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Guatemalan PhD graduate in Taiwan helps foreign tutors with TUTEEMI

Journey to Taiwan Born in Guatemala, but with a vision to make herself a global person, Camila Sáenz decided to go to France to pursue a college degree when she was 18. Before going to Franc...

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

PARIS (AP) — French teachers voiced anger at the way the French government is handling the pandemic in schools, denounced confusing rules and called for more protection during a nationwide strike on T...

American teacher fired from Taiwan cram school for catching COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) ordered a cram school to compensate an American teacher after it fired him for testing positive for COVID. Michael O'Dowd, a 26-year-old...

Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been strug...

Lack of jobs, crisis drive young Iraqi Kurds to migrate

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — The specter of unemployment haunts both students and teachers at universities in northern Iraq. Many speak of growing numbers of empty seats in classrooms across the semi-autonomous...

Police find New Taipei man's severed head in Yonghe ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Thursday (Dec. 9) found the missing head of an elderly man who was allegedly murdered by his son late last month. On Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), police receiv...

New Taipei man confesses to murdering, dismembering his father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei man on Thursday (Dec. 9) confessed to murdering his elderly father and dismembering his body. On Wednesday morning (Dec. 8), police received a report of a ...

American English teacher busted for growing 19 marijuana plants in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American employed at a cram school in Kaohsiung was arrested earlier this month for growing nearly 20 marijuana plants in his residence. The suspect, a 35-year-old U...

Prominent poet Robert Bly, author of 'Iron John', dies at 94

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Bly, one of the most prominent American poets of the last half century and author of the best-selling men’s movement classic “Iron John,” has died. He was 94. ...

Biden boosts crime fighting efforts on Native American lands

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered several Cabinet departments to work together to combat human trafficking and crime on Native American lands, where violent crime rates are more ...

Maryland educator wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

A Maryland high school English teacher who has worked to open up college education for her students has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, the Varkey Foundation announced Wednesday. ...

Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How the Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

This was supposed to be Jack Ma's finest hour: a year ago to the day, his Ant Group was meant to go public in a $37 billion blaze of glory. Instead Beijing reined in his empire, abruptly clipping ...

GOP push to politicize school board races gets election test

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curric...

Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma ban on teaching race theory

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma students and educators on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans the teaching of certain concepts of race and rac...

Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow ...