2 July 2005
Education in Transition
Throughout the post-communist world region, disputes about education are bringing people onto the streets - evidence of the crucial importance of education to ordinary citizens.
By Nicole Ritter
27 June 2005
School’s Out, But Violence Is In
Schools in Serbia & Montenegro saw an alarming escalation of brutality this year, and experts say that something needs to be done.
By Davor Konjikusic
23 June 2005
Unburdening Rather Than Reforming
A unique cross-border collection of essays looks at 10 years of education reform in Central Asia and concludes that not all is lost.
By Botagoz Kassymbekova
Bosnian women. Source: American Refugee Committee
9 June 2005
The Quest for Sustainability
Ten years after the war, Bosnia is bleak for women – and women’s organizations.
By Mindy Kay Bricker
30 May 2005
The Scientists Revolt?
Scientists come out onto the streets in protest against far-reaching reforms.
By Sergei Borisov
27 May 2005
Petty Corruption on a Grand Scale
Corruption in the education sector in Kazakhstan is open, rampant, and seemingly inescapable. Can anything be done? [Also in Russian]
By Gulnar Adambai
Dolce Vita, by Normunds Braslins
19 May 2005
The Changing Face of AIDS
Young Latvian women are four times more likely to get HIV than men are. Why? [Also in Russian]
By Daina Stukuls Eglitis and Jolanta Cihanovica
19 May 2005
Time to Raise a Debate
In this op-ed originally published in Dnevni avaz, the head of the OSCE mission to Bosnia calls on the people of BiH to take responsibility for improving their education system – not to wait for the international community to do it.
By Douglas Davidson
16 May 2005
A History in Dispute
Most agree too little is taught about World War II in Russian classrooms. But should more patriotism be put back into the Great Patriotic War? Also in Russian.
By Sergei Borisov
16 May 2005
A Testing Time
Hungary's new secondary and higher education exam system premieres with a spectacular cheating scandal. Also in Russian.
By Judit Szakacs

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