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Students started their Bac with philosophy
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Baccalauréat has started with first exam, philosophy

After weeks of preparation, the Baccalauréat exams have begun in France. More than 684,000 students took their seats Wednesday morning to face the first test - philosophy.

21/05/2015

French press review 21 May 2015

After middle school teachers, who were on strike earlier this week, it was the turn of hospital staff to down scalpels Thursday in protest of plans to increase their hours.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Teachers to strike against France's controversial education reform

France's teachers’ unions have called a strike on Tuesday to oppose the Socialist government's reforms to middle schools.
A primary school in Murambinda, in Manicaland, Zimbabwe
13/05/2015 - Zimbabwe

Chinese as a compulsory language in Zimbabwe schools is "rank madness"

The government proposal to make Chinese, Kiswahili, French and Portuguese compulsory in Zimbabwe’s state-run schools is “rank madness”, says Rejoice Ngwenya, the head of Comaliso, a ...
Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 3/3
13/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 3/3

A teacher with a disability in Gaza city practices teaching at one of the local schools. His work is on a voluntary basis, as he tries to beat the odds.
The Muslim hijab and other "ostentatious" religious symbol are banned in French schools
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Muslim 15-year-old barred from French school for 'too long' skirt

A 15-year-old Muslim girls has been banned from attending a school in the north of France for wearing a long black skirt, judged to be a religious symbol by her headteacher, stirring up another row ...
Visibly pregnant girls in primary and secondary schools will not be able to take their exams
29/03/2015 - SIERRA LEONE

Pregnant girls barred from school and a right to education

Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools.
23/03/2015

African press review 23 March 2015

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance will not take part in a "secret process" to cover up President Jacob Zuma’s financial liability regarding the security upgrades to his ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5
19/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5

Four years on from first violent protests in Syria, the civil war shows no end in sight.
A canteen meal
17/03/2015 - France

French mayor's ban on pork-free option sparks school meal row

A row erupted in France on Tuesday after the mayor of a town in Burgundy sent a letter to parents explaining that, from September, school canteens will no longer offer an alternative when pork is on ...
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