From Rwanda to Redlands
(LA Times- 27 April 2014)
Patrick Manyika survived the genocide in his homeland. He now has degrees from the University of Redlands. 'It is all because of everyone who helped me,' he says.
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Denmark outlines plan to attract foreign students
 (The International New York Times- 27 April 2014)
Denmark’s minister for higher education and science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, has announced a plan to attract more foreign students. Made public this month, it aims to make study programs and environments more international, and reduce dropouts among foreign students.
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Tribal colleges do more with less
(NPR - 1 May 2014)
Native Americans face unique challenges to paying for college, including high poverty rates. We hear how tribal and other colleges are finding new ways to help these students succeed.
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To get help from a little kid, ask the right way
(NPR – 30 April 2014)
Motivating children to stop playing and help out with chores isn't exactly an easy sell, as most parents and teachers will attest. But how you ask can make all the difference, psychologists say. If you say something like, "Please help me," the kids are more likely to keep playing with their Legos.
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Israelis without ABCs unready to power startup nation’s economy
(Bloomberg - 1 May 2014)
At one of Israel’s elite high schools, there are no cutting-edge science labs. No periodic tables or anatomy posters hang from classroom walls. Forget Shakespeare. English, a key skill for a modern economy, is absent from the school curriculum.
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Free tuition in Scotland benefits wealthiest students the most - study
 (The Guardian - 29 April 2014)
Poorer students in Scotland have been left millions of pounds worse off after cuts to government grants which middle-class families have escaped, a study of higher education funding has found.
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CESMI: A bridge between east and west, scholars and media
(RFE/RL - 1 May 2014)
Poorer students in Scotland have been left millions of pounds worse off after cuts to government grants which middle-class families have escaped, a study of higher education funding has found.
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Polish Ministry of Education releases an open primer textbook under CC BY
 (European Open Education Policy Project - 23 April 2014)
On 17th of April, the Polish Ministry of Education has published the first part of a digital version of the new „Elementarz” – a primer textbook for pupils of the 1st grade of elementary school. The full, printed version will be provided for free to all students in September, at the start of the school year.
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Traditional values are secret of our success, say Scouts as membership soars
(The Telegraph- 30 April 2014)
Holding on to traditional values – including keeping God in its promise – has helped the Scouts see a dramatic increase in members, the organisation’s chief commissioner has insisted.
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Kazakhstan puts a figure on corruption in universities
 (EurasiaNet.org- 30 April 2014)
In many post-Soviet countries, and Kazakhstan is no exception, stories abound of students forced to bribe their professors to pass final exams. At last, Kazakhstan has an official figure: On average, students pay 50,000 tenge ($275) in unofficial fees at the end of each semester.
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