Education

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...

Michelle Obama arrives in Qatar for education trip - 11/02/2015

DOHA, QATAR- Michelle Obama arrived Monday in Qatar on the opening stage of her first solo Middle East tour, where she is expected to call for addressing "cultural beliefs" obstructing girl's...

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN - 09/03/2015

AMMAN, JORDAN- More than 13 million children are being denied education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they can't return to...

1,500 schools damaged or destroyed in Iraq's Anbar - 08/04/2015

BAGHDAD, IRAQ- More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict in Iraq's troubled Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday. Anbar is Iraq's largest province....
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