On the 4th May 2021, Ofqual announced that students being issued a teacher-assessed grade, or those who have had their summer exams cancelled, would be able to sit the exam for that subject in Autumn. This decision has received heavy criticism from teachers, who anticipate that preparing for autumn exams will mean a greater workload for them. Continue reading
As U.S. colleges and universities face unprecedented enrollment and financial challenges due to COVID-19, The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is using its global network of study abroad locations in 20 countries to help schools retain international students unable to travel to the United States this academic year. During the fall 2020 semester, several U.S. colleges will support their international students by delivering in-person classes at CIEE sites in Shanghai, Seoul, and Berlin. Read more
Many families have struggled to help their children adjust to distance learning since schools closed in March due to COVID-19. In a recent blog post from Stanford Children’s Health, experts offer ideas and advice for parents and families, including for children with special needs. Read more
The snacks college students demand reflect the young consumers’ socially-minded lives. This is the driver in the newest snack products coming to the market in 2020. Read More
CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2017) (U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY) – Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Miss USA Kara McCullough celebrated her win atop New York City’s Empire State Building on Tuesday (May 16).
MORADABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (MAY 06, 2017) (ANI) – A school in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state celebrated World Laughter Day on Saturday (May 06), a day ahead of the rest of the world.
New York state passes a $163 billion state budget that includes ending imprisoning people younger than 18 with adults and a free public college tuition program.