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Children return to school in Ebola-affected regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa/ Congo/ 17.09.2019/ Source: www.unicef.org. Schools have reopened for an estimated two million children living in communities affected by the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “Ebola has had a devastating and disruptive impact on families and communities here,” said UNICEF Representative in the DRC Edouard Beigbeder. “Ensuring that these children […]

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To create an immigrant-friendly Japan, start with education reform

Asia/ Japan/ 17.09.2019/ Source: www.japantimes.co.jp. The Japanese economy has been suffering in part because of an aging population, resulting in an extreme shortage of young labor. To compensate, Japan has begun actively allowing in foreign workers. Government data released in April 2019 show that the number of resident foreigners hit a record high of 2.22 […]

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China makes great leaps in education over 70 years

Asia/ China/ 16.09.2019/ Source: www.xinhuanet.com. China has made great leaps in developing basic and higher education over the past 70 years as the country endeavors to improve its comprehensive strength. In the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, the illiteracy rate in the country stood at 80 percent. Today […]

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LGBT lesson protests hijacked by religious extremists, MPs say

By: Nazia Parveen. Schools described as ‘under siege’ as actions spread from Birmingham to north-west Protests against LGBT lessons in schools have been hijacked by those with a “religious, extremist agenda” who are holding schools “under siege”, MPs have said, as the number of schools being targeted has grown. Anderton Park primary school, in the Moseley […]

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China makes great leaps in education over 70 years

Asia/ China/ 10.09.2019/ Source: www.china.org.cn.   China has made great leaps in developing basic and higher education over the past 70 years as the country endeavors to improve its comprehensive strength. In the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, the illiteracy rate in the country stood at 80 percent. Today […]

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Muslim children get Catholic education in flexible Madagascar

Africa/ Madagascar/ 09.09.2019/ Source: www.yahoo.com. The bell of St. John’s Catholic high school, next to the cathedral in Antsiranana in northern Madagascar, sounds for the noon break, and hundreds of students pour into the street. Among them is Michael Beafara. With his schoolbag on his back, he hails a tuk-tuk taxi, for there is no time […]

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Students at one Australian school will take home more than just their homework. They’re carrying out their trash, too

Oceania/ Australia/ 09.09.2019/ Source: edition.cnn.com. Students at one Australian school will soon be bringing home more than just their homework at the end of each day. They’ll be taking their trash, too. Melbourne Girls’ College is set to launch a new initiative this school year that aims to create what they hope will be a zero-waste […]

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