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Major MAT’s edtech demonstrator contract exposes potential governance pitfall

The government insists it has a “robust governance process” for its edtech demonstrator scheme after the selection of a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Nick Gibb the ed tech convert? Minister wants ‘resilient education system’ with ‘firm digital foundations’

The government is exploring options for a strategy to “create a more resilient education system” based on “firm digital...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Snow days melt into the mists of time

Most people can remember listening to the radio or checking their school’s website to see if snow had shut...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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New report calls for dedicated ‘Office for Edtech’ to drive change

A dedicated Office for EdTech and Digital Skills should be established “at the heart of government” to drive “coherent...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Oak National Academy lessons will ‘never be sold’

The Oak National Academy has pledged it will “never sell its lessons” after the government confirmed that its charity...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Independent review to probe ed tech sector’s response to Covid-19

An independent review is being launched to investigate the response of the education technology sector to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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DfE to test and ‘quality-mark’ education apps

The Department for Education plans to assess and “quality-mark” smartphone and tablet education apps for younger pupils. Officials will...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker