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

edition 152 | 30-08-19

In the UK

Children's happiness in UK at lowest level for decade, charity finds

Decline in wellbeing among young people is 'national scandal', report warns.

£4bn school funding boost set to be confirmed

A leaked government document appears to confirm an expected £4bn boost in funding for schools in England.

Facial recognition: School ID checks lead to GDPR fine

A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance.

Six reasons to be cheerful about the start of term

It's easy for teachers to feel anxious about the new academic year. But there's plenty to look forward to.

Give schools incentives to admit more special needs children, councils urge

Mainstream schools should be incentivised to admit more pupils with special educational needs as parents are losing confidence in the sector’s ability to cater for their children.

In the US

Building and scaling interventions to support every student

Aspen Florence of the Ogden School District in Utah describes how teachers are using data to implement the right support at the right time.

The 50 States of Education Policy: Tackling school safety in an age of mass shootings and gun reform

With the nation divided on gun control, states and districts are taking school safety into their own hands.

Learn to fight fake news in your classrooms and schools

Activate your “curiosity shield” and fight fake news with reputable resources.

Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students

In K–12 education, motion-sensing devices could support screen control and collaboration platforms.

The Baroness Fighting to Protect Children Online

Beeban Kidron has successfully pushed stricter limits on how tech companies can target children online in Britain.

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