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· February, 2008

Stories about Education from February, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Leading University at the Center of Parliamentary Debates

During the last week, one of the most discussed topics among Kyrgyz bloggers was the situation around the American University in Central Asia. As its website says, AUCA has an...

India: The Alma Mater

balancing life on how the sheer presence of bureaucracy is an obstacle for alumni wishing to contribute to the growth of their college.

Sierra Leone: School for Sierra Leone

From School for Sierra Leone Project blog: “The Voice of Sierra Leone Association wants to start by supporting a school by buying furniture, toilets and schoolmaterials. After this they plan...

Jordan: Injaz Al Arab

Mohammad alQaq, from Jordan, draws our attention to Injaz Al Arab – which aims to empower one million Arab students annually by 2018.

Uzbekistan: Education Officials Underrates Students

David Walther reports that the universities in Uzbekistan have been ordered by the Ministry of Education to purposely lower the quantity of students receiving A’s in order to economize on...

China: Tibetan kids

Michael puts up a short video showing hyper active Tibetan kids in his class.

Blogging for a freer Afghanistan

Serbia: Web Journalism School

Ljubisa Bojic announces the launch of the first Serbian Web Journalism School.

Iran:Jailed students and empty chairs

Ghommar says [Fa] we should be worry about several jailed students in Iran rather than barred candidates from parliament election.He considers life of students and their right to study is...

Europe: BarCamp Baltics

Daily EM reports on BarCamp Baltics.

Trinidad & Tobago: Save the Dolphins

Both Discover T&T Blog and Keith in Trinidad draw attention to the recent phenomenon of dolphins being illegally caught and sold as “fish” in order to “satisfy a sanctimonious need...

Lithuania: Music Education

Viola in Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009 writes about the sorry state of Lithuania's music education.

Armenia: Spelling Bee

Posts from Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, reports on attempts to introduce Spelling Bee competitions in the country.

Cuba: Student Fallout?

The Cuban Triangle finds “two unusual elements in the story” of the Cuban student who questioned Ricardo Alarcon at the recent university meeting, while Uncommon Sense, on learning that the...

Bahamas: Sexual Crimes

Craig Butler blogs about sexual crimes in the Bahamas.

Moroccan bloggers call for education reform

When the World Bank recently announced that Middle Eastern and North African nations need to improve their education systems in order to reach their development goals and be competitive in...

Growing Up Blogging in Rural Uruguay

Rising Voices grantee Pablo Flores, who is in charge of the implementation of the One Laptop Per Child program in Uruguay, believes that the XO laptop is more than just...

Japan: Coming-Out Letters

The Japanese LGBT community has come a long way to claim its position in society today. However, aside from those flamboyant celebrities on TV who satisfy viewers’ appetite for entertainment,...

Ukraine: HIV/AIDS

Greetings From Kyiv reports: “Current statistics are that 1 in 70 Ukrainians are HIV positive and that this rate which is the highest in Europe is going to climb.”

Japan: Visualizing Japanese Grammar

Now you can learn Japanese grammar with cute cartoon illustration – via James from Japan Probe.

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