Jordan plans to open schools in September amid successes limiting coronavirus spread

Thanks in large part to the March closures of schools and universities and the rapid response by the Jordanian government to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Jordan is now cautiously reopening education in the kingdom.

Al-Monitor Staff | Education | Jul 16, 2020
al-monitor A worker dressed in personal protective equipment sterilizes the mihrab of a mosque in Jordan's capital Amman on June 3, 2020, ahead of its reopening. Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images.

With children infected by coronavirus, Israel fears second wave

Israelis have returned to an almost normal routine in recent days, only to discover the pandemic is far from over.

Rina Bassist | Education | Jun 2, 2020

Criticism mounts in Iraqi Kurdistan over unpaid teacher salaries

Teachers say the Kurdish government is not paying on time and want their salaries to come from Baghdad, but Kurdish authorities point to a budget dispute with the federal government.

Adam Lucente | Education | May 22, 2020

Coronavirus, war prompts northeast Syrian schools to go online

The Kurdish-led government in northeast Syria is putting classes online and may continue to use the internet for education beyond the coronavirus.

Adam Lucente | Education | May 11, 2020

Pandemic reveals Iran's online-learning challenges

Iran is working out the kinks in its distance-learning process, which it launched on the fly when the coronavirus struck.

Maysam Bizaer | Coronavirus | Apr 17, 2020