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· December, 2013

Stories about Education from December, 2013

24 December 2013

4 Women Journalists Defying the Odds in Mexico City

This post is part of our series on gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Despite the low salaries and the...

23 December 2013

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

Chinese University Professor Quits to Seek Academic Freedom

"I want to be responsible for my own life. The only thing you can change is yourself."

20 December 2013

South Korean Education Ministry Discourages Students’ Poster Movement

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

19 December 2013

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.

14 December 2013

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

7 December 2013

Review of University Websites in Southeast Asia

China Downplays English-Language Education With Series of Reforms

"How many Chinese have been hurt by the English education? It should have been abolished long ago."