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UK digital skills shortage risks Covid recovery as young people shun IT courses
Exclusive: Employers fear growing mismatch between rising demand for skills and falling supply of trained recruits

Larry Elliott

21, Mar, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Now is the perfect time for Labour to reupload its free broadband pledge | Owen Jones
With the nation working and learning from home, the need for full-fibre broadband is greater than ever, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

08, Jan, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Pupils without laptops can still go to school in England lockdown
Guidance says children who lack devices are ‘vulnerable’ and can continue to attend in-person teaching

Ben Quinn, Helen Pidd and Josh Halliday

06, Jan, 2021 @12:19 PM

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Teachers to film 10,000 lessons in case schools can't fully open in September
With heads describing a full return from lockdown as ‘fantasy’, Oak National Academy, a new online school, is preparing a Plan B for UK

Donna Ferguson

28, Jun, 2020 @8:03 AM

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‘We're still waiting’: schools lack free laptops pledged for poorer GCSE pupils
As secondary schools prepare to open more widely, most heads have seen none of the devices pledged to help disadvantaged teenagers

Donna Ferguson and Michael Savage

07, Jun, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Children need courses in computing and finance | Letters
Letters: Bob Epton and Greg Conway think back to computing and ICT courses in the 1970s, Declan Wilkes offers financial education for young people, and Clint Wilson says children need protection in the digital economy


22, Nov, 2017 @6:42 PM

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How to make computer coding child’s play
With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up

Stuart Dredge

11, Sep, 2016 @9:30 AM

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Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
Studies have yet to show much benefit from technology in schools, leading some to wonder whether the offline life is better for children

Sarfraz Manzoor

14, Jun, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Andy Duckworth obituary
Other lives: Maths teacher who became a businessman selling IT equipment to schools

Mick McKeown and Tom Brown

12, Oct, 2015 @3:16 PM

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Educating Britain's young people for the next industrial revolution
Robotics, automation and the internet of things will be at the centre of our future economy but is the UK doing enough to ensure the younger generation is ready?

Marc Ambasna-Jones

11, May, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Digital skills teaching in schools needs radical rethink, says report
IT skills should be treated as being as important as numeracy and literacy in British schools, says Lord committee

Sally Weale, education correspondent

17, Feb, 2015 @2:02 AM

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A woman in tech is as rare as a girl on a skateboard
Ella Fraser-Thoms bemoans the unchangingly male faces inside the booming tech industry

Ella Fraser-Thoms

18, Aug, 2014 @8:00 AM

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