Hundreds of schools in Germany currently don't have principals. In addition to teaching, principals have a great deal of administration work. But the job pays little more than a teacher's salary, so few apply for the position.
The Rent a Teacherman program aims to put more men in elementary schools. It's about time: In the state of Bremen, where the project is based, more than 20 percent of elementary schools don't have a single male teacher.
Billions of euros are needed to renovate Germany's schools, the teachers' association has said. Fixing unhygienic conditions and faulty heating systems has been "scandalously" delayed, the association's head said.
Abdelkader Merah has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for terrorist offences. But he was cleared of complicity in the killing of seven people in Toulouse in 2012 by his brother Mohammed Merah.
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
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