United Kingdom students who want to go to university will now have their A-level test grades based on predictions by their teachers instead of a government formula. The sudden change comes in response to strong protests over the formula's fairness.
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Schools are currently closed in 106 countries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The closings affect over 1 billion students. Many people are eager to change that, but there are serious challenges in the way.
Nepal's government is requiring students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will give students exercise and improve their health. But some people don't like the idea because of yoga's connections to religion.
Teachers and students in Chicago's public schools returned to classrooms on Friday as a strike by the teachers ended. The Chicago Teachers Union, which represents the teachers, settled with the city of Chicago on October 31.
Teachers in Chicago's public schools have been on strike since last Thursday. The teachers stopped work in an effort to improve their pay and get more support for students at school.
The air pollution in Mexico City has gotten so bad that the mayor called an emergency. Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday. The emergency was finally ended on Saturday.
Peter Tabichi, a math and science teacher who has worked to change life for students in a poor area in Kenya, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
Last Thursday, high school students in Korea took an eight hour test that could change the rest of their lives. The whole country stops to focus on this test.
When school starts in France in September, there will be a big change for students. They will not be allowed to have cell phones at any time during the school day.
Expensive allergy shots could get cheaper soon. That's because the government has said they will allow a company called Teva to make a copy of the life-saving EpiPen.