US & Canada

ACLU urges US gov't to end probe of Middle East studies programme

The rights group says 'universities are under no obligation to further the [Trump] administration's anti-Muslim agenda'.

ACLU urges US gov't to end probe of Middle East studies programme

Africa

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria school

At least 300 students, many in chains, rescued from a building housing an Islamic school in Kaduna city, say police.

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria school

Jordan

Why are thousands of teachers on strike in Jordan?

Tired of doing extra jobs to supplement low income, teachers cite lack of respect from government and society.

Teachers on strike in Jordan demand higher income, 'dignity'

Jordan

Jordan teachers vow to fight on for long-promised raises

Earning near the poverty line, striking teachers say it's time for the government to honour its years-old commitment.

Jordan teachers vow to fight on for long-promised raises

Bangladesh

Akter, 20, expelled from university for being Rohingya

Rahima Akter has become the face of the struggle of Rohingya refugees who want, but are not allowed to pursue education.

Akter, 20, expelled from university for being Rohingya

Asia

Kashmir, from A to Z: Children's book highlights region's culture

Okus-Bokus, by two Kashmiri women, comes as fears grow over loss of identity amid perceived attempts to erase culture.

Kashmir, from A to Z: Children's book highlights region's culture

Yemen

The war in Yemen: Kids attend school, despite warnings

Students in the capital, Sanaa, start their 2019-2020 school year, even though they are surrounded by war.

Education

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in US college scandal

The American actress is the first parent sentence in wide-ranging US college admissions cheating scandal.

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in US college scandal

AJ Impact

The world is your oyster: Top universities worldwide ranked

European and North American institutions continue to dominate the top spots, but Asia is gaining ground.

The world is your oyster: Top universities worldwide ranked

Africa

Burkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis

Violence in Burkina Faso has left almost half a million children without formal education.

Education

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

As South Korea's birthrate declines and young people move to cities, elderly students help keep rural schools open.

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

Google

Teachers' Day: Why does Google celebrate it today?

India celebrates Teachers' Day to honour Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher and India's second president.

Teachers' Day: Why does Google celebrate it today?

101 East

Schooling Korea's Grandmas

We meet the South Korean grandmothers going back to school, keeping classroom doors open in struggling rural towns.

Syria's War

Syria: Half of Idlib's children may miss school as battles rage

Save the Children says of the 1,193 schools in war-torn province, 353 are abandoned or damaged and 205 used as shelters.

Syria: Half of Idlib's children may miss school as battles rage

Inside Story

Why are millions of children not in school in West Africa?

UNICEF highlights increased attacks on schools, teachers and students.