When do school dress codes go too far?
 (The Associated Press- 16 April 2014)
They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss.
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Russian professor explains media manipulation
(RFE/RL- 16 April 2014)
Russian state media has been skewered in the West for its often outlandish coverage of events in Ukraine. The "misinformation, exaggerations, conspiracy theories, overheated rhetoric and occasionally, outright lies," reverberate "hour after hour, day after day, week after week" on Russian TV, according to The New York Times on April 15.
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Revised SAT won’t include obscure vocabulary words
(The New York Times- 16 April 2014)
The College Board on Wednesday will release many details of its revised SAT, including sample questions and explanations of the research, goals and specifications behind them.
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With an eye on the EU, Serbia reforming its schools
(SETimes- 14 April 2014)
As Serbia undertakes the education system reforms necessary to join the EU, the European Commission is urging special attention on students' practical knowledge and the production of education profiles fitting the demand of the labor market.
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Hard-liners outraged over U.S. scholar’s planned burial In Iran
(RFE/RL- 11 April 2014)
An American scholar who asked to be buried in the central Iranian city of Isfahan has been called “Western garbage” and a “CIA spy” by a local cleric amid an uproar by hard-liners who oppose the planned interment in the Islamic republic.
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Paris school faces investigation over Opus Dei links
(The Telegraph- 16 April 2014)
Private Paris school to be investigated after conservative Roman Catholic group members tell students that using contraceptive pill is 'semi-murder.' A private school in Paris is to be investigated after complaints from parents and teachers that it has fallen under the “fundamentalist” influence of the conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei.
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Namibia: Satanism tops agenda of teachers' conference
(allAfrica- 14 April 2014)
Top on the agenda of the teachers' conference that starts today in the Karas Region is alleged Satanism at schools and pupils possessed by demons.
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Sixty per cent of teachers ‘feeling continuously stressed’
(The Irish Times- 16 April 2014)
Survey finds only 44 per cent of secondary teachers satisfied with job. Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations among the biggest gripes.
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Gulf women are pioneering education, but here’s why it doesn’t matter
(Al Arabiya Network- 18 April 2014)
Statistics about Arab women often make the news. Be it literacy rates, female genital mutilation or our inability to drive and travel freely, the negatives are always highlighted.
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Bullying at school affects health 40 years later
 (The Telegraph- 18 April 2014)
The effects of bullying last a lifetime with physical, mental and intellectual health still affected 40 years later, a major British study finds. Researchers said the effects of bullying were as serious as sexual or physical abuse by an adult or childhood neglect.
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