Education

Filipino grade school students cross a river on the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, 03 June 2013. Close to 21 million students in kindergarten, elementary and highschool trooped to public schools nationwide to open a new schoolyear, as around 3 million students in private schools are expected to start classes in the coming weeks, education officials said.

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Filipino grade school students cross a river on the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Read more

 Chilean students are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with riot policemen

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Students are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with riot policemen on Tuesday at a protest in Santiago, Chile. The protesters were demanding that the government of Sebastian Pinera, the Chilean president, improve the quality of public education in the city

Undated Save the Children handout photo of children attending classes at Save the Children's Early Childhood Care and Development pre-school and Child Friendly Space, Centre at a refugee camp, in Ethiopia. Chronically malnourished children struggle to read and write simple sentences regardless of their level of schooling, according to research by Save the Children. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 28, 2013. A report by the charity, Food for Thought, shows that eight year olds who are stunted by malnutrition are 19% more likely to make a mistake reading simple sentence like, "The sun is hot". Stunted children are 12.5% more likely to make a mistake writing a simple sentenc

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Children attend classes at Save the Children’s Early Childhood Care and Development pre-school at a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Chronically malnourished children struggle to read and write simple sentences, whatever their level of schooling, according to research by the charity. The report Food for Thought shows that eight-year-olds who are stunted by malnutrition are 19% more likely to make a mistake reading simple sentences.

Michelle Obama Visits Local Washington DC School...WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Savoy School, once one of the lowest performing schools in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School on Friday in Washington, DC. The school, once one of the lowest performing in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Read more

Julia Gillard Visits Papua New Guinea - Day 2...PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MAY 10:  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on May 10, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense, and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island.The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. Read more

Students, teachers and parents protest against the government's cost-cutting reform plans in education as part of austerity measures, in front of the Education Delegation building in Malaga, southern Spain May 9, 2013, during a nationwide general strike called by the education sector.

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Students, teachers and parents protest against the government’s cost-cutting reform plans in education as part of austerity measures, in front of the Education Delegation building in Malaga, southern Spain, during a nationwide general strike called by the education sector

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 24:  Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister unveils a 3D visualization of a human head and neck on April 24, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. Commissioned by NHS education for Scotland and designed by Glasgow School of Arts Digital Design Studio, the visualization will revolutionise medical and dental training.

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Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first Minister unveils a 3D visualisation of a human head and neck on Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland. Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland and designed by Glasgow School of Arts Digital Design Studio, the visualisation will revolutionise medical and dental training.