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Six killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police

Paris - At least six children were killed when a school minibus crashed into a truck in western France on Thursday, police said, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two youngsters dead.

13 million pupils in OECD nations 'failing at 15': Report

Paris - Around 13 million pupils in OECD countries have failed to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the time they reach 15, according to a new study released by the think-tank on Wednesday.

French purists vexed at demise of circumflex

Paris - French linguistic purists voiced online anger Thursday at the loss of one of their favourite accents -- the pointy little "circumflex" hat that sits on top of certain vowels.

One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEF

Ginebra - Some 250 million children -- one in nine children worldwide -- live in countries affected by violent conflicts, UNICEF lamented Tuesday, saying it needed nearly $3.0 billion this year to help the most vulnerable of them.

Pakistan's thin red line: Armed teachers in classrooms

Peshawar - Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun."This is an M20 pistol," he said.

Pakistan university attackers vow to target schools in new video

Islamabad - The Taliban faction behind a massacre at a university in northwest Pakistan this week issued a video message Friday vowing to target schools throughout the country, calling them "nurseries" for people who challenge Allah's law.

Erdogan warns Turkey academics they will pay price over petition

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on academics who criticised his policies in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, warning they would pay a price after falling into a "pit of treachery".

Refugees face qualifications hurdle in search for work in Germany

Frankfurt - From an economic point of view, it all seemed to make sense. There are hundreds of thousands of job vacancies waiting to be filled in Germany and 1.5 million refugees arriving in Europe's biggest economy since 2012, many of whom are looking for work.

Hong Kong students skip classes to protest at 'pro-Beijing' appointment

Hong Kong - Students protested on the campus of Hong Kong's leading university Wednesday after a pro-Beijing official was appointed to a senior role, as fears grow of increasing political interference in education.

New Jersey schools evacuate over bomb, shooting threat

New York - US authorities on Tuesday evacuated at least nine schools in New Jersey after receiving a bomb and shooting threat, a sheriff office's spokesman said.

UK steps up counter-extremism push despite Muslim concern

London - Britain's government backed schools that want to ban Muslim women and girls from wearing full-face veils as it ramped up efforts Tuesday to counter the appeal of groups such as Islamic State (IS).

Top Chinese university hacked by IS infiltrator: Reports

Bejing - A hacker proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group infiltrated the internal network of one of China's top universities to display images of masked and mounted militants, reports said Monday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi bemoans youth 'wasting time' online

Yangon - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people "wasting time" on computer games and social networking.

Turkey detains academics over 'pro-Kurdish' petition

Istanbul - Turkish police detained at least 18 academics who signed a petition criticising a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, triggering new alarm about freedom of expression in the country.

Teacher claims city fired her for lesson on 1989 park jogger case

New York - A former New York City high school teacher says she was fired for teaching students about the 1989 Central Park jogger case in which five African American and Latino teens were wrongfully imprisoned for years.

Protests in Hong Kong over 'pro-Beijing' university appointment

Hong Kong - Large crowds protested in Hong Kong on Sunday after a pro-Beijing official was appointed to a senior role at the main university, as fears grow over what critics see as political interference in the city's education system.

Israel disqualifies novel on Arab-Jewish love from curriculum

Jerusalem - Israel's education ministry has disqualified a book depicting a love story between an Israeli and a Palestinian from school curriculums, prompting an outcry from cultural figures.

Christmas cards in Brazil, for those who can't write

S - Roberia Lima dos Santos steps timidly up to the counter and asks in a tiny voice if this is the place where they write letters."I want to wish my son a merry Christmas and tell him I won't be able to visit him in prison," says the Brazilian woman.

Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children's homework

Ukraine - For Oksana Boiko's children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine.

Tajikistan bans Christmas trees, decorations in schools

Dushanbe - Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.

Boko Haram keeps a million children out of school: UNICEF

Lagos - The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than one million children out of school, the UN children's agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.

U.S. school district closed due to threat of violence

Washington - Authorities in the northeastern US city of Nashua said they ordered schools closed on Monday following a threat, less than a week after Los Angeles city officials took a similar decision.

Los Angeles shuts public schools over 'credible' threat

Los Angeles - The city of Los Angeles shut down all public schools on Tuesday after receiving a "credible" electronic threat targeting the country's second-largest education district and its 640,000 students.

Bullfighting in Spain — Is the allure fading?

Madrid - Aspiring young matador Angel Tellez pays little mind to Spain's animal rights activists driving a move to abolish the country's legendary bullfights, lauded by aficionados as an "art" form loftier than sport.

Palestinian refugee thrives at Britain's poshest school

Windsor - Wearing a white tie and coattails, Ammar Mustapha sits near the manicured grounds of Britain's most prestigious school, a world away from the Palestinian refugee camps he grew up in Syria and Lebanon.

China signs law easing 'hukuo' social registration system

Bejing - China will loosen some restrictions on the free movement of workers within the country, long stymied by registration papers that limit access to critical social services, state media reported Saturday, although the new rules may leave many out in the c...

U.S. military college suspends cadets over 'KKK uniforms'

Washington - A prestigious military college in the United States suspended eight students and launched an investigation after photos emerged of cadets posing in all-white outfits reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan, an official said.

US justices seem skeptical of race-, ethnicity-linked admissions

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on Wednesday on the thorny issue of whether race and ethnicity can be used in deciding college admissions -- a decades-old practice known in the United States as "affirmative action.

Google Chromebooks now 50% of all education PCs, nobody sure how

Google's Chromebook laptops may not be the most popular devices in general but their low cost and lightweight form-factor are making them a winning solution for education. Half of all computers in U.S. classrooms are now Chromebooks.

Chinese lesbian takes government to court over textbooks

Bejing - A Chinese lesbian on Tuesday took the government to court over textbooks describing homosexuality as a "psychological disorder", a landmark case in a country where discrimination remains common.
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