Nov 16, 2016

2-year-old shoots 1-year-old in Louisiana

Baton Rouge police say a 2-year-old shot a 1-year-old sibling in the face inside a parked car in north Baton Rouge, leaving the infant in serious condition. Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the shooting was called in to EMS at 7:23 p.m. and ...

JAXA-oriented home-stay program brightens future of Tanegashima town

Nov 14, 2016

JAXA-oriented home-stay program brightens future of Tanegashima town

An aerospace-focused home-stay program for elementary school students has revitalized the small town in Kagoshima Prefecture that hosts Japan’s space program, drawing children from across the nation to an area where depopulation has skewed demographics heavily toward the elderly. With a population of around ...

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

Nov 10, 2016

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

A small town is hoping that teaching English to its young people will get it noticed, attracting a few of the many foreign tourists on their way to Osaka via the neighboring international airport. Elementary and junior high school students in Tadaoka, Osaka Prefecture, ...

Nov 2, 2016

Chinese lawmakers poised to ban some private schools: report

China may ban for-profit, private elementary and middle schools in a move likely to tighten government control of education and cool a fast-growing but poorly regulated sector. Leaders of the country’s legislature are considering changes to a law this week that would make it ...