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International Education News Round-Up (Jan. 28 – Feb. 04, 2013)

February 05, 2013

Ceop warns over 'alarming new trend' in online sex abuse
(BBC News, 02/04/2013)
Children are increasingly being groomed over the internet for the sole purpose of online sexual abuse, research by a child protection watchdog suggests.

Primary teacher training numbers to be increased in Scotland
(BBC News, 02/01/2013,)
A squeeze on teacher training in Scotland is to be reversed with a £2.9m investment in extra places for prospective primary school staff.

Kenya: SMS-Based Technology Keep School Kids Safe
(allAfrica.com, 02/01/2013, Winfred Kagwe)
A local company has developed an SMS response system aimed at addressing the everyday challenge of parents and schools' management - safety of the children.

Poor parenting 'linked to underachievement at school'
(The Telegraph, 01/31/2013, Graeme Paton)
Poor parenting, family breakdown and overexposure to TV has a serious impact on children’s exam results, according to major Government research.

'History lessons should be compulsory'
(The Telegraph, 01/29/2013, Graeme Paton)
History should be a compulsory subject up to GCSE because too many pupils leave school lacking a proper understanding of the past, warns a Government adviser.

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