CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2017) (U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY) – Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
Tales of indebted students being driven to suicide have become commonplace in China in recent years, sparking public outrage. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company’s diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on diversity. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Beijing,China China Central Television (CCTV) – More than 1,000 children, aged from four to 12 and from 18 countries across the world, showed their super mental arithmetic ability at an international competition in Beijing held from Saturday to Sunday.
New York state passes a $163 billion state budget that includes ending imprisoning people younger than 18 with adults and a free public college tuition program.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
The brutal attack by a mob on Nigerian nationals has turned the life of African students upside down and has forced them to live with a sense of fear and anxiety.
EIN News (press release)- Speaking at the Professional Partnership Conference for teachers under the connecting classrooms project in Lusaka today, British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, said: Access to the right kind of education is very important in ensuring our children are able to thrive in today’s globalised world. Continue reading