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Suspect in killing of protesters listed in 'hero' assignment

Sep. 17, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two...

Teaching assistant Samuel Lavi helps out with an online class at the Valencia Newcomer School, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Phoenix.  Communicating during the coronavirus pandemic has been trying for parents and students at the Phoenix school for refugees who speak a variety of languages and are learning to use technology like iPads and messaging apps.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Refugee families face unique struggles with online school

Sep. 5, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the coronavirus pandemic shut down Valencia Newcomer School. Parents and students speak more than a dozen languages, and they'd need help navigating the technology around remote learning. So the...

In this image made from video taken in August 2020, parents confront authorities outside a school in Tongliao in Northwestern China's Inner Mongolia region. Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. (AP Photo)

US paper says reporter was held in China's Inner Mongolia

Sep. 4, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An American newspaper says one of its journalists was detained and then expelled from China’s Inner Mongolia region while covering tensions over a new policy that reduces the use of the Mongolian language in education. The Los Angeles Times said in a story published online Thursday...

In this image made from video taken in August 2020, parents confront authorities outside a school in Tongliao in Northwestern China's Inner Mongolia region. Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. (AP Photo)

Students in Inner Mongolia protest Chinese language policy

Sep. 3, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. A high school student in the city of Hulunbuir...

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, former candidate for the Belarus' presidential elections pauses, during an interview with the Associated Press in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The former English language teacher who became candidate at presidential elections in Belarus and was forced to flee to neighboring Lithuania believes that the regime will eventually be forced to give in to demands of the protestors. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Ex-candidate says Belarusians will no longer obey president

Sep. 1, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The former English teacher who ran for president as an opposition candidate in Belarus said Tuesday that she thinks the country's authoritarian government will eventually succumb to public pressure and agree to enter discussions on a peaceful transition of power. Sviatlana...

Trump administration: Confucius Institute is arm of Beijing

Aug. 13, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a foreign mission of the Chinese Communist Party, alleging that the program to help teach Chinese language classes in America is part of Beijing’s propaganda and influence operations on campuses...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, reacts during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus.  37-year old Tsikhanouskaya, without any political experience has united various opposition forces and drawn tens of thousands to her campaign rallies the biggest demonstrations the ex-Soviet country has ever seen since becoming independent in 1991. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

Ex-teacher hopes to free Belarus from president's iron fist

Aug. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

BREST, Belarus (AP) — A 37-year-old former English teacher without political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian president of Belarus who has been the ex-Soviet nation's only leader for more than a quarter-century. And yet, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has united various opposition...