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New Mexico increases focus on race in K-12 despite backlash

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s K-12 students will see a greater focus on race and ethnicity, including Native American history, in their curriculum over the next two years under new standards aime...

From campus to Congress, colleges urged to end legacy boost

America’s elite colleges are facing growing calls to end the decades-old tradition of giving an admissions boost to the children of alumni — a practice that critics say is rooted in racism and bestows...

Democrats try to stamp out school closures as virus surges

When Chicago teachers went on strike last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation’s third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action. Ill...

Coronavirus: Central Europe's car concentration backfires

Some estimates suggest that the chip shortage could cost the global auto industry around €200 billion ($229 billion) in 2021 alone. Customers face a long wait to get their hands on a new car and ...

Beijing cracks down on extracurricular classes in its tutoring sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest development in China’s expanding crackdown on the private sector, Beijing is clamping down harder on tutoring companies that offer extracurricular clas...

Taiwan's great novelist Lee Chiao spied on by KMT for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Lee Chiao Literature Association (臺灣李喬文學協會) recently celebrated its fourth founding anniversary and is now behind an initiative pushing for the writer to receiv...

Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a school district near the Ohio state capital, school board members up for reelection this year have been subjected to a steady stream of lawsuits and attacks, both in-person ...

Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services gia...

Greek students, teachers protest planned education reform

Thousands of university students and instructors marched in Athens and the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Thursday to oppose a draft education reform bill that will include the policing of uni...

Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them...

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97. Winter, who was go...

Former teachers union chief vying for education secretary

The former president of the nation’s largest teachers union has received endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and dozens of national Hispanic organizations as she pursues the top job at...

Survey shows Taiwan students overdependent on cram schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of Taiwanese believe that attending cram schools is essential for achieving academic success, according to a recent survey conducted by The Professor Huang Kun-h...

Trump, DeVos raise school choice in appeal to vexed parents

As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that ...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...