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Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Apo - Japan Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them.

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

Apo - A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination after a probe."We betrayed the public trust.

Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada after cutting ties

Apo - Saudi Arabia has suspended scholarships to Canada and will relocate students already there, state media said Monday, after the kingdom abruptly cut ties with Ottawa over criticism of its jailing of rights activists.

VC's diversity problem amplified by lack of alma mater diversity

The diversity problem in venture capital funding starts at where the majority of venture capital investors went to school, writes Richard Kerby, a partner at Equal Ventures.

French lawmakers ban smartphones in schools

Paris - French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.

Lessons in loyalty at North Korea's top school

Pyongyang - Not many schools have classrooms equipped with tanks, jet fighter simulators, and grenade launchers. But North Korea's Mangyongdae Revolutionary School for boys is no ordinary establishment.

Cambodia's ruling party dangles jobs, new schools ahead of vote

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's ruling party has thrown resources at a weak education system ahead of elections on Sunday as it tries to entice young voters and drain resentment over low-paying jobs.

Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom

S - Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren.

Seoul grounds Korean Air dynasty's academic flight

Seoul - Korean Air's chairman was disqualified from heading an academic foundation by the government Wednesday and his son stripped of his degree in the latest woes to assail the dynasty.

Trump reverses Obama-era race guidelines for admissions

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration took steps Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidelines that encouraged schools to take applicants' race and ethnicity into account to promote diversity.

In Latvia, school language reform irks Russian minority

Riga - Riga's plans to impose Latvian as the main teaching language in minority schools has created tension among some of its ethnic Russian population, resurrecting a long-running dispute with Latvia's former Soviet masters.

French fighter jets go quiet for school exams

Bordeaux - French students may be suffering one of the most stressful weeks of their young lives as they take their high school exams, but at least they won't be distracted by fighter jets.

Glasgow blaze guts one of world's top art schools - again

Glasgow - Fire devastated one of the world's top art schools once again on Saturday, destroying four years of restoration work after a previous blaze ripped through the historic Glasgow School of Art.

Blaze guts one of world's top art schools in Glasgow -- again

London - Fire ripped through one of the world's top art schools early on Saturday as the historic building in the Scottish city of Glasgow was undergoing major restoration work following another blaze four years ago.

After name row, Macedonia faces revising how to teach its history

Skopje - From piles of toys cluttering the attic of his family home in Skopje, Nikola Cvetoski eventually extracts the "Legend of Ancient Macedonia".

Rewriting history? Hong Kong education turns political battleground

Fpo - The culling of key phrases from a history textbook and a push to instil Chinese national identity in students has raised fresh concerns that education in Hong Kong is under pressure from Beijing, as it seeks to stamp out any hint of pro-independence se...

Sweden offers young asylum seekers a second chance

Stockholm - Sweden's parliament passed a bill Thursday giving thousands of young asylum seekers a second chance to stay until they complete high school, after the overwhelmed migration agency failed to process their applications before they became adults.

Turkey students reject 'terror propaganda' charge as trial opens

Istanbul - Twenty-two students from a prestigious Istanbul university went on trial Wednesday over a campus protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's military campaign in Syria, bitterly rejecting the charges they had spread "terror" propaganda.

Czechs protest against communist party's role in govt

Prague - Thousands of Czechs protested across the EU country on Tuesday against the communist party as it was poised to play a role in government, albeit an informal one, for the first time since communism fell in 1989.

Czechs protest against communist party's role in govt

Prague - Thousands of Czechs protested across the EU country on Tuesday against the communist party as it was poised to play a role in government, albeit an informal one, for the first time since communism fell in 1989.

Tanzania's conjoined twins, handicapped heroes, die at 21

Nairobi - Two conjoined sisters, who became famous when they began their studies at a Tanzanian university last September, have died at the age of 21 following a long illness, the president of the east African nation announced on Sunday.

Nearly half of Afghan children out of school: UN

Kabul - Nearly half of Afghanistan's children are not attending school because of worsening security, poverty and sex discrimination, according to a new UN report Sunday.

Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for racial bias training

New York - Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores on Tuesday to train around 175,000 employees against racial bias, an unprecedented public operation that highlights America's ongoing struggle with discrimination.

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

Kabul - The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul's first mobile library.

California university president resigns as abuse scandal widens

Los Angeles - The president of a top California university resigned Friday in the wake of a growing scandal over a former campus gynecologist who stands accused of sexually abusing thousands of students over a period of decades.C.L.

Now's the time to invest in quantum computing skills

Futurists looking ahead for the types of skills that will be required by future generations have highlighted quantum computing skills as a core requirement for preparing for the next technological wave.

Calls mount for US university president to resign over abuse scandal

Los Angeles - Two hundred professors at one of California's top universities on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the school's president over a widening sexual abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist.

The relentless cycle of school shootings in the United States

Santa Fe - The United States is the only developed country in the world that suffers from a relentless cycle of school shootings, such as the rampage that took yet more lives at a Texas high school on Friday.

Germany loses Holocaust reminder as survivors dwindle

Frankfurt Am Main - Renowned for its relentless confrontation of its Nazi past, Germany's culture of remembrance faces new 21st-Century challenges as survivors of World War II and the Holocaust disappear and far-right politics reemerges.

French university exams halted for hundreds as protests persist

Paris - Hundreds of French students saw their end-of-term exams suspended Monday as protesters blocked access to two universities, the latest in months of demonstrations against the government's plans to introduce more selective admission requirements.
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