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.
In today's news roundup, Ex-President Barack Obama delivers two graduation speeches, several women over the age of 100 recover from the coronavirus, and the United Kingdom gets its first white stork chicks in 600 years.
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.
Today, March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day - a celebration of the number pi which is equal to about 3.14. Pi is a special number that describes the connection between the distance around a circle and the distance across it.
When NASA sends its new rover blasting off to Mars in July, it will carry the name "Perseverance". The name was suggested by Virginia middle-school student Alexander Mather, who won NASA's "Name the Rover" contest.
To recap 2019, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year. Today we’re looking at a few of the incredible things kids accomplished in 2019.
The World Health Organization says that 80% of the world's teens don't get enough exercise to live healthy lives. The pattern of inactivity could have serious effects as these teens become adults.
On October 30, 3M announced the results of its 2019 Young Scientist Challenge. 14-year-old Kara Fan's spray-on bandage beat out several other creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters battle horrible bushfires in Australia, Berlin celebrates 30 years since the city's dividing wall began to come down, and a student is given permission to keep selling doughnuts.