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Iraq Tries to Improve Human Rights Through Education
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, society, education, human rights, culture, government, protection, safety )

Penny
- 23 hours ago - al-monitor.com
In a society where conservative religious trends and the rule of tribal law are on the rise, the dissemination of human rights principles is a difficult task.
I-Wonder :Can Food Improve Your Exam Performance?
Offbeat  (tags: food, education )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When you're faced with a pile of revision, feeding your body as well as your brain may be the last thing on your mind
Election Quiz: How Well Have You Been Paying Attention?
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2015, Quiz, Education )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The voting's over - have you stayed the course during the campaign, or has it sent you to sleep? , Test your knowledge of the quotes, gaffes, stumbles and surprises of the 2015 general election.
A Point of View: Is It Better to Have Leaders Who Are Too Old or Too Young?
Offbeat  (tags: Former PM's, Experience of Age, Education, British History )

Ray
- 19 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
None of the current British political leaders is older than 50. Some political eras favour younger leaders, and some prefer the experience of age - but which is better, asks the historian David Cannadine.
Civil War Centre Opens in Newark
Offbeat  (tags: British History, Education, English Civil War, Dedicated Museum. )

Ray
- 19 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The Civil War was one of the bloodiest chapters in Britain's history and wiped out one in 20 of the population. Now, almost 370 years after the conflict, its story is being told in a dedicated museum.
The Shoe That Grows Inspires Donations That Shock Its Inventor
Offbeat  (tags: climate, environment, healthconditions, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, humans, protection, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, weather, world, abuse, activists, children, culture, education, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, GoodNews, government )

Wendy
- 29 days ago - msn.com
Kenton Lee is the brain behind the innovative new shoe. He was working at a home for 140 HIV/AIDS orphans at a children's home in Nairobi when he saw that none of the children had shoes that fit. .THERE ARE -300 million children who do not have shoes.!
Boys Persuade Girls Back to School in Indian Education Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: asia, children, goodnews, education, India, Educate Girls, back to school )

Naoko
- 31 days ago - in.reuters.com
Boys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in Rajasthan they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools.
Beautiful Knowledge: Complicated Numbers Made Simple
Offbeat  (tags: Beautiful knowledge, Education, Timeline of the Future )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When will men become extinct? Which times table sums do children find most difficult? What are the most common computer passwords?
$75k Income Not Enough to Keep a Third of US Households From Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Austerity, Economy, Education, Inflation, Investment, Prices, Retail, USA )

Ray
- 32 days ago - rt.com
A third of higher income Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, even when they earn $75,000 a year because they would rather spend money on eating out and experiences than save money for retirement, according to a new survey.
Global Muslim Population to Surpass Christians By 2070 âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Children, Ecology, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Internet, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
By 2050, followers of Islam will match those following Christianity, with the number of Muslims surpassing Christians globally by 2070, the Pew Research Center projects, citing current differences in fertility rates, youth populations and conversions.
Israeli Portrait of Rose-Tinted Past Gives Way to Rage at Settlers
Offbeat  (tags: settlements, lies. history, Palestine, British Mandate, occupation, racism-zionism, wall, discrimination, Israel, Israeli Palestinians, Christians, Ottoman Empire, Palestinian culture-history, erasure, Arabs, education, literature, truthtelling, Nakba )

Jess
- 52 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Jerusalem, he notes, is said in schoolbooks to have Christians and Muslims but no reference to Palestinians is made.
The Queen Guitarist Is Angry at Corruption in Politics - and Thinks He's Come Up With a Way to Fix It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, climate-change, endangered, energy, forests, government, green, habitat, politics, oceans, pollution, protection, nature, wildlife, trees, water, Sustainabililty, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, environmen )

Wendy
- 59 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Brian May on Ukip, Russell Brand and how he went from Tory to left-of-centre activist, with the General Elections coming up 6th May in the UK this is a great read, I am sure , everyone will like this, unless they are knuckle dragging racists in hoods.
Fire Teacher for Spewing Racist Slurs at Student
Offbeat  (tags: teacher, education, racist, US school )

Penny
- 61 days ago - forcechange.com
A teacher who made racist comments to a 14-year-old student in front of her entire class was recently suspended for five days. Maria Valdes, who has been working as a Broward Schools teacher for 11 years, referred to a young Lebanese-Moroccan student
Ladybird Books: The Strange Things We Learned
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Books, Lady Bird )

Ray
- 77 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?
 

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