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The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack provides the latest news and developments on attacks on education and efforts to protect and prevent them. Information older than three months is included in the News Archive.

A teacher was killed and two children injured on Wednesday when a hand-grenade attack took place on a school in the Shabqadar area of Peshawar.

A shell has killed four people at a school in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on the first day of classes, officials and witnesses say.

Twin bombings occurred just as the children were leaving at the end of class at the Ekremah al-Makhzoumi elementary school, according to an official with the Homs governorate.

Using schools for military purposes during times of conflict often has long-term impact on students and on society, experts say.

The majority of children not in school are in conflict-affected and emergency-stricken areas. Ensuring safe access to education is critical in Nigeria and in other places from Afghanistan to Sudan.