International Education News Round-Up (April 16 - 22, 2012)

April 23, 2012

Tanzania: State to Consider Alternative Punishment for Exam Cheaters
(, 04/20/2012)
Dodoma — THE government has promised to consider an alternative punishment for some 3,303 form four leavers whose final exams were nullified last year for allegedly cheating.

Free school meals changes 'could discourage work’
(BBC News, 04/19/2012)
Planned changes to the free school meals (FSM) system could put thousands of low-income families in England off working, a charity says.

Kenya: Education Changes Coming, Says Mutula
(, 04/19/2012)
THE government has told teachers and other players in the education sector to prepare for sweeping changes under the new constitutional dispensation.

More children rejected from first-choice primary school
(The Telegraph, 04/18/2012)
Rising numbers of infants face missing out on preferred primary schools this year amid a desperate shortage of reception places, it emerged today.

Programming project comes to primary schools
(BBC News, 04/17/2012)
Volunteers have kicked off a project to set up after-school clubs that teach young children how to programme computers.

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