Education News

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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Online education to support digital skills training for economic growth 

Digitalisation continues to grow in many sectors, resulting in significant demand for skills-based education and training - Here, Professor Neil Morris argues for growth of online education.
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Closing education gaps with the NextGeneration EU recovery plan

Salvatore Nigro, CEO of JA Europe and Andzelika Rusteikienė CEO of JA Lithuania, discuss why the NextGeneration EU recovery plan must close the gaps in education that the COVID-19 crisis has exposed.
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What the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms

Debbie Sadler, senior associate in the employment team at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what the new IR35 off-payroll regulations mean for private sector firms and how they can ensure compliance.
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Why collaboration is the key to generating value from research data

Enzo Brienza, sales manager, InterSystems, discusses why higher education institutions need to consider collaboration with other organisations to generate value from research data.
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How can VR help students make career decisions?

BTEC Quality Nominee, careers co-ordinator and music teacher, Emma Gaukroger from Greenwood Academy discusses how technology can help students with careers guidance.
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Researchers reveal exercises to help children with mathematics

The research team at Karolinska Institutet found that visual working memory and reasoning tasks helped children with mathematics skills.
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Leading purposeful action in the skills revolution

Anthony Tattersall, Vice President EMEA at Coursera, discusses the joint responsibility of higher education institutions, governments and the business community alike to upskill the workforce.
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Japanese statistics education is changing

Kazuhiro Aoyama, Associate Professor at the Aichi University of Education discusses the past, present and future status of Japanese statistics education.
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Co-creating a secondary education curriculum for our well-being

How do we define success in schooling? Makoto Yururi, associate professor at Showa Women’s University re-examines this difficult question.
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Study finds remote learning students get less sleep at night

Scientists found that remote learning students sleep patterns have changed, with most sleeping 30 minutes later than normal.
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UK Government proposes 50% funding cuts to arts subjects

The Government proposal to cut 50% of funding to specific arts universities is part of the "build back better" plan, according to a Department for Education spokesman.
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Teachers create new ways to explain science via Zoom

The COVID pandemic compelled students to migrate to screens, leaving teachers to get creative to protect their educational progress - which now means teaching science via Zoom.
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In-Class, remote, or hybrid learning? How technology in education can help

Nadav Avni, Marketing Director at Radix Technologies, discusses the advantages of implementing device management solutions technology into education and the role that it plays on a day-to-day level through remote classrooms, hybrid learning, and in-person teaching.
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Can active learning help to close the attainment gap?

Justine Goode, Year 4 teacher and PE lead at Beaudesert Lower School, explores how combining learning with movement can restore children’s mental and physical wellbeing after lockdown.
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Regulating all online education providers

The time has come for online education providers to become accredited by the British Government, says David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia Technologies.
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Can we stop young people falling into criminal gangs?

Marco Fiorentino, director of justice & enforcement at Northgate Public Services explores a digital approach to protect young people from crime.
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Blended learning can address one of the UK’s most profound educational issues

Dr Paul Armstrong, The Manchester Institute for Education, University of Manchester, looks at the long-term outlook for the UK education system as we transition out of lockdown, specifically around addressing inequalities that have been exposed during the pandemic.
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How can teachers discuss anti-Asian racism and violence?

When it comes to talking about anti-Asian racism and recent violence with pupils, teachers may feel unsure of how to start - here, University of Kansas researchers explain how popular culture can help.
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UV-C disinfection could be the solution to a COVID-safe return to school

Jarek Salek, Head of Engineering and Technical Operations at Uvisan, explains how UV-C cleaning in educational facilities can make shared equipment safe from COVID and help resume teaching that involves computers and other shared hardware.
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How can digitisation improve student accessibility?

Dave Sherwood, CEO and Founder at BibliU, explores the ways in which universities can improve student accessibility for those with a range of abilities and backgrounds.

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