Education not only vital for individual's progress but also for nation building: Narendra Modi
(Asian News International- 9 February 2014)
Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that education is not only important for individual's progress but for nation building as well.

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Agang promises free university education
(South African Press Association- 7 February 2014)
Agang SA's leader Mamphela Ramphele said on Friday that the party would ensure every willing person would get a university education if the party was voted into power.

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Within A Global Crisis In Education, Some Hints Of Progress
(WorldPost- 23 January 2014)
Like children headed home with their report cards, the nations of the globe recently received grades on the educational achievement of their students via the test known as the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA.
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Education officials mull struggling school plans, including KC
(KMBC- 10 February 2014)
Missouri education board members started digging into various proposals aimed at bolstering the performance of struggling school districts Monday as they prepared to hear a recommendation next week about what to do.

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Free education lures Somali children from streets
(Associated Press- 7 February 2014)
Two years ago Mohamed Aden was a shoe shiner in Mogadishu, walking the streets of the Somali capital in search of clients even as his friends attended school. Now the 12-year-old boy sits proudly among classmates.

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Russian Education Minister Slams Plagiarism Fighters
(RIA Novosti- 10 February 2014)
Russia’s Education and Science Minister has denounced a grassroots campaign to expose alleged academic plagiarism among high-ranking state officials.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Schools Mirror and Breed Social Inequality
( 21 January 2014)
As her six-year-old daughter prepares to start school this September, Alina Bilyaletdinova says that sifting through online chat forums and scouring media reports of disgraced school principals has become “a full-time job.”
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Student visa system fraud exposed in BBC investigation
(BBC News- 10 February 2014)
The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.

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Indian media: 'Hate crimes' against students from north-east
(BBC News- 11 February 2014)
Media are concerned over continuing attacks on students from the north-eastern states in the capital, Delhi.


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Young Laotians Learn Chinese to Improve Job Prospects
(The New York Times- 9 February 2014)
On alternate mornings, in a sparsely furnished classroom at a private school in the Laotian capital, Liphakone Ratthida and a dozen of his classmates converse in Chinese and study China’s history and culture.
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