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Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

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Abiola Bello: “#BlackLivesMatter is more than just a hashtag”

Abiola Bello, author of the Emily Knight series, gives her opinion on why #BlackLivesMatter is an essential anti-racist movement.
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How can universities carry out data management during COVID-19?

Mark Lee, Key Accounts – Public Sector, Commvault, discusses the importance of carrying out a first-class data management strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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Universities must adopt online learning in order to survive

Jon Faulkner, Managing Director, Domain7 UK, discusses the future of higher education and the inevitable move towards online learning in order to survive.
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5 reasons why online learning is a crucial part of education

Katherine Myers, Content and Off Page SEO at AV Installations, highlights 5 reasons as to why online learning has become a crucial part of education.
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APA research: Black children falsely perceived as angry in classroom

The American Psychological Association (APA) published research showing that prospective teachers are more likely to see Black children as angry than white.
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Creating an effective edtech strategy for when schools reopen

Graham Glass, CEO of Cypher Learning, discusses how schools can use this time as an opportunity to implement an effective edtech strategy for when they reopen.
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Does family-based sexism impact future academic decisions?

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) analysed family-based sexism in baccalaureate programmes at Spanish secondary schools.
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Encouraging children into STEM throughout lockdown and beyond

Here, we highlight how parents can continue to encourage children into STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects during lockdown and beyond.
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Finland: Higher education and research policy priorities

Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture describes her policy priorities for higher education in Finland.
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The COVID-19 wake up call on upskilling and reskilling needs around the world

Kevin Mills, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at Coursera, discusses how there is a wake-up call during COVID-19 about upskilling and reskilling needs for global workers.
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Artificial intelligence robot to support group discussion with pupils

Here, Takahira Yamaguchi from Keio University in Japan explores how an artificial intelligence robot works as part of a group discussion at a primary school.
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8 safety measures to take when reopening schools safely

Schools have a huge task at hand before they reopen, so to help them out, Where The Trade Buys has compiled a guide which outlines some of the priority areas around hygiene, PPE, social distancing and mental health.
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The University of Law: Transitioning to online learning and remote working

Matthew Tomlinson, Dean of the Leeds Campus at The University of Law, discusses the transition they made to online learning and remote working and shares the valuable lessons they learnt along the way.
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Universities must prioritise support for students amid the COVID-19 crisis

Rachel Gowers, Director of Staffordshire University London, shares her insights on how they have responded to the coronavirus crisis and how the higher education sector must adapt to support their students in the months to come.
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The consequences of a missed school term for social mobility

The closure of schools was a necessary choice in the public health interest, however, Murray Morrison, founder of Tassomai, argues that there are grave consequences of a missed school term for the social mobility of a generation of children.
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Students demand digital education in the wake of COVID-19

Peter Nikoletatos, Global Industry Director – Education at TechnologyOne, shares the findings from a recent report about student attitudes to the digital world and their expectations from their university.
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Stress Awareness Month: Supporting young carers through their education

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, Newcastle College take a look at some of the methods colleges and universities are implementing to support their young carers through education.
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Implementing the Investigative Science Learning Environment

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, continues to share her thoughts on the Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), with a focus on the first aspect of the environment and how it can be implemented with students of all ages.
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Online grooming and the rise of online tuition

Due to COVID-19, there has been an explosion of online tuition but there is a crucial need for more stringent regulatory practices in order to safeguard students and parents. David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia Technologies, discusses here.
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Coronavirus school closures could lead to greater global collaboration

Matt Jenner, Head of Learning at FutureLearn, discusses how edtech can help support schools and teachers during closures and the opportunities it could bring for greater global collaboration and innovation for the education sector post-COVID-19.

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