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· August, 2013

Stories about Education from August, 2013

29 August 2013

Teacher Protests Over Education Reform Paralyze Mexico City

Members and supporters of the CNTE have been protesting in Mexico City against education reforms already passed, seeking to repeal them.

28 August 2013

Not a Single Liberian Student Passed This Year's University Admission Test

"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.

27 August 2013

A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?

The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.

18 August 2013

More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform

The teaching of Science and English language at the primary level will be merged with core subjects such as Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies

15 August 2013

Chile Movilizado: Mapping the Student Movement

In Part Two of Elisa Moreno Gili's interview with Pablo Loyola of Chile Movilizado, we learn more about this platform and its impact on the delivery of student protest information.

12 August 2013

Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

Turkmenistan's first president once suggested reading his "Book of the Soul" three times could guarantee a person's place in heaven. Now the book's place in public life is under siege.

11 August 2013

Thousands Shave Their Heads for Cancer Awareness in Singapore

The head shaving event that aims to raise funds and promote awareness on childhood cancer attracted more than 6,000 participants.

10 August 2013

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

9 August 2013

‘Chile Movilizado’ Monitors Student Revolts

Periodismo Ciudadano's Elisa Morena Gil interviews Pablo Loyola of Chile Movilizado, a web-based geotracking tool which reports on the student movement in Chile.

2 August 2013

From Heartfelt to Hysterical, Twitter Parenting Poems Go Viral in Japan

"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."