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World Oct 13, 2018

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders in Vermont

A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary School students was conducted by WISE, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group, WPTZ-TV reported . A notice ...

China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

Asia Pacific Sep 20, 2018

China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

China's education ministry has launched a "comprehensive" inspection of school textbooks to remove unapproved alterations or foreign content, state media reported late on Wednesday, amid a push to combat Western influence in China's schools. Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a drive to re-assert the ...

More than 350 schools and universities in Hokkaido damaged in quake

National Sep 19, 2018

More than 350 schools and universities in Hokkaido damaged in quake

At least 354 schools, universities and other educational institutions in Hokkaido were damaged in the powerful earthquake that struck the prefecture Sept. 6, a tally by the central and local governments showed. In most cases, the deadly quake that occurred shortly after 3 a.m. caused ...

South Korea bans coffee in schools

Asia Pacific Aug 31, 2018

South Korea bans coffee in schools

Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said Friday it will ban coffee sales in schools. Selling highly caffeinated drinks to students in schools has already been banned since ...