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Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

Pakistan arrests Malala's attackers

Islamabad - The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said on Friday.

With rebels at the door, Ukrainian children start school

Volnovakha - "What are the first words of the Ukrainian anthem?" teacher Yulia Likhoshva asks her students. It is Monday, the first day back at school for children across the country, and Likhoshva is kicking things off with a patriotic lesson on "United Ukraine.

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students

Beijing - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies.

The image that sparked a social media hate campaign in France

This innocent photograph of eight kindergarten children in Paris, posted on the Facebook page of the French Ministry of Education last Monday, has since received a storm of insults and racist comments, because of the children’s skin colour.

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

Chilean students take to the streets again in Santiago

Santiago - Students in Chile are out in force again protesting the slow pace of education reform as thousands of peaceful protesters marched through the capital Santiago yesterday, August 21.

Teens in LA school shooting plot 'wanted to die'

Los Angeles - Two US teenagers arrested on charges of plotting a high-school mass shooting had a "very methodical" plan and wanted to die in the gun battle, police said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Parents cannot protect kids from sex by censoring books

Fremont - "Your Health Today" is at the center of a controversy on how much children should learn about sex from textbooks. While the amount of information it gives is significant, caring parents are a bit misguided in sharing it.

Op-Ed: ACT report reveals need for allowing teachers to fail students

We want our high school academics to be very rigorous. As rigorous as possible. So long as every student passes, that is. And that is why American education is not improving.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

Children of Gaza face struggle to conquer war trauma

Jabaliya - Ask any child in Gaza to do a drawing and the resulting picture is likely to be a house being bombed by a fighter plane.

Op-Ed: New technologies bridge gap between parents and teachers

Most households with children in the United States have no unemployed members, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which means that in a home with two parents, both parents are likely working.

Op-Ed: 35% of U.S. in debt means high school must teach personal finance

With 35 percent of American adults in debt collection, hindering their credit scores, we need all 50 U.S. states to require personal finance, in addition to the usual economics, in the mandatory high school curricula.

Op-Ed: Rise of test-optional college admissions will backfire

With elite women's university Bryn Mawr College joining the ranks of "test-optional" colleges and universities, critics are split on the merits of allowing students to gain admission to universities without submitting either SAT or ACT scores.

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Bangalore - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Many science graduates end up not working in science

A new report finds that most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines. However, students of these subjects have a higher chance of securing employment that other disciplines.

Protests over alleged rape at Indian school

Bangalore - Hundreds of outraged parents stormed a top private school in the Indian city of Bangalore Thursday to protest against the alleged rape of a six-year-old pupil by two staff members, police said.

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.

Op-Ed: The value of failure — What Obama missed at his teacher luncheon

Recently, four teachers sat down with president Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House. They did not tell these men what they needed to hear.

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.

Op-Ed: Common Core Rorschach test — We all hate it in different ways

The American Federation of Teachers, a previous ally of Common Core education, has withdrawn much of its support, meaning the controversial legislation now faces political attacks from both sides of the aisle.

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of pupils

Albi - A primary school in southern France was in shock Friday after a teacher was stabbed to death in front of her young pupils by a student's mother described as having "psychiatric problems".

Interview with Virtual Reality pioneer Mark Bolas Special

Los Angeles - The Director for Mixed Reality Research at USC in Southern California discusses education, self-discovery, and technology at a virtual reality event in Los Angeles.

Op-Ed: Can all parents raise their children as bilingual speakers?

“Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can’t we do it too?” Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the Hollywood stars, rich or celebs, for whom it has become trendy to bring up children to be bilingual.

Senior Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren

According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, 39 percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.

HathiTrust officials win case for fair use of Google books

Millions of books that Google helped scan and compile are now completely legal to read at libraries throughout the United States due to a court ruling.

India's President urges improvement in education sector

Kolkata - India's President Pranab Mukherjee urged the country to improve the education sector, during a function commemorating the birth anniversary of Acharya Satish Chandra Mukherjee, a teacher and educationist of the early 20th century.
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