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Hungary students hold 'freedom' rally on anniversary of 1956 uprising

Budapest - A rally held by students blockading Hungary's top arts university for over 50 days. in protest at a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, on Friday drew thousands of supporters in Budapest.

Pompeo asks US think tanks to disclose foreign funding

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday asked Washington's think tanks to disclose foreign funding, warning of Chinese and Russian backing for the institutions known for wide influence on US policy.

Soros college prompts latest spat between Hungary, EU

Budapest - The EU's top court on Tuesday overturned a Hungarian law used to push out a college founded by George Soros, once again putting Budapest at loggerheads with the European Union.

Pandemic lays bare inequalities in Brazil's schools

Rio De Janeiro - The 13-year-old boy selling mangos at the market in Rio de Janeiro was the same age as Vanessa Cavalieri's daughter, studying in the same grade at school.

Nevada school caught out in new data hack Special

A school in Nevada is the latest educational institution to be hit by a cybersecurity incident. Hackers have managed to capture some key personal data from the school systems.

Hungary students dig in at blockade for academic freedom

Budapest - A month into a blockade of Hungary's top arts university, hundreds of students rebelling against control by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government show no sign of quitting.

Despite virus threat, UK universities limit the damage

Coventry - Poring over her books in the library at Coventry University, far from her home in Equatorial Guinea, Agnes Genoveva Cheba Ade is determined to keep up her studies despite coronavirus restrictions.

UK NCSC warns against ransomware attacks on schools Special

The U.K. has seen an increase in education-targeted ransomware attacks, where hackers have demanded a significant bitcoin ransom from victims of attacks. A new warning comes ahead for the next few weeks.

Q&A: Making the best university application during the COVID era Special

For many students, attending high school is part of a larger goal: to attend a university whose education and community will shape one’s life. But what is the best way to apply and how has this changed under COVID-19?

Pandemic deepens struggle of Mexico's indigenous villages

Metlatonoc - In the poverty-stricken mountains of southern Mexico, children can only dream of internet or television that would allow them to join millions of others following distance learning during the pandemic.

New York City delays return to school again

New York - New York City postponed again Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety among teachers about coronavirus.

Pandemic threatens child education, health gains: World Bank

Washington - The coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

Young Australian an unlikely target for China's fury

Brisbane - An Australian university student who has never visited China and has only a modest social media following would seem an unlikely target for the Chinese government.

Culture war: Inner Mongolia seethes as China presses Mandarin at school

Tongliao - As his son returned to school under the watchful eye of plainclothes police, an ethnic Mongolian father admitted defeat after days of fighting against a curriculum imposed by the Chinese state, which he fears will suffocate his culture.

Bell rings on new virus-era reality at Italy schools

Rome - Millions of Italian pupils head back to the classroom next week after six months at home, confronting a new reality of outdoor lessons, coronavirus "isolation rooms" and even a possible ban on singing.

US professor who posed as black woman quits university

Washington - A white US university professor who lied for years about being black has quit her job at George Washington University in the capital Washington, the school said Wednesday."Update regarding Jessica Krug: Dr.

China rips into Trump order revoking visas of 1,000 Chinese students

Bejing - China accused Washington of "political persecution and racial discrimination" on Thursday, after the US confirmed it had revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students under an order by President Donald Trump that accused some of espionage.

As Spain cases soar, school return comes too soon for some

Madrid - With coronavirus cases surging as a new school year begins, many Spanish parents are refusing to send their children back to class despite the threat of sanctions.

Children study in back of truck in virus-hit Mexico

Mexico - An improvised school in Mexico's capital is helping underprivileged children keep studying during the pandemic with classes in the street, a blacksmith's shop and even the back of an old truck.

Teachers line up for hours in Madrid for virus test

Madrid - Thousands of teachers lined up for hours in Madrid on Wednesday to be tested for the coronavirus before the start of the new school term next week as concern mounts over a spike in infections.

Wuhan, Ground Zero for coronavirus epidemic, re-opens all schools

Bejing - Students in face masks returned to class Tuesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, as the city opened schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven months.Nearly 1.

Ethnic Mongolians in China protest switch to Mandarin schooling

Bejing - Tens of thousands of people in an ethnic Mongolian region of northern China have joined rare protests and school boycotts against a new curriculum they fear will wipe out their minority culture, residents said Tuesday.

European schools reopen with smaller classes, shorter lessons

Madrid - European nations are pushing ahead with reopening primary schools despite a rise in coronavirus cases, with smaller classes, shorter lessons and mask-wearing among the steps adopted to curb infections.

Worldwide, 463 mn children can't access virtual schooling: UN

New York - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study released Wednesday.

Mexican children go back to school through television

Mexico - Tens of millions of Mexican children began a new school year with lessons via television Monday in a nationwide experiment in distance learning prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Angry students force UK govt U-turn over virus-hit exams

London - The British government was forced Monday to abandon its policy for grading exams that were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic after protests by students and warnings that it threatened the career prospects of the most disadvantaged pupils.

As the virus deepens Haiti's schooling gap, some fight back

Port-au-prince - When Haiti's pandemic-shuttered schools re-open for classes on Monday, the growing chasm between the country's rich and poor students will be on painfully clear display.

Masks on as German children start new school year under virus cloud

Rostock - Lunchbox, books, pencil case -- masks? Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year on Monday after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.

Masks on as German children start new school year under virus cloud

Rostock - Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year on Monday, with the rest of the country watching anxiously as full-time classes began after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.

Digital based language courses boom during lockdown

A boom has occurred within the e-learning sector, in relation to digital-based language courses. a new survey, based on U.K. habits, has shown a general increase as well as spotlighting the most popular languages to learn.
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