Jun 20, 2014

Education ministry panel to ask schools to probe all students' suicides

An education ministry panel has adopted guidelines obliging schools to investigate all suicides of students around the country. If a child commits suicide, their school should immediately seek information from family members and police, interview all teaching staff and report the initial results to ...

Less booze, more text for American teens: study

Jun 13, 2014

Less booze, more text for American teens: study

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they are texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, the government has said. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons ...

Jun 10, 2014

Police in China kill man who took 50 students hostage

A convicted criminal who took 50 elementary school students and a teacher hostage was shot and killed by police in central China on Tuesday, the Public Security Ministry said. Officers were searching the school in the Hubei province city of Qianjiang for any explosives ...

Jun 3, 2014

New nine-year school category eyed

The education ministry is considering increasing the number of schools that offer a full nine years of compulsory education to avoid the dislocation that some students experience when moving from elementary school to junior high school, sources said Tuesday. Compulsory education in Japan usually ...