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· May, 2011

Stories about Education from May, 2011

Mexico: Blogger Interviews Teacher Who Sang to Students During Shooting

Martha Rivera Alanis, the teacher who sang to her students during a shooting in Monterrey, México was given an award for her bravery. In an interview with Regioblogs [es], Martha...

Nigeria: Memories of attending a boarding school

Watch this YouTube video of Nigerians remembering their experience of attending a boarding secondary school.

Africa: African Diplomas and French Schools

Néo, on his blog Immigré choisi, answers questions often asked by his African readers [fr] about academic qualifications and African diplomas recognition  in France, based on his personal experience.

South Korea: Students Protest Over High University Tuition

Thousands of students took to streets in protest last weekend, demanding the lawmakers and universities to lower high tuition. South Korea's one of the most influential citizen journalists, Media Mongu...

Mexico: Teacher Sings with Students During Shooting

The YouTube video showing a kindergarten teacher singing with her students to keep them calm during a shooting in Monterrey, Mexico has spread almost virally through the Spanish speaking countries.

Bangladesh: Wi-Fi And Digital Campus

Mahfuzur Rahman Manik writes about the present state of Wi-Fi networks in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and whether students can access them.

Mexico: Teacher Protests in Oaxaca Continue

“Fourteen thousand schools shut down in Oaxaca. 1.3 million students left without school, as their teachers are continuing their actions against the state government of Oaxaca, protests that appear increasingly...

Cuba: Students Need Internet

“The more often I read about the internet from the Cuban government perspective the more I feel like we need to do a better job of explaining to them why...

Philippines: K+12 education reform

Sarah Maramag discusses the new education program of the Philippine government. Two more years of schooling will be added to the basic education cycle.

Sri Lanka: Transparency Regarding ‘Boot Camp’ For Youth

Serendipity discusses about the issues surrounding the latest “Boot Camp” initiative for A level students in Sri Lanka, which is an in house 3 week course at an army camp....

Russia: Moscow Schools and Migrants’ Children

Window on Eurasia writes that “an increasing number of Muscovite parents are doing whatever they can to ensure that their children go to those schools which have few or no...

Barbados: Sir Hilary's Gaffe

Sir Hilary Beckles recently compared cricketer Chris Gayle to Jamaican drug don Christopher “Dudus” Coke, provoking action from WICB Expose and causing Barbados Underground to comment: “Sir Hilary has engineered...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Women & HIV

Abeni writes a thoughtful post about HIV awareness, saying: “The judgmental stances do very little to help the issues at stake which is HIV transmission/infection. The reality is that women...

Mexico: Teachers March on National Teachers Day

Aguachile reports: “During the National Teachers Day in Mexico this Sunday, more than 10,000 teachers, most of them from the dissident teacher union Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE),...

Nigeria: 15 year old Nigerian teenager gets admission to Harvard

Naija Feed reports that a 15 year old Nigerian girl who has been offered admission to 13 prestigious universitires in the United States has become the latest media sensation: “She...

Philippines: New bar examination format

A Filipino lawyer revealed that the bar examination format would be modified next year. Aside from the traditional essay questions, examinees will also answer multiple choice examinations.

Colmbia: Video Shows Anti-Riot Police Agression Towards University of Antioquia Student

Carlavanessa1302 uploaded a video to YouTube which shows a clash between students from the University of Antioquia in Medellín and the Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squardron (ESMAD, police riot control unit). The...

Africa: Helsinki Africa Film Festival

Wanjiku wa Ngugi, the founder of the Helsinki African Film Festival talks to Beti Ellerson about the representation of Africa in Finland and this year’s theme “Women’s Voices and Visions”

China: Red Culture Fever

2011 is turning out to be a year for 'red culture' revival, mocked fiercely online but taken seriously by courts, prisons, universities, television stations and police departments in a growing...

Hong Kong: Brainwashing Education

The Hong Kong Education Bureau is planning to make patriotic education compulsory for primary and secondary school children. The objective of the Moral and National Education Curriculum is to help...

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