Eastern Germany has a serious shortage of teachers. Brandenburg alone needs more than 1,000. It's reached the point that parents are filling in as substitute teachers.
A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Officials said parents had been using the watches to listen in on teachers while their children were in class.
Some German schools are lucky to have a single computer in classrooms; others boast all the latest gadgets. Researchers for Bertelsmann have called for bigger investments in tech, but some teachers strongly disagree.
Education reform under Poland’s national-conservative government is set to cause the closure of 7,000 schools and the dismissal of 9,000 teachers. The new curricula will mainly focus on domestic issues.
France elected a political maverick as president and granted him a huge parliamentary majority. A Franco-German studies expert talks to DW about what Macron has done so far, and what his fading poll numbers really mean.
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