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Chinese parents complain as kids get cassettes


September 12th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Parents in China are complaining that every new semester their children receive textbooks along with matching cassette tapes that have today become "antiques" as many people ... Read more...

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Court queries school girl’s death in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday sought an explanation from the state transport department on how a bus, from which a minor girl slipped and was run ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders action against school bus operators


July 26th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday ordered stern action against those operating defective school buses, a day after a seven-year-old girl slipped down to the ... Read more...

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‘B’ for bomb, ‘ch’ for chaku…in UP school books


April 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Upside down pictures of India's national flag, chapters to teach the Hindi alphabet that say 'b' for 'bomb' and 'ch' for 'chaku' (knife)...These glaring anomalies have ... Read more...

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2 million Cuban students get trained in arts


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 18 (IANS) Over two million school students in Cuba are receiving training in arts such as drama, music and painting as part of an initiative launched by the ... Read more...

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Two Indian publishers win $5.9 mn Ethiopian contracts


January 4th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 4 (IANS) Two Indian publishers have beaten off stiff international competition to win Ethiopian government contracts worth $5.9 million to print and distribute textbooks on six subjects, ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for molesting girl students


March 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 5 (IANS) The principal of a government school here was suspended Saturday on charges of molesting girl students, an official said.S.R. Verma, principal of Chandpurwa Madhyamik ... Read more...

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Headbutting teacher Attila Domotor back in the class-room


February 1st, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Budapest, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A suspended teacher was allowed back into the classroom when the parents of a student, whom he had headbutted backed his reinstatement.A video of the teacher headbutting ... Read more...

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Brit parents ‘can take pictures of their children’s nativity play’


December 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents in Britain have been told by the Government's privacy watchdog that they can take pictures of their children taking part in Nativity plays even if the school ... Read more...

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Excellent English skills made mandatory for foreign students seeking residency in Oz


November 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 12 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has reportedly imposed serious standards of English on the country's multi-billion-dollar international student business by changing its skilled migration test to favour potential ... Read more...

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A teacher who lost her voice awarded 150,000 pounds


November 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A teacher, who lost her voice after regularly shouting in the class in a school in Britain, was paid over 150,000 pounds.The amount was given to 50-year-old Joyce ... Read more...

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Oz teachers call for installation of panic buttons in classroom


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): Teachers in Australia are calling for emergency buttons to be installed in classrooms in response to allegations that a 13-year-old girl threw a bin at her teacher then ... Read more...

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China strengthens security in schools


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Authorities in China are strengthening security checks to prevent further assaults in schools and kindergartens after a string of violent attacks killed eight children and injured over 50. Schools ... Read more...

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Minneapolis Public Schools Shut Down After Shooting Threats Found Online


March 11th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Minneapolis, Mar 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The buildings belonging to the Minneapolis School District have been shut down after the cops reported of a shooting threat that was found in the ... Read more...

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Girl dies after being beaten by teacher


December 24th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 24 (IANS) A teacher of a government-run primary school in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district has been arrested after he allegedly beat up a seven-year-old girl student who died after she ... Read more...

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Headmaster accused of molesting employee in Uttar Pradesh school


September 15th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) A headmaster of a government-run primary school in Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has been accused of molesting an employee, police said Tuesday. Virendra Yadav, who is absconding, on ... Read more...

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Over half of world’s school dropouts are from minorities: Report


July 16th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Nearly two decades after world leaders pledged to provide education for all irrespective of caste and gender, the promise remains unfulfilled and more than half of the world's ... Read more...

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Himachal school roof collapses, students escape unhurt


June 18th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Students in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district had a narrow escape Thursday when the roof of their school collapsed, officials said. "More than 100 students had a miraculous escape when ... Read more...

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Kashmir youth to get free computer education


March 12th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Butt Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): For orphans and youth in Kashmir, a new ray of hope has emerged in the form of free computer education. The Central Government''s ''Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan'' ... Read more...

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Headmaster held after Class 5 student alleges molestation


February 26th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The headmaster of a government run school in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested after a 12-year-old student alleged that he had molested her in an empty classroom. Ram Yadav, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh teachers to face action for mid-day meal anomalies


January 10th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) Teachers and principals of over 100 government-run primary schools in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district will face action for irregularities in the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme, an official said ... Read more...

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Principal refuses to accept food from Dalit girls


December 18th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Six Dalit girl students in Uttar Pradesh Thursday accused their school principal of refusing to taste food they cooked for their home science practical examinations.Principal Madhuri Pandey, who ... Read more...

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Class five student’s ear drum ruptured as teachers beat him


November 15th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) Corporal punishment meted out to a class five student by his teachers at a government-run school in an Uttar Pradesh village ruptured his ear drum, officials said Saturday.Parents ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh student accuses teachers of ill-treatment


November 10th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) A class 12 student in Tundla, in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh, has accused her teachers of forcing her to mop floors and to sit apart from other ... Read more...

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Mid-day meals bungle lands 17 Uttar Pradesh principals in soup


September 26th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) An inquiry has been initiated against principals of 17 government-run primary schools in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Ravidas Nagar district for irregularities in the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme run ... Read more...

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Sack, three-legged races get the sack from school from sports day!


July 14th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Education authorities decision to ban the traditional sack race and three-legged event from an Edwardian themed sports day on July 14, fearing that kids might fall over ... Read more...

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Now, a teen guide to show you how to take drugs


June 17th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): Want to try drugs? Well, a new teen guide by Sydney West Area Health Service will show you just how to go about the entire business.The booklet ... Read more...

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Quake-hit China to probe collapsed schools construction quality


May 17th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
Beijing , May 17 (ANI): China s Ministry for Housing and Urban and Rural Construction has reportedly decided to probe the construction quality of the schools which collapsed in Mondays earthquake, ... Read more...

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Child crime wave sweeping Oz


May 3rd, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Child crime rates have experienced a dramatic increase with almost 10,000 children aged 14 and below being accused of committing one crime or the other last year, ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists push for science in schools


May 1st, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (IANS) A group of leading Chinese scientists have petitioned the country's education authorities to extend the teaching of science to primary school students. In 2001, science courses were withdrawn ... Read more...

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Sex advice packs for Brit parents to teach kids about the birds and the bees


January 28th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 28 (ANI): In a new controversial move to cut teenage pregnancies, the government is considering sending parents sex advice packs when their children turn nine.These booklets would educate parents ... Read more...

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