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Marxist Minds: At Party School, China grooms future leaders

Bejing - In a secretive school in China's capital rows of students face a giant video projection of Xi Jinping, making careful notes on the lecture on their leader's guiding principles.

S. Korean opposition promotes women's rights... by dropping shorts

Seoul - An event to promote women's rights in South Korea featuring female opposition party supporters pulling down their shorts has drawn widespread criticism, with many saying the stunt revealed a patriarchal culture in the party and Korean society generally...

France launches trial of Macron's new national service for teens

Paris - Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers Sunday began trialling a new national service, a pet project of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Bhutan to double teacher pay

Thimphu - In many countries teachers have a rough time but not in Bhutan, the small Himalayan kingdom famous for striving for Gross National Happiness, where their pay is being doubled.

Hungary scientists 'alarmed' at planned government takeover

Budapest - Hungary's top scientific body warned Wednesday that a planned takeover of research institutes by Prime Minister Viktor Orban "threatens" academic freedom and provides an "alarming" blueprint for other EU governments to follow.

US says it welcomes Chinese for 'legitimate' studies

Washington - The United States said Monday it was committed to welcoming Chinese nationals for "legitimate" studies but acknowledged increased visa scrutiny after Beijing warned its students of risks.

US defends welcome to students as China warns of risk

Washington - The United States said Monday it was committed to welcoming Chinese nationals for "legitimate" studies but acknowledged increased visa scrutiny after Beijing warned its students of risks.

US spelling bee ends in historic eight-way tie

Oxon Hill - The world's premier spelling bee has ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie after hours of intense competition among American youngsters tackling some of the English language's most obscure words.

Illiterate to author: ageing S. Koreans embrace written word

Suncheon - Hyper-wired South Korea is the world's 11th-largest economy, one of its most technologically advanced countries, and the first to launch a nationwide 5G network.

Life lessons for S. Korea's octogenarian school pupils

Suncheon - When the tune of "Twinkle twinkle little star" plays in her South Korean classroom octogenarian pupil Nam Yang-soon sings along with classmates more than 70 years her junior.

World must do all 'humanly possible' on climate change: Merkel

Cambridge - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the world to do "everything humanly possible" to combat climate change and pledged to do her part.

Tens of thousands protest in Brazil over education cuts

Bras - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities in Brazil on Thursday for a second nationwide demonstration in as many weeks over the government's plan to slash education spending.

Thousands protest in Brazil over education cuts

Bras - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Brazil's capital Thursday following calls for a second nationwide demonstration in as many weeks over the government's plan to slash education spending.

Bangladesh madrasas told to appoint women mentors after murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh has ordered state-funded Islamic seminaries to appoint female mentors to prevent violence against women and children, an official said Thursday, after at least 16 people were charged with the horrific murder of a teenage student.

Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

Kabul - The number of attacks on schools in Afghanistan nearly tripled last year, UNICEF said Tuesday, cutting children's access to education amid worsening security in the war-torn nation.

Muslims seek voice in changing Uzbekistan

Tashkent - Uzbek student Luiza Muminjonova wanted to work in the country's booming Islamic tourism sphere but last year she was expelled from a university in the capital Tashkent.

Girls need role models if we’re going to close the gender gap

Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code Canada Programs Coordinator Kathryn Semogas share their perspective on the need for role models in tech for the next generation.

Austrian MPs approve headscarf ban in primary schools

Vienna - Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.

'Our role model' — Palestinians mock Abbas booklet

Ramallah - A booklet promoted by the Palestinian education ministry hailing president Mahmud Abbas has received criticism and mockery online, prompting the government to stress it is not an official text.

Lessons from the first lady? Brigitte Macron to return to classroom

Paris - French first lady Brigitte Macron, a career-long teacher, is set to return to the classroom in a new chain of adult training colleges that she is helping set up.

Q&A: Virtual reality is reshaping workplace learning Special

To deliver high performing teams, effective workplace learning is required. One means to do this, exploiting new technology, is to apply immersive media technology for corporate training. The founder of a new company explains more.

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health and education

Atenas - Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.

Student killed in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Eight students wounded in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - At least eight teenaged students were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, police said, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Hundreds protest Bolsonaro's public education funding cuts

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of students and professors protested against public education funding cuts outside a military high school in Brazil on Monday where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was attending a ceremony.

Chinese family say they were scammed over $6.5mn Stanford payment

Fpo - The mother of a Chinese student admitted Friday she paid $6.5 million to the man at the heart of a US college admission scandal but said she was duped into believing the sum was a charitable donation.

Dozens wounded as police break up Morocco teacher protest

Rabat - Over 70 demonstrators were left wounded Thursday after Moroccan police used water cannon to disperse a rally in the capital by thousands of contract teachers protesting over their employment terms.Teachers chanting "Social justice!

South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

Cape Town - Black-and-white pictures were projected onto the wall of a South African classroom and gospel music played evocatively in the background.The pictures told a chilling tale: Angry protesters. Policemen beating crowds. Corpses lying scattered on the road....

End of the road for ENA, France's elite training school?

Paris - Both admired and loathed as the training ground for France's political leaders, the Ecole Nationale d'Administration will learn Thursday whether it is to be scrapped by President Emmanuel Macron for being a symbol of out-dated elitism.

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health and education

Atenas - Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.
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