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Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kyoto residents have had enough. A surge in tourism in recent years has brought with it an outbreak of dirty toilets and misbehaving travelers.<p>The city of Kyoto is battling the problem in what might be seen as a typically Japanese way -- issuing polite guidelines amplified by adorable …

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The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

Master's Degrees Online

A virtual reality classroom simulator for teachers in training

In a new pilot program, the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education will provide teachers-in-training instant feedback to help them clear …

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us

“When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me.”<p>A t a recent morning …

9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

Public schools are often criticized for not keeping up with student needs — and that's hard to refute.<p>In a world of constant change, the majority of …

The unexpected upside of a hate crime

Dee Dee’s jazz bar in Herne Hill, London, was sprayed with racist graffiti. So far, so depressing. But it was what happened next that was really interesting …<p>Every so often, I get a call from TV or radio asking for my take on race relations in Britain. I say things are a bit sticky at the moment. …

Grand jury decline to charge Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown

The police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, leading to weeks of unrest and reviving a national debate about law enforcement and race in America, will not face state criminal charges, it was announced on Monday.<p>A grand jury in St Louis County declined to …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …