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Masks are on - games are canceled - fear of the Coronavirus comes to U.S. colleges

ChalkFace has been following and reporting on the effects that the Coronavirus is having on education sectors from around the globe. This article from The New York Times illustrates the impact the virus is ha . . .

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Lowell elementary student raises over $2K for animals in Australia

Being an Australian it is with extreme sadness that I have been following the wide scale devastation from the recent bushfires there. It is not only the loss of life and property that has occurred but the dev . . .

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The impact of coronavirus and the travel ban on Australia's $1.2 billion sector

The impact of the Coronavirus is continuing to have effects far beyond people’s health.  The deadly coronavirus is likely to make a massive dent on a billion dollar part of Australia's economy, as thou . . .

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Australian school slammed for banning lolly bags, cupcakes for student birthdays

ChalkFace has been regularly reporting on efforts to tackle child obesity so this article from the NZHerald raises an interesting question: How far should schools go in trying to tackle growing rates of obesity an . . .

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Food giant to stop advertising ice cream to children

It is always pleasing to see any efforts at improving children’s health and combating the growing problem of child obesity. Therefore it was a positive sign to see this recent article on the BBC website . . .

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Stand more to prevent affective issues

A new study conducted by the University College London shows that adolescents’ activity levels have a positive correlation with better moods. Findings suggest that, with at least an additional hour of light . . .

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Malaysia pushes for practical approach to education

The PM of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is pushing for the country to adopt a more practical approach to education, with a series of recommendations for the education sector. The government is expected to introd . . .

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Scottish government approves increase in funding in education to GBP3.57 billion

The Scottish government recently posted on their website that there will be increase (in 1.7% real terms, or an increase in over GBP120 million in nominal terms) for the Education 2020-2021 budget. Their main obje . . .

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