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Russian poll reveals overwhelming support for ban on mobile phones in schools

By ethan / September 19, 2018

About three quarters of Russians say they support the idea of banning the use of cell phones and other tech gadgets in schools and believe that children would study better were such measures taken. The data was revealed by the state-run public opinion research agency VTSIOM on Wednesday. A recent poll has shown that 83 […]

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Never underestimate older players: Man schools youngsters in basketball (VIDEO)

By ethan / August 15, 2018

Published time: 15 Aug, 2018 16:55 Video footage of a grey-haired man playing basketball with a group of young people, and leaving them open-mouthed by scoring a two-pointer, has gone viral. READ MORE: Thousands sign petition to appoint LeBron James as US secretary of education The footage shows the older man confidently juggling a ball as […]

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Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

By ethan / July 13, 2018

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams. New Syrian cadets “will be accepted in military schools after a competition, within the limits allowed by the Russian law and in line with the […]

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Russian teachers to be offered training on how to respond to armed attacks on schools

By ethan / May 16, 2018

Russian teachers are to be offered training to prepare them for possible armed attacks on schools and other emergency situations through a nationwide system of courses requested by human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking to Lower House MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia, Moskalkova said that her aides had officially asked the Education Ministry […]

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Duma mulls sanctions against Latvia over new law targeting Russian in schools

By ethan / April 3, 2018

The Russian lower house has passed a statement decrying as “inadmissible” the Latvian ban on teaching in minorities’ languages in schools. The statement also warns Riga of potential reciprocal economic sanctions. The statement approved by the State Duma on Tuesday reads that the Latvian authorities’ actions contradicted the mutual respect, understanding and cooperation between all […]

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Kentucky teachers shut down schools in protest over ‘shameful’ pension bill

By ethan / March 30, 2018

Widespread teacher absences forced schools across Kentucky to close Friday as educators protested against the passing of a controversial pension bill. The move comes after massive teacher strikes in neighboring West Virginia. At least eight school districts across the state were forced to close their doors due to the absences. The teachers are protesting against […]

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