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Clearing becoming route of choice for university applicants

It is interesting that in the UK Clearing is becoming a way for students to exercise more flexibility over the university application system, when it was previously much more common as a second chance system. The . . .

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Dip in top grades for A-levels as thousands get results

The proportion of students achieving the top grades at A-level has fallen to its lowest level for more than a decade, this year's results show. This year some 25.5% got an A grade or higher - the lowest level sinc . . .

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Lego creates special bricks to teach Braille

It is always great to see private companies taking action to help those disadvantaged in our society, therefore this article drew the attention of Chalkface. Braille isn't as easy as ABCs; it takes time and a ded . . .

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Lee Bennett Hopkins, champion of poetry for children, dies at 81

It is interesting to see this educator's approach to teaching. Poetry is less commonly used in a lot of language arts classes today, but it can provide students with other ways of looking at the world. Poetry, as . . .

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Online classrooms look to improve higher education across Africa, but face skepticism

Africa is a fast growing market for tertiary education. Of the continent’s 1.2 billion people, 60 percent are under 25, and thanks to a broad campaign over the last several decades to improve elementary and . . .

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According to Warren Buffett, this is the No. 1 mistake parents make when teaching kids about money

Warren Buffet is one of the world’s richest men, starting as businessman from the age of six. When asked what he thinks is the biggest mistake parents make when teaching their kids about money, the billiona . . .

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To ban or not to ban: Victoria's mobile phone move divides experts

Last week the ChalkFace reported on the recent ban on mobile phones in schools in the Australian state of Victoria. There are now moves by the Federal Education Minister to see this ban implemented Australia- . . .

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Learning to recycle and reuse through art

This article from the China Daily shows a photographic collection of the art that students have been creating from recycled waste. Over the past three years, some primary school students in Harbin, Northeast . . .

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