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After Strikes, Haitian Textile Workers Despair As Salaries Stay Low, School Costs Rise

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, many students are not enrolled in school or are attending without basic supplies, because their parents, many of whom are textile workers, can’t afford the costs. Across the city last year, textile workers went on strike for an increase in the minimum wage, to no avail.

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Late Payments to Examiners Force Ugandan Graduate Students to Wait Years for Degrees

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

When a Ugandan graduate student completes coursework on time and writes a thesis or doctoral dissertation according to the schools’ timelines, they still have to wait years to receive their degrees. Why? A bureaucratic snafu over money is keeping them from getting their hard-earned degrees.

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For Children in Dangerous Section of Haiti, Therapy is a Lifeline

Region: Haiti

Topics: AccessEducationHealth

Haiti’s Cité Soleil area, a densely-populated neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is known for violence. A group of mental health professionals now work with children in their schools to help them manage the stress they experience living there.

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Uganda Takes Steps Toward Accessible Education with New Special Needs Exam Effort

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

This year, special needs students across Uganda were better able to take their exams, thanks to support provided by the national exam board. The initial response has been positive, but many argue that the new effort is only the first step.

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DRC Private Schools Not Making the Grade With Flimsy Buildings, Dirty Facilities

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Education

Since the 1990s, privately owned schools have been cropping up in DRC’s Tshopo province, as the numbers of school-age children have increased. But these flimsy schoolhouses are prone to flooding, overheat in the daytime, often lack basic hygiene and frequently rely on corruption to avoid getting shut down.

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Former Boarding School Now a College that Welcomes Native American Students

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is filled with signs of its past and future, as students who are members of Native American tribes fill its halls.

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Cuts to Science Funding in Argentina Frustrate Researchers

Region: Argentina

Topics: EconomyEducation

In Argentina, the peso is plunging, inflation is rising, and the state is making deep cuts to its science budget. The lack of money and the faltering economy mean that researchers can’t afford to publish their research or to attend conferences.

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In Buenos Aires, School Construction Stalls Despite Overflowing Classrooms

Region: Argentina

Topics: ClassroomEducation

Public school classrooms in Buenos Aires are bursting at the seams, but new construction projects are at a standstill. Meanwhile, teachers worry that the poor learning environment will come at a cost for students.

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In Neighborhoods Without Public Schools, Zimbabwe’s Students Rely on Illegal Schools

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EducationInfrastructure

Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is growing quickly, and the government struggles to meet the city’s education needs. In neighborhoods without public schools, illegal for-profit schools are springing up, providing students with education – and a host of challenges.

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A New School Opens in Harare, but Old Rivalries Keep Some Students From Attending

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Education

High fees keep many children in Zimbabwe out of public schools that are supposed to be open to everyone. In one Harare neighborhood, young adults who lost their chance at education as children say a brand-new public school is too expensive for them to attend.

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