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UN states that 24 million students could drop out of school due to Covid 19

Will Feuer from CNCBC reports that Executive Director of the United Nation Children’s fund predicts that “At least 24 million children are projected to drop out of school due to Covid-19,”. Her c . . .

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Hong Kong study finds flaws in using predicted scores to generate students' grades

This article from the SCMP is reporting that Research by exams authority shows limitations of system used to calculate grades if college admission tests are cancelled. There are limitations in using predicted sco . . .

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Friday round-up - a range of educational highlights from around the globe

ACT feel that colleges dropping admissions tests is counter-productive (Full article - THE) Start a Harvard lottery for places? (Full article - THE) Wall St English sold. Again. To the founder. (Full article - P . . .

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When asked who their favourite teacher is, and why, here's what Aussie kids said

Here is a very interesting article from School News Australia about why children like their favorite teacher.  Well worth a read. Relationships between students and teachers at school are important. They pre . . .

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This celebrity used her Instagram following to help teachers stock their classrooms with school supplies

It is always good to see the rich and famous going out of their way to help poorer children.  Comedian Erin Foster deserves praise and recognition for these efforts. Laura Ciervo, a preschool and elementary . . .

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Coronavirus: Push back GCSE and A-level exams, says Labour

Given students are currently months behind in their studies, many in the UK are recommending that the next years exams are delayed.  The UK Labour party is just the latest to add their voice to this recommend . . .

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Oxford up, Cambridge down

The Guardian has released its 2021 university rankings. One of the most respected ranking systems available, the big surprise is Oxford topping the table for the first time in a while and Cambridge dropping to 3rd . . .

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PolyU shoots up in higher education rankings

Great to see some positive news for Hong Kong universities.  Three of HK universities gained in the latest Times Higher Education world University rankings. The University of Hong Kong, however, dropped four . . .

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