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Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

Nairobi - Tanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. "I give money for a student to study for free.

Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

Nairobi - Tanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. "I give money for a student to study for free.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Norway to ban full-face Muslim veil in all schools

Oslo - The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers.

Puerto Rico crisis hits public education -- a way out for the poor

San Juan - Beraliz Germocen still can't believe she won a scholarship to the University of Puerto Rico, but her dream school has been closed by weeks of student strikes, threatening her ticket out of poverty.

Soros's baby, Orban's enemy: the Central European University

Budapest - The Central European University, co-founded by billionaire George Soros after the fall of communism to help eastern and central Europe's transition to democracy, is in the crosshairs of Hungary's government.

Op-Ed: U.K. election 2017: What do the parties say about education?

London - A hotly discussed topic during the run-up to the British General Election is education, both at school age and for further and higher education (up to university level). As with many other issues, there are key policy differences.

Croatians protest stalled education reforms

Zagreb - More than 20,000 people protested Thursday in Croatia's capital Zagreb against stalled education reforms and the influence of Church-backed groups promoting conservative values in the school curriculum.

Hungary defies EU on law threatening Soros-founded university

Budapest - Hungary will not change a controversial higher education law a government official said Thursday, despite an EU threat of legal action over fears it targets a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Apple launches coding course for high school and college students

Apple has launched a new app development course aimed at teaching high school and college students to create fully-fledged mobile products in its Swift programming language. The full-year course delivers all the basics required to create a complete app.

Conservatives flex Trump-era might on US campuses

Boston - US universities are often bastions of progressive Democrats, but Donald Trump's election has spurred a growing number of conservative students to step out of the shadows and become increasingly vocal.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Babies with engaged fathers learn faster

London - Babies with involved fathers during the first few months of life learn faster, a new study into the psychology of early learning has found.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Alone in Maiduguri: the orphans of Boko Haram

Maiduguri - After a night on the streets, the pack of young boys move into Maiduguri's abandoned amusement park in the early morning to play on the broken-down rides.

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have said 66 of the country's universities were affected by the global ransomware attack, but have rejected reports of widespread damage in higher-education computer systems as "malicious" hype.

Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Moscow - Russian student Sergei Chaikovsky was expecting an ordinary history lesson when he entered the classroom at his high school in Siberia.

EU official angers Hungary with 'anti-Semitism' charge

Budapest - Hungary told European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans to quit on Friday after he was quoted suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's animosity towards billionaire George Soros was driven by anti-Semitism.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Microsoft goes after classrooms with $189 'Windows 10 S' laptops

Microsoft has announced a new version of Windows 10 designed to compete directly with Google's Chromebooks. Aimed at classroom environments and younger users, Windows 10 S is a cut-down Windows that only supports apps from the Windows Store.

Op-Ed: Trump stupid quote of the day: 'Why was there the Civil War?'

This writer nearly choked on her coffee after listening to audio of President Trump's interview with a conservative news site that aired Monday morning. My biggest take on the interview was Trump's ignorance of American history.

Hungary's Orban defiant on education law despite allies concerns

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Saturday that no agreement had been reached over a controversial higher education law that could close down a Budapest university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary's Orban accepts EU rights demands: party

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told concerned allies in the EU's powerful centre-right political group that he will quickly meet EU rights demands over a controversial education law, the group said Saturday.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Pitesti - Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Stanford backtracks on Trump photo for sex assault conference

Los Angeles - Stanford University has backed down in a months-long row with one of its professors over the use of a photo of President Donald Trump for a flyer promoting a conference on sexual assault.
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