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Foreign students flock to Germany at record rate
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Foreign students flock to Germany at record rate

International students are coming to Germany in record numbers. Only the USA and UK are more attractive study destinations, a report released by the Education Ministry on Wednesday shows. READ  

School hotpants ban sparks online debate
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School hotpants ban sparks online debate

A school's decision to ban hot pants for girls during the July heatwave has sparked anger online, with feminist activists decrying the decision as sexist. READ  

Refugee host school bans revealing clothes
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Refugee host school bans revealing clothes

A school in Bavaria has sent a letter home to parents warning them not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts, because emergency accommodation for refugees has been set up next to the gym. READ  

German teachers rally against low pay
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German teachers rally against low pay

German language teachers demonstrated in Berlin on Wednesday, complaining that their work in integrating foreigners into German society is not given the financial recognition it deserves. READ  

Abitur lottery sparks tougher exam debate
Germany's most popular end of school diploma. Photo: DPA

Abitur lottery sparks tougher exam debate

How well students do in their high school diploma, the Abitur, is down to hard work, but also in which Bundesland they go to school. Regional comparisons in Abitur grades have revealed worrying levels of variation. READ  

Munich headteacher: 'Atheists are stupid'
"I don't need to justify it because it's in the Bible". Photo: DPA

Munich headteacher: 'Atheists are stupid'

A head teacher at a state school in Munich is attempting to introduce a strict Christian regime by hanging crosses in the classroom and holding daily prayers. He's within the law, but parents and pupils are beginning to resist. READ  

Kids' school trip cancelled over wolf fears
Wolves in Schleswig-Holstein in March. Photo: DPA

Kids' school trip cancelled over wolf fears

Kindergartens in Lower Saxony have cancelled a trip to the forest for their pupils over parents' fears that the children might be attacked by wolves. READ  

German is world's fourth most popular language
An international German class point to where they are from on the map. Photo: DPA

German is world's fourth most popular language

After 15 years of research and a 1,300 page book on the subject, sociolinguistics professor Dr. Ulrich Ammon found that German is surprisingly popular with language learners all over the world. READ  

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Schools: What every expat parent should ask
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Schools: What every expat parent should ask

Your child’s education is one of the most important long-term decisions you will ever make. It will not only impact your child’s university and career choice, but also your child’s friends and character. READ  

Prof rejects Indian intern over 'rape problem'
Leipzig University's main building, the Augusteum. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Prof rejects Indian intern over 'rape problem'

Germany's ambassador to India stepped into a university admissions row after a professor said she wouldn't accept a male Indian student for an internship because of the country's “rape problem”. READ  

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil
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German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

A pair of endangered blue macaws of the kind made famous by the hit animated "Rio" movies arrived in Brazil from Germany on Tuesday as part of a drive to ensure the bird's survival. READ  

Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday
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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday

Teachers all over the country are expected to stike starting Monday, German education trade union GEW said, after negotiations with the wage commission of the federal states (TdL) failed to achieve results. READ  

Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes
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Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes

UPDATE: Health authorities in Berlin announced a toddler has succumbed to measles. Earlier, a school in a Berlin suburb was closed because of a pupil infected with the disease. The capital is battling its most serious outbreak since 2001. READ  

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Nine brilliant quotes about speaking German
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Nine brilliant quotes about speaking German

German gives you plenty to say, but there is also plenty to say about it, as everyone from authors to tennis champs have taught us. READ  

Leipzig must pay families denied childcare
Kids in a German nursery, called a "Kita". Photo: DPA

Leipzig must pay families denied childcare

The city of Leipzig was penalized by courts on Monday for not having enough childcare spaces available. READ  

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