Wild boars cause chaos in Japan school

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Two wild boars caused pandemonium at a Japanese school by charging into classes and even taking a dip in the school pool, forcing pupils to interrupt their exams.Television footage showed a wild boar charging around a classroom, bashing its snout against a window in an apparent attempt to escape the school in the western city of Kyoto.Meanwhile, the other boar was taking a soothing dip in the school’s outdoor pool, as stunned pupils looked on. “I was very surprised to see it,” ...

In India, father burns self to death as son could not get admission in school

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A software engineer in India’s IT capital Bengaluru burnt himself to death after his son could not get admission in a leading school, a news report has revealed.According to the India Today report, 35-year-old Ritesh Kumar had paid a hefty sum for the admission of his 7-year-old son. The payment was made to a company that gave tutorials.But when Ritesh’s son couldn’t secure admission first time around, he was returned half the money with the promise of admission the next ...

VIDEO: 300-year-old Anglo Arabic school struggles for identity in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An Anglo-Arabic school in India, which was established in the year 1696, has been fighting for identity and resources ever since the British introduced the English language. The school in Delhi, which was established during the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, was ransacked during the mutiny of 1857. Anglo Arabic Secondary School was then a seat of learning for languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit and English and now battles lack of resources.  

The special ways ancient Egyptians educated their children

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Ancient Egyptians gave special attention to educating their children. Archeologist Ahmed Amer explained that fathers taught their children various basic educational principles. For example, farmers' sons received a formal education, teaching them how to plant seeds and harvest fruit. Craftsmen taught their children the basics of their industry, according to Amer, while the upper class relied on specialized tutors in educating their children. He added that middle class families went to temples ...

Mosul school named after Iran’s Khomeini raises eyebrows

Monday, 18 September 2017

Despite the warnings of several Iraqi politicians regarding the consequences of the Iranian interference in Iraq, still the provocations continue. The most recent of these events occurred last week with the opening of a school named "Imam Khomeini" in Mosul, north of Iraq. The establishment of the school incited controversy calling it a "provocation" for the people of the city. Hussein Hamid, director of the school buildings department at the Education Directorate of Ninawa ...

In Idlib, a US-Syrian woman sets up a school and a model

Monday, 17 July 2017

Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, Syrian-American Rania Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them.When she was preparing for the students’ graduation, the militant group sent an inspector who told her not to play music at the ceremony. She argued back. Then on graduation day, she invited the group.The ceremony started with a nod to tradition with a Quranic recital in ...

Indian soldiers, suspected rebels, clash at Kashmir school

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir were locked in an intense battle on Sunday with armed militants who took cover in a school after opening fire on a group of soldiers on the eve of Eid, police said.| The militants ambushed a police patrol, killing one trooper and injuring two others in a hail of bullets, before fleeing into the nearby school on the outskirts of Srinagar. Indian soldiers surrounded the school on Saturday evening as the militants continued firing on troops ...

Pentagon: 484 civilians killed in US-led fight against ISIS

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Attacks on ISIS targets by US-led coalition forces have killed 484 civilians since mid-2014, the US military reported Friday.The Operation Inherent Resolve coalition added 132 civilians to the total in its April report, including 105 who died when a US aircraft dropped a bomb on an ISIS sniper target in west Mosul on March 17.The bomb inadvertently set off a large cache of explosives, collapsing a building on top of civilians sheltering below.The Inherent Resolve task force “takes all ...

A floating school inaugurated in India

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Loktak Lake in India’s northeastern state of Manipur has become the venue of a floating elementary school that aims at catering to homeless and financially unable students. The school was set up by the All Loktak Lake Fishermen’s Union in collaboration with People Resources Development Association, an active NGO in the province. “As most of us are uneducated and mostly depend upon on fishing as a meagre source of income, we are unable to send our children to school to ...

By age 6, girls less likely to believe they are ‘brilliant’

Friday, 27 January 2017

Gender stereotypes emerge early, and by age six, girls are less likely to believe females are brilliant and more likely to believe boys are

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