Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

May 18, 2016

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 ...

Kumamoto school system getting back on its feet

May 9, 2016

Kumamoto school system getting back on its feet

Several public schools resumed classes Monday in parts of Kumamoto hit hardest by twin quakes last month. The rest are set to reopen by midweek. A total of 62 public elementary and junior high schools in Mashiki, Minamiaso and six other municipalities in the ...

May 6, 2016

University of Tokyo leads Asia in global reputation rankings

The University of Tokyo has been ranked highest among Asia’s institutions in the recently announced Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. The top 10 slots in the list are occupied by universities in Britain and the United States, while the prestigious Japanese university colloquially ...

Handful of schools reopen in Kumamoto as rescue efforts wind down

May 2, 2016

Handful of schools reopen in Kumamoto as rescue efforts wind down

Twenty-three municipal elementary and junior high schools in quake-struck Kumamoto resumed classes Monday for the first time in 18 days after another elementary school reopened last Wednesday. The city hopes to restart classes at 118 other schools and kindergartens on May 10, after the ...