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‘No national matric rewrite’, says court

This follows an urgent application by individual learners and Sadtu, who wanted the court to set aside a decision by the department for a rewrite of two leaked matric exam papers

A message to the Class of 2020: You are equal to this challenge

Given Covid-19, the ensuing lockdown, and the number of school days lost, the odds have been stacked against this year’s matrics. But our country’s children have previously shown us just how resilient they are

Government must give a helping hand to learners who drop out

We cannot simply accept that 75 000 young people or more have dropped out of school this year and that life continues as normal — we need to give them opportunities

Covid-19 exposes South Africa’s digital literacy divide

Only a few households have access to the internet and students and learners , but educators can find ways to improve reading for meaning and digital knowledge

Covid-19 in classrooms: When a cough causes chaos

Despite the department of basic education’s announcement that teachers and learners were given orientation about the coronavirus, anecdotal evidence doesn’t bear this out

Only three grades to return to school on Monday

Only grades six, 11 and R will return to school as expected, with the rest to be phased in later in the month

International students need equal care

Contradictory pandemic regulations could to be putting critical training in jeopardy

Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black

The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored.

‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home

Initial teacher education must be prioritised

Education and the education of teachers is already a complex issue and even more so in rapidly-changing global circumstances

Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning

'I believe in talking with children in order to bring and find lasting behavioural change'

Technology in the classroom is key to collaborative, effective and engaged learning

Kids need to learn how to think to survive in the new world

Technology in and around the classroom

The new school administration system will streamline and simplify management processes

Financial strains may mean some pupils won’t find schools in 2018

The Gauteng Department of Education is under immense financial pressure, trying to place 63 456 students before the school year for 2018 starts.

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