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edition 58 | 15-09-17

In the UK

Prep school teacher 'let girls have free rein on web only for them to Google naked boys'

A teacher at a £10,000 a year girls' prep school was sacked after he​ gave six and seven-year-olds free rein to search the internet only for them to look up pornography, an employment tribunal has heard.

'Inspirational' robots to begin replacing teachers within 10 years

Robots will begin replacing teachers in the classroom within the next ten years as part of a revolution in one-to-one learning, a leading educationalist has predicted.

Exclusive: Bullying so bad a quarter of secondary teachers would not send own child to their school

Two in five teachers know a pupil in their school who has been too scared to attend, Tes/This Morning poll finds. And worryingly, more than a fifth of all teachers (22 per cent) said that bullying in their school was on the increase.

We need to respond to children’s distress signals

The number of children in distress is growing – and we don’t have an adequate system in place to support young people’s wellbeing.

SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023

Controversial tests taken by England's seven-year-olds will be scrapped by 2023, but nine-year-olds will have to sit times table tests under new plans.

In the US

Researcher: AI won't replace teachers

Robots won't be leading classrooms anytime soon, but tech can take over a number of tasks and give educators more time to focus on individual students.

3 benefits of independent reading—and how to make it work in your classroom

Here are three reasons why you should use independent reading in your classroom and tips for how to successfully integrate it.

3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

In order to have maximum student engagement across all groups, it's necessary for schools to understand a few key concepts.

18 edtech developments set to impact schools

Annual report documents how different ed-tech trends and challenges shape K-12 education.

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Advances in laptops and technology are pushing screens into schools like never before. So what does this drive toward digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?

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