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Train collides with school bus in southern France: local townhall

PARIS (Reuters) - A train collided with a school bus outside the town of Perpignan in southern France on Thursday and emergency services were at the scene, a local official said.


Window falls from U.S. Marines helicopter onto school grounds in Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - A window fell from a U.S. helicopter onto a school sports field near a U.S. Marines air base on Okinawa on Wednesday, the Marines said, the latest in a series of accidents that have fanned safety concerns on Japan's southern island.


On Campus: Roy Moore Drowns Us Out

He is a symbol of the way injustices fester and grow.


Public pension funded ratio up in third quarter 2017: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The funded status of 100 of the largest U.S. public pension plans grew by $36 billion in third quarter of 2017, boosted by strong equity returns, according to a report released...

Courts and the Judiciary

Op-Ed Contributor: Law Schools Should Protect Students From Judges Like Alex Kozinski

Professors should refuse to send students to a problematic judge and publicly explain why.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Tax Bill Hurts the Poorest Schools

Congressional Republicans are going to make it more difficult for states to address inequality in public education.

Women and Girls

On Campus: It’s Pretty Crazy to Be a Young Woman in Roy Moore’s Alabama

I’m shocked to see friends and relatives support a credibly accused sexual predator, all because he’s a Republican.


Review: In This ‘Cruel Intentions,’ High School Schemers Sing the Best of the ’90s

The choice lines and the soundtrack hits are there in this enjoyable adaptation of the movie. Now it’s time to make a full-fledged show out of a quasi concert.


Snow disrupts schools, travel in UK, Netherlands

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - A second day of snowfall closed schools and disrupted travel across parts of Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, with freezing weather and further snow predicted for later in the day.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Culinary School for Refugees

Monday: Meeting the woman behind a local philanthropy, unconventional wreaths, and holiday gifting.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College

Students deserve the chance to try out ideas without incurring the wrath of the entire internet.


The Look: After-School Special

Andre Wagner captured the brief window when kids run New York.


New Mexico school gunman was ex-student investigated by FBI

TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - A gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school and then took his own life was a former student who was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last year after he asked online about buying weapons for a mass shooting, officials said on Friday.

FBI had investigated NM high school shooter

The 21-year-old man who shot and killed two students at Aztec High School in New Mexico on Thursday had previously been investigated by the FBI for online comments about planning a mass shooting.


Depression in late teens linked to high school drop out

(Reuters Health) - Older teens struggling with depression are more than twice as likely to drop out of high school as peers without that mental illness or those who recovered from a bout of depression earlier in life, Canadian researchers say.


Two students, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting

(Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two students at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, before he himself died, state and local police said.

United States Politics and Government

House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.


Gunman, two students dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A suspected shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being killed, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.


Gunman, two others dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being shot dead, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

Pollution putting infants at risk of brain damage

Almost 17 million infants worldwide are breathing toxic air, potentially affecting their brain development, according to a UNICEF report published Wednesday.

Police: 2 shot at New Mexico high school

Authorities swarmed Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, Thursday after a report of an active shooter.

Admissions Standards

On Campus: Why Applying to College Is So Confusing

Universities disagree on what qualifications make an ideal student.


With $250 Million Gift, Columbia Medical School Looks to End Student Debt

A major donation from Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, the former chairman of Merck, will be used to underwrite financial aid for future doctors.

American Nazis post bigoted flyers on SMU campus

The Texas chapter of an American Nazi group says its members were just trying to help stop the opioid epidemic. Their signs tell a very different message.

Classical Music

A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.

Education (K-12)

Now on Oracle’s Campus, a $43 Million Public High School

Putting a publicly funded charter school on the campus of a Silicon Valley giant is a new twist on the evolving relationship between big tech companies and schools.

DeVos, Elizabeth (1958- )

Betsy DeVos Allies See New Obstacle to School Choice Efforts: Trump

For all her tough talk, the education secretary has made little progress on priorities like school vouchers and charter schools. Allies blame the storms around the president.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: The Right Way to Fix Universities

New taxes are not the answer. A radical reorientation of their mission is.

