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edition 102 | 17-08-18

In the UK

A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades

A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England.

Early years teacher gaps ‘risk children’s futures’

A shortage of graduate teachers working in the early years sector means many young children are at risk of falling behind before they start school, a charity warns.

Debate over Scotland’s schools enters new term

Scotland's children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify.

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots, a study suggests.

A-level results day: Less well known qualifications can improve ‘job earnings’, report finds

Less well known qualifications – which include foundation degrees and diplomas of higher education - can increase students’ chances of securing a better paid job quicker, new research suggests.

In the US

Report calls for national strategy to help schools prevent suicide, substance abuse

Suicide and substance abuse don’t only affect the students dealing with these issues. They also impact other students and teachers who are affected by that student’s actions.

Treating teens’ depression may be great for parents’ mental health, too

Preliminary new research, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on Saturday, suggests that it did: When depressed teens go through some version of mental-health treatment, symptoms of depression in their parents lessen.

Video games continue to see academic value rise

Despite long being viewed as a distraction from learning, video games are gaining recognition for a variety of cognitive benefits and gaining acceptance as a learning tool.

Do metal detectors and X-ray machines belong in schools?

The staff at IDEA Public Charter High School greets each child by name every morning. They shake some students’ hands, give others a quick high-five and engage in brief conversations when they can.

Congress considering $95 million for students of technology’s effects on children

A bipartisan bill now in Congress would give the National Institutes of Health $95 million over five years to fund studies on how media and technology effect children.

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