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Terror fears could see French schools end smoking ban
High schoolers taking a smoke break. Photo: AFP

Terror fears could see French schools end smoking ban
3 days ago

Groups of pupils smoking on the street outside high schools are an obvious target for terrorists, a union says.

Who is sending terror threats to Paris's high schools?
Photo: Twitter/HPouxx

Who is sending terror threats to Paris's high schools?
January 29, 2016

Is there something more sinister behind the recent hoax bomb threats that have hit high schools in Paris, the UK, Scandinavia and now Australia?

France opens access to Nazi-era archives
Philippe Pétain meeting German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in October 1940. Photo: Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia Commons

France opens access to Nazi-era archives
December 27, 2015

France will throw open access to police and legal archives drawn from one of the country's darkest hours, when the Vichy regime collaborated with Nazis, authorities said on Sunday.

Can terror-hit Paris keep best student city crown?
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Can terror-hit Paris keep best student city crown?
December 01, 2015

Paris has held on to the top spot in the global "Best Student Cities" rankings for the fourth year running, but there are fears that last month's terror attacks will see future students opt for another city, The Local's Oliver Gee writes.

French universities in crisis
French students march over universities crisis
Students protest in Paris over lack of funding as well as many other gripes.

French students march over universities crisis
October 16, 2015

Students took to the streets of Paris on Friday to protest against the sorry state of French universities, which are suffering from overcrowding and a chronic lack of funding.

Education in France
The troubles with French universities laid bare
Students in Lyon. Photo: AFP

The troubles with French universities laid bare
October 09, 2015

Classrooms overflowing, a serious lack of funding, and a flailing reputation abroad... what exactly is wrong with France's university system? The Local's Oliver Gee takes a closer look.

French tech college ISIS sparks customs alert
Photo: A screengrab from the college's website.

French tech college ISIS sparks customs alert
October 08, 2015

When you're a French IT engineering school with the initials ISIS, you're bound to run into a bit of trouble with customs.

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Students reveal French universities set to burst
French university students packed into a lecture hall. Photo: MaSalleDeCoursVaCraquer/Tumblr

Students reveal French universities set to burst
September 29, 2015

University students across France have taken to social media to share pictures of their overflowing lecture theatres, in a bid to raise the alarm bells.

Studying in France
Foreign students rank France 'worst in Europe'
International students weren't impressed with the offerings in France. Photo: AFP

Foreign students rank France 'worst in Europe'
September 18, 2015

France has finished last in a ranking of international student satisfaction in Europe, marking this the third year in a row the French has ended bottom of the pile.

Studying in France
How to survive Paris on a student budget
Are you a student in Paris? Here's how to save some money. Photo: AFP

How to survive Paris on a student budget
September 18, 2015

With students from all over the world descending on Paris this week for the start of a new term, we take a look at the best ways to save money while living in the French capital on a shoestring.

Studying in France
A look at France's legion of foreign students
Most students went back to university this week after the summer break. Photo: AFP

A look at France's legion of foreign students
September 15, 2015

With around 300,000 international students set to begin the new university term in France, we look at who they are, what they're studying, and where you're likely to find them.

Should secular French schools go vegetarian?
The new school year has brought fresh controversy around whether to serve up alternatives to pork for Jewish and Muslim pupils. Photo: AFP

Should secular French schools go vegetarian?
September 07, 2015

The new school year in France has kicked off more controversy around whether Muslim and Jewish pupils should be offered alternatives to pork. One MP believes obligatory vegetarian meals is the way forward in a strictly secular country.

Rampaging kids trash French kindergarten
Speaking after the incident, officials in troubled Melun described the scene as an "apocalyptic landscape". File photo: Ella Novak

Rampaging kids trash French kindergarten
August 03, 2015

Police were called in on Saturday evening after a band of children, some of them as young as five, vandalized a nursery in the suburbs of Paris.

French mayor 'to force artists to mind kids'
The National Front mayor in Fréjus doesn’t feel the town hasn’t received enough in return from the artists. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP

French mayor 'to force artists to mind kids'
July 30, 2015

Blind teacher in France told to supervise exams
The woman was told to supervise an exam, even though she can't see. Photo: AFP

Blind teacher in France told to supervise exams
July 01, 2015

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