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India jails 10 over 2004 school fire that killed 94 children

New Delhi - A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy.
In the Media by AFP

Netflix to revive 'The Magic School Bus'

Children of the 90s rejoice — Netflix has greenlighted new episodes of the popular animated educational children’s series.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 2 comments

Two dead in new US school shooting

Troutdale - A rifle-toting gunman killed a 14-year-old student at an Oregon high school, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Michael THURSTON (AFP)

Two dead in new US school shooting

Los Angeles - A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school Tuesday, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP)

Student, gunman dead in latest US school shooting

Los Angeles - A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school Tuesday, in the latest in a spate of US shootings which are becoming chillingly regular.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP)

Police scramble to new reported US school shooting

Los Angeles - Armed police locked down an Oregon high school on Tuesday after reports that shots had been fired, TV pictures showed, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.
In the Media by AFP

Online education still popular despite decline in growth Promoted

Despite the negative press several years ago, online education is fast becoming the go-to option for students of all ages. But what makes it so attractive, and what challenges does it face to becoming a mass-adopted tool?
Promoted Content by Katie Ryalen

California gunman 'not a danger' pre-rampage

Santa Barbara - A 22-year-old man who murdered six people in a violent rampage in California had previously convinced police he was not a threat to others.
In the Media by Robyn Beck (AFP)

US student stabbed three before going on California gun rampage

Santa Barbara - US police identified Saturday the gunman who killed six people when he opened fire in a California college town as a 22-year-old student and revealed that three of his victims were fatally stabbed at his apartment before the gun rampage began.
In the Media by Robyn Beck (AFP)

Op-Ed: Study finds rich administrators make for poorer students

A recent study found that students pay more and pay longer to go to school in colleges that have more highly paid leaders.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Teen charged with disorderly conduct for recording bullying

Mcdonald - A 15-year-old special education student was charged with disorderly conduct after he secretly used his iPad to record audio of his classmate bullying him.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 2 comments

20 hurt in mass stabbing at US high school

Murrysville - An American student stabbed 19 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pennsylvania high school, officials said.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

20 hurt in mass stabbing at US high school

Murrysville - An American student stabbed 19 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, officials said.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

20 hurt in mass stabbing at U.S. high school

Washington - An American high school student stabbed or slashed 20 people, mostly teenagers, in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Pittsburgh high school on Wednesday, officials said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Top 10 fastest-improving Ontario secondary schools Special

Toronto - The top 10 fastest-improving secondary schools in Ontario shows a mix of geographic, student and family characteristics, a new study reveals.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Amount of school choice varies widely across Canada Special

Toronto - Alberta offer parents the greatest degree of school choice in Canada whereas Atlantic Provinces offer the least. This is according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Thai school bus crash 'kills 15'

Bangkok - At least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand Friday, police said.The smash is the latest in a series of deadly accidents involving buses in Thaila...
In the Media by AFP

15 dead in Thai school bus crash

Bangkok - At least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand Friday, police said.More than 30 others were injured in the pre-dawn accident in Prachinburi involvin...
In the Media by AFP

Russian teachers told to cut back homework for Olympics

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's ruling party on Wednesday urged Russian school teachers to cut back on homework assignments so children could spend more time watching the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.The feel-good proposal came on the heels of the Russian ...
In the Media by AFP

Ontario annual school rankings throws up some surprises

Toronto - Despite perceived barriers to academic success, students can thrive in the classroom, finds the Fraser Institute’s annual school rankings of schools in Ontario. The 2014 report has produced some interesting results in relation to parental income.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Atom Egoyan schools opera audiences on love and fidelity Special

Toronto - Mozart's 1790 opera Cosi fan tutte revolves around a deceptively simple premise of altered identities. Dig deeper, however, and it's a thought-provoking work about relationships and the trust and deceit that color our romantic connections and illusions.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

School of fish flash-frozen in Norway

Lovund - If you think the weather near you has been cold, ask this school of fish how chilly Norway is lately. The entire school of saithe was found frozen solid in the ice just off Lovund island.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Op-Ed: School denies freedom of speech to former EDL leader

School children have been left disappointed after the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick, Northumberland cancelled a speaking engagement by former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 13 comments

Warning: Do not try this at home, or at school!

New York - Warnings and safety precautions are everywhere. Many save lives. But some come to late or are not disseminated far and wide enough.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Remembering a teacher of the blind — Amanda Labbe Perry Special

Saint Augustine - Everyone remembers the teacher that has changed their lives. At The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind I had many influential teachers but one stood out for me.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.
In the Media by Al Boe

Op-Ed: Should kids learn to code and program in K-12?

Currently we hold the belief that our youth is entitled to explore all subjects, and later on choose one to pursue as a career. At a young age, it would be harder to teach a student why coding is important than actually teaching them to write it.
In the Media by Eric Deville - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Banning fun — Tyranny on the rise in schools

A Long Island middle school has taken away virtually all playground equipment, banning "anything that might hurt someone."
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Why Swedish schools allow cellphones in classrooms

According to Sweden's National Education Agency, there is no general rule prohibiting Swedish school children from using their cellphones during lessons. That is, as long as it doesn't actually disturb the lesson.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments
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