Education

Bilingual education in US in its infancy, but growing - 06/03/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, Javier Tovar- "Brazil, with a 'z' or an 's'?" asks a girl. "In Spanish, it's with an 's,' in English with a 'z,'" another kid answers. Just another day in a bilingual...

Refugees-turned-language teachers learn new life - 05/01/2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, CAROLA SOLÉ- When Hadi Bakkour fled Syria's civil war, he lost almost everything except one precious gift that gave him new life on the other side of the world: his language....

In Romania, Latin holds out - 04/29/2017

PITESTI, ROMANIA, Mihaela Rodina- Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe....

Coursera online university classes go to work - 09/01/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- Online education leader Coursera took aim Wednesday at workplaces with a version of its platform tailored for advancing employee careers and skills. Coursera for...

HRW urges Jordan to get more Syrian children into school - 08/17/2016

AMMAN, JORDAN- Human Rights Watch urged Jordan on Tuesday to ease access to education for thousands of un-schooled Syrian refugee children ahead of the new academic year starting in September. More...

Palestinian leader bids to woo striking teachers back to work - 03/13/2016

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES- Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas pledged on Saturday to improve conditions for teachers whose three-week-old strike has closed several schools in the...

US Scout troop balances Muslim faith, American values - 01/18/2016

GETTYSBURG, UNITED STATES, Léo Mouren- In a bus taking them to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- site of the US Civil War's most famous battle -- the members of Boy Scout Troop 114 are all ears. "Listen up...

De Klerk attacks plan to remove Rhodes statue from Oxford college - 12/27/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Mohammed Abbas- South Africa's last white president, F. W. de Klerk, on Saturday criticised a campaign to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from an Oxford...

Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children's homework - 12/24/2015

ZAYTSEVE, UKRAINE, Yulia Silina- For Oksana Boiko's children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine. But the frontline in the...

400,000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey: HRW - 11/09/2015

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Tanya Willmer- More than 400,000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a...
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