Kenya cancels 2020 school year

The government of Kenya has announced that primary and secondary schools will remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19, with plans to reopen for the new school year in January 2021. This applies to both public and private schools. National exam

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Some UK universities planning online-only lectures for 2020-2021

Some universities in the UK, including University of Cambridge and University of Manchester, are planning to at least begin the 2020-2021 academic year with online-only lectures because of the continued risk of COVID-19. Manchester is planning to use thi

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Schools reopen in China following the coronavirus outbreak

Many provinces in China have reopened their schools. Some have announced a schedule for a staggered reopening starting in early May.  Secondary schools in Wuhan also welcomed back over 57,800 Grade 12 students on May 6th. Schools are required to enforce

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Coronavirus and Credential Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities

As a credential evaluator, I was trained to be sensitive to social and political forces that may affect education. We know that all sorts of issues, from natural disasters to wars, can have ramifications on schools and schooling. I’m sure we can all come

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Gaokao exams postponed (China)

Because of the disruption to the school year caused by the coronavirus, the Chinese Ministry of Education has announced that the National College Entrance Examination (also known as the Gaokao) will be postponed for one month. Normally scheduled for June

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