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Arts save young Mexicans from crime

Mexico - Ex-drug addict Fernando Rivera lived through hell as a youth from a poor and violent suburb of Mexico City -- until art saved him.Now, aged 24, he smiles as he shows the mask with a skull design that he wears when he creates paintings with a spray-can....

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

Washington - Have you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? Anyone asked you lately who won the US-British war of 1812? Probably not. But have you taken out a loan to purchase a car or a house or go to college? Looked for a job? Got a credit card?

S. Korea unveils controversial state history textbooks

Seoul - South Korea's government on Tuesday unveiled the final version of state-issued school history textbooks despite criticism that they are a throwback to the country's authoritarian past.

One in four US children suffers 'chronic bullying': study

Miami - Nearly one in four US children suffers from chronic bullying at school, a problem that may lead to poor academic performance and low confidence over time, researchers said Monday.

Microsoft, Google battle it out in the playground over school PCs

Microsoft and Google have each announced new rival laptops aimed at classroom customers. Education is increasingly becoming a new frontier of technology and Google's Chromebooks have rapidly developed into a credible threat to Windows machines.

Anger at Croatian school's snub of Anne Frank exhibit

Zagreb - A Croatian school came under fire Tuesday for refusing to display an exhibition on Jewish diarist Anne Frank because it included panels on crimes committed by the country's World War II pro-Nazi regime.

Nearly 400,000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school: UN

Ankara - More than 40 percent of Syrian child refugees are missing out on education in Turkey raising the risk of a "lost generation", UN children's fund UNICEF said Thursday.

China makes war with Japan six years longer

Bejing - China has ordered all schools to teach pupils that its 20th-century war with Japan lasted 14 years rather than eight, the education ministry said Wednesday, to "strengthen patriotic education".

Yemen war claims lives of 1,400 children, says UN

Sanaa - Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said on Wednesday.

11 children wounded in China kindergarten knife attack

Bejing - A man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed 11 children at a kindergarten in southern China on Wednesday, seriously wounding three, state media reported, the latest such attack in recent years.

Bosnia's main university suspends classes during Muslim prayers

Sarajevo - Bosnia's main university will not hold classes during Muslim Friday prayers, prompting criticism from some that it represents a step towards Islamisation.

Berlin outcry over Christmas 'ban' at Istanbul school

Berlin - Berlin voiced outrage Sunday over an alleged decision by a German-backed international school in Istanbul to scrap Christmas festivities, although the claim was swiftly denied in Turkey.

California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

Los Angeles - A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump's election was an "act of terrorism" has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats.

Ukrainian schoolchildren learn to the echoes of shelling

- Two long bells mean children must pack their blankets and clothing and run into a bomb shelter at this dilapidated school on the frontline of Ukraine's smouldering war.

France's Le Pen pledges no schooling for illegal migrants

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part of tough proposals to restrict state services for foreigners.

Bangladesh child labourers toil 64 hours a week: survey

Dhaka - Bangladeshi child labourers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands, a major study said Wednesday.

Sham brokers shatter Nepali students foreign education dreams

Kathmandu - When aspiring chef Bijay Shrestha left Nepal last year for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia his goal was an international degree, work experience, and a chance at a well-paid career.

Eight hurt in car, knife attack on Ohio State campus

Columbus - At least eight people were injured in an apparent car-ramming and knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday, triggering an hours-long lockdown before authorities declared the campus secure.

Turkey reinstates over 6,000 teachers suspended after coup

Ankara - Turkish authorities have reinstated over 6,000 teachers suspended after the July failed coup accused of terror links, the education ministry said on Friday.

In German schools, steep learning curve for refugees and teachers

Hochheim Am Main - For 15-year-old Mustafa, the trickiest part about learning German is knowing when to use the articles der, die or das.

Controversy on campus as Erdogan handpicks Turkey rectors

Istanbul - The direct appointment of university rectors by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since July's failed coup has stirred up tensions on campus and prompted claims of political interference in the education sector.

Thousands protest in Poland against education reforms

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of teachers from all over Poland protested in Warsaw on Saturday against education reforms proposed by the right-wing government that critics say could see thousands of jobs slashed.

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25 mn

New York - US President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud, sparing him the embarrassment of further legal wrangling as he prepares to enter the White House.

In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university degree

- Inside a red-brick building with a tin roof in western Rwanda, a group of young people are hard at work studying for a US-accredited university degree.

In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university degree

- Inside a red-brick building with a tin roof in western Rwanda, a group of young people are hard at work studying for a US-accredited university degree.

Outcry as Pakistan deports teachers linked to Turkish coup suspect

Islamabad - Pakistan's decision to deport dozens of Turkish teachers was "politically-motivated", Amnesty International said Thursday, and sparked small demonstrations in major cities as Turkey's president wrapped up a state visit to the country.

South Korea falls silent for crucial college entrance exam

Seoul - South Korea fell silent Thursday with heavy trucks banned and businesses opening late as more than 600,000 students sat the high-stakes annual college entrance exam that could define their future in the ultra-competitive country.

U.K. schools break data protection laws by using spyware on PCs

Schools across the U.K. are failing to comply with data protection laws by installing specialist "classroom management" software on their computers. The findings were made after civil liberties group Big Brother Watch contacted 1,000 secondary schools.

New language game teaches you 1,000 words in a few hours of play

A new app claims to teach you 1,000 words in a foreign language in just a few hours. It uses a scientifically-proven method of rapidly delivering learning that's been recognised by UNESCO. The game bears little resemblance to a traditional language app.

In Spanish city, adults taught to give kids their space

Pontevedra - For many parents, the thought of letting their offspring walk to school alone is source of much angst. But the Spanish city of Pontevedra has decided to advocate giving children their space.
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