Ex-CIA chief: Trump putting lives in danger

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said that President Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos are putting lives at risk.

Source: White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson

Reports that the White House have a tentative plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that emerged Thursday were an effort to express President Donald Trump's deep displeasure and publicly shame his secretary of state, a source with direct knowledge of the White House's thinking said Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.

A free press shouldn't stop at the schoolyard


Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.


Scaramucci quits advisory post at Massachusetts school after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci resigned his advisory position at a Massachusetts university following a dust-up in which he threatened to sue the school's student newspaper, Tufts University officials said on Tuesday.


Finally Putting Some Fun in Erectile Dysfunction

Shove over, silver foxes! Cloud pharmacies will save millennial men from shame, sending trendy boxes of Viagra and hair-loss cures direct to home.

Mom worried about bullying is charged after putting recorder in daughter's backpack

When Sarah Sims' daughter complained she was being bullied in elementary school, the Virginia mother grew concerned.


Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

(Reuters Health) - One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests.

Sherry (Wine)

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Amontillado

Beyond the mystique surrounding fortified wines, this sherry can be wonderfully complex and satisfying, and surprisingly good with many savory foods.


On Campus: Free Speech, Personified

The civil rights activist Pauli Murray defended the right of the arch segregationist George Wallace to speak at Yale.

Putin retaliates for US action against Russian-funded media

Russian President Vladmir Putin has signed amendments into law that will allow foreign media outlets in Russia to be listed as "foreign agents," according to state-run news agency Sputnik news..

Education (K-12)

Teacher Detained After Abuse Allegations at Beijing Kindergarten

Parents have said their children were drugged and forced to strip. The accusations have triggered outrage across China.

Rose, Charlie

Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Journalism schools at Arizona State University and the University of Kansas rescinded awards given to the broadcaster, who is accused of sexual misconduct.


Trudeau Apologizes for Abuse and ‘Profound Cultural Loss’ at Indigenous Schools

The Canadian premier said former students of boarding schools in Newfoundland and Labrador “face adversity today” because of their schooling.


Afghan air strike kills about 20 Taliban at religious school - officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket attack on an Afghan religious school killed about 20 Taliban insurgents exchanging fire with security forces, officials said on Friday, adding that no children were among the victims.


UPDATE 1-Brexit putting Europe's UK friendship to the test - ECB's Villeroy

* European financial system will have to evolve due to Brexit


Brexit putting Europe's UK friendship to the test - ECB's Villeroy

* European financial system will have to evolve due to Brexit

Airman surprises daughter, 5, at school

US Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous returned from overseas to surprise his 5-year-old daughter Kinley at school.


Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes have high rates of hand and wrist injuries, especially in certain sports, according to a new U.S. study.


BRIEF-Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live

* ‍NFHS Network says reached deal with Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live on facebook watch during next 3 weekends​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

Justice Dept. looks into school's use of race in admissions after complaint involving Asian-Americans

The Justice Department is actively investigating Harvard University's use of race in its admissions policies and has concluded the school is "out of compliance" with federal law, according to documents obtained by CNN.


Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat

Mugabe Ignores Resignation Deadline, Putting Pressure on Parliament

Zimbabwe’s president has shown the negotiating skills that have kept him in power for 37 years. His likely successor has not yet appeared in public.

Education (K-12)

Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs

Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.

7-year-old survived but his family didn't, and a neighbor says the gunman went to the school to kill the boy

Volunteer firefighter Johnny Phommathep could hear the trouble next door loud and clear. The screaming. The threats. The gunfire. It was all too clear what could happen. And then it did happen -- a deadly rampage in his small, remote California community of Rancho Tehama.

Income Inequality

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.


Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event.


Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems.


