Coronavirus presents an opportunity to redefine the future of education

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Sultan Althari is a Masters Candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Student-Affiliate at the Kennedy School's Middle East Initiative.

Maitha AlMemari is currently a Rhodes Scholar pursuing the MSc in Comparative International Education at the University of Oxford.


Chinese education app DingTalk on life support as Wuhan students review-bomb

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Schools have been closed in Wuhan, China, the origination point of the coronavirus, officially known ......

Middle East growth ‘is no longer a question of if but when’: Saudi Minister

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Economic growth in the Middle East “is no longer a question of if but when,” the Saudi ......

Pressure on Lebanon’s schools as tough times force children into state system

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Lebanon’s economic crisis is forcing families to pull tens of thousands of children out of the ......

Qatar should protect migrant pupils from high fees: UN expert

Monday, 16 December 2019

The UN expert on the right to education warned on Monday that excessive fees charged to the children ......

Foreign universities can now set up branches in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Foreign universities can now set up branches in Saudi Arabia under a new law approved by the ......

Jordan teachers launch strike, demand pay raise

Monday, 09 September 2019

Teachers in Jordan are launching an open-ended strike after negotiations with the government failed ......

Women will teach boys in Saudi public schools for the first time

Monday, 02 September 2019

Female teachers will now educate boys in public schools for the first time across Saudi Arabia, the ......

GEMS Education joint venture acquires Saudi’s largest education company

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

On Monday, GEMS Education KSA completed an acquisition of Ma’arif Education and Training ......

College Board says it is replacing SAT ‘adversity score’

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The company that administers the SAT college admissions test is replacing the so-called adversity ......

Academic world launches plan to tackle climate change

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Thousands of universities around the world on Wednesday declared a “climate emergency” ......

China moves to suspend some history tests for US college credit by 2020

Friday, 21 June 2019

Beijing on Thursday ordered a suspension of history exams run by a US non-profit for students ......

UAE’s GEMS buys Saudi Arabia’s biggest private school group Maarif

Thursday, 30 May 2019

United Arab Emirates-based GEMS Education has expanded into Saudi Arabia by buying Maarif Education ......

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

Monday, 20 May 2019

Oprah Winfrey announced she’s giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school ......

Several charged in US over Chinese student visa scheme

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Several California residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a scheme to help Chinese ......