’, says Yvonne Williams.

New online safety plan launched by Government

The Action Plan for Online Safety includes the establishment of a national advisory council on online safety and a national communications campaign.

Sharp rise in under-19s being treated by NHS mental health services

There were a record 389,727 ‘active referrals’ in England in April, NHS figures show.

'Government has not learnt from academy failures that damaged children’s education, MPs say'

'Haste in pushing ahead with academisation comes at a cost with high-profile failures indicating significant weaknesses'.

Children are exposed to video game violence because parents do not take age ratings seriously, survey finds

More than half of mothers and fathers allow their children to play video games for over 18s, according to a poll of more than 2,000 parents.

In the US

Tech can help young students learn to not fear mistakes

Using digital portfolios in the primary grades opens up new ways to teach math.

K-12 Artificial Intelligence Market Set to Explode in U.S. and Worldwide by 2024

The use of artificial intelligence in education is expected to explode to a worldwide market value of $6 billion over the next six years.

Tech solutions to mental health problems

There is a desperate shortage of skilled clinicians to treat mental health disorders. Our study shows how virtual reality could fill the gap.

Want to reduce bullying in schools? Bring in babies

Science has shown that teaching empathy reduces problem behaviors in students. one novel program has been doing that since 1996 — by putting infants in classrooms.

Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks

The only US facility using shocks on children with learning disabilities has fought off another legal challenge.

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