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European rights watchdog raps Ukraine's language law

Kiev - A European rights watchdog ruled on Friday that Ukraine's new law requiring state schools teach older children almost entirely in Ukrainian might be discriminatory.

Two teens killed in US school shooting, attacker dead: police

Los Angeles - Two teens were killed in a shooting at their high school in the southwestern US state of New Mexico on Thursday, police said, adding that the assailant was dead.The attack took place at Aztec High School, New Mexico State Police said on Twitter.

Turkey opens 'terror' trial of academics over peace petition

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday began the hugely controversial trial of a group of academics charged with terror offences for signing a petition calling for peace in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.

Turkey opens 'terror' trial of academics over peace petition

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday began a hugely controversial trial against a group of academics charged with terror offences for signing a petition almost two years ago calling for peace in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.

Beijing probes officials over daycare 'needle' scandal

Bejing - Three Beijing education officials are under investigation for "lack of supervision" at a local kindergarten where allegations that children were abused with needles sparked national outrage, authorities said.

Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police

Bejing - A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage.

French international schools strike over cuts

Paris - Teachers at many of France's international schools, a symbol of French soft power around the world, went on strike Monday over planned cuts to budgets and staffing.

Two detained in China kindergarten abuse scandal

Bejing - Two women allegedly involved in a scandal at a Beijing kindergarten have been detained, police said Saturday, after outrage over the incident sparked a probe into schools nationwide.

Google announces £1m investment in U.K. computing lessons

Google has announced it will provide £1m to train U.K. computer science teachers. The grant will support the U.K. government's £100m initiative to improve computer science education in the country, where only 11 percent of school pupils take the subject

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

Kabul - Afghanistan's first graduates in women's studies donned caps and gowns on Sunday to collect their unusual qualifications in the patriarchal country.

New technology set to change Swedish education

A major contract has been awarded in Sweden to the company Arcusys for its Valamis Learning Experience Platform, which is a digital based approach to learning, training and education. The Valamis platform is used by many businesses.

Greek PM meets Afghan pupil attacked over flag row

Atenas - Greece's prime minister received on Saturday an Afghan boy whose home in Athens was attacked days after a dispute over his right to carry the Greek flag during a national parade.

Kim portraits and death threats: Life at a North Korean school in Japan

Toukyo - Portraits of North Korea's late leaders hang proudly in the classrooms of the Korean High School in Tokyo, where the recent surge in tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme have seen faculty and staff subjected to death threats.

French university shake-up broaches selection taboo

Paris - France unveiled a billion-euro plan Monday to shake up its flagging universities that includes steps towards academic selection -- long a taboo issue in a country of "education for all".

Chinese universities start 'Xi Thought' institutes

Bejing - Xi Jinping Thought will now be taught, researched and promoted in universities across China, ensuring that the leader's eponymous philosophy is implanted in students' hearts and minds.

Hong Kong schools in 'brainwashing' row over China speech

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong government was accused of "brainwashing" on Thursday after it suggested schools broadcast to students a live address by a Beijing official visiting the city.

Armenia's plans on teaching Russian raise fears of Moscow influence

Yerevan - Armenia plans to increase teaching Russian in schools in a move that has sparked widespread concerns that Moscow's influence is growing in the ex-Soviet state.

'Choose kindness,' Melania Trump tells schoolkids

Chicago - Donald Trump's detractors may label him one of the world's most powerful bullies, but that did not discourage America's first lady from championing the fight against bullying at a Detroit area school on Monday.

Russian minister keeps doctorate despite plagiarism claims

Moscow - Russia's conservative culture minister will be allowed to keep his doctorate in medieval history, the country's top academic body ruled Friday, despite widespread accusations of plagiarism and inaccuracy.

Turkish pupils go to school under shadow of political row

Ankara - A radically changed curriculum. Teachers who vanished from one year to the next. And a greater emphasis on religion.

France treads fine line teaching religion in secular schools

Paris - In a secular state bruised by a string of jihadist attacks, religious education is a sensitive subject. But in recent years, France has cautiously begun developing religious education in schools.

UAE boosts prestige of trades with world competition

Abu Dhabi - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates, seeking to elevate the prestige of vocational skills among its youth, this week hosted a global trades competition -- the first in the Middle East.

Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

Sanaa - Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive."The future of 4.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded uni year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded university year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Bulgaria's tough test in bringing Roma back to school

Plovdiv - Small armies of teachers, social workers and police officers are swarming across Bulgaria to carry out a Herculean task -- convince tens of thousands of Roma parents to send their children to school.

Automation could take almost 40 percent of young workers' jobs

Automation could displace almost 40 percent of young workers over the next 15 years, according to research by PwC. People aged between 16 and 24 in the U.S. are the most at risk but there are also concerns over a lack of homegrown STEM talent in the UK.

Interview: The state of video in education Special

Video is being increasing used as a medium for teaching. One of the leading providers of video technology is Kaltura. We spoke with from Michal Tsur, Kaltura's Co-Founder, President, and General Manager of Enterprise & Learning, to find out more.

Nepal's newly-retired 'living goddess' starts school

Kathmandu - Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign.

Dutch primary school teachers go on mass strike for better wages

Den Haag - Tens of thousands of Dutch primary teachers went on a day's strike Thursday to demand better wages and a reduced workload, closing schools across one of the world's most literate countries.Carrying placards saying "Teachers are furious" and "Pay up!
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