Jun 8, 2015

China cites rural libraries in report card on human rights

Citing improved rural library services and indoor cinemas along with a deluge of other information, China praised its human rights record in a lengthy report card Monday, its latest bid to deflect Western criticism. While senior leaders periodically promise China’s citizens democracy and human ...

Son of Mexican immigrants accepted into every Ivy League school

Jun 7, 2015

Son of Mexican immigrants accepted into every Ivy League school

It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was accepted to every ...

Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Jun 4, 2015

Harvard gets $400 million from Wall Street alum

Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history: a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and alumnus John Paulson, the university said Wednesday. The endowment from Paulson will support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has led technology ...

Jun 3, 2015

Dwindling enrollments force college reforms

The education ministry plans to launch a program to support management reforms at regional private universities and colleges that struggle to enroll enough students. In Japan, all applicants are theoretically able to attend university or college, because total student numbers have fallen below overall ...

Jun 2, 2015

Lower House OKs unified elementary, junior high curriculum

The Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill to introduce unified nine-year education for children of elementary and junior high school ages as a formal education system. The bill to revise the School Education Act was approved by a majority vote from the ruling ...

E-textbooks to open digital can of worms

| Jun 1, 2015

E-textbooks to open digital can of worms

by Shusuke Murai

As the world goes digital, many schools are trying to introduce digital materials into the classroom to encourage studying and meet the needs of students’ increasingly diverse needs. In May, the education ministry formed a panel to discuss the use of digital textbooks and ...