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California takes a data-led stance for later school start times

There is news that California has become the first state to mandate later school start times. Effective 2022, the law will prohibit middle schools from starting before 08:00 and high schools before 08:30. This is based on a data assessment.

School trip hijab clash sparks new secularism row in France

Paris - A new row over secularism and the wearing of the Islamic hijab in public buildings has erupted in France after a far-right politician asked a woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip to remove her headscarf.

Japan student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

Apo - A Japanese student aced an assignment on ninja culture by making her own invisible ink from soybeans in a stealthy move that impressed her professor.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

'House of torture' puts focus on Nigeria Islamic schools

Kano - Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.

Two million children out of school in war-torn Yemen: UN

Sanaa - Two million children are out of school in war-torn Yemen, a fourth of whom have dropped out since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the UN children's agency said Wednesday.The education of a further 3.

Thai police order for intel on Muslim students sparks outrage

Bangkok - A Thai Muslim student group Wednesday called for police to drop an order requesting universities to provide "intelligence" on Muslim students and their activities in the Buddhist-majority state.

Open-air lessons for Yemeni pupils without classrooms

Ibb - Twenty Yemeni pupils listen to their teacher with textbooks balanced in their laps as they sit under trees in their southern village, where the school building remains unfinished.

Outcry forces NW Pakistan officials to scrap veil order for girls

Peshawar - Pakistan education authorities have reversed a decision making it compulsory for female students in two major northwestern cities to wear veils, one day after the move sparked a rights outcry on social media.

Hong Kong students take protest to schools with human chains

Fpo - Hong Kong's secondary schools have become the latest ideological battleground for pro-democracy protesters with thousands of students taking part in human chain rallies since the new academic year kicked off.

Catholic school priest bans 'Harry Potter' books on exorcist advice

Washington - Exorcists advised a Nashville school priest to ban the Harry Potter books, over fears the popular children's novels could be used to summon spirits.

Eight schoolchildren killed in China, suspect arrested: official

Bejing - Eight schoolchildren have died and two others were injured in a "school-related criminal case" in central China, with a 40-year-old suspect arrested, local authorities said Tuesday, the latest attack targeting an educational institution in the country....

Bangladeshis speak up about 'rampant' rapes in Islamic schools

Dhaka - Former Bangladeshi students are turning to social media to detail allegations of "rampant" sex abuse at the hands of teachers and older pupils in Islamic schools, breaking their silence on a taboo topic in the conservative country.

Hong Kong students to boycott new term as protests continue

Fpo - Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday announced a two-week boycott of lectures from the upcoming start of term, as they seek to keep protesters on the streets and pressure on the government.

When school's not safe: Afghan war takes toll on kids

Kabul - Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs.

Peer-to-peer student site Brainly raises $30 million in funding

Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers, has announced it has raised more than $30 million in funding to power their U.S. expansion.

When school's not safe: Afghan war takes toll on kids

Kabul - Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs.

Australian unis become battleground over Hong Kong protests

Sydney - Tensions in Hong Kong have rippled across Australian universities, as supporters of the pro-democracy protests have been targeted and harassed by "patriotic" mainland students -- with the tacit backing of Beijing.

In Berlin, refugees get classes on sexual consent

Berlin - In a classroom workshop, students watch a video of a man and woman meeting in a nightclub. They drink, laugh, dance and kiss.

Why should you specialise your MBA? Commissioned

The demand for leaders with industry-specific knowledge has never been greater. Learn how a specialised MBA can give you a competitive advantage.

Discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust

Vilnius - Jewish community leaders in Lithuania on Thursday announced the discovery of an 18th-century memorial plaque bearing Hebrew inscriptions that detail trips made by Jewish residents of Vilnius to the Holy Land at the time.

Discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust

Vilnius - Jewish community leaders in Lithuania on Thursday announced the discovery of an 18th-century memorial plaque bearing Hebrew inscriptions that detail trips made by Jewish residents of Vilnius to the Holy Land at the time.

Israeli education minister backtracks on gay therapy comments

Jerusalem - Israel's education minister backtracked Tuesday on his earlier comments endorsing controversial therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality, following protests and demands for his sacking.

Training journalists in the era of fake news

Paris - As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation -- or fake news.

Acquiring digital skills is fun at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

This summer, Microsoft Store Summer Camps will be offering digital skills learning with a magical twist. The camps will offer kids a chance to learn the STEM-related skills that will be in high demand for the jobs of the future.

Calls to sack Israel education minister over gay therapy comments

Jerusalem - Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz has spoken of his belief in therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality and claimed he has engaged in the practice, leading to calls for him to be sacked.

Lost lessons: N. Koreans get 're-education' in South

Seoul - One of the first things North Korean defector Ri Kwang-myong did after reaching the South was to go back to school -- 12 years after finishing his education.

Dutch order kids' playfield closure over noise

Den Haag - Dutch authorities have ordered a primary school football field to close because children using it were too noisy, in a move that has sparked protests and questions in parliament on Wednesday.

Journalism students advised to look beyond traditional media

Professors are warning students of journalism that their skills are increasingly in short demand and they should set their horizons on job roles outside of the traditional news media.
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