China factories closed over toxic school tracks scare

Jun 23, 2016

China factories closed over toxic school tracks scare

Chinese authorities have shut down nine factories and detained some executives after reports that toxic industrial waste was used to make running tracks widely used at schools, official media said Thursday. Smelly synthetic sports fields and athletics circuits, along with students falling sick from ...

Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Apr 8, 2016

Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Finding a slot at day care may be the first hurdle working parents need to overcome in finding work-family balance. But another comes along when a child enters school. At elementary school level, students with working parents can go to an after-school facility called ...

Miyagi city to preserve school building hit by 3/11 tsunami

Mar 25, 2016

Miyagi city to preserve school building hit by 3/11 tsunami

The city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture has decided to preserve the building in an elementary school where 74 children and 10 staff died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, sources close to the matter said Friday. Despite opposition from some bereaved families, ...