Mar 25, 2016

Pupils as young as 7 caught sexting in Britain

More than 60 percent of school staff in Britain are aware of teens aged 13 to 16 sharing sexual material online, and pupils as young as 7 have been caught “sexting,” a study said Friday. The report from teaching union NASUWT union found that ...

Feb 18, 2016

Hachioji teacher closes in on global education award

An English teacher from Hachioji in western Tokyo is edging closer to becoming the first Japanese to win the annual Global Teacher Prize after the shortlist was narrowed down to ten finalists. The award, dubbed the “Nobel Prize for education,” honors teachers who make ...

Feb 2, 2016

English skills of Japanese students fail to meet government targets

All four English skills — reading, listening, writing and speaking — of junior high and high school students in Japan have failed to meet the government’s targets. Data released by the education ministry Tuesday showed that starting English lessons in elementary schools and classes ...