US First Lady Michelle Obama cheers during the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House in Washington D.C. Students from throughout the US performed at the presidential mansion showcasing the power of arts education
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Graduating students from Barnard College during the Columbia University 2016 Commencement ceremony in New York. Barnard College is a private women’s liberal arts college founded in 1889
Newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, meets pupils at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School in the City of London, where he helped the children plant seeds and flowers on their green roof garden after seeing an air pollution monitoring station in the playground
Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne is pictured as he watches pupils during a netball lesson at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Garforth. Britain unleashed more austerity on Wednesday in its latest annual budget and cut its growth outlook, blaming the impact of global market turbulence rooted in China
Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom due to a lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in Caledonia, Harare, Zimbabwe
Demonstrators from Indian Youth Congress (IYC) burn an effigy of Indian education minister Smriti Irani during a protest march near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India. Hundreds of activists gathered to protest and express solidarity for Rohith Vemula, a student of the University of Hyderabad who was found hanging at a hostel in January this year.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to pupils during their home economics class at Lasswade High School in Midlothian, where she was outlining her government’s plans for local taxation
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Protestors clash with police officers outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills during a protest against education cuts and tuition fees on Wednesday in London, England
Students shout slogans during a demonstration of thousands of students against government reforms in education in central Athens, Greece, on Monday
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Children at Fortunata pre-school in The Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. The International Rescue Committee EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms. Now children can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. An exhibition of photos and videos showing those affected by the conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be exhibited at Somerset house in London from Saturday
Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan
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Emily Binks poses at the preview for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her sculpture made using furniture she found abandoned. The attractions at this year’s Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show include a giant skull flanked by cut-outs of comedians, a refuge made from unwanted sofas and kitsch curtains poking fun at the education system
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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles) north of Myanmar’s main city on Tuesday. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan
Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician
Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.
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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty
Boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales.
First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, Ukraine.
Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years.