Education

Malala does not want to be remembered as the Taliban girl - 07/15/2013

UNITED NATIONS- Pakistan teenager Malala Yousafzai said Saturday that she does not want to be known as the girl the Taliban tried to kill but as "the girl who struggled for her rights." A day after...

Hamas same sex schools ban takes effect: minister - 04/02/2013

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories- A law banning same sex schooling in the Gaza Strip has entered into force, education minister for Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory, said on Monday. The...

Madonna school-building claim rubbished - 01/18/2013

BLANTYRE, Malawi- Malawi education authorities on Thursday challenged a claim by American pop queen Madonna that her charity last year built 10 new schools in the poor southern African nation. "The...

Pakistan's Malala leaves hospital to await surgery - 01/06/2013

LONDON, Katy Lee- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been temporarily discharged while she awaits surgery, the British hospital...

Somali educator of uprooted women wins UN refugee award - 09/18/2012

The former refugee, who returned to her war-torn homeland in 1995 and four years later created the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development for others uprooted by Somalia's persistent...

Harvard probes mass exam cheating - 08/31/2012

NEW YORK- As many as 125 students at Harvard University are being probed for allegedly cheating in a final exam at the elite institution, administrators said Thursday. The official university site...

Mexico seeks to end sect's school blockade - 08/26/2012

MORELIA, Mexico- Some 300 Mexican children may be forced to go to school outside their "New Jerusalem" community because a sect has blocked access since the school year started this week. Seeking to...

Harvard again tops China university survey - 08/15/2012

SHANGHAI- A ranking of the world's top schools compiled by a Chinese university has put Harvard first for the tenth year, in a list dominated by US institutions. The rankings of the world's top 500...

Canada students again protest tuition hikes - 07/23/2012

MONTREAL- About 15,000 Canadian students protested in Montreal on Sunday against rising tuition costs, with an eye toward rallying supporters against Quebec Premier Jean Charest in expected...

Aussie, 97, becomes 'world's oldest graduate' - 05/04/2012

SYDNEY- A 97-year-old retired Australian dentist was to receive his masters degree in clinical science on Friday in what Southern Cross University said could make him the world's oldest new graduate....
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