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Building a better future for Pakistan’s children

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Building a better future for Pakistan’s children

In a country consumed by poverty and vulnerable to radical influences, the future of Pakistan's children is bleak. Amna Nawaz of NBC News traveled to Pakistan to report on one charity that has built 600 schools and enrolled over 80,000 Pakistani students.

Posted: January 4, 2010 16:02   Comments: 5
‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

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‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

Activism by indigenous groups in Latin America is on the rise. In addition to worries about the environment, they also have concerns about access to education and job discrimination. Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy at the Council of the Americas, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: November 18, 2009 16:59   Comments: 2
At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:22   Comments: 2
Saudi Arabia opens first co-ed university‎

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Saudi Arabia opens first co-ed university‎

The recently-opened King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is Saudi Arabia's first mixed-gender university. Women will also not be required to wear veils at the school.

Posted: September 24, 2009 10:31   Comments: 1
Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

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Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

More than 500 schools were destroyed when Pakistan's army launched an offensive in Swat Valley to root out Taliban fighters. Now, Pakistan is trying to re-open schools before winter.

Posted: September 17, 2009 12:58   Comments: 0
Holocaust kept out of Gaza school curriculum

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Holocaust kept out of Gaza school curriculum

Schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip were considering including the Holocaust as part of the curriculum this year -- but the idea was put on hold when some Palestinians protested the idea. Andrew Whitley of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency discusses the controversy.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:13   Comments: 67
WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan

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WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan

WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education.

Posted: September 2, 2009 16:14   Comments: 1
Russia plans to teach religion, ethics in schools

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Russia plans to teach religion, ethics in schools

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced a pilot program that will introduce mandatory religious studies and secular ethics in Russian schools. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the controversy over religious education in Russia and compares it to related issues in the U.S.

Posted: July 28, 2009 11:24   Comments: 1
Hungarian students stick to native language

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Hungarian students stick to native language

By 1990, it was no longer compulsory to learn Russian in Hungary. Students celebrated, no longer forced to learn the "language of oppression." But fast-forward to 2009, and Hungary is facing a foreign language gap, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: June 2, 2009 12:48   Comments: 3
Britain may stir up school curriculum with Wikipedia, Twitter

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Britain may stir up school curriculum with Wikipedia, Twitter

A draft curriculum review of the British education system calls for primary school pupils to learn how to use Twitter, Wikipedia, blogging and podcasts as part of their school studies.

Posted: March 25, 2009 11:27   Comments: 2

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