Education

Daily pot use sends school hopes up in smoke: study - 09/10/2014

PARIS- Teenagers under 17 who use cannabis daily are 60 percent less likely to complete high school or get a degree than peers who have never taken the drug, researchers said on Wednesday. They are...

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of pupils - 07/05/2014

ALBI, Loic Vennin- A primary school in southern France was in shock Friday after a teacher was stabbed to death in front of her young pupils by a student's mother described as having "psychiatric...

British firms seeking more Mandarin speakers: survey - 06/22/2014

LONDON- British firms are increasingly seeking workers who can speak Mandarin, Britain's biggest employers' organisation said Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found that while...

China leads BRICS nations in higher education: survey - 06/18/2014

BEIJING- Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey said on Wednesday, despite problems including restrictions on academic...

'Organised campaign' to impose Islam in UK schools - 06/10/2014

LONDON, Alice Ritchie- Conservative Muslim school leaders in Britain's second city of Birmingham conducted an "organised campaign" to impose faith-based ideology on their pupils, Education Secretary...

Seoul education chief hopeful unfit for post: daughter - 06/05/2014

SEOUL- The frontrunner in Wednesday's election to be Seoul's education supremo has had his campaign rocked by his own daughter accusing him of being a negligent father unfit to hold the office. With...

Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile - 05/28/2014

SANTIAGO- A group of students discovered a 7,000-year-old mummy during a trip to northern Chile, local media reported Monday. La Tercera newspaper reported that the find was made by chance Saturday...

Student killed in Cairo university clashes - 05/21/2014

CAIRO- A student was killed and another wounded Tuesday when supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police clashed outside Cairo University, the health ministry said. Engineering...

Thousands of teachers protest Mexico education law - 09/12/2013

MEXICO CITY- Thousands of teachers demonstrated in Mexico City and some scuffled with police keeping them away from President Enrique Pena Nieto's residence, one day after he signed a controversial...

Study casts light on 'hook-up culture' on US campuses - 08/14/2013

Martin Monto and Anna Carey compared responses from 18-to-25-year-olds who attended at least one year of university in 1988-1996 to data from their counterparts in 2002-2010. Using data from the...
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