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USA: With no students, small college towns worry over future

While this article from The Standard focuses on the USA, it could equally relate to university towns and suburbs of many countries around the globe. What happens to a college town when the students disappear? Itha . . .

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Light at end of tunnel for Oz unis?

The education sector in Australia has been a growing and significant source of export income for the country.  Topping up universities with overseas students has given these institutions a lucrative source of . . .

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French-medium education wins in Canada.

Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that the province of British Columbia has failed in its responsibility to provide equal access to minority language education by underfunding its only French-language school . . .

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Hong Kong's private and international schools told to justify extra charges

Many private schools in Hong Kong have been raising fees for their additional services outside of the standard tuition fee.  The government has stepped in and made it a requirement that these schools offer ju . . .

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USA: Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall

We have been reporting on the various stages of school closures and re-openings from around the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This article from the New York Times gives the latest information a . . .

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Partial resumption of English proficiency tests in China from July

A promising sign that some things may be getting back to a level of normalcy for the education sector in China.  This article from the China Daily reports English language proficiency tests such as IELTS are . . .

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Friday round-up - a range of educational highlights from around the globe

A call for open access to academic journals which would help all lovers of learning, not to mention cash-strapped students everywhere (Full article – THE) Useful insight into Maths with early teens, especia . . .

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Sir Paul McCartney calls for an end to mandatory meat in England's school meals

There has been a lot of press recently about school meals in the UK.  Paul McCartney has now thrown his weight into the discussion.  Specifically he is arguing that the guidance about eating meat, fish a . . .

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