Education

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....

1,400 India school teachers resign in fake degree probe - 07/04/2015

PATNA, INDIA- Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday. More...

Eight Malala shooting suspects acquitted: Pakistan officials - 06/06/2015

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN- Eight of the 10 men reportedly convicted and jailed for attempting to murder Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai were actually cleared, officials said Friday. The...

British ex-PM Brown in UN appeal for Syrian students - 05/27/2015

BEIRUT, LEBANON- British ex-prime minister Gordon Brown launched an appeal Tuesday in his role as UN education envoy to raise $100 million in aid for Syrian students who have taken refuge in Lebanon....

Rallies after school student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute - 05/22/2015

SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSES, FRANCE- Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support...

New York's Empire State lights up for Nigeria missing girls - 04/15/2015

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- New York's Empire State building was lit up in red and purple Tuesday in honor of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants one year ago. The edifice was...

Turkish students find novel ways to counter mosque plans - 04/11/2015

ISTANBUL, TURKEY- From calling for a Buddhist temple to a place of worship for Jedis, Turkish students have found a novel way to oppose controversial plans to build mosques on their campuses in the...

Mickey & math: Disney unveils learning apps - 12/05/2014

LOS ANGELES, US- Disney unveiled a portfolio of learning apps for young children on Thursday, harnessing the appeal of iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy to subjects like...

Rape, racism claims rattle top Brazil university - 11/18/2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL- The medicine faculty of Brazil's prestigious University of Sao Paulo (USP) faces allegations of sexual and racist abuse, it said Monday, as a prosecutor looked into eight further...

Egypt clamps down on campuses over new unrest fears - 10/22/2014

CAIRO, EGYPT, Abdelhalim Abdallah- As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses...
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