Labor migrants get sneak preview of Russian history test
(RFE/RL- 15 August 2014)
Foreign migrant workers in Russia who will soon be required to pass a test on Russian history and civics to obtain a work permit just got a sneak preview of the exam. The "Izvestia" daily on August 8 published the questions to one of the five potential lists of multiple-choice questions...
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Project brings opportunities for socially disadvantaged children in Romania


(SETimes- 14 August 2014)


A 75,000-euro project run by Romani Criss, an NGO that represents Roma, will provide early education support for children from socially vulnerable families, including ethnic Roma children who live next to Glina, Bucharest's largest waste dump.

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The world's wealthiest university dropouts
(Bloomberg-15 August 2014)
Not everyone needs a university degree to be successful. Five of the richest billionaires in the world dropped out of further education before finishing. Find out who they are and the Colleges/Universities they left behind.
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The top 10 most popular history topics taught to A-level students
(The Guardian- 13 August 2014)
Although modern history is favored, the Tudors still prove popular, according to new research by the exam group Cambridge Assessment, which looked at what options schools chose from the OCR history course.
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Nigeria records 70 percent failure in WASSCE
(allAfrica- 12 August 2014)
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) yesterday released the results of the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), but 145,795 candidates' results, representing 8.61 per cent, are being withheld in connection with various types of...
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How Google took over the American classroom and is creating a Gmail generation
(International Business Times- 14 August 2014)
Add to things that American elementary school students must learn: read, write, share, play nicely, and increasingly, how to use Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) products like Docs, Gmail, Sheets and Chrome. Google apps, services and increasingly, Chromebooks...
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Russia, China create joint university in Shenzhen free economic zone
(RT- 11 August 2014)
Russia’s top university will open a branch in China, in the country’s rapidly developing Shenzhen free economic zone. The building will bring an iconic element of Moscow’s skyline to China. On Monday, representatives of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Beijing Institute of Technology and the local administration signed an agreement...
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Maximum security prison graduation ceremony in Kenya
(BBC News- 15 August 2014)
Peter Ouko, an inmate at Kamiti prison in Nairobi, has received a diploma in common law. A former death row inmate, Ouko followed the course online and will now advance to a further law qualification.
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Hungary schoolkids set for regular obesity checks
(AFP- 14 August 2014)
Hungarian schoolchildren are set to face annual obesity tests, the latest move in sports-loving Prime Minister Viktor Orban's drive to mould a healthier population, organisers said Thursday. From September pupils aged between 10 and 18 will undergo a compulsory annual...
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Museum musings: Education on track
(The Hindu-10 August 2014)
One museum which cannot possibly register low footfall is the Delhi Metro Museum at Patel Chowk metro station. A commuter either exiting the station or entering it has to go through the museum. But how many actually stop by and spend time at the exhibits, I don’t know. One always find people looking at...
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