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Use of Grammarly in Year 12 English exams advantages some Australian students

January 20, 2023

South Australian regulatory board considering whether it should continue to allow access to the writing assistance program

New grading in Sweden - "Positive that overall assessment determines"

January 19, 2023

Compensatory grading is now being introduced in primary and secondary schools. LR welcomes that the student's worst performance should not define the entire grade. It is very positive that the teacher's overall assessment can decide, says the chairman Åsa Fahlén.

Patrolmen denounce irregularities in the results of the promotion tests carried out by ICFES

January 19, 2023

According to what was indicated after the change in the results, 3,000 patrolmen were left without the possibility of being promoted to subintendents.

GCSE pupils to have extra help with exams next year

January 17, 2023

Exam students will not have to memorise formulae and equations for some GCSE subjects next year. The exams regulator Ofqual said the move would offer the support students needed "as we move towards normality."

New model of access to higher education in Portugal divides students. Private universities applaud.

January 17, 2023

Secondary school students' opinions on the Government's proposal between praising the "balance" and the missed opportunity to end the national exams once and for all.

Ontario Modernizing Computer Studies and Tech-Ed Curriculum to Ensure Students Are Prepared for the Jobs of the Future

January 13, 2023

The Ontario government is updating high school courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), including learning related to the skilled trades to ensure students have the cutting-edge digital literacy and modern technological skills to lead the global economic, scientific and societal innovations of tomorrow.

Hong Kong schools cut more than 40 Form One classes amid student population drop

January 12, 2023

Reduction in classes for 2022-23 academic year marks 20 per cent increase compared with the previous one. ‘The [Education Bureau] should seriously consider opening up our schools to other regions,’ Tang Fei, secondary school principal and lawmaker, says

Morocco Reinforces English Learning in Higher Education

January 11, 2023

Integrating the English language has been at the heart of Morocco’s education reform. Starting from this school year, all freshmen will have to undergo diagnostic tests in both English and French, in order to determine their language skills, as well as track their progress throughout their university path.

Afghan women protest ban on university education

January 10, 2023

Afghan girls may now only complete school until sixth grade, but are barred from secondary and higher education. The move has sparked broad condemnation among the population.

Higher education continues to rise in Portugal. Almost 50,000 students had a guaranteed place

January 10, 2023

More than half of the students were placed in their first choice and there were fewer places left. In the last three years, students were not obliged to take all the national exams, resulting in three entrance exams with historic numbers.


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