Chicago to Require Masks in All Public Schools at Start of New Academic Year

Chicago Public Schools will require everyone to wear masks in school facilities when the next academic year begins. In a letter to parents and students, interim chief executive of Chicago Public Schools Jose Torres said the mask mandate will apply to students, staff members and vi


UK and Kenya launch 100-day countdown to global education summit

World leaders were on Wednesday urged to encourage millions of girls into education to help transform their lives and boost national economies. With 100 days until the UK and Kenya host the Global Education Summit, the two nations reminded people of the event’s bold ambitions. Br


Children swap classrooms for beach lessons in Spain

Does having school at the beach sound like a dream? After a year of remote learning and socially distanced classrooms, one school in the Spanish region of Murcia is doing just that, trying to combine clear air and a new way of teaching.  Outside the Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente school, mask-


Schoolchildren return to the classroom in England as government considers radical changes

Many children in England returned to school on Monday for the first time since January, but the upheaval of the last year caused by Covid-19 is far from over. All primary schoolchildren will be back in their classrooms on Monday, while there will be a phased return over the week at secondary scho


Doctors warn of the threat to students as a result of online learning

Pediatricians have warned that the prolonged interruption of going to schools, distance learning and lack of exercise due to Corona leads to an increase in weight that may have long-term effects on the health of children. "We see a lot of primary school-age children gain 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 14


Jordan reports high adherence to COVID-19 protocols in schools as students return

Jordan’s education ministry has reported a high compliance to COVID-19 health protocols as more than 773,000 students went back to their classrooms this week, almost a year after all educational institutions were shut down. Adherence to health and safety regulations related to the infectiou


Turkey to open schools in war-torn Syria

Ankara has announced that it will open a health care vocational school and a medical faculty in the Cobanbey (Al-Ra’i) town of Syria near the Turkish border. The surprise decision was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on Friday night. Cobanbey, in northern Syria in Aleppo, is a


Chicago schools could start to reopen this week under tentative COVID-19 safety plan with teachers union

Chicago schools could gradually start to reopen for in-person learning this week under a tentative agreement with the teachers union on a COVID-19 safety plan, a major milestone that will put an end to a bitter labor dispute and avert a possible strike. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the


Turkey mulls partial return of face-to-face education

Turkey’s education ministry said it will allow private coaching centers to conduct face-to-face classes by the end of January, local daily Hurriyet has reported.The ministry said students who are preparing for high school and university exams will be able to attend on-site lessons at these c


Coronavirus: Oman's schools reopen but parents remain cautious

Schools in Oman reopened last week, but parents remain reluctant to send their children back to the classroom. Parents said that they did not want to expose their children to the coronavirus even after 10 months of online learning. “I am reluctant to send my children back to


The Israeli Ministry of Education announces a plan to vaccinate teachers

Today, Tuesday, the Israeli Ministry of Education announced that it will launch a new campaign to vaccinate teachers across Israel after the teachers union protest. The Israeli Ministry of Education announces a plan to vaccinate teachers despite the third closure .. Israel records the highest rat


Iranian students win 44 medals at scientific events

Scientific secretary of Avicenna National Festival, Mehdi Rashidi, said that the international Olympiad was held virtually on December 18-23, with various countries in attendance. The Iranian team of students won 9 gold, 9 silver, and 13 bronze medals at the festival, IRNA reported on Saturday.


India cancels all board exams until February 2021

India’s Union Cabinet Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced that Indian curriculum schools will not take board exams until February 2021. The minister made the statement during a live session with teachers on the latest update board exams and the impact of coronavirus on the


Christmas holidays extended for UK schools to enable mass Covid testing

Secondary school pupils in the UK will return to school a week later to enable the rollout of mass Covid testing, the UK government has announced. The move applies to secondary schools only, with primary schools set to return as planned on January 4. "This targeted testing round will clamp down


'A declaration of war': Lebanese students unite against hike in tuition fees

Lebanese student leaders warned on Saturday that a recent hike in tuition fees at two leading Beirut universities constitutes a “declaration of war” against young people struggling to cope with an economic crisis and demanded involvement in decisions affecting their future. “Thi


Oman: Controversy over international school's curriculum

Activists on social media have circulated a picture of the curriculum of an international school in Oman, sparking widespread controversy. A picture of a fifth-grade book taught at Al-Ibdaa International School showed a map of the Middle East in which Palestine was replaced with Israel. The scho


Dubai private school students among world’s top ten in Maths and Science

Students from Dubai private schools have scored among the top 10 in the world, according to the latest results from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), an international assessment which tests the Maths and Science proficiency of Grades 4 and 8 students. With the excepti


Higher exams cancelled in Scottish schools next year

Higher and Advanced Higher exams will be axed in Scottish schools next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pupils’ final grades will now be based on the judgment of their performance by teachers. Education Secretary John Swinney told the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday that the decisi




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