High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business

Eager to market themselves and their players, three United States high schools are likely to face added scrutiny at a tournament in Beijing next month after three U.C.L.A. players were arrested in China.


On Campus: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.

How a school custodian saved students from the California shooter

As awful as it was, this week's shooting at a Northern California elementary school could have been a lot worse, if not for the actions of a custodian.

Shooter spent 6 minutes trying to enter locked-down school

The start of the school day seemed so routine. Children played in the quad while parents dropped off other students. At Rancho Tehama Elementary, a tiny school in a remote area of Northern California, the bell was just minutes away.

UCLA players publicly apologize

College basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill publicly apologized Wednesday after they were accused of shoplifting in China.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault

There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.

Shooter readiness has become the new normal at most schools

Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.


Five dead in California shooting spree that ended at school: local media

(Reuters) - Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.

Gunman picked random targets at 7 locations, including elementary school, police say

Multiple deaths in shooting near school

A Tehama County Sheriff spokesman says multiple people are dead in a shooting incident involving at least five crime scenes, including Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Reserve, California.


Shooter kills three in attack that ends at California school: local media

(Reuters) - At least three people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media reported.


Three killed, shooter dead, after attack at California school: local media

(Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

Soft Drinks

Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

Education (K-12)

The School Prepping for Apocalypse

Bali’s Green School is betting that the skills kids will need for a dystopian future aren’t just math and history. Is this the new wave of progressive education?

Ex-colleague: He dated high school girls

A former co-worker of US Senate candidate Roy Moore says it was 'common knowledge' that Moore dated high school girls. CNN's Boris Sanchez and Alex Marquardt discuss the story.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Editorial: The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

The answer to the opioids crisis surely isn’t to pay Big Pharma to sell more pills.


Kenneth MacMillan’s School of Ballet Sex, Neurosis and Grit

A London celebration provided a chance to think about MacMillan’s reputation and legacy 25 years after his death.

Car drives into crowd outside high school in France

A car was driven into a group of students Friday outside a high school in Toulouse, France, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV.


On Campus: How the Ivy League Hides Its Cash

Schools like Stanford stash their endowments in offshore accounts while still benefiting from tax breaks.


NY City closes pre-school after toddler with dairy allergy dies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City authorities have closed a pre-school after a 3-year-old boy died from what his family said was an allergic reaction after being fed a grilled cheese sandwich even though the staff knew the toddler suffered from a severe dairy allergy.


A Texas school is devastated by church shooting

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - It was heartbreaking for Jennifer Berrones to explain to her 7-year-old daughter Kaylee that her friend and classmate Emily was not coming back to school after Sunday's church massacre in rural Texas.

Athletics and Sports

How Should High Schools Define Sexes for Transgender Athletes?

The question is relatively new, and guidelines so far differ from state to state. “It has been a challenge” one Texas official said.


Delhi schools shut for rest of week as toxic smog thickens, chokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.


Schools shut in India's Delhi for the week as toxic smog thickens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

Florida school wants to make students' backpacks bulletproof

A Miami private school is offering parents an unusual item for sale: bulletproof panels for their kids' backpacks.

Education (K-12)

5 Lessons From a Diplomat for Bridging the Parent-Teacher Divide

Putting diplomacy skills like advocacy and solution building to work in a teacher conference.


New Delhi pollution hits dangerous level, putting runners at risk

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pollution in the Indian capital on Tuesday hit a dangerous level at which everyone is at risk and doctors called for the city's half marathon this month to be canceled.

Wages and Salaries

On Campus: Competition Is Ruining Childhood. The Kids Should Fight Back.

Unions aren’t just good for wage workers. Students can use collective bargaining, too.


UPDATE 7-Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump's account.

Education (K-12)

Education Disrupted: Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents

Tech firms are deploying sophisticated marketing techniques to try to sell their wares into America’s classrooms.


UPDATE 6-Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump's account.


Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump's account.


UPDATE 5-Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump's account.

Education (K-12)

Floating Schools in Bangladesh