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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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Three quarters of young people want a Politics GCSE

After a year of unprecedented politics, a new APPG on Political Literacy has launched - from Brexit to Black Lives Matter, young people appear to be highly politically engaged without any formal support in schools.
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Clearer guidance needed on supply teacher furlough

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is urging the Government and the Department for Education (DfE) to provide clearer guidance on supply teacher furlough payments amid national lockdown.
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College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders in U.S.

College campuses in the U.S are at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders for their entire county, according to a new study.
AV & IT

Improving the higher education learning experience through AV & IT

Karl Deady, Executive Director at Cinos, talks about the role of AV & IT across the higher education space and the steps that organisations can put in place to positively impact the learning experience for students.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
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Why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education

Mike Feerick, CEO and Founder of Alison, explores how education is evolving, explaining why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education such as online learning platforms.
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Racism’s impact on International Politics can no longer be ignored

Sarah Coolican, Project Coordinator, explains how the new Racism and International Politics programme at LSE IDEAS hopes to facilitate urgent, ongoing conversations of global racial disparity.
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Rapid and successful adaptation of a national teaching programme to COVID-19

Dr Andrew McIndoe MBE & Dr Ed Hammond MBE chart the rapid and successful adaptation of delivery of a national teaching programme to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mechatronics education – It takes a community

Dr Gamer, Academic Dean, Integrated Technology Division, tells us all about mechatronics education at Western Technical College, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Focus on skills: Why apprentices are the future for businesses

Here we look at how and why apprentices are a crucial part of the future of growing businesses, particularly as the need for re-skilling becomes ever more prevalent.
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Evaluation of medical students and the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

The evaluation of Medical Students and the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) are charted here by L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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Education changes: Time for schools to turn and face the digital music

Simon Carter, Director at RM Education says that COVID-19 created deep-rooted education changes in the UK, and that we must now strengthen the world of online learning.
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Shanghai mathematical model predicts when schools can be opened

Educators can use a COVID-19 framework to make school opening decisions - based on a Shanghai mathematical model using contact data from China.
academic recruitment

Strategic academic recruitment research: Increasing diversity

Here, HR Director at the University of Eastern Finland, Dr Jouni Kekäle follows on from their previous piece in Open Access Government by discussing how to increase diversity with the help of proactive recruitment.
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Will increased COVID-19 testing keep children in schools?

Abdullah Sabyah, Founder and CEO Rightangled, discusses the need to overhaul the government’s approach to coronavirus testing in schools and explores how home-based private testing can ensure children continue to receive the education they need.
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Global digital divide jeopardises remote learning during pandemic

Dr Ronda Zelezny-Green, Global Head of Training and eLearning at the Internet Society, looks at the global digital divide and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on remote learning.
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Schools should discuss social media with students

Unsah Malik, social media professional, gives her opinion on why schools should be addressing social media with students instead of ignoring it.
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Have COVID-19 school closures impacted academic achievement?

The American Education Research Association discusses initial insights onto how COVID-19 school closures in Spring 2020 impacted student learning.
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Demonstrator Programme helps schools meet the challenges of remote learning

Here we report on the EdTech Demonstrator Programme funded by the Department of Education to help schools and colleges meet the challenges of remote teaching and learning as the second wave of COVID strikes.
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The Government must take steps to attract international students

James Pitman, Managing Director of Study Group, argues that the UK must capitalise on restrictive measures implemented against international students in the U.S. and Australia or the economy could lose £20 billion plus net contribution.

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