‘We all want to live a normal life’: Students at this Ukrainian school look toward a future past the war


For young people still in school, there are few sweeter words than “summer vacation.” But for students in Ukraine, these are challenging times. The school year for public school kids just wrapped up last week, and their whole educational experience — for Ukrainian students and their teachers — has fundamentally changed. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.

From left, students Shakked Klein, Nearodey Chhoem, Angelina Hadad, Nico Ben Jacob and Chidinma Okoli. About half the students at Givat Haviva come from abroad.

This school in Israel is opening dialogue among its Jewish, Arab and international students

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Parents in Argelita fixed up this abandoned lot adjacent to the new school, turned it into a playground and garden.

A school reopens in this small Spanish village after 47 years

A teacher oversees the nursery class in the corridor of the building of the school.

India’s young tech professionals head to rural schools to fill education gaps 

Pupils wear face masks as they attend class at Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown

An Indian teen reacts as she receives Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. 

India postpones in-school learning as omicron surges 


This month, parents, teachers and kids in India were poised to reenter their classrooms full time. Omicron has pumped the brakes on that.

Schoolchildren joke around and play at the Olympic Primary School in Kibera, Kenya, on Oct. 12, 2020.

After months of closure, Kenya’s schools adjust to sudden reopening


In July, Nairobi announced that schools across the country would stay closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s last-minute reopening is a pleasant surprise for many teachers, parents and students.

Brayan Guevara in front of Irving Park Elementary School, in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he is a teacher's assistant, June 3, 2020.

This young Afro Latino teacher and voter wants to be a model for his students

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Brayan Guevara’s mother and grandparents were teachers. Now, he’s on the same path, and he wants to serve as a model for his students — especially those who are Black, Latino and Afro Latino — so that they, too, see a future for themselves in education.

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Kurt Andersen always remembered being inspired by his 11th grade English teacher, Gary Sedlacek. So he decided to give him a call.

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For one immigrant in Florida, a DACA fix would mean ‘peace of mind’


Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.