Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 11, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives. The 17-year-old Malala, the youngest-ever Nobel winner, ...

Dec 9, 2014

Prefectures begin to release school performance rankings

Five prefectures are releasing school performance data based on annual achievement test scores. The boards of education in Ibaraki, Niigata, Nagano, Shiga and Oita prefectures have either released or intend to publish school-by-school rankings based on the scores of annual achievement tests conducted at ...

Dec 5, 2014

China gains foothold on American campuses, scholars say

China’s authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing has been told. Scholars of China testified that these ...

NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

Dec 3, 2014

NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

by Dolora Cardeno

A charity in the Philippines is helping an important but often overlooked segment of the population: school dropouts. Over the past 40 years, ERDA Foundation has been giving youngsters the means to continue with studies they might otherwise abandon because of hardship such as ...

Chinese professors given chilling warning

| Nov 25, 2014

Chinese professors given chilling warning

Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors “being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper ...