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Teachers opting not to grade students, citing lack of data

Given the ubiquitousness of remote learning, many teachers are opting not to evaluate their students using grades for the first four months of the school year, choosing instead to give a descriptive assessment of their progress. 

The reason cited is the lack of necessary data that would allow them to draw the necessary conclusions.

Exploring art as healer and alchemy

Nazlı Gürlek Hodder's creative process is an instinctive and unconditioned path. Her urge to create is like a primitive instinct coming from her soul and her body. That's how her works reflect primitive and sentient drawings and installations. She reflects onto body and soul connection depicting how both the body and mind are a collaboration of sentiments, through creativity.

Pakistan Adopted a Strict Law on the Control of Social Networks

Pakistan announced that the newly adopted law will help the government monitor and mitigate online content that has to do with "terrorism, extremism, hate speech, fake news, incitement to violence and national security."

Critics of the new rules, however, say the government paves the way to mass censorship, Deutsche Welle writes.

The International Conference "(Re)thinking Socialism" Brings Together World-Class Scientists in Sofia

From today, November 7, to November 9, including at Moskva Park Hotel in Sofia, scientists from three continents will discuss the subject of state socialism in Europe - 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain. This was announced by the BAS Press Center.

Europe’s Future Depends on Reinventing its Democracies

Even if the EU and its member states have the leadership skills to weather looming storms — from a US-China trade war to rising tensions in the Middle East — the reasons for Europe's recent travails should not be forgotten.

Only through self-reflection can the EU rejuvenate its standing in Europe and the rest of the world.

Cautious reform

The education reforms put forward by the new conservative government aspire to break the deadlock left behind by the populist policies of its leftist predecessors.

How to Overcome the Populist Paradox?

To defeat populism requires coming to grips with a fundamental reality: bad economic policies no longer necessarily result in a government losing power.

In fact, it is now entirely possible that irresponsible populists may actually strengthen their chances of being re-elected by making wilder and more impossible promises - and by causing more economic damage.

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