Nearly 8.5m Arab Children Remain Excluded From Education
(Gulf Business- 10 February 2014)
The majority of children in the Arab world are failing to learn while at school, a new report says.
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Life is bleak for the 'lost generation'
(openDemocracy- 19 February 2014)
A new generation of British graduates are now living back at home, unemployed, and losing any hope of having a 'proper job'. It's not easy.

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Investor Launches Sponsorship Program For Orphans
(Kenya News Agency- 21 February)
Efforts to boost educational performance for girl child in Taita – Taveta County received a major boost after an investor launched a fee-sponsorship program for total orphans at the cost of sh 1.7 million annually.
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California Students Sue State over Teacher Tenure Laws
(Associated Press- 26 January 2010)
Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in classrooms.
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Students Helping Street Kids International scholarship makes education possible for Brazilian youth
(Daily Emerald- 19 February 2014)
Priscilla Dantas never thought she would be studying at the University of Oregon. Born and raised in Recife, Brazil, Dantas is now in the United States studying and playing the piano thanks to the Students Helping Street Kids International scholarship that was given to her when she was ten years old and made her education a reality.
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Dispute Over the Future of Basic Research in Canada
(The Chronicles of Higher Education- 16 February)
Canada’s National Research Council is the country’s premier scientific institution, helping to produce such inventions as the pacemaker and the robotic arm used on the American space shuttle. But last year, its mission changed.
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Erasmus+ – What is new for higher education?
(University World News- 14 February 2014)
Erasmus+ entered into force on 1 January 2014. It covers the different education sectors ranging from school to adult education as well as youth non-formal learning. As such, the new programme offers more opportunities for higher education to work with partners in the other education and youth sectors.
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Kyrgyzstan: “Sex School” Breaks Taboos
( 20 February 2014)
It starts out like any gymnastics class: A teacher guides a roomful of women through stretching and breathing exercises. The yoga, ballet and tai chi moves train pelvic muscles, the stomach and legs.

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Europe shelves HE and research negotiations with Swiss
(University World News- 19 February 2014)
The European Union has shelved negotiations with Switzerland over two major higher education and research programmes. The move came after the Swiss government’s announcement that it would deny EU member Croatia talks over a labour market agreement.

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Poland is having a sexual revolution in reverse
(The Guardian- 11 February 2014)
The backlash sees sex education and contraception being restricted – and gay people compared to pedophiles.

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