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Luxembourgish makes a comeback, bids for EU approval

Luxembourg - You may not be able to pronounce it or even have heard of it, but Luxembourg's national language Letzebuergesch is making a comeback and fighting for official European Union recognition.

Education workers strike for higher wages in Slovenia

Ljubljana - A one-day strike closed the doors of 95 percent of kindergartens, schools, secondary schools and universities in Slovenia on Wednesday, as employees demanded higher wages and better working conditions.

Russian studying radicalism gets 2.5 years for 'extremist' posts

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a law student writing a thesis on countering radicalism to two and a half years in prison for reposting "extremist" images online.

Strike looms as students arrested in Chad anti-austerity protest

Ndjame - Trade unions in Chad called on Monday for a general strike, as anti-austerity protests grow alongside growing impatience with the regime of President Idriss Deby.

France to overhaul the baccalaureate in tricky school reform

Paris - For over two centuries French students have faced a gruelling rite of passage: the week-long high school exit exam and its infamous philosophical essay, which bedevils college hopefuls with stumpers like "Do we always know what we desire?

Microsoft launches new education PCs and apps from $189

Microsoft's announced a renewed push into the education sector for 2018. The company's launched a new range of Windows 10-powered PCs for the classroom, accompanied by improved software capabilities across its education and productivity suites.

Wave of resignations hits governing Alliance Francaise Foundation

Paris - More than a third of senior administrators at the governing foundation of France's Alliance Francaise, a worldwide network promoting French language and culture, announced on Thursday their resignation over a budgetary spat.

Professor sacked as #MeToo reaches China

Bejing - A professor at a prominent Chinese university has been sacked after a former student's accusations of sexual harassment went viral.

Apple investors call for company to help child device 'addiction'

Two major Apple investors have publicly pressured the company to investigate the impact of its devices on the health of children. Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System collectively control $2 billion of Apple shares.

Pakistan's girl cadets dream of taking power

Mardan - At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity.

Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

Bizerte - In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms.

Friendly 'robocop' helps police in Hungary

Szolnok - A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs."Hi kids!

Boosting student performance with robot learning

Remote learning is a growing means of delivering education. A downside is with student engagement. This can be overcome, according to new research, when robotic assistants are used.

Dogs help children read in Lithuania library

Vilnius - Mona, a black flat-coated retriever, listens intently to eight-year-old Urte as she reads aloud from a children's book while they sit on a red pillow in Lithuania's grand national library in Vilnius.

UK schools go gender neutral to stop bullying

London - With a push from campaigners and some parent groups, more British schools are allowing pupils to explore their gender identities in a bid to be more inclusive and stop bullying.

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.
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