10-year-olds answer: What is the EU?
(RFE/RL- 2 May 2014)
May 1 marked the 10th anniversary of the accession of 10 new member states to the European Union. In the Czech capital, Prague, RFE/RL asked fifth-grade students if they knew the significance of the anniversary.
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Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: Malala Yousafzai urges action
 (BBC News- 7 May 2014)
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a shooting by Taliban insurgents, has said the world must not stay silent over the abduction of more than 200 girls in Nigeria.
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Ghana: Exploring the establishment of an Open University for Ghana
(allAfrica- 5 May 2014)
Universal education is one of the key United Nations Millennium Development Goals, but in many African countries today, a sizable proportion of the people lack access to the most basic form of education.
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Half of new primary free schools fail to fill all their places
(The Guardian- 9 May 2014)
Half of the primary free schools scheduled to open this autumn still have unfilled places, despite high national demand for places in reception classes. An analysis of the 26 free schools due to open in September 2014 by the Department for Education shows 13 primaries still had places available.

 
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World War I history divides Balkan schoolchildren
(Balkan Insight- 6 May 2014)
A hundred years on from the Sarajevo assassination, schools in former Yugoslav countries are teaching different histories about the causes of the 1914-18 war, reflecting more recent conflicts. “Those people were terrorists – Gavrilo Princip and the rest of them,” said Salih Mehmedovic.
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Education advocates want ‘diversity gap’ in teaching filled
 (The Associated Press- 4 May 2014)
U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers are not white. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap.”
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Decommodifying education in Chile? Bachelet's reforms in the face of persistent educational inequalities
(Education in Crisis- 5 May 2014)
On March 11th 2014, Michelle Bachelet assumed the presidency of Chile for a second term in her political life.  An educational focus framed much of the electoral debate that was central to her campaign for re-election.
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Is the American MBA losing its allure?
 (The Times of India- 6 May 2014)
Ratan Tata and Rahul Bajaj have it, and so have the Brothers Ambani. Bankers (Naina Lal Kidwai, Meera Sanyal), business tycoons (Anand Mahindra, Aditya Mittal), and even those who have streamed into politics.
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South Carolina push to block gay books at university draws writers' fire
(The Guardian- 9 May 2014)
Writers across America are uniting against what the Pulitzer prize-winning authors Richard Ford and Junot Díaz called the "bone-heads in the South Carolina legislature" and "flat-out hate masquerading as concern for 'public sensibility'."
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First Nations education act 'on hold,' minister's office says
(CBC News- 5 May 2014)
The federal government is putting its controversial First Nations education act "on hold" until the Assembly of First Nations "clarifies" its position on the legislation in the wake of the resignation of its national chief.
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