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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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Why higher apprenticeships are critical to business

Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, Institute of Student Employers explains precisely why higher apprenticeships are critical to business.
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Should the UK be investing more in its financial literacy problem?

New research reveals that one in three of us can’t figure out the correct change from a typical ‘big shop'. This poses the question as to whether the UK should be investing in its financial literacy problem.
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Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
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AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
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How is AI transforming the education sector?

Daniel Pitchford, Co-founder, AI Business, discusses how AI and technology are transforming the education sector, in this article.
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The DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University: Retaining talent

Caesar R. Jackson, Professor of Physics explores the DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University, which includes retaining science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent in the U.S.
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Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.
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Education Secretary wishes pupils good luck with A level results

Gavin Williamson says every young person should feel proud of their achievements, as over 200,000 pupils collect their A level results this morning.
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British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
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Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
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Chevening Scholarship applications open until 5 November 2019

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted here.
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A-level results: “Talent not tests” is the gold standard for today’s employers

A staggering 86% of young people experience high levels of stress in the countdown to A-level results, according to a new survey from Arden University.
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Interactive-engagement methods in education: Can we teach students to think like scientists while learning...

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, argues that interactive-engagement methods lead to better learning gains than traditional transmission-mode methods and discusses fundamental differences between various interactive engagement.
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Children and young people with special language and communication needs

Taking a system-wide approach for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in England is the way ahead, argues Chief Executive of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, (RCSLT), Kamini Gadhok MBE.
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Universities failing to deliver in the best interests of students to face financial fines

Universities that fail to deliver in the best interests of students could now face financial penalties of up to £500,000 as the final suite of powers for the sector regulator came into force today (1 August).
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What to do if your exam results are unexpected

Here, Samrita Hayer Careers Adviser at the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline shares her expert advice on what parents and young people should do next if exam results are lower (or higher!) than expected.
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Passing the test: How UK schools can get EdTech ready

Stuart Hales, CEO of Wand Education, discusses the potential of EdTech and the need for an ongoing education evolution.
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Grenfell community to get further education funding boost

The Government has pledged up to £32.3 million to support the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire so they can access high-quality further education and training.
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Costs of special educational needs services could ‘break’ council budgets

County councils today warn that costs of ‘well-intentioned’ reforms to expand special educational needs services are threatening to ‘break’ their budgets.
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STEM learning: Encouraging girls to consider a career in construction

In this article, Protrade takes a look at the shocking truth of the lack of female workers in construction and what parents, teachers and the industry itself can be doing to change this

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