States laud bilingualism at graduation

World / Social Issues Jun 29, 2014

States laud bilingualism at graduation

When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from her high school in western Oregon state this month, her diploma had a little something extra — an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. She is one of more than a dozen students at Corvallis High School who earned ...

World 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 that ...

National 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 comprises ...