Pham Minh Dap (left) and his younger brother stand in front of a banner advertising their free language school for poor students, Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug. 7, 2014. (Marianne Brown/VOA)
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An United Nations report shows progress being made in education in Africa. But will all African countries meet the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015? | As It Is
New scholarship opportunities are available for foreign engineering students to study and work in the United States. And, an American performer shares his talents with children in Rwanda. | As It Is
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Many students are turning to online classes to meet their goals for higher education | As It Is
Also, we look at the growing demand for classes in English slang | As It Is
American study explores how musical training in childhood can influence the adult brain | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
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And, Homeboy Industries helps kids quit Los Angeles gangs | As It Is
Should students be able to graduate from medical school in three years and law school in two? | As It Is
Also, children learn about business basics, and we remember the United States Supreme Court ruling that banned discrimination in schools.
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A survey of U.S. middle and high school teachers highlights the need for digital literacy | EDUCATION REPORT
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Nguyen Quang Thach provides libraries filled with books to rural schools | EDUCATION REPORT
More universities are developing long-distance courses by computer for students throughout the world | EXPLORATIONS
But the prime minister says other subjects must still be taught in Turkey's official language, Turkish | EDUCATION REPORT
Parents can use even small amounts to teach about giving, spending and saving | ECONOMICS REPORT
The Chinese online company could raise $20 billion by selling stock to the public in the U.S. The company holds an 80 percent share of China’s online market. More
The United Nations says there has been a sudden increase in people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat. Activists fear the number will continue to rise as refugees leave unclean camps and violence in Myanmar. They say that is especially true of ethnic Rohingya. More
In most countries, people can make a telephone call to ask for medical or police help using just three numbers. In the European Union, the number is 1-1-2. Some Asian countries use 9-9-9. In North America, the number is 9-1-1. More
UNICEF says August has been its busiest month for emergency airlifts in the past 10 years. Some of the supplies going to Syria and Iraq are designed to help children deal with the effects of conflict. Some have gone to Liberia for use against the disease Ebola. More
Vietnam has a nutrition problem: too many of its children are underweight. Yet more and more Vietnamese boys and girls are becoming overweight. The two conditions may appear to be separate, but they are linked. They are both the result of poor diets. More
Brain imaging was once thought to be too costly and difficult for widespread use in the developing world. But the technology soon may be available in poor countries. The brain scanner can be loaded into a vehicle. Health workers can drive it from village to village. More
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Abraham Lincoln entered office facing the most serious crisis in American history. More
Is Chocolate Good For Us? Or Just Good. The experts may disagree on that point. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest type yet. More
Doctors are worried about a type of malaria spreading in South East Asia that is not responding to usual treatments. Doctors can still treat infected patients with stronger drug cocktails. But they worry that it is just a matter of time before those medicines also become ineffective. More