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Chicago public school students return amid bus shortages and safety concerns

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Across the United States, schools are attempting to transition millions of students back to in-person classrooms after more than a year of virtual schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic. But the gigantic shift is stil...

Coronavirus live news: Biden’s vaccine mandate for 100 million workers; Los Angeles requires students to be vaccinated

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All US companies with more than 100 employees to ensure workers are vaccinated or tested weekly; LA mandates vaccines for 630,000 students 12 and older

International students in UK generate huge economic gains – study

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One year’s intake of international students at British universities generates economic activity worth £390 for each person in the UK each year, rising to more than £700 for every inhabitant of London, according to a s...

A-level students: have you lost out on a university place?

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We’d like to hear from pupils who have been unable to secure a university place they’d been hoping for this year, after teacher assessed grades saw 70% of independently educated pupils get As or A*s, versus 39% at sta...

NSW lower primary and year 11 students may be prioritised under return to school plan

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School students from kindergarten to year 2 as well as year 11 are expected to be prioritised under the New South Wales government’s roadmap to return some children to classrooms in term four, but progress could depen...

Four Hong Kong students arrested for ‘advocating terrorism’

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Four student leaders from Hong Kong’s top university have been arrested for “advocating terrorism”, police said. Arrests were made in response to a controversial student union statement after a man attacked a police o...

What is high school like around the world? A new film lets students investigate

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Sadie, a 16-year-old high school junior in Harpswell, Maine, felt off-kilter in her American high school – too much memorization, not enough relevance to hands-on work in prospective careers. “I know it doesn’t have t...

Boris Johnson intervenes over visas for Afghan students

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Boris Johnson has promised that the government will try to help 35 Afghan students get visas to travel to the UK, after they were blocked by the Foreign Office from taking up prestigious British scholarships this year...

Covid cluster at Sydney school for autistic students grows to 18 cases

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A Sydney school for children and young adults on the autism spectrum is now linked to 18 cases of Covid, including seven students who have caught the virus. Giant Steps, in Gladesville, provides education to autistic ...

‘You didn’t have much support’: A-level students share their experiences

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Schools across the UK are celebrating record-breaking exam results, after almost 45% of A-level entries were awarded top grades. Five A-level students tell the Guardian about the challenges of studying in a year disru...

‘We’ve had to adapt’: A-level students react to record-breaking results

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After a very peculiar 18 months it is perhaps no surprise that A-level results day in England and Wales did not follow the usual hysteric script. At Greenhead college in Huddersfield, one of the largest and most succe...

Sussex University offers £5,000 prize for vaccinated students

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A university is offering cash prizes of £5,000 to students who can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in an effort to incentivise take-up of the jab. All students at Sussex University are being en...

Students apply to UK version of Erasmus foreign study scheme

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The government’s replacement for the Europe-wide Erasmus student exchange scheme appears to have got off to a flying start – although experts warn that the final numbers of young people taking part are likely to be we...

Record numbers of UK students to get first choice of university

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Record numbers of UK students are to be accepted by their first choice of university this year despite a surge in applications and uncertainty over A-level grades, according to the head of the national admissions serv...

Mexico urges Israel to extradite former investigator in 43 missing students case

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Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has urged Israel to cooperate in extraditing a former top investigator wanted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. Mexico wants Israel to arrest T...

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