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Coronavirus' impact on college: Students are undecided

A new report has analyzed data from a survey of both current high school seniors from the class of 2020 and current college students from the class of 2021 or later to gauge the coronavirus' impact on the future of higher education.

Protests, pandemic rob Iraqi students of graduation dreams

Baghdad - It was supposed to be Basma's big year: a degree, language certification and maybe a master's abroad. But local protests and a global pandemic threw the Iraqi student's plans off-course.

Chinese students fleeing virus face uneasy reception back home

Bejing - Chinese students flying home from overseas to escape the coronavirus pandemic face a frosty reception from sections of the public who view them as wealthy, spoiled -- and potentially contaminated.

Use of the Internet is affecting student study skills

The expansion of the Internet has opened up opportunities for knowledge acquisition. But has the Internet decreased motivation with some students and affected mental health in some cases? A new study suggests so.

Coronavirus shutdown: Schools scramble to feed students

With school closures stemming from the novel coronavirus escalating, school leaders across the country must wrestle with another dilemma: if schools shut down, their students may not have access to meals.

Violence as Chile marks Pinera's two years in power

Santiago - Students clashed with riot police in Chile's capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative President Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday.

Student likeability affects academic stress and depression

Pressure in classrooms is intense and students who struggle in school are less liked by their teachers and peers, opening them up to a risk of depression. In addition, a new survey of U.S. students highlights some mental health issues.

International Education Institute involved in major data breach Special

The Institute of International Education, an educational organization that operates 200 leading international scholarship programs, left sections of its database unprotected and open to public search. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix looks into the issue.

In Iraq, protesters in last stand against a former ally

Baghdad - They once stood side by side against tear gas and bullets, protesting together against Iraq's government. But after cleric Moqtada Sadr's followers switched sides, young activists feel vulnerable and betrayed.

LendEDU Report: Data reveals average student loan payment

Using an exclusive dataset that included nearly 150,000 student loan payments, digital finance company LendEDU has determined the average monthly student loan payment by U.S. state.

Iran police disperse student air crash protesters: news agency

Tehran - Iranian police dispersed students chanting "radical" slogans during a Saturday gathering in Tehran to honour the 176 people killed when an airliner was mistakenly shot down, Fars news agency reported.

University rampage sparks new protests across India

New Delhi - Protests were held across India Monday after masked assailants wielding batons and iron rods went on a rampage at a top Delhi university, leaving more than two dozen injured.

Chinese students defiant as university charter cuts 'freedom of thought'

Shanghai - A top Chinese university has removed references to "freedom of thought" from its charter, triggering a rare act of student defiance, while two other institutions added language stressing fealty to President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party.

Man shot dead as Lebanese army disperse protesters

Beirut - A man was shot dead south of Beirut after the army opened fire to disperse protesters blocking roads, Lebanese state media said Wednesday, nearly a month into an unprecedented anti-graft street movement.

Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

Beirut - Banks and schools in Lebanon were closed on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions, nearly a month into an anti-graft street movement.

Students swell Lebanon protest movement

Beirut - Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon Thursday to demand a better future as an unprecedented anti-government protest movement entered its fourth week and continued to spread.

Iraq army declares curfew in Baghdad after student protests

Baghdad - The Iraqi army on Monday announced it would impose an overnight curfew in the capital as students and schoolchildren joined spreading protests to demand an overhaul of the government.

Students join Iraq protests, defying government and parents

Diwaniyah - Students and schoolchildren hit the streets of Baghdad and southern Iraq on Monday to join escalating calls for the government to quit, defying the education minister, legal threats and even their parents.

Op-Ed: Australian international student scandal – No English, big money

Sydney - You’d think it’d be common sense for international students coming to Australia to have a good working knowledge of English. Not so, apparently. A lot of students are getting student visas, with inadequate English, and they're not doing well.

Q&A: Universities need to prioritize protecting students' data Special

Many education institutions have suffered from major data breaches. Such breaches affect the personal identifiable information of students. This places a responsibility on academia to do more to protect students' data, explains a leading expert.

Tears, fear as Russian students jailed over opposition protests

Moscow - In a court on the outskirts of Moscow, fellow students of Yegor Zhukov started weeping as he delivered a speech via a video link from jail."I don't know if I'll become free myself," he said, "but Russia definitely will.

Chinese students Down Under 'wedged' by politics back home

Sydney - Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence.It has become what one Chinese student calls the "dreaded question".

Average U.S. student debt rises to $28,565 per person

LendEDU has published its fourth annual 'Student Loan Debt by School by State Report' that lists the average student debt per borrower figures at nearly 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities throughout the country. This shows a rise in debt rates.

Anger and sorrow on Khartoum streets after teenagers killed

Khartoum - With school bags on their backs and Sudanese flags in their hands, hundreds of pupils marched in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday to denounce the killing of teenage protesters.

Anne Frank's stepsister meets with California teens in swastika picture

Los Angeles - The stepsister of Anne Frank met privately on Thursday with a group of high school students in California who were photographed giving the Nazi salute while standing around a swastika made of red cups.

Students at Algiers rally say 'No' to Bouteflika 5th term

Alger - Hundreds of students from universities across Algeria on Tuesday marched in the capital to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to run for a fifth term in April elections.

Algeria students demonstrate against 5th term for Bouteflika

Alger - Thousands of students Tuesday joined a growing protest movement in Algeria against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, with rallies in and around the capital and other cities.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

Ottawa - A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

A year after US school massacre, gun control remains elusive

Miami - On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida and slaughtered 17 people.

Best and worst banks for student loans in the U.S.

Analysts LendEDU have released two reports that have assessed the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database for 2018. This is in relation to student loans in the U.S., considering intuitions assessed as ‘best’ and ‘worst’.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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