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French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem speaks with a schoolchild as she visits an elementary school in Blois.
29/10/2015 - France

France unveils bullying hotline for students to clamp down on harassment

France's Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has unveiled new plans to tackle bullying in France, which affects up to 700,000 students every year.
21/10/2015 - france

Cannabis found growing in Marseille school

A worker at a middle school in the southern French city of Marseille is due to appear in court after the school's principal found a "spectacular" stash of marijuana plants on school ...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto, on April 4th 2015 in Nairobi.
21/09/2015 - KENYA

Kenyan court overrules Kenyatta school closure

Kenya’s high court has ruled that a government order to close private schools is not valid, after the President ordered all schools to shut in the midst of a teachers’ strike gripping the ...
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.


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.