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US university to pay over $1 bn in gynecologist sex abuse settlement

Los Angeles - A top California university has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to hundreds of women who accused a former campus gynecologist of sexual abuse, lawyers representing plaintiffs said Thursday.

Philippines faces 'learning crisis' after yearlong school shutdown

Manila - Andrix Serrano studies alone inside a Manila slum shack he shares with his street-sweeper grandmother. Like many in his fourth-grade class, he has no internet for his shuttered school's online lessons.

Lessons to be learned from cyberattacks hitting UK schools Special

During the pandemic many schools have just remote learning to a high level. While this partly addresses teaching time it has also left some schools open to cyberattack, as a new incident reveals.

Fauci: US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

Washington - The United States' top pandemic advisor said Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one meter), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.

Fauci: US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

Washington - The United States' top pandemic advisor said Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one meter), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.

Fauci: US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

Washington - The United States' top pandemic advisor said Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one meter), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.

Campus crisis tests Pacific island unity

Suva - It may not be as famous as Oxford, as lauded as MIT or as wealthy as Harvard, but the University of the South Pacific might be the most important school you've never heard of.

Massive increase in cyberattacks on higher education Special

The past twelve months have seen a growing number of ransomware attacks aimed at the education and healthcare sectors. With education, the university sector has seen the greatest number of targeted attacks.

Pandemic propels poor Mexican students into digital age

Mexico - The coronavirus pandemic closed their school, but it also thrust a group of disadvantaged Mexican children living next to a giant garbage dump into the digital world.

Charity calls for urgent action over virus school closures

London - Children worldwide have lost more than a third of the standard global 190-day school year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Save the Children said Tuesday following a wide-ranging research review.

Political crisis adds to heavy burden on Haiti's youth

Port-au-prince - The political crisis paralyzing Haiti has not only hampered young people's schooling and compromised their future, it has aggravated existing challenges that have forced many to grow up far too fast.

Greek parliament approves plan for police at universities

Athens - The Greek parliament on Thursday approved a plan to create a special police force to patrol university campuses, despite sometimes strong opposition from students.

The sorcerer's stone of digital learning

Digital learning and e-learning platforms have never been so popular, especially for students attempting to maintain a good standard of education during the pandemic. As an example, SuperAwesome’s creator has launched a new company called Mindstone.

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

Jakarta - Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic "hijab" headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured to cover up sparked outrage in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

No computer, no heat: UK's poorest struggle with homeschooling

London - With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children in Britain are struggling to learn remotely, because of a lack of computers, internet or quiet room to study.

For Swiss preschoolers, democracy is child's play

Lausanne - Rather than playing house or building blocks, a few dozen Swiss preschoolers line up to cast their ballots in a vote that will shape lives in the make-believe village where they call the shots.

Old school: German great-granddad pitches in with homeschooling

Berlin - It's been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he's hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed.

How can universities adapt to the coronavirus pandemic? Special

Universities and colleges are now adapting plans for 2021 amidst the uncertainty created by the coronavirus crisis. This means further uncertainty for universities around the globe. However, there are actions that can be taken.

Transgender pupil's suicide unites France school

Lille - A school in northern France on Friday paid tribute to a 17-year-old transgender pupil who killed herself earlier in the week, with pupils calling for greater tolerance from officials.

Flipping the script: China school reforms spark Mongolian writing revival

Ulaanbaatar - In a classroom in Mongolia's capital, students pass over the Soviet-era Cyrillic alphabet they grew up with and turn their copybooks sideways to practice the traditional, vertical Mongolian script that dates back to the empire of Genghis Khan.

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Rabat - Jewish history and culture in Morocco will soon be part of the school curriculum -- a "first" in the region and in the North African country, where Islam is the state religion.

Testing time: South Korean students take exam with virus precautions

Seoul - South Korea fell quiet on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of students sat the high-stakes national university entrance exam, with the added tension of strict anti-coronavirus measures.

First foreign students arrive in Australia since virus closure

Sydney - International students have arrived in Australia for the first time since the country shut its borders to curb coronavirus in March, with a charter flight touching down in Darwin on Monday.

Thai students and dancing dinosaurs rally in Bangkok

Bangkok - Thousands of high school students upset about Thailand's lacklustre education system rallied alongside protestors dressed as dancing dinosaurs in Bangkok on Saturday.

Thailand's 'Bad Students' get an education from the streets

Bangkok - A mild-mannered teenage girl with owl glasses, a bob haircut and daisies painted on her fingernails is not your typical school troublemaker.

Ethiopian parents fear for future of refugee children

Gedaref - Seated on the ground in a camp in Sudan's Gedaref region, Ethiopian schoolteacher Tadros Bay reads a story to four children huddled around him.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday the closure of its primary schools, kindergartens and daycare centres amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has saturated the national health system.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday the closure of its primary schools, kindergartens and daycare centres amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has saturated the national health system.

Virus shutdown ends Hungary students' campus blockade

Budapest - Students at Hungary's top arts university opposing a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government ended a long-running blockade of the campus Tuesday but vowed to continue the protest elsewhere.

EU chief Michel calls for creation of European body to train imams

Vienna - European Council president Charles Michel said Monday he supported creating a European institute to train imams, as he visited Austria to pay tribute to the victims of last week's jihadist attack in Vienna."It is very important to be firm on this.
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