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Don't believe the hype ― schools warned about their ICT spending

22 November 2012

The "hype and lure of digital education" has led to UK schools spending £1.4 billion in three years on technology but with little evidence that it has had tangible impact, research has claimed. A new study is offering best practice showing how ICT can be




'Warts and all' audit for Northern Ireland's school system

22 November 2012

Northern Ireland's schools system is to be put through a "warts and all" audit. Education minister John O'Dowd is calling in independent, international experts saying he does not agree with claims that the North has a world class system.



The Google approach, canine style

22 November 2012

Headteacher Sue Warrington smiled when she read an article entitled The Google Approach in a recent issue of SecEd. Her school has its own very special Google approach ― and it is having a remarkable impact on students.


Concern after SEN exclusions double

22 November 2012

The number of children with special needs excluded from Welsh schools has doubled, sparking claims too many are being left to fend for themselves in mainstream education.





Pupils help to develop new Shakespeare mobile apps

22 November 2012

From drama workshops to cartoon animations, teachers are always looking for new ways to bring Shakespeare alive for their students. The latest innovation is an iPad app that enables pupils to explore, experience and examine Shakespeare's most famous texts


Liverpool to rebuild 12 schools in £135m plan

21 November 2012

Liverpool's bid to keep its axed Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme alive took another major step forward this week with the approval of plans to rebuild 12 schools.



Gove and Twigg clash over exam reform

21 November 2012

The education secretary and his opposite number went head-to-head on the same stage this week ― locking horns over what kind of exams system English education should embrace. Pete Henshaw looks at the arguments.








Careers Wales cuts could pile pressure on teachers

15 November 2012

Teachers could be put under extra pressure to fill gaps left by cuts to the careers service in Wales, unions have warned. Unison says it is writing to schools to warn them of the possible impact of cuts to the advisory service Careers Wales.




F1 ace salutes school's STEM champs

15 November 2012

A physics assignment to design energy-efficient packaging for a fizzy drink led to a group of Surrey school girls getting the chance to meet Formula 1 ace Jenson Button.

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