Anti-Plagiarism Tool

Google has announced the launch of a new tool aimed at detecting when students submit work that is not their own, thrusting itself into long-running debates over how to root out plagiarism while also protecting students’ privacy and teaching them how to responsibly cite others’ work. “We realized we had a real opportunity to approach […]

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Fake Diploma Case Prompts Concerns Over English Teacher Qualifications

Two Chinese employees at an English teaching school in Beijing were given suspended sentences after fabricating diplomas for foreign teachers, prompting widespread suspicions over foreign English teachers’ qualifications. The People’s Court in Beijing’s Tongzhou sentenced the two people, surnamed Xia and Wang, after they were convicted of fabricating foreigners’ diplomas so that they could teach […]

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Law Raising Teachers’ Minimum Salary

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation Thursday that would raise the minimum salary a teacher can earn in the state to $40,000 by the first day of school in 2023. “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their parents loud and clear: we […]

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Class Dismissed

Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing’s push for a “cleaner”, more patriotic education system. Four law firms told Reuters that requests for representation involving foreign teachers had surged in the past six months […]

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Teachers Deported From China

According to the CRI news agency, two TEFL teachers have been deported from China after they were found to be working illegally in Shanxi province. Police arrested the two – a 59 year old American woman and a 25 year old Pakistani man – after raiding an English school which was not certified to employ […]

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English Teacher Faces 5 Years Jail for Faking Degree

An English teacher in Poland is facing up to 5 years in jail after authorities discovered her teaching with a fake degree. The unnamed woman taught English at various kindergarten schools for 5 years before being caught. The degree was bought off an open air market in Lodz and the woman used it to obtain […]

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