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edition 56 | 01-09-17

In the UK

The shocking toll of rapes and sex abuse by children in Derbyshire revealed

Leading academic fears what youngsters come across on the web may play a part.

Theft and assault among children's biggest fears, says charity

Among 10 to 17-year-olds, almost 40% worry about crime and are particularly fearful of theft, being followed by a stranger or being assaulted.

Schools warn of pupil places ‘crisis’ as half of councils fail to meet rising demand

Schools in some local authorities are already operating at over 100 per cent capacity – a problem set to grow with the coming spike in the secondary-age pupil population.

What should schools put first? Discipline or creativity

What type of schools do we want? Should it be about creativity and independent thinking? Or should it be about getting the basics right and taking a tough line on discipline?

The importance of mental health awareness in schools

A recent report by the Children’s Commissioner for England has unveiled the shocking reality of over 800,000 children who are suffering from mental health problems in England alone.

In the US

Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking

Through hashtags like #edtechchat, educators can discuss a variety of hot topics, seek advice, share best practices, and build connections with peers across the nation and beyond.

5 technology trends for the new school year

It’s fair to say technology is ubiquitous in many classrooms, but because it changes constantly, educators are challenged to keep pace with what’s new and next in the classroom.

How to counter back-to-school anxiety

The start of the school year can be rough on some kids. It's a big shift from summer's freedom and lack of structure to the measured routines of school. And sometimes that can build up into tears, losing sleep, outbursts and other classic signs of anxiety.

2 starting steps to flawless tech implementation

How to build a strategy for successful technology implementation in the classroom.

Americans value schools that prepare students for the workplace, poll shows

The poll also shows interpersonal skills and services such as after-school programs and mental health support are valued highly.

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