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School-age children ill-prepared for school

London - A new report, issued by Public Health England, suggests that to succeed in school, children need to be at a certain level cognitively, socially and emotionally.

Moving obesity concerns to school aged kids

London - School aged children (five to 13) are to become the new target for the anti-obesity drive in the U.K. This will form part of a government campaign.

Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack

Islamabad - Pakistan's army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly students, in the country's deadliest terror attack.

Closed Ontario schools may be revived as new 'community hubs'

With nearly 20 percent of its school buildings at risk of closure, the Toronto District School Board is considering a plan that would transform underutilized buildings into publicly accessible community centers.

Are kids in the U.S. starting the school day too early?

Washington - Too many children in the U.S. are starting the school day too early, according to a new report. As a consequence, kids are not getting a sufficient amount of sleep and this is impacting their educational performance.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

Top book for primary school children revealed

London - The number one book for children at primary school (aged five to 11 in the U.K.) to read has been named by teachers. It is 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' a novel by Roald Dahl.

ASU professor brings back spotlight on plagiarism

Author and educator Matthew Whitaker is once again accused of plagiarizing. Technology is making plagiarism easier to catch and easier to commit.

BBC reveals the micro:bit computer — free for all UK children

The BBC has revealed the details of its new pocket-sized computer that will be given away free of charge to all 11- and 12-year-olds in the UK as part of the organisation's initiative to get more children interested in computers and coding.

1,400 India school teachers resign in fake degree probe

Patna - Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday.

French students just couldn't 'cope' with this English exam

French students taking a baccalaureate English exam have petitioned online after they were stumped by a question that centred around the word "coping" which many did not know. It follows the Edexcel Maths fiasco in the UK earlier this month.

Pakistani teacher accidentally shoots pupil dead

Peshawar - A teacher in northwest Pakistan accidentally shot dead a 12-year-old pupil on Thursday while cleaning his pistol in the staff room, police said.

Exam students vent their frustration at Edexcel GCSE maths paper

16-year-old school students have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at a maths exam paper by British exam board Edexcel, taken today. The trend has led to thousands mocking the "impossible" questions by turning them on their heads with memes.

Schools reopen in quake-devastated Nepal

Kathmandu - Thousands of children, many still traumatised from losing homes and loved ones, returned to class Sunday as Nepal's schools formally reopened following a devastating earthquake that claimed more than 8,600 lives.

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.
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