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edition 151 | 16-08-19

In the UK

Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise'

Using social media isn't directly harming teenagers - but it can reduce the time they spend on healthy activities, such as sleeping and exercising, a study suggests.

A-level agony: What to do if your results are a surprise

For anyone whose A-level results have fallen short this year, we have experts on hand to answer your questions.

Labour plans to scrap predicted grades system

Labour says it would scrap the system of university places being offered on the basis of predicted grades and bring in a system of applying after results.

Unreliable tech can increase teacher workload

Chartered College of Teaching outlines five things for schools to consider about the use of EdTech.

Deaf pupils in England struggle at every stage of school

Campaigners say children face ‘lifetime of being left behind’ amid cuts to support services.

In the US

Influencer, celebrity, journalist? Teens are turning to YouTube for news, survey shows

Teens turn to YouTube to keep up with current events instead of established news organizations.

Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just 6 Weeks of Code

The Everyone Can Code program offers curriculum and exercises that introduce students to Apple’s programming language, Swift, and its development tools, xCode.

Is time up on standardized tests for college admissions?

More institutions aren't requiring applicants to submit ACT and SAT scores, but their reasons for doing so and how they are assessing students instead vary.

Strong communication key when implementing ed tech

Experts suggest teacher, student and parent buy-in starts with inclusion in the decision-making process.

40 percent of children have connected with a stranger online, shocking survey reveals

Forty percent of American children have connected with a stranger online, according to a new survey of fourth- through eighth-graders.

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