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Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking

Scotland has become the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children. The move will give children in Scotland the same protection from assault as adults when it co . . .

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Progress report on harassment

This is a very interesting article although the issues can be separated into literacy and its importance and literacy in English. The figures regarding how literacy (in your mother tongue) can affect your life is . . .

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Florida teachers can now carry guns at school

It was with a great deal of sadness that I read this headline from the New York Times. What type of world are we now entering in where it is deemed necessary to have teachers carry guns to school? I am an ex-teach . . .

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Harvard University cleared of racial bias in admissions process

ChalkFace has been keeping an eye on this court case of racial bias from Harvard. A federal court, in a long-awaited decision, has now ruled that Harvard University's admissions office does not discriminate agains . . .

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Hong Kong student with cerebral palsy draws on her determined character to sketch out calligraphy dream

Here is a very inspirational article from the SCMP about an 18 year old student who refuses to let her medical condition stop her from following her passion. Clutching a brush with four fingers and wearing a smil . . .

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One fish, two fish, glad fish, sad fish

Sadfishing — where students come to class and over exaggerate the home problems they face in order to generate sympathy and gain attention — has become more common, particularly within the school envir . . .

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Effective Communication

In a recent article published in the BBC, Cardiff University findings showed that mothers using a “controlling tone of voice” were less effective at communicating with their children and were perceived . . .

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China school students are the next big market for Australia

With rising incomes and the growth of the Chinese middle class more students from China are seeking education elsewhere in an effort to escape the extraordinary difficult Gaokao (Chinese school-leaving exam), and . . .

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