Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Rising Educational Costs Weigh on Palestinian Students

Asma' Jawabreh / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Students in Palestine are surrounded by a weak economy with high unemployment and dwindling donor support. Rising tuition is the last straw for many.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Circles of Trust: New Insights Into Arab Youth

Ursula Lindsey / 31 Oct 2016 / News

A consortium of researchers who have studied young people in five Arab countries and Turkey find that young people place most of their confidence in their family network.

Palestinian Professors’ Strike Ends Early

Asma' Jawabreh / 08 Feb 2016 / News

A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.

Palestinian Political Divisions Play Out at Birzeit University

Asma' Jawabreh / 12 Nov 2015 / News

The split between opposing factions in Palestine, Fatah and Hamas, is surfacing in ugly ways at the university in the West Bank, students say.

A Grim Anniversary for Palestinian Universities

Asma' Jawabreh, Rasha Faek / 17 Aug 2015 / News

A year after the 51-Day War with Israel, universities in the Gaza strip are still reeling.

Arab Students in Israel Say Their Voices are Muffled

Asma' Jawabreh / 07 Aug 2015 / News

Palestinian students say they fear for their safety when they protest politically on Israeli campuses.

When Concrete Was Banned, One School Tried Tires

Thaer Thabet / 06 Jun 2015 / News

A small school for Bedouin children thrives in an area where Israeli authorities have banned the use of concrete.