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Rallies after student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute

Saint-maur-des-foss - Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Schools run mock elections to instill 'British values'

London - Thirteen-year-old British schoolboy Jeffrey is planning to vote Labour. Not in Thursday's general election, but in a mock vote organised by his school as part of a drive to promote "British values".

Teen girls wants to ingest marijuana during school day

Maple Shade - Parents of a New Jersey teenager are suing the girl's school district for her right to ingest marijuana during the school day.

Does a long, black skirt flout France's treasured secularity?

Paris - Is a long, black skirt a "conspicuous" sign of Islam? Or is that pushing France's strict secularity laws a little too far?

French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt

Reims - The case of a 15-year-old Muslim girl who was banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious for secular France has sparked an outcry.

Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday.

Student armed with crossbow kills teacher at Spain school

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at his school in Barcelona on Monday before being subdued, police and witnesses said.

Five children dead in strike on school in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - A Syrian regime air strike hit a school in the main northern city of Aleppo on Sunday killing five children and four other civilians, a monitoring group said.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

High school basketball star goes to prom with Down syndrome girl

A star of a Kentucky school's basketball team has asked a girl with Down syndrome to be his prom date, proposing to her with a sign and bunch of flowers that referenced Taylor Swift, the girl's favourite singer. The news has since gone viral online.

Minecraft to be given free to every school in Northern Ireland

Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.

French school head charged with sexual assault on pupils

Grenoble - A primary school head teacher was charged Wednesday with having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, justice officials said.

French primary school principal admits pupil sex assaults

Lyon - A primary school head teacher confessed Tuesday to having tricked blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on experiencing new tastes, according to prosecutors.

Louisiana teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

An unruly Louisiana teen has been charged with assault after knocking a school bus driver unconscious, leading to another teen on the bus stepping in to bring the vehicle to a halt.

Op-Ed: Technology makes education more accessible than ever

The advent of the digital era has revolutionized education and learning for millions of children worldwide, enabling greater collaboration between teachers and pupils and bringing education to places where it was never available via virtual classrooms.

Acapulco's violent descent sends army to schools

Acapulco - Fresh white paint covers the soot from the fire that criminals set in the middle school principal's office in a rough Acapulco neighborhood, where gang-linked violence interrupted classes for weeks.

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

Fourth grader suspended for using magic from the Hobbit

A parent of a fourth-grade student at the Kermit Independent School has said that his son was pulled out of lessons for making a terroristic threat when he was actually repeating magic from the Hobbit.

New program links university and elementary school students Special

In Canada a leading university is working with a local school board whereby university students will mentor school pupils across a range of subjects with the aim of promoting healthy living.

Extremist leader to be freed as Pakistan mulls new terror steps

Islamabad - The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group is set to walk free from jail, officials said Tuesday, even as the government considers "radical changes" to tackle militancy after a Taliban school massacre.

Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials

Islamabad - Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Peshawar - Thousands of Pakistanis Sunday mourned the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban, as the government executed four more militants on death row despite an outcry by rights groups.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Peshawar - Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants.

Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Islamabad - Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

Pakistan cleric says anti-Taliban fight 'un-Islamic'

Islamabad - The head of a hardline Islamabad mosque Friday called an army offensive against the Taliban "un-Islamic" and said the militants' massacre of 133 children was in retaliation for air strikes against them.

Two convicted militants executed as Pakistan strikes back after school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan hung two convicted militants in the first executions in six years and security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as the country's leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people d...

Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

Peshawar - Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.

Review: Become an outstanding teacher today

Everyone knows a teacher or an aspiring teacher. What would they possibly like to receive for Christmas, this year? A Christmas card? A chocolate box? A gift card? A colourful scarf for this winter?

Silent classes, bloody notebooks: after the Pakistan school massacre

Peshawar - An eerie silence hung over the shattered, blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday -- the silence of 132 dead Pakistani children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen.
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