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Turkey begins school year as thousands of teachers dismissed in purge

Around 18 million pupils were heading to class in Turkey for the start of the school year on Monday, following the dismissals of tens of thousands of teachers in the two months since a failed...

Watchdog praises Jordan for steps taken to educate Syrian children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) praised in a statement Monday Jordan's education minister for instructing public schools to allow Syrian refugee children to register in the autumn term.

Afghan forces use schools as shelter, says watchdog

Afghan security forces have been using schools as shelter in the country's north-eastern Baghlan province, endangering children and their education, Human Rights Watch [HRW] charged in a report...

World Book Day: Solving illiteracy, one book at a time

In Cambodia and Laos, the struggle to raise literacy rates can come down to how to get books to rural communities. Ahead of World Book Day on April 23, non-profit workers specialised in literacy...

UN: risks to health, education in Afghanistan "deeply troubling"

The United Nations Monday gave a grim assessment of the risks to education and healthcare services in Afghanistan, with teachers and doctors targeted and infrastructure ruined by years of conflict...

Police blame "hoax calls" as more schools in Australia evacuated

A number of schools in Sydney and Brisbane were evacuated early Tuesday after receiving threats, authorities said, the latest in a series of incidents that Australian police blamed on hoax calls...

24 million children in conflict zones are out of school, UNICEF says

Almost 24 million children living in conflict zones, or about one in four, are out of school, including half of South Sudan's children, UNICEF said Tuesday.