Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

Mar 5, 2015

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

March is the end of an academic year and the season for farewell. Words of encouragement sent by successful alumna present the perfect send-off for students lined up at graduation ceremonies. But one such message supposedly sent by famous singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima to her ...

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Feb 17, 2015

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Thousands of Liberian children in pristine uniforms flocked back to school on Monday as classrooms opened their doors for the first time after a six-month hiatus designed to stem the spread of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dozens of schools reopened, in a ...

Feb 10, 2015

Junior high teacher shows students image of hostage's body

A teacher at a municipal junior high school in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture, showed his classes an image of a body believed to be that of journalist Kenji Goto, who was purportedly killed by the Islamic State militant group. During social studies classes on Feb. ...

China's 'little red soldiers' get lessons in loyalty

Feb 10, 2015

China's 'little red soldiers' get lessons in loyalty

Wearing sky-blue army uniforms emblazoned with red stars, they could be communist comrades from China’s civil war. In fact the youngsters are the targets of a modern campaign to win hearts and minds, with the classroom as its battleground. “We are the new generation ...

Ebola-hit Liberia delays school reopening

Feb 2, 2015

Ebola-hit Liberia delays school reopening

Liberia’s education ministry said on Sunday it had postponed by two weeks the reopening of the country’s schools, which were closed six months ago to limit the spread of the Ebola virus. Classes had been set to resume on Monday, but the ministry said ...

Olympic speedskater Shirahata coaches kids at Kushiro school rink

Jan 20, 2015

Olympic speedskater Shirahata coaches kids at Kushiro school rink

Most school playgrounds in Kushiro, Hokkaido, have been turned into ice skating rinks this week as elementary schools began the new term Monday. Kushiro, which has severely cold winters but relatively light snowfalls, is known as the “City of Ice” and has produced several ...