Education

6 February 2017
Leveling Out

As the new Lithuanian government urges emigres to return home, the education of their children moves center stage, with promising results.

By Linas Jegelevicius
 
25 January 2017
There in Theory, Absent in Practice
In Russia, children with special educational needs are often lucky to get any education — or any work afterwards. From openDemocracy.
By Tatyana Dvornikova
 
12 January 2017
Love the Briber, Hate the Bribe Premium
Universities have been capitalizing on the cognitive dissonance governing informal payments in Ukraine.
By Abel Polese and Tetiana Stepurko
 
19 December 2016
In Bulgaria, An Oasis of Play and Learning

Two British women set out to add color and creativity to the lives of children in a large refugee center.  

By Boryana Dzhambazova
 
23 November 2016
Ukrainian Teacher Accused of Trying to Sell Her Student Premium

Interior minister, colleagues shocked at arrest of experienced, respected boarding school teacher.

 
21 October 2016
Kazakhstan School Hijab Ban Upheld Premium

Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.

 
18 October 2016
Latvian School Fights for Right to Serve Vegetarian Lunches Premium

A school in Latvia is going to court over a prohibition against serving vegetarian- only meals to its students.

 
12 October 2016
Latvia Targets ‘Disloyal’ Teachers Premium

Amendments to the Education Act foresee dismissing teachers untrue to the Latvian state and Constitution, sparking fears of censorship.

 

TOL's education section is sponsored by the Open Society Institute with the contribution of the Education Support Program (ESP). The ESP aims to facilitate change in education and national policy development in line with the Soros foundation network's mission of promoting open society.

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