Education Politics & Policy

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: New Law, Old Chaos

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: New Law, Old Chaos

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina | The question of where the buck stops in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s education system isn’t easy to answer. The country has 14 ministries of education. There […]

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  • Moldova: Prioritizing Progress

    Moldova: Prioritizing Progress

    CHISINAU, Moldova | Progressive education has reached even the remotest of villages in the former Soviet republic of Moldova.

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  • Armenia: Out With the Old

    Armenia: Out With the Old

    YEREVAN, Armenia | Several women sit in a lecture room in Yerevan State University’s biology department. In angry voices loud enough to be heard down the corridor, they recount their […]

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  • Which alphabet should they use?

    Uzbekistan: Dead Letter

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan | A planned switch from a version of the Cyrillic script introduced for the Uzbek language under Joseph Stalin nearly 70 years ago to the Latin alphabet is […]

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  • Poland: A Season of Change

    Poland: A Season of Change

    POZNAN, Poland | The blooming chestnut tree has long symbolized a rite of passage for Polish 19-year-olds –school-leaving exams held in late April and early May. And in what could […]

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  • Croatia: Learning Curves

    Croatia: Learning Curves

    ZAGREB, Croatia | The Croatian education system is in the midst of the most important reform process since the country’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. But while the Science, Education, […]

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  • Albania: In the Bleak Midwinter

    Albania: In the Bleak Midwinter

    TIRANA, Albania | On the third floor of a dirty, marble-faced building that hosts two hostile educational trade unions, the newspaper of the ruling Socialist Party, and a bingo hall, […]

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