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US & Canada

US teachers' union steps up fight for more rights

Their largest union is meeting this week to discuss a spending crisis following strikes and protests in several states.

Human Rights

US teachers unions push for better pay despite setbacks

Teachers here are among the lowest paid in the nation but their actions and success in getting more pay inspired others to follow suit.

Voices

In Ghana, the deaf live in isolation

Sixty years after missionary first helped educate hearing-impaired, schools struggle as society marginalises minority.

In Ghana, the deaf live in isolation

Africa

Leave No Girl Behind helps young African mothers access education

The Leave No Girl Behind campaign, launched by Human Rights Watch, aims to help many pregnant girls and teenage mothers prevented from returning to school.

Education

Afghanistan: Where has the aid money gone?

Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls' education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary.

Where's the aid money gone? Afghan girls' struggle for education

101 East

Afghanistan: School Scandal

Why are so few Afghan girls in school, despite the international community investing billions into girls' education?

Afghanistan

Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report

Despite efforts to improve girls' education in Afghanistan, just one in three currently attends school, UNICEF reports.

Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report

Al Jazeera World

The Last Nomads of Morocco

Morocco's nomadic tribes are gradually giving up their traditional way of life to offer their children formal education.

Voices

Nigeria's Islamic schools offer hope to the destitute

Religious schools reign in Nigeria's most populous state as many students can't afford private learning centres.

In Nigeria's Kano, Islamic schools provide affordable education

Latin America

Venezuela election: Students leaving country in droves

Venezuela’s national brain drain has seen students and professors leaving the country in unprecedented numbers.

Turkey

Turkey targets French studies 'due to Quran row'

Quran row and a lack of Turkish studies in France behind move to stop admissions to French studies, official says.

Turkey targets French studies 'due to Quran row and reciprocity'

Rape

'Next time, just be careful': Rape on campus

Australia's reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread reports of rape and assault.

Education

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado protest for school funding

Teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado are the latest in the US, where cuts to education budgets strain schools.

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado protest for school funding

101 East

Australia: Rape on Campus

A rape crisis at Australian universities threatens the country's $18bn international student industry.

Education

Anger as UK university research ends up with arms group

A graphene composite developed by University of Manchester is being tested by an Israeli drone manufacturer.

Anger as UK university research ends up with Israeli arms company