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Oxford alumni threaten to withhold donations to college amid row over fossil fuels

The recent increase in climate activism spurred by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish child environmental activist, is continuing to have a range of ramifications for academic institutions. Alumni of the Oxford College, . . .

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Parents call for fewer laptops and tablets in classrooms amid concerns over screen time

As part of ChalkFace’s continuing coverage of the debate about tablets & phones in schools, this recent article from The Independent about parent concern in the US is offered for consideration. Meaghan . . .

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China coronavirus - Hong Kong students face exam crunch as school year takes another hit after suspension caused by protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam recently announced that all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools would remain closed until February 17 (This has now been extended to early March). This has many worri . . .

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The nursery putting fitness at the heart of learning

The statistics are terrible — study after study shows children all over the world are weaker, do less exercise and are less fit than in the past. In England alone, despite a slight improvement last year, f . . .

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Five children's books that teach valuable lessons about feelings and mental health

Here is a very good selection of books recommended by The Schools News Service.  “We like to reassure children and tell them everything is fine. Although this is a quick fix, it doesn’t help the c . . .

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Universities call to keep European research links

So Brexit has finally happened, and the ramifications are now likely to start. UK Universities are asking to keep the research links to European universities even after the 12 month transition period. A . . .

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Hong Kong is home to three of the most international universities

According to data compiled by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Hong Kong is home to three of the world’s “most international universities”. CityU topped the list, . . .

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Howard University receives largest gift in its history for STEM scholars program

Howard University recently received a USD four million gift from the Hopper-Dean Foundation to fund the Howard University Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP). The generous gift will provide 10 c . . .

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