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

edition 96 | 06-07-18

In the UK

Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users

Social media companies are deliberately addicting users to their products for financial gain, Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC's Panorama programme.

Oldham phone porn head teacher banned for life

A primary school head teacher who had a stack of porn images on her phone has been given a lifetime teaching ban.

A safe space: NHS unit on frontline of child mental health crisis

The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health is on the frontline of the NHS’s attempt to cope with the epidemic of mental ill health among Britain’s young people.

'The truth about youth mental health is censored'

Bitter experience has taught this mental health campaigner that the powers that be don't want to hear the truth.

New guidelines for 'revenge porn' crimes

People found guilty of repeatedly uploading "revenge porn" will face the toughest punishments when new sentencing guidelines come into force.

In the US

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

So what is personalized learning? It’s a customized path meaning students learn at their own pace, with content tailored to their interests, aided by their computers.

Two US states have become the first to require mental health education in school

New York and Virginia have become the first US states to enact laws that require mental health education in schools.

Online classes give students a digital edge

Virtual classes may not only save K-12 schools money, but help students when they head off to college.

US to stop encouraging race as factor in school admissions

The Trump administration said that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students.

Weighing the benefits of game-based technology in schools

At the Research on Autism and Development Laboratory, the focus is on creating and designing video games that can developmentally support children with autism.

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