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Bachelet proposes tax reforms in Chile

Santiago - President Michelle Bachelet sent Chile's Congress a bill Monday that would raise corporate taxes to fund a sweeping overhaul of the country's education system.The proposed reform aims to raise $8.
In the Media by AFP

Argentina schools to reopen after 3 weeks of strikes

Buenos Aires - About 2.5 million primary and middle school students will return to class in Argentina's biggest province Monday after 17 days of teacher strikes over pay.The teachers union said Saturday it had reached agreement on a 30 percent salary hike.
In the Media by AFP

Indiana drops the Common Core standards for students

In January, the Indiana Senate education committee approved a repeal of Common Core standards, the national benchmark for preparing students for colleges or careers.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Op-Ed: Why online schools could be the future of education

You hear the controversy in the news on an almost daily basis. The cost of a four-year university degree continues to rise at rates unimaginable by the middle class, often sending it out of range for many.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

New standardized tests slated for 200,000 students in Washington

Approximately 200,000 students in the state of Washington will be taking the state’s newly revamped standardized test between now and early June.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

U.S. student 'produced ricin in dorm'

Washington - A university student in the United States has been charged with possessing a potentially lethal amount of the powerful toxin ricin, court documents showed. Daniel Harry Milzman, from Georgetown University in Washington, told the FBI earlier this week.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

UK minister slams concentration of privilege in government

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron's education minister on Friday condemned the concentration of privilege in the government, saying it was "ridiculous" that so many of the premier's inner circle went to the elite Eton school.Education Secretary Mich...
In the Media by AFP

Croatian island children connect with online learning

Susak - For Croatia, making sure the five children on the tiny island of Susak get good schooling is not only a civic responsibility, it's a way of ensuring the viability of its sparsely populated Adriatic islands."Schools give life to small islands," said Oli...
In the Media by Lajla Veselica (AFP)

Black Harvard students target cliches via Tumblr blog

Washington - Black students at Harvard University, appropriating a line from a celebrated African-American poet, are harnessing social media to challenge racial stereotypes -- and inspiring similar blogs across the Atlantic.I, Too, Am Harvard is a Tumblr blog, view...
In the Media by AFP

Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital

Stockholm - Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants "wonderful!" and emits a slightly metallic round of applause.
In the Media by Tom Sullivan (AFP)
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Student Academy Award winners announced

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