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ISC Daily News Summary 21 February 2018

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Digital

Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

Technology could mean the end for GCSEs and A-levels, predicts exams chief

Examinations

Continuous computer-based assessment could 'displace' final exams, assessment boss predicts – but people would have to 'believe the machine'. By Will Hazell, Tes.

ISC Blog: Mental health and the education sector: what role can schools play in supporting students and families?

ISC Blog

Hilary Wyatt, headmistress at Hyde Park School, discusses what educators can do to tackle one of the biggest health problems existing in society today.

Barclay Review: 'Significant increase in costs will be loaded onto school budgets'

Scottish Education

Dr Michael Carslaw, headmaster of St Leonards School in St Andrews, Scotland, reflects on the news that the Scottish Government intends to remove mandatory non-domestic rates relief from, exclusively, independent mainstream charitable schools. Independent Schools Magazine.

Could delaying the school day improve pupils' mental health? Researchers launch new study

Mental Health

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study. By Charlotte Santry, Tes.

'We're competing with smartphones for pupils' attention. It's time to beat the apps at their own game'

Digital

It's time that we paid more attention to paying attention, and that might mean learning the tricks of smartphone app developers, argues Daisy Christodoulou - director of education at No More Marking. Tes.

Grammars beating ban on selective schools

Grammar Schools

At least three grammar schools are planning to expand with “annexes” as supporters seek ways around the ban on opening new selective schools. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by The Independent and Schools Week.

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