Ireland is not as Catholic as it used to be. One area where the Church still has a great deal of influence, though, is in the public schools. But some Irish parents want to re-examine the role of religion in educations.
Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organizations said in a report on Sunday.
Students at Williams College in Massachusetts are joining other institutions to demand Asian American Studies programs. It is a push, some scholars say, that is about advancing other programs, too, including African American and Latino academic programs.
About 15 cities around the country have passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances but none have quite followed through with the vigor and determination as Quezon City, a bustling metropolis about 9 miles from the Philippine capital of Manila.
A group of 15 kids, mostly former dropouts themselves, fan out across Kolkata's slums to free children like themselves from the constraints of child labor and child marriages — by getting them back in school.