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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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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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COVID-19’s impact on learners: How to design an effective interim strategy

Patrick McGrath, EdTech Strategist at Texthelp, shares his thoughts on COVID-19's impact on learners and how to design an effective interim strategy.
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Edtech: Helping staff and pupils through school closures

Justin Reilly, CEO at safeguarding specialist Impero Software, discusses how EdTech can help staff and pupils whilst schools across the nation remain closed.
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How can schools deliver engaging lessons remotely and manage communication?

Simon Hay, Founder and CEO of Firefly Learning, highlights what resources are available to teachers and parents who are delivering lessons remotely.

School closures should not bring education to a stop

Jacqueline Daniell, CEO of Wey Education, discusses how educators can use technology to help re-engage students, improve recruitment and capacity issues during school closures.
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Embracing online learning during isolation

Sam Blyth, senior director, Instructure EMEA, highlights the opportunities that online learning will bring to schools amidst the coronavirus crisis.

Resources to support distance learning amid school closures

Simon Bell, Director and Founder of Careermap, highlights what resources are available to support distance learning following the recent UK school closures due to coronavirus.
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Ensuring the continuity of learning during school closures

Elliot Gowans, Senior Vice President, International at D2L explores how schools and universities can ensure the continuity of learning during school closures.

Medical education: Past and present

L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, turns the spotlight onto medical education both past and present.

Reading motivation: The impact on child and adolescent education

Andrea Bertschi-Kaufmann illuminates how reading motivation can change the way children and adolescent develop their future abilities.
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British Science Week: Instilling a love of science in the young

In recognition of British Science Week, Emily Whyte, Co-Founder at Mini Professors, highlights the importance of instilling a love of science in the young minds of today.
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Denmark: A focus on education and lifelong learning

Here, we take a look at education and lifelong learning issues in Denmark, including the priorities of Minister of Children and Education, Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil.
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How can we encourage more girls to consider a career in construction?

Here, Jane Bulmer, Director at Cleveland Containers discusses how we can start to encourage girls from a young age, to consider a career in construction.
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AI and beyond: UAE’s approach to innovation and technology in education

Dr Sheikh Ammar Al Mualla, Director of Educational Organizations and External Relations, Ministry of Education, gives insight into the UAE’s approach to innovation and technology, including a focus on artificial intelligence.

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