Education

Oxford college takes down portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi - 10/01/2017

LONDON (dpa)- A portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed by her British alma mater, according to a statement by St Hugh's College, part of the University of Oxford....

With Wikipedia blocked, Turkish students dread going back to school - 08/27/2017

ISTANBUL, Shabtai Gold (dpa)- Wikipedia has been banned in Turkey for four months. With the school year about to start, both students and teachers worry about the lack of information and how this...

Mosul students return for exams amid devastation - 06/18/2017

MOSUL, IRAQ, Layal Abou Rahal- Amid buildings destroyed by heavy fighting, University of Mosul students are returning to take exams interrupted three years ago when jihadists took control of their...

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...

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at US campuses - 06/13/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, Jocelyne Zablit- A high-profile sex assault case in California reverberating across the globe has prompted soul searching in America and reignited a debate about rape...

Unique Saudi course puts women in vanguard of film study - 03/26/2016

DAMMAM, SAUDI ARABIA, Ian Timberlake- Officially it's not called "filmmaking" because public cinemas are banned in Saudi Arabia. But making movies is exactly what about 150 students -- all of them...
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