Archive for 2009

  • Serbia: On Edge

    Serbia: On Edge

    BELGRADE, Serbia | New exit exams for elementary school students, the introduction of Romani teaching assistants, an equal starting point for all children – all were big changes brought about […]

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  • Georgia: Whose Facts?

    Georgia: Whose Facts?

    NINOTSMINDA, Georgia | For the second year in a row, teachers in an Armenian school in Ninotsminda, a town just inside the Georgian border, have faced the school year with […]

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  • Armenia: School for Scandal

    Armenia: School for Scandal

    YEREVAN | In what is still a conservative and hidebound country, Mariam Sukhudyan hardly comes across as typical. The smell of incense wafts across her family’s modest apartment in the […]

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  • Azerbaijan: Everybody Gets a Piece

    Azerbaijan: Everybody Gets a Piece

    Baku | Azerbaijani education officials certainly had cause to celebrate this summer.  After nearly 15 years of stalled efforts and heated debates, parliament passed a long-awaited new law on education, […]

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  • Albania: A Deep Hole From Which to Emerge

    Albania: A Deep Hole From Which to Emerge

    Tirana | For four professors at the University of Tirana, 28 June was their own graduation day – the day they won seats in the country’s parliamentary elections, at least […]

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  • Macedonia: Ongoing Saga

    Macedonia: Ongoing Saga

    SKOPJE | When you are not a member, the European Union (EU) seems like a very exclusive club. Especially when you originate from a non-EU country and you decide to […]

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  • From left: Claudia Ciobanu (Romania), Mirkica Popovik (Macedonia), Karine Asatryan (Armenia), Tanya Obushtarova (Bulgaria), Tamar Kikacheishvili (Georgia), Olesya Vartanyan (Georgia), Linda Christmas, Ekaterine Pirtshkhalava (Georgia), and Alexander Belyakov (Ukraine).

    Improving Coverage of Education Issues 2009

    Eight journalists from Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania attended a Transitions’ workshop in Prague 31 August – 5 September on covering education issues – follow-up training for the […]

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  • Georgia: Pilot Program

    Georgia: Pilot Program

    Tbilisi’s public school No. 43 is one of 100 schools implementing a pilot version of the National Curriculum Program, a key element of the Ministry of Education and Science’s reform […]

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  • Georgia: Two Histories of One Homeland

    Georgia: Two Histories of One Homeland

    JAVAKHETY | Teachers in Armenian school No. 1 in Ninotsminda spent the last weeks of the summer trying to figure out how many textbooks to order from the Georgian education […]

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  • Georgia: No Room For Sex Education

    Georgia: No Room For Sex Education

    TBILISI | Sixteen year-old Andro Chitadze is a high school student at public school No. 61 in Tblisi. Like his classmates, Chitadze gets his information about sex everywhere except in […]

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