Education News Headlines

School year begins in rebel-controlled Ukraine

Kiev , Oct 1

Schools in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk controlled by pro-Russian separatists finally opened Wednesday after a month's delay.

Muslim girl banned in British school over Islamic veil

London , Sep 24

One of Britain's top state schools has courted controversy after banning a student because she wears an Islamic veil to cover her hair and face.

Two students commit suicide in China citing study pressure

Beijing , Sep 22

Two high school students committed suicide Monday by jumping off a dormitory building in China.

Chinese province sets up anti-terror law society

Beijing , Sep 20

An anti-terrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of anti-terrorism law, was established Saturday in China's Yunnan province.

Kids eat good if parents went to college

Toronto , Sep 19

A child's diet is likely to be decided by the education of the young one's parents, says a new study.

Indian-American doctors take leadership lessons at Yale

Washington , Sep 25

The largest ethnic organisation of Indian-American physicians has launched a new initiative, a Leadership Retreat to educate, train and enhance the leadership qualities of its members in collaboration with the Yale University.

Japanese university to begin course in wine science

Tokyo , Sep 24

The University of Yamanashi, located in one of the finest wine-making regions of Japan, plans to launch in 2015 a course in wine science for people involved in the production of the alcoholic beverage, to improve exports.

Indian-American engineers body to honour nine achievers

Washington , Sep 21

American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) will honour nine engineers at its 29th National Convention at the University of California, Irvine, campus Sep 27.

Pakistanis prominent winners at UK's Asian achievers awards

London , Sep 19

Persons of Pakistani-origin emerged as prominent winners at the 2014 Asian Achievers Awards in Britain Friday while Sir Tejinder Singh Virjee, a professor of physics at Imperial College, London, headed the list of Indian-origin recipients.

How video games can help fix curriculum

Washington , Sep 19

Going to classroom to learn student response for curriculum implementation can soon become things of the past as a US researcher has figured out an easier way - and it could include playing video games.