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· July, 2013

Stories about Education from July, 2013

Bogus Doctors Apply for Qatar Hospitals

Group Qatari blog Doha News reports: Some 66 percent of job applicants for nursing positions at state hospitals last year were found to have forged their educational qualifications, the Supreme...

South Korea's Military Culture Under Scrutiny After Teen Boot Camp Deaths

Five students drowned at a private summer boot camp after instructors made them take off their life jackets and jump into the sea.

Immigrants: Much More Than an Abstract Number

Robert Valencia interviewed Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who recently released her book ‘Dreamers: The Fight of a Generation for its American Dream’.

Zambia: What Comes After Universal Primary Education?

As the 2015 deadline for achieving UN Millenium Development Goals approaches, Zambian students climb a steep education ladder.

Pakistani Journalist Takes on Taliban Militant for Malala

As a Taliban militant writes an open letter to Malala, urging her to return home and continue her education, a well-respected Pakistani journalist responds with advising him against picking a...

Experience of Being Black in China

Marketus Presswood, who previously lived in Beijing for more than eight years, wrote in Tea Leaf Nation about his experience of being black in China in late 1990s. I overheard...

Pakistani Taliban Militant Writes an Open Letter to Malala

The militant urges Malala to return home and continue her education at a madrassa and reveal the conspiracy of a 'tiny elite who want to enslave the whole humanity."

Foreign Words Invade Traditional Japanese

A 71-year-old man is suing Japan's public broadcaster because he is literally lost in translation, in his very own country.

Tainted School Lunches Kill Nearly Two Dozen Children in India

The food is believed to have been contaminated by pesticides. The incident is raising questions about the quality of school lunches for poor students.

Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Impresses UN, Polarizes Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school less than a year ago, celebrated her 16th birthday by delivering a powerful speech...

The Bahamas: Life Begins at 40?

The Bahamas marked its 40th anniversary of independence from Great Britain this week. A few bloggers shared their thoughts about the milestone…

Crowdsourcing Student Ideas via Facebook

Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Gujarat is crowdsourcing opinions from students. He posted on his Facebook page an appeal to students and youngsters from across the...

Higher Education's ‘Quality Problem’ in India

Supriyo Chaudhury at Sunday Posts argues that Indian higher education needs foreign investments, not just because of the money, but the imagination and creative proposition that will come with it.

“Chinese-Style Justice”

ChinaSMACK has translated a “one-point” essay from a test-taker at China's annual National College Entrance Exam that took place last month. The critical essay reviewed China's social problems in the...

Scholarships For Breast Enlargements in Spain?

An article written by Paloma Cervilla, in which she accuses female scholarship recipients in Spain of using their student scholarship money to pay for breast enlargements, has gotten social networkers...

VIDEO: Eviction of a Chilean School

“The Eviction” is a documentary film about our fight against the chilean educational system. We want the whole world to see how the Chilean government is treating our students.

Videogame: Zaytoun, the Little Syrian-Palestinian Refugee

Zaytoun, the little Syrian-Palestinian refugee, is the leading character of a videogame created by a group of Syrian, Palestinian and Spanish activists. Through the obstacles Zaytoun faces, the choices he...

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