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Overhaul in Australia needed to lift ‘flatlining’ student outcomes

October 05, 2022

Lifting student performance, reversing declining attendance and closing the education gap must be the priorities of the next National School Reform Agreement, after years of funding increases failed to secure a significant boost to academic achievement.

New apprentices among those admitted to secondary schools was the lowest so far in Czech Republic

October 04, 2022

In the past school year, the smallest share of pupils in the modern history of the Czech Republic, i.e. since 1993, entered fields with a teaching certificate. The share of new apprentices was 27.2 percent of all those admitted to secondary schools. In previous years, their number was around 30 percent.

Matura in exile with 548 high school graduates from Ukraine will take the matriculation exam in Sofia and Varna

October 03, 2022

548 secondary school graduates from Ukraine will attend the matriculation exam in Bulgaria because of the ongoing full-scale war in their homeland, Irina Kozik, first secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Sofia, told OFFNews. In total, about 25,000 young people will take the exam outside of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science in Kyiv announced.

These are the institutes of Cádiz with General Baccalaureate for the 2022/2023 academic year

September 29, 2022

The next school year comes with a novelty in the classroom: the General Baccalaureate. The progressive application of the LOMLOE approved by the Government of Sánchez in 2020 thus introduces a significant novelty this year.

Hong Kong tells schools to ramp up national education as more ‘key calendar dates’ added for campus activities

September 27, 2022

Hong Kong schools have been strongly advised to plan more national education activities to foster better understanding of Chinese history among students under the latest government guidelines, sparking concerns that teachers will be overloaded.

The changes that the 2023 admission process brings to Chile's universities

September 26, 2022

This year, the PAES test will be applied for the first time, to which is added the change of scales and the possibility of applying for 20 career options.

In Australia, cheating by HSC students leaps by more than 25 per cent

September 26, 2022

Hundreds of HSC students were caught cheating on their assessments last year as offences increased 27 per cent compared to the year before the pandemic. NSW Education Standards Authority data shows that 854 school-based assessment cheating offences involving more than 734 students at 216 schools were recorded last year.

350 Ukrainian students in Ireland begin equivalent of Leaving Cert exams

September 23, 2022

More than 350 Ukrainian students in Ireland are sitting the equivalent of the Leaving Cert for college entry. The online exams, which will run for six days, are being hosted in Trinity College Dublin this week, and in Dublin City University.

Hong Kong education authorities reject survival plans by 2 under-enrolled secondary schools

September 22, 2022

Hong Kong education authorities have rejected survival plans proposed by two under-enrolled secondary schools, with one set to close its doors in 2026, while the other will operate with fewer subsidies in the coming academic year.

Portugal 9th grade benchmarking tests and exams will be digital in 2023

September 21, 2022

Next year, all assessment tests will be carried out in digital format, except for Artistic and Physical Expression. The model will be tested this year in some schools, and the process of selecting the establishments to be included in the pilot project is in progress.


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