An Egyptian school teacher received a six-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday for cutting the hair of two 12-year-old girl pupils who were not wearing Islamic headscarves, a judicial
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From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and
This year, for the first time, a third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, according to an analysis of newly available census data.
Public trust in business has improved, a new survey shows, but the numbers are still negative.
A growing chorus of education policy advocates is urging the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen graduation-rate accountability
George Mason University’s Board of Visitors has authorized the university to move forward in establishing a campus in Songdo, South Korea.
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By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at
Flat World Knowledge blazed a trail several years ago by publishing free versions of its independently produced textbooks, in the process becoming a hero to student advocates and many in the open educational resources movement.
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.