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· November, 2010

Stories about Education from November, 2010

Bangladesh: Education Policy Yet To Be Implemented

Mahfuzur Rahman Manik shares his frustration over the delay in enacting the National Education Policy 2010 of Bangladesh.

Philippines: Education department's twitter account

DepEd_PH is the official twitter account of the education department of the Republic of the Philippines

China: Junior high school boy beaten to death by classmates

Veggie Discourse translates a popular forum post on a school violence incident in Jiangsu province, in which the mother of the dead school boy claimed that her son was beaten...

Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts

Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.

Israel: At the Police Station

David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.

Uruguay: Study Shows How Family Dynamic Impacts Education

Daniel Figares comments [es] on a recent study by the University of Montevideo that shows that, “In all the populations studied, we can see a greater educational delay in children...

Africa: Announcing a new knowledge resource for Africa

Oluniyi announces the launch of a new knowledge resource for Africa: “Today 25th November 2010 marks another milestone in the quest for putting African information online. A new website has...

Peru: Fines For Careless Pedestrians

As of November 15, Peruvian pedestrians can be fined if they break the Traffic Code. In a country where pedestrians and drivers are notorious for not complying with traffic regulations,...

Ecuador: “Clean Quito” Campaign Fights Chewing Gum

Have you ever thought about how much it costs a municipality to remove chewing gum stuck to the pavement? Thousands of dollars in street cleaning are spent to fight this...

Russia: New Portal Launches WebCam Discussion On Police Reform

“Talking heads,” a new socio-political portal, presents a debate on police reform in an unusual format: expert webcam chat. The idea of the website is to make a cultured, person-to-person...

Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate

Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J....

Philippines: Economics of K+12

Nicki Tenazas from the Philippines reacts to the government plan to add two more years in the basic education cycle.

Philippines: Leading botanist killed in alleged military-rebel cross-fire

A flurry of tributes and condemnations posted online followed the unexpected death of top Filipino botanist Leonard Co and his two assistants in an alleged cross-fire between the Philippine Army...

China: Educated youth face a tough future

China Media Project translates an article by Yu Jianrong about educated youth in China, which can be divided into two groups. The first one are privileged by their access to...

Macedonia: Skopje Zoo Improvements

Basic improvements at the Skopje Zoo have brought new quality of life for the captive animals and the visitors, who regain confidence in this public enterprise.

Gambia: Climbing Kilimanjaro to build a school in Gambia

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build a school in Gambia: “In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will...

Africa: The 7th Pan-African Reading for All Conference

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS [Deadline Dec 31, 2010] for THE 7TH PAN-AFRICAN READING FOR ALL CONFERENCE, Gaborone, Botswana 11th – 14th July 2011.

Puerto Rico: Prensa Comunitaria, A Project of Media Activism

Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about...

Japan: “100 English Dreams” by Christiana Aretta

100 English Dreams is a visual storytelling project by Christiana Aretta in support of the JET program, in which she asked her Japanese elementary school students, “Do you think you...

Blog “Words of Resistance” Gives Voice to Teens from Small Town in Mexico

In the blog "Words of Resistance," Chantal Flores publishes the poems, letters and stories written by middle school students from Zapotitlán Palmas, a town in Oaxaca, Mexico with a population...

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