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Gates foundation asks if college is worth it?

From the ChalkFace recently reported on a student that received a £62,000 pay out from a university that she alleges sold her a “Mickey Mouse” degree, so this is an interesting follow-up. The Bil . . .

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University cheaters would face two years' jail or big fines under Coalition plan in Australia

From The ChalkFace has published a series of articles on efforts to crack down on cheating at universities such as the use of online “essay mills.” It appears that the Australian Government is to . . .

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T'ai Chi is being taught in primary schools to help children overcome exam stress

It has long been known by those who practice T’ai Chi that it is an excellent way to reduce stress and try to get some balance back into a hectic life. There are always many elderly Hong Konger’s regul . . .

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More graduates could make financial claims after former student receives 61k Pound over 'Mickey Mouse' degree

A disgruntled student recently received a £61,000 payout after suing her university for false advertising and selling her a not very useful degree. “Pok Wong, who graduated from Anglia Ruskin . . .

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Ultra-processed food linked to early death

From the ChalkFace has been publishing a series of articles on children’s health and diets. This recent BBC article is once again pointing out the link between ultra-processed food and health problems. "Pro . . .

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Brexit is sending students packing, straining private schools on both ends

Needless to say, Brexit is causing many problems for UK schools and universities. However, it also appears it is a boon to schools in the rest of Europe. “While campuses in Britain look toward Asia . . .

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Labour would make climate change core part of school curriculum

From The ChalkFace has been following the student protest movement that is spreading globally, so we were interested to see this announcement reported in The Independent. This announcement comes as thousands of s . . .

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Schools warned to be braced for 'more variation than usual' in GCSE and A-level as reforms take their toll

This is the second year that students are taking re-vamped GCSE exams in a raft of subjects. The new courses are part of a package of reforms by former Education Secretary Michael Gove, designed to toughen up syll . . .

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