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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.

Op-Ed: ACT report reveals need for allowing teachers to fail students

We want our high school academics to be very rigorous. As rigorous as possible. So long as every student passes, that is. And that is why American education is not improving.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

Children of Gaza face struggle to conquer war trauma

Jabaliya - Ask any child in Gaza to do a drawing and the resulting picture is likely to be a house being bombed by a fighter plane.

Op-Ed: New technologies bridge gap between parents and teachers

Most households with children in the United States have no unemployed members, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which means that in a home with two parents, both parents are likely working.

Op-Ed: 35% of U.S. in debt means high school must teach personal finance

With 35 percent of American adults in debt collection, hindering their credit scores, we need all 50 U.S. states to require personal finance, in addition to the usual economics, in the mandatory high school curricula.

Op-Ed: Rise of test-optional college admissions will backfire

With elite women's university Bryn Mawr College joining the ranks of "test-optional" colleges and universities, critics are split on the merits of allowing students to gain admission to universities without submitting either SAT or ACT scores.

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Bangalore - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Many science graduates end up not working in science

A new report finds that most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines. However, students of these subjects have a higher chance of securing employment that other disciplines.
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Paul Golden shares his expert advice on teaching children and teens to be financially literate
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