A-level students in England can use mock results to get into university

A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the education secretary is set to announce. The change forms part of what Gavin Williamson has called a “triple lock” to give students confidence in the moderation system, which can see predicted results … Read more A-level students in England can use mock results to get into university

Exams upgraded in Scotland after outcry as rest of UK awaits results – BBC News

Around 75,000 students in Scotland have had their exam results upgraded after an outcry over the way they were awarded. Scotland’s education secretary John Swinney apologised for the confusion and the “feeling of unfairness”, saying it was “deeply regrettable” that the Scottish government had got it wrong. With no exams this year because of coronavirus, … Read more Exams upgraded in Scotland after outcry as rest of UK awaits results – BBC News

Over 100,000 exam results to be upgraded after Scottish government u-turn

In Scotland, schools have been welcoming back teachers and pupils after almost five months away. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) It comes as around 75,000 pupils across Scotland are to get their exam results upgraded – as the Scottish education secretary acknowledged the “feeling of unfairness” that teachers’ estimated grades had been changed – saying it was “deeply … Read more Over 100,000 exam results to be upgraded after Scottish government u-turn

The Covid Generation: Will disadvantaged pupils be downgraded in the rest of the UK? – BBC Newsnight

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to the 125,000 pupils affected by the downgrading of exam results in Scotland. But will the system be fair to pupils in the rest of the UK? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Nicola Sturgeon has apologised after accepting her government “did not get it right” over Scottish exam results. With … Read more The Covid Generation: Will disadvantaged pupils be downgraded in the rest of the UK? – BBC Newsnight

Thousands of Florida students return to school, masks not required | WNT

Nine students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 at one Atlanta high school with the same policy and parents in Wisconsin protested for a return to classrooms. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/30IxKZe WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #Florida #SchoolReopening

About 74% of NYC Students Opt for In-School Learning

Aug.10 — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s schools will open in September with more than 700,000 students participating in a blended schedule of in-school and online instruction. Parents of about 74% of the city’s 1.1 million students have decided to send their children to school from one to three days a week, depending on … Read more About 74% of NYC Students Opt for In-School Learning

PM makes A-level pledge as Sturgeon apologises over Scottish exam results | ITV News

Boris Johnson says he understands the anxiety felt by pupils waiting for results after exams were cancelled while Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to students over Scotland’s handling of the issue. The prime minister said he was “very keen” to get back to normal assessments in the coming school year. Students have been marked based on … Read more PM makes A-level pledge as Sturgeon apologises over Scottish exam results | ITV News

WATCH: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp provides a coronavirus update

After one Georgia high school reopened with in-person instruction, viral photos showed hallways packed with maskless students. Now North Paulding High School is temporarily reverting to virtual instruction while the school is cleaned, after six students and three teachers tested positive. Read more: https://wapo.st/3iuB6p4. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: … Read more WATCH: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp provides a coronavirus update

Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The grounded bulk carrier that blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart … Read more Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

More than 3,000 meals cooked and delivered to Tasmanian overseas students in need | ABC News

An army of volunteers has emerged to help international students studying in Tasmania. During the coronavirus pandemic, not only have students been separated from family, but many are struggling financially. Freshly cooked meals have been a welcome delivery for many. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content … Read more More than 3,000 meals cooked and delivered to Tasmanian overseas students in need | ABC News

The changing face of university life in Australia | ABC News

Going to university is often a coming of age, it’s not just about learning in the classroom, but also socialising and sharing ideas on campus. Because of coronavirus some universities are teaching almost entirely through remote learning. Others are implementing a phased return which means no large lectures but some small tutorials face-to-face. Classes in … Read more The changing face of university life in Australia | ABC News

Georgia teen says school used students as guinea pigs

CNN’s Boris Sanchez talks to North Paulding High School student Hannah Watters after it was announced that the school will switch to virtual learning for two days after at least nine students tested positive for Covid-19. Watters was briefly suspended after her photo of a crowded hallway gained traction online. The decision was later reversed. … Read more Georgia teen says school used students as guinea pigs