Your bookmarked countries have an update since your last login. View Bookmarks x

Emergent News

Egypt denies unvaccinated university students access to first term exams

January 18, 2022

Egyptian university students will be denied access to first term exams next month unless they can show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test.

Portugal national exams keep questions optional this school year

January 18, 2022

Similar to what happened in the last two years because of the pandemic, the set of optional questions will remain in this school year's national exams in Portugal.

Record Wave of U.S. Omicron School Closures Is Set to Abate

January 17, 2022

U.S. school closures reached a record high for the academic year last week as omicron-fueled coronavirus cases caused staff shortages and disrupted classes, but the shutdowns are about to ease as more schools are set to reopen in-person.

Schools gradually reopen in Iran amid declining Covid cases

January 14, 2022

Schools in Iran are due to reopen for students in years 10, 11 and 12 as academic institutions across the country continue to gradually return to in-person studies this academic year due to a decline in Covid-19 infection rates.

Egypt's 2021 Education overhaul

January 13, 2022

The Ministry of Education continued its efforts to modernise the Egyptian education system by introducing new techniques in teaching and examining K-12 students.

Haiti Earthquake's Latest Victim May Be The New School Year

January 13, 2022

Authorities in Haiti have postponed the start of school across the country after last month's 7.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed schools and homes across Haiti's southern peninsula. It is the latest unwanted disruption to education in Haiti, where instruction has been interrupted repeatedly over the last two years due both to COVID-19 and the gang violence and kidnappings that have terrorized much of the country.

Portugal government updated school calendar, affected by measures to combat the pandemic

January 12, 2022

The Government confirmed through an order in Diário da República the school calendar announced by António Costa. The prime minister, when informing the country that new restrictions would be imposed to contain the advance of covid-19.

There is no longer a limit of failures to pass the course or graduate in Spain's ESO

January 12, 2022

The evaluation decree approved turns repetition into something exceptional and liquidates recoveries in compulsory education.

Buenos Aires government announced a key change in secondary education

January 12, 2022

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and the Buenos Aires government provided details of the educational practices program in the workplace that will govern from 2022 in all secondary schools in the City of Buenos Aires.

Egypt’s 2021 Thanaweyya Amma exams concluded amid irregular conditions

January 10, 2022

About 392,863 students in the scientific and mathematical steams took their final Thanaweya Amma (school leaving) exam, amid unusual conditions due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Thanaweyya Amma graduation rate records 74% for academic year 2020-2021.


Upcoming AACRAO Events

On-Demand Learning

Self-Paced | Online

Self-paced courses aligned with our competency and proficiency framework, AACRAO's on-demand training will build your skills and enhance your resume. 

Courses in:

  • Compliance
  • International
  • and more

Learn More

SEM_2020_1440x400 update

The International Institute

Rescheduled for Early October 2021 | Virtual Event

Replacing the Summer and Winter Institutes, the AACRAO International Institute covers promising practices for the evaluation of international credentials that combines AACRAO’s On-Demand International Series with five, two-hour, virtual instructor-led training sessions.

Learn More