Category: Global Education News

Liberia’s big school experiment

  Liberia, which elected a new president last week, has among the highest percentage of out-of-school primary children in the world. In a bid to improve the availability and quality of schools, the West African country has been carrying out

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The 8p banana that showed Bogotá needed open public spending

Something was rotten in the Colombian capital’s school food contracts. We faced fierce resistance trying to fix the problem, but we fought to achieve transparency • María Victoria Angulo is education secretary for Bogotá Children at a school in Soacha,

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Is parent power driving grammar school expansion?

Grammars have been growing, with more than 7,500 extra places being created since 2010. Like many mothers, Ruth Cornish started thinking about choosing secondary schools when her children were eight or nine years old. She wanted an academically selective school

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Record numbers taking unauthorised school holidays

ALMOST one million school days were lost last year in Scotland because pupils took unauthorised holidays – the highest figures on record. Official data showed more than 910,000 days were lost, with many parents taking their children out of school

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Universities to work on policy solutions to Europe’s social malaise

Brexit sparks idea for new leadership programme to tackle problems that have revived nationalism and separatism The University of Oxford will this week become a founding member of a new pan-European network of future leaders aiming to tackle the continent’s

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The challenges facing universities in 2018

It’s been a bad year for universities. The row over vice-chancellors’ pay has been a long, drawn-out box set of disasters for universities, with the highest-paid leader, the head of the University of Bath, stepping down, in a moment that

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Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are up in arms. Source: Tunisian schoolgirls rebel against having to wear uniform

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Give free school meals to all pupils on universal credit

Freddie Whittaker – Free school meals should be provided to all pupils from households claiming universal credit, Labour has said, as a consultation on the future of the system enters its final weeks. The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and

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Christian Homeschooling Becoming Popular in Russia…Finally

This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article. Since Russia has so swiftly become the world’s official bulwark of conservative values, it is quite surprising that

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Turkey launches probe into ‘veiling party’ at secondary school

An inquiry has been launched against the management of a school in Turkey after revelations that a local teacher made girls wear headscarves. Photos of pupils attending ‘parties’ that promoted veiling emerged on social media. Turkey’s education directorate in the

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