New Zealand

UN says improving global literacy rates needs 'drastic measures'

The United Nations says the world leaders may not be able to keep their promises to raise global education standards by 2030.

Education

World off track to meet universal education goals

If current trends continue, by 2030, 225 million children will still be out of school, UNESCO warns.

UNESCO: World off track to meet education goals by 2030

United Kingdom

Why should British schools teach children about empire?

Britain's colonial past should be taught so children have an 'honest understanding' of history, think-tank says.

British schools should teach migration and empire: Runnymede

Opinion

How US history is whitewashed in high school exams

Slavery was state-sanctioned mass violence, despite what the College Board says.

Donald Earl Collins

by Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee student achieves perfect score in Turkey-wide exam

Muhammet Halil came up with the correct answers to all of the questions in the High School Entry Exam.

Syrian refugee student achieves perfect score in Turkey-wide exam

Education

Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison in US college admissions scandal

John Vandemoer is the first to be sentenced in a sweeping case, which has ensnared celebrities and business executives.

Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison in US college admissions scandal

Poverty & Development

The revolutionary school tackling child labour in India

In a country where more than 10 million children are exploited as 'workers', a school in Assam is paying kids to study.

World Day Against Child Labour: 'We want to make a bigger impact'

Asia

Imran Khan vows to improve Pakistan’s education system

Pakistan's government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan says it will step up efforts to improve school attendance.

Indonesia

Frightened and displaced, Papua children haunted by conflict

Thousands of boys and girls remain in shelters after fleeing battles between Indonesian army and independence fighters.

Frightened and displaced, Papua children haunted by conflict

US & Canada

US Spelling Bee: First 8 contenders share victory

Nearly 600 kids under the age of 15 took part in annual contest for the best young spellers in the US.

Latin America

Brazil education budget cuts: Tens of thousands protest reforms

Brazil's president faces one of his biggest challenges yet as tens of thousands demonstrate against his cuts to education spending.

AJ IMPACT

Young, educated and jobless: The struggles of India's graduates

Recent studies show that people with degrees find it harder to land jobs than those without.

Young, educated and jobless: The struggles of India's graduates

AJ Impact

The US is spending more on pupils, but teachers need a raise

The US spent more than $12,000 per student on public education in 2017, report says. Teacher pay, however, lags behind.

The US is spending more on pupils, but teachers need a raise

Latin America

Brazil: Teachers, students protest 'scandalous cuts' to education

Tens of thousands accuse President Jair Bolsonaro of using education as a political weapon to advance his agenda.

Brazil: Teachers, students protest 'scandalous cuts' to education

Asia

India Elections: The fight for education reforms

Educational reforms in Delhi state are not being debated across the country, but the need for change is.