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 ...

Apr 16, 2014

Fewer students going to Japanese schools in Shanghai

The number of elementary and junior high school students attending the two Japanese schools in Shanghai has dropped by 260 to 2,791 in the new academic year that started Monday, school authorities said. Local Japanese trade officials say the reduction was partly the result ...

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

Apr 11, 2014

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health ...

U.S. teen stabs 22 in Pittsburgh high school knife rampage

Apr 10, 2014

U.S. teen stabs 22 in Pittsburgh high school knife rampage

A 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before being tackled by the school’s assistant principal. At least five students were critically wounded, including a ...

Futaba school ceremonies restarted

Apr 7, 2014

Futaba school ceremonies restarted

For the first time since the nuclear crisis began, the evacuated town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, like elsewhere around the country, held opening ceremonies for schools and kindergartens on Monday — albeit at a new location in the neighboring city of Iwaki. Until Monday, ...