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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.

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Dhaka - Bangladesh opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims on Friday with clerics calling it a first step towards integrating the discriminated minority into society.

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.
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