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Chinese lesbian takes government to court over textbooks

Bejing - A Chinese lesbian on Tuesday took the government to court over textbooks describing homosexuality as a "psychological disorder", a landmark case in a country where discrimination remains common.

Children study under open skies as quake rocks education in Pakistan

Peshawar - Ishtiaq Khalid is having a snow day, forced to stay home from his school in the Pakistani district of Shangla due to inclement weather -- but unlike most 12-year-olds, he is not happy about it.

Op-Ed: American universities have a value problem

When something is essential, can it really be regulated by the free market? The demands and pace of change in the modern economy mean that decent-paying jobs require ever more skills, knowledge, and training to be filled.

California university revokes Bill Cosby degree

Los Angeles - A California university has joined a growing number of schools in stripping disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby of his honorary degree over the sex scandal engulfing him.

Rising French political star struggles with school inequality

Paris - She is a rising political star and a striking immigrant success story from France's ghetto-like suburbs, but Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem faces huge obstacles in fighting the inequality she herself overcame.

S.African students win university language victory

Cape Town - After months of turmoil at South African universities, student protesters on Friday won the right to be taught in English at Stellenbosch University, the intellectual home of Afrikaners during apartheid.

U.S. university names black president to defuse race row

Washington - The University of Missouri named a black interim president on Thursday after the incumbent was forced out amid an escalating race row, as a wave of protests spread to half a dozen US campuses.

Another Myanmar student leader arrested, days before vote

Yangon - A Myanmar student leader has been arrested just days ahead of landmark polls, a relative said on Thursday, after another activist was detained for rallies in March that sparked fears of a return to junta-era tactics.

One dead, one hurt in U.S. university shooting

Washington - One person was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early Sunday at a university in the US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still at large, officials said.

S.Africa defends police after violent student protests

Johanesburg - South Africa's police minister on Saturday defended officers who fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at a huge student protest outside the government's headquarters in Pretoria.

Protests force S. Africa into U-turn on student fees hike

Pretoria - South African police on Friday fired rubber bullets and tear gas at students protesting outside government headquarters over hikes to university fees that President Jacob Zuma was forced to scrap after days of unrest.

S.Africa's Zuma scraps university fee hikes in face of protests

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday abandoned proposed hikes to university fees that have sparked days of protests culminating in police firing stun grenades at students outside government headquarters.

S. African riot police clash with students outside parliament

Cape Town - South African riot police used stun grenades to disperse protesting students outside parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, as demonstrations against rising university fees rocked campuses around the country.

Hong Kong faces new battle over academic freedoms

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters have retreated from the streets of Hong Kong but education is increasingly becoming a political battleground as students and teachers say academic freedoms are under threat.

German minister denies plagiarism allegations: Report

Berlin - Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen fiercely rejected allegations revealed Saturday in media reports that she plagiarised portions of her doctoral thesis, a charge that has already brought down other high-level German leaders.

Muslim teen arrested for clock gets White House invite

Chicago - A Muslim teenager arrested after a Texas teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb won invitations to the White House, Google and Facebook in a surge of public support.

Technology doesn't make school pupils smarter: Study

Toukyo - Computers do not noticeably improve school pupils' academic results and can even hamper performance, an OECD report said Tuesday that looked at the impact of technology in classrooms across the globe.

Diploma-wielding refugees hit Europe with high hopes, struggle continues

Paris - Mohammed, Fayiq, Zyad, Bilal -- an engineer, a high-school student, a cardiologist and an accountant... Or at least they were until they set off on the long and dangerous route to Europe, their promised land.

Venezuelan schools to mark Chavez's birth, death

Caracas - The Venezuelan government issued a decree Tuesday instructing schools to hold events to commemorate the anniversaries of socialist leader Hugo Chavez's birth and death.

Russian 5-year-olds dig tunnel out of nursery 'to buy Jaguar'

Moscow - Two five-year-old Russian boys used spades to dig their way out of their kindergarten and set off on a mission to buy a Jaguar sports car, Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Tuesday.

Haiti wants to reform failing school system

Port-au-prince - Nearly three million Haitian children are returning to school Monday to face an educational system rife with exclusion and failure. But one minister is trying to turn the tide.

Veggie meals for all schools, a solution in secular France?

Paris - To serve or not to serve pork in the canteens of France's secular state schools?

30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

West Point - Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported.

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN

Amman - More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.

Study finds school children would rather learn coding than French

A study of UK school children and parents has found most kids would rather be taught how to program than how to speak French. It follows the introduction of a compulsory computing curriculum by the government.

Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

Vatican City - Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday.

Student shot dead at U.S. university

Washington - A student died early Friday after being shot at a US university in the state of Georgia, in an altercation that triggered a temporary lockdown of the campus.

Parents: Keeping our homeschool rights Special

Children are going back to school soon. Some of them don't take the bus. Instead, they are educated at home. A new idea? Think again.

Malala top of the class in British school exams

London - Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education rights campaigner who came to Britain after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her, has scored high marks in national school exams, her father said Friday.

Saudi-led Yemen raid 'kills 13 teaching staff, four children'

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 13 teaching staff and four children in northern Yemen, in a raid apparently targeting Shiite rebels, medics and witnesses said Thursday.
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