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Turkey 'restricts' Facebook, Twitter at schools

Istanbul - Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Can our toys make us healthier?

Where do you learn to be healthy? Apparently not in American schools. While general literacy rates are strong, public health literacy rates are lagging.

French students just couldn't 'cope' with this English exam

French students taking a baccalaureate English exam have petitioned online after they were stumped by a question that centred around the word "coping" which many did not know. It follows the Edexcel Maths fiasco in the UK earlier this month.

Reformist Iranian minister survives impeachment vote

Tehran - Iran's parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday against impeaching the education minister, in a victory for President Hassan Rouhani over hardliners.

Malala presses World Bank, UN to set goals on education

Washington - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged the World Bank and UN on Monday to raise the focus of education in their new millenium goals.

Rot could be to blame for U.S. balcony tragedy: Report

Los Angeles - Dry rot and overcrowding could be responsible for the collapse of a balcony at a California apartment building, sending six young Irish nationals plummeting to their deaths, media reports said Wednesday.

Ireland mourns balcony death students

Dublin - The Irish national flag flew at half mast and parliament was suspended Wednesday in tribute to the six young people who died when an apartment balcony collapsed during a 21st birthday party in California.

Pakistan's struggle to rein in rogue seminaries

Islamabad - Pakistan pledged to crack down on religious seminaries suspected of fostering extremism following a Taliban school massacre in December that left more than 130 children dead, but the move faces stiff resistance from conservatives.

Six Irish killed in California balcony collapse

Los Angeles - Six Irish nationals died in the early hours of Tuesday when an apartment balcony collapsed in the California university town of Berkeley, authorities said.At least seven people were injured, with some in critical condition, local media reported.

Kazakh man attempts to sit exam dressed as his girlfriend

A male student in Kazakhstan tried to help his girlfriend pass an important exam - by wearing a dress, wig and blouse, and trying to take the test for her.

Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship.

Brazil sets 20 percent quota for black judges

Bras - Brazil has moved to correct a huge racial imbalance in its judiciary, reserving 20 percent of future judgeships for candidates who are black or of mixed race.

Sesame Street improves a child's school readiness

Research conducted by two economics professors suggests that Sesame Street has a positive effect on children's academic achievement.

German woman, 102, gets doctorate 77 yrs after Nazis blocked her

Hamburg - A 102-year-old woman received her doctorate from a German university Tuesday -- nearly 80 years after the Nazis prevented her sitting the final exam to officially obtain it. Pediatric expert Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was presented with her Ph.D.

Famed Soviet children's camp in Crimea reopens

Simferopol - It was once the summer destination for the brightest and best of Soviet children but it slipped into disuse and decay after the Socialist empire crumbled.

Op-Ed: Museums - Overcoming the barriers that prevent access to culture Special

San Francisco - It started with a story on an exhibit at the Oakland Art Museum in California, but it led to a bigger issue than the Pacific Islander's cultural heritage and what it means to people today. Digital Journal has a conversation with art critic, Nancy Ewart.

French minister warns against 'militant secularity'

Paris - France's education minister on Monday warned against "militant secularity" in a country where a long-standing ban on veils, Jewish kippahs and other religious signs in schools continues to cause controversy.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

U.S. spelling bee ends in a tie — again

Oxon Hill - The world's premier spelling bee ended in a tie in the U.S. for a second year in a row after an intense 10-round showdown between two young contestants who tackled some of the English language's most obscure words.

U.S. indicts 15 Chinese in university cheating scam

New York - The United States has indicted 15 people from China with fraud and conspiracy over a four-year scam to fake entry tests into American universities in what campaigners warn is a wider problem.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons Thursday to disperse stone-throwing students protesting what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Vienna - Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.

Teachers strike in France to protest school reforms

Paris - Teachers in France went on strike Tuesday to protest against a proposed reform of secondary education that has become a bitter battleground for one of the country's rising political stars.

Two students shot dead at Chile protest: Police

Santiago - Two students were shot dead Thursday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso when protests against President Michelle Bachelet's education reform efforts turned violent, police said.

Microsoft announces there will be seven editions of Windows 10

Ahead of its launch this summer, Microsoft has revealed what different editions of Windows 10 will be offered at release. This time around there will be six desktop builds with pricing to suit while the variant for smartphones will be "Windows 10 Mobile".

Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

New York - Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.

Russian court upholds firing of teacher for being gay

Saint Petersburg - A Russian court has thrown out a complaint from a gay teacher in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg against her dismissal for "immoral" behaviour, a gay rights advocacy group said Thursday.

Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

Melbourne - An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity".

Ex-Italian premier Enrico Letta quits parliament

Rome - Former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta announced Sunday he will resign from parliament for a job heading up the international affairs school at the elite Sciences-Po university in Paris.

Millions of Middle East children out of school, UN warns

Birut - Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the UN children's agency warned Wednesday.
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