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Schools to teach children about fake news and 'confirmation bias'

UK education secretary Damian Hinds, as a part of an effort to help students differentiate between factual news and fake news, recently announced that every child in the UK will learn about confirmation bias . . .

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World's top education firm signals end of print textbooks

The world’s largest education publisher, Pearson, is now moving towards phasing out print books and making all its learning resources digital. Pearson has said its e-textbooks will be updated continually wh . . .

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Google debuts 'Code with Google' coding education resource for teachers

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via Code with Google, which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science and a variety of programs to help students le . . .

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Young people in HK not a problem and most have protested in peaceful and reasonable manner

Kevin Yeung, Hong Kong’s Education Secretary, says the city’s youth care about society and pledges to help government communicate better with students. He added “the city’s young people are . . .

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'Grade inflation' means 80% more top degree grades - Is this a problem?

This recent BBC headline raises an interesting and possibly worrying dilemma for education institutions not just in the UK but everywhere. As stated in the article, the proportion of students in England award . . .

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Primary six students receive offers for secondary school places in Hong Kong

This is the time of year when exam results are released, and students receive notification about school placements. On July 9th, 52,917 Primary Six students were notified about their placements. Students and paren . . .

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Secondary school well-being

We have seen quite a range of articles in recent times, many reported here, regarding the worrying trend, in both Hong Kong and across the world, of declining mental health among school students often leading to tra . . .

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Summertime Stress

Although many schools have officially begun their summer holidays this week, summertime and a stress-free vacation does not start until exam results are back. For students who have already received their grades, t . . .

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