China drone schools flourish as pilot demand soars

Feb 1, 2016

China drone schools flourish as pilot demand soars

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying ...

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

Jan 24, 2016

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

The remote, northern Canadian community where a shooter killed four people and injured seven on Friday has long struggled under the weight of poverty, high suicide rates and disadvantages that most of the country can hardly imagine. The isolated town of La Loche, in ...

Canada gunman kills four  in worst shooting since ’89

Jan 23, 2016

Canada gunman kills four in worst shooting since ’89

In Canada’s worst school violence in 26 years, four people were killed in a shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday, police said. A male suspect was arrested. Officials have not given a motivation for the shooting, which also injured several people ...

Jan 9, 2016

Japan's largest textbook publisher violated pre-publication rule

Education ministry officials said Friday that Japan’s largest textbook publisher violated rules by showing an unapproved English textbook to teachers it paid, the latest in a series of revelations that have cast doubt over the fairness of the textbook selection process. According to the ...

Dec 19, 2015

Japan's woeful school funding

Japan's consistently and shockingly poor level of educational spending is being ignored by the central government and education ministry.