Many kids find going to school stressful. Mindfulness exercises are intended to help them relax. The exercises also improve concentration and willingness to work hard.
They work up to 12 hours a day to help their families. Labor is part of daily life for many displaced Syrian children in Turkey. Studying is a luxury, and so is play. Julia Hahn reports from Istanbul.
High-achievers such as Singapore and Korea are used to acing the Pisa study in math, reading and science, now they can add teammwork to their portfolio. And German pupils showed they can hold their own at global level.
Wide-eyed children, women using primitive tools, arid fields — when appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize. Some are starting to rethink their approach.
Germany's intelligence chief has warned that the wives and children of German "IS" fighters could pose a risk when they return home. A third of the 950 Germans who have traveled to fight for "IS" have returned.
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