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Hungary teachers protest against cuts, reforms

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarian teachers demonstrated in Budapest on Saturday against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, demanding a stop to funding cuts and dialogue over controversial education reforms.

LA schools in huge child abuse settlement payout

Los Angeles - Los Angeles school officials agreed to a $139 million settlement Friday for victims of a teacher jailed for lewd conduct with students, in what lawyers said was the biggest ever such payout.

Turkey to open mosques 'in every university'

Istanbul - Turkey's top religious body said on Friday that there are plans to build a mosque in every state university, adding to concerns over what critics say are creeping efforts to force Islamic values on the society.

Rally calls for post-secondary education to be a priority Special

Edmonton - Several hundred students from three cities in Alberta gathered at the Legislature on November 17 to call for their education to be a priority.

Teachers, doctors struggle on without pay in eastern Ukraine

Donetsk - With Kiev cutting off their salaries and pro-Moscow rebels struggling to set up their statelets, teachers and doctors in eastern Ukraine are left wondering where their next pay cheque will come from.

Myanmar students stage illegal education protest in Yangon

Yangon - Scores of Myanmar students rallied illegally in Yangon Monday against a new education bill they describe as undemocratic, the latest in a series of protests that began during a visit by US President Barack Obama.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people at a teachers' college in northwest Nigeria, while the US hit back at allegations it has not done enough to tackle Boko Haram militants.

Op-Ed: Lawsuit against UNC raises big questions about higher education

Former UNC athlete Michael McAdoo is suing the university for allegedly depriving him of a quality education, which it promised when he signed. This first big lawsuit coming out of the UNC scandal promises to raise some big questions for higher education.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people on Wednesday at a teacher training college in northwest Nigeria, blowing herself up before she could reach her target, police said.

Op-Ed: U.S. should consider incentive pay in filling teacher assignments

The Obama administration has just instructed states to develop plans by next June showing how they will ensure that poor and minority students are being taught by "high-quality" teachers. This "equity of assigning teachers" presents a huge challenge.

Billionaires' $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China

Beijing - A Chinese billionaire couple's $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country's Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

The maker movement and the VR revolution cross paths at TechOutLA Special

Los Angeles - There is a flurry of technological innovations happening in Los Angeles right now. Companies are experimenting with new ways of immersing people into creative environments where they can learn cutting-edge skills and explore the world like never before.

Jehovah's Witnesses in fight against Ebola

As Ebola continues to rage across West Africa, Jehovah's Witnesses have continued to educate their members on safe practices and guidelines to fight the dreaded disease.

Students with fear of failure less motivated to learn

A study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology has suggested that students who develop a fear of failure early in life are negatively impacted in terms of motivation to learn.

Protesters demand answers on missing Mexico students

Chilpancingo - Thousands of protesters blocked the highway to Acapulco in southern Mexico to press authorities to find 43 students missing since a deadly police shooting last weekend.

Mexico protesters demand answers on missing students

Chilpancingo - Thousands of protesters blocked the highway leading to Acapulco in southern Mexico on Thursday to press authorities to find 43 students missing since a deadly police shooting last weekend.

Michelle Obama calls for gender equality in education

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, spoke out about the inequalities that women and girls must face while giving the keynote speech at a global forum on education.

Op-Ed: Uber loves teachers

Today, Uber announced their Uber for Teachers program and it deeply hurts my heart. There's no better way to say this, though I wish there were.

Back to school in Donetsk to sound of mortar fire

Donetsk - Students returning for the new school year in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday will get real-life conflict lessons as they take their seats in battle-scarred classrooms.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban in state high schools

Ankara - Turkey's secular opposition on Tuesday accused the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of seeking to impose religion on society after it lifted a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf in high schools.

Op-Ed: Rise of disabilities among wealthy youth not surprising

A new report finds a surge in disabilities among wealthier youth, which is surprising some analysts. This trend should come as no surprise: A combination of better diagnostic abilities and competitive gamesmanship explain the boost.

Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

Pakistan arrests Malala's attackers

Islamabad - The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said on Friday.

With rebels at the door, Ukrainian children start school

Volnovakha - "What are the first words of the Ukrainian anthem?" teacher Yulia Likhoshva asks her students. It is Monday, the first day back at school for children across the country, and Likhoshva is kicking things off with a patriotic lesson on "United Ukraine.

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students

Beijing - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies.

The image that sparked a social media hate campaign in France

This innocent photograph of eight kindergarten children in Paris, posted on the Facebook page of the French Ministry of Education last Monday, has since received a storm of insults and racist comments, because of the children’s skin colour.

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

Chilean students take to the streets again in Santiago

Santiago - Students in Chile are out in force again protesting the slow pace of education reform as thousands of peaceful protesters marched through the capital Santiago yesterday, August 21.

Teens in LA school shooting plot 'wanted to die'

Los Angeles - Two US teenagers arrested on charges of plotting a high-school mass shooting had a "very methodical" plan and wanted to die in the gun battle, police said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Parents cannot protect kids from sex by censoring books

Fremont - "Your Health Today" is at the center of a controversy on how much children should learn about sex from textbooks. While the amount of information it gives is significant, caring parents are a bit misguided in sharing it.
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Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about the dangers of budget cuts in education.
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