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Russian minister keeps doctorate despite plagiarism claims

Moscow - Russia's conservative culture minister will be allowed to keep his doctorate in medieval history, the country's top academic body ruled Friday, despite widespread accusations of plagiarism and inaccuracy.

Turkish pupils go to school under shadow of political row

Ankara - A radically changed curriculum. Teachers who vanished from one year to the next. And a greater emphasis on religion.

France treads fine line teaching religion in secular schools

Paris - In a secular state bruised by a string of jihadist attacks, religious education is a sensitive subject. But in recent years, France has cautiously begun developing religious education in schools.

UAE boosts prestige of trades with world competition

Abu Dhabi - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates, seeking to elevate the prestige of vocational skills among its youth, this week hosted a global trades competition -- the first in the Middle East.

Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

Sanaa - Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive."The future of 4.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded uni year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded university year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Bulgaria's tough test in bringing Roma back to school

Plovdiv - Small armies of teachers, social workers and police officers are swarming across Bulgaria to carry out a Herculean task -- convince tens of thousands of Roma parents to send their children to school.

Automation could take almost 40 percent of young workers' jobs

Automation could displace almost 40 percent of young workers over the next 15 years, according to research by PwC. People aged between 16 and 24 in the U.S. are the most at risk but there are also concerns over a lack of homegrown STEM talent in the UK.

Interview: The state of video in education Special

Video is being increasing used as a medium for teaching. One of the leading providers of video technology is Kaltura. We spoke with from Michal Tsur, Kaltura's Co-Founder, President, and General Manager of Enterprise & Learning, to find out more.

Nepal's newly-retired 'living goddess' starts school

Kathmandu - Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign.

Dutch primary school teachers go on mass strike for better wages

Den Haag - Tens of thousands of Dutch primary teachers went on a day's strike Thursday to demand better wages and a reduced workload, closing schools across one of the world's most literate countries.Carrying placards saying "Teachers are furious" and "Pay up!

Plague outbreak forces closure of two Madagascan universities

Antananarivo - Madagascan authorities Thursday ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic.

UN warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

Lagos - Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN children's agency said on Friday, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education.

Dutch school kids must visit Rembrandt, parliament: report

Den Haag - Compulsory viewings of Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" and visiting parliament at least once are some plans for schoolchildren to be brought in by the new Dutch government, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The evolving use of video in education

Education and teaching are changing, with virtual classrooms, online courses and remote lectures. A new report signals some interesting future trends.

Poroshenko signs disputed Ukrainian language law

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday signed into law a controversial language bill which has sparked a standoff with Romania and other east European states.

Macron promises concert to raise money for education

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to help raise more than $1 billion in new funding for education in the developing world, calling schools vital in countering extremism.

Ukraine 'disappointed' as Romania cancels visit over language bill

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday expressed disappointment after the president of Romania said he would not travel to the ex-Soviet country next month in protest over a bill that obliges schools to teach in the Ukrainian language only.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Zagreb - Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

Paris - With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

France ponders phone ban in schools

Paris - French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron.

Going to school in the Balkans, segregated by ethnicity

Drenas - Benjamin, an ethnic Albanian, and Luka, an ethnic Serb, are young neighbours who share a school but meet only on the football pitch. One boy is taught that Kosovo is independent and the other that it is a Serbian province.

Going to school in the Balkans, segregated by ethnicity

Drenas - Benjamin, an ethnic Albanian, and Luka, an ethnic Serb, are young neighbours who share a school but meet only on the football pitch. One boy is taught that Kosovo is independent and the other that it is a Serbian province.

100 Greek university students caught cheating

Atenas - More than 100 Greek university students have been caught in a mass cheating scandal, the state agency ANA reported Tuesday.

Refugees start new school term in Serbian limbo

Belgrade - Young refugee Shvaib Nazari flicks between his native Dari and wobbly Serbian language notes during his first week back at school in Belgrade, where his family lives in a state of limbo.

3.5 million refugee children don't attend school: UN

Geneva - More than half the world's refugee children -- some 3.5 million altogether -- do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education."Some 3.

An interview with BDO USA cybersecurity expert Gregory Garrett Special

In combating cyberattacks, like the recent hacking into energy company systems, every company, regardless of its size needs to understand the risks involved as we become more dependent on data-sharing and machine-learning capabilities.

Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses.

Haiti's failing school system: 'like in a country at war'

Port-au-prince - Schools with classes of 80 students, parents unable to afford even modest fees, thousands of unqualified teachers -- as students in Haiti return to school, the country's badly underfunded education system seems headed for a failing grade.
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