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· February, 2015

Stories about Education from February, 2015

28 February 2015

Students in Amsterdam Form ‘The New University’, Demanding Reforms

Students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) launched a protest under the name of The New University to demand the democratization of education.

French Teenagers Speak a Language All Their Own. Confused? Here's a Guide

Did you know "2m1" means "tomorrow"? Or that "C'est de la balle" means "That's great"? For anyone lost, we've collected some tips to help you understand the lingo.

Libyan Kids Have Been Out of School for Months, so One Woman Is Bringing the Classroom to Them

Haifa El-Zahawi, a Libyan who lives in New York, has given kids in her home country access to education for the first time in months thanks to a Skype connection.

27 February 2015

Whoever Said Japanese Students’ Indoor Shoes Had to Be Boring?

Parents and children alike are personalizing students' "uwabaki", or indoor shoes. Students, teachers, and visitors are all required to remove their street shoes before entering the school.

24 February 2015

Read First-Hand Accounts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, Translated to English

August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Tanzanian Schools Will Teach Students in Swahili, Not English

President Jakaya Kikwete launched a new education system in Tanzania last week that, among other changes, will introduce Swahili as the language of instruction in schools.

Indigenous Tweets Highlight International Mother Language Day in Australia

23 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Law Students Create Anti-Bullying Campaign

Student attorneys from various parts of the Caribbean come together to help eradicate bullying in schools, which they regard as a human rights issue.

22 February 2015

Spanish Mayor's ​'​Pearls​'​ Inspire ​a Thousand Lame Excuses for Failing Class

The mayor of a small town in Spain made the dubious claim that the head of alternative party Podemos failed her in university three times "for wearing pearls."

US Government Eases Sanctions to Allow Export of Personal Communications Tools to Sudan

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The US government has issued a general license amending sanctions on Sudan to allow the export of certain personal communications technologies.

14 February 2015

Japan Needs Apartheid, Says Influential Conservative Author

Noted Japanese author and conservative political activist Ayako Sono advocated in a newspaper column that immigrants to Japan be separated by race and forced to live in special zones.

13 February 2015

Could Bahrain’s Student Movements Find a Solution for the Country’s Political Problems?

Bahrain Debate looked at alternative solutions for the political crisis in Bahrain. Mohamed Hassan takes a look at the student movement in Bahrain and the role it plays.

11 February 2015

The Caribbean Is Stuck in a ‘Blame the Victim’ Mindset

A couple of recent cases reveal that one of the most disturbing aspects of the region's complicated relationship with sex and gender is alive and well.

4 February 2015

Natural Hair Gets Barbados School in a Twist

It's nothing new, but netizens cannot understand why natural black hairstyles are deemed so offensive to authority figures in the Caribbean. Could race, rank and personal grooming be so intertwined?

2 February 2015

Local Iranian Humane Society Wants to End Animal Dissection Tournaments

The society's request to put a stop to the tournament went ignored, however. Animal rights efforts are only just beginning to be noticed by mainstream Iranian news.