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Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education

<i>New research shows that a family's money matters ever more when it comes to their childrens' education</i><p>Reuters<p>Economic class is increasingly becoming the great dividing line of American education.<p><i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> has published a roundup of recent research showing the growing academic achievement …

Football coaches determined to improve young Africans' sex education

Football may be criticised for a lot of things but there are times when it can be an extraordinary tool in fighting everything from war to disease. In a week where the sport has been once again hit by match-fixing allegations it is worth looking to Africa to see how it can be used as an educational …

Teaching English abroad is about educating the people who really need it

Victoria Harris has travelled the world teaching English as a foreign language. Now her quest to make a difference through education has led her to start her own school in Tanzania<p><i>Victoria Harris has taught English as a foreign language for almost 13 years and has set up a school in Tanzania for</i> …

Big Ideas Fest, in Half Moon Bay for Fifth Year, Focuses on Future of Education

The annual conference brings together education stakeholders, including Hatch Elementary School teacher Abby Foster, to collaborate and design new …

Education

Europe lags behind Asia in OECD education rankings

Asian nations lead the world in mathematics, reading and science education, according to the latest OECD student survey released Tuesday. Only one European country, Finland, made it into the top five, scoring fifth in science.<p>Asian nations lead the world in mathematics, reading and science …

OECD

Australia's poor school results spark fresh debate about education funding

Australian high school students have gone backwards in the latest international test results in mathematics, reading and science, sparking fresh debate over the worth of education spending increases and how resources are distributed.<p>Significant achievement gaps remain in Australia based on gender, …

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Business (Canada)

'Alphabet killer' Joseph Naso sentenced to death

<b>A California man convicted of the murders decades ago of four women whose names and surnames bore matching initials has been sentenced to death.</b><p>Joseph Naso, 79, was found guilty last month in the so-called "Alphabet" killings of Roxene Roggasch, Carmen Colon, Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya.<p>The …

Crime

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter<p>Poachers in <b>Zimbabwe</b> have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, <i>The Telegraph</i> has …

Associated Press News

US trainee nun 'smothered her newborn child in convent'

<b>A trainee Catholic nun has appeared in court charged with killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC.</b><p>Sosefina Amoa was ordered to be held without bail, according to the US Attorney's office.<p>The 26-year-old is accused of first-degree murder in the smothering death of her infant son.<p>She …

Crime