In the UK, it's the norm for school children to wear uniforms. In most schools, that means girls in skirts and boys in pants. If you don't fit into one of these traditional gender categories... too bad. But things may be starting to change.
The largest high school in Kansas, Wichita East, has welcomed 58 new refugee students in the past year and a half. Many grew up in refugee camps and have no formal education — perhaps haven't ever learned to hold a pencil. The whole school system is learning to adapt.
A university in China held a democratic student body election this week. That's news in a country where such elections are normally restricted to Communist Party Youth League members. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
For today's Global Hit, The World's Marco Werman introduces us to Eugene Rodriguez and his band, Los Cenzontles. The Bay Area group is about a lot more than fusing Mexican and American music. In fact it's a front band for a community arts center created to help Mexican-American immigrant kids stay out of trouble.
In 2003 Libya paid out $2.7 billion dollars to the families of those who died in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. That money is still paying dividends. It's been a lifeline for the New York City school, De La Salle Academy.
Beginning this spring, some poor school children in Zambia will no longer have to walk long distances to school. They're getting specially designed bikes courtesy of a Chicago foundation called World Bicycle Relief. Jay Field reports for PRI's The World.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the controversy surrounding an online video of schoolchildren in China chanting a nationalistic poem. Some in China are attacking the teacher online. They say he's trying to indoctrinate his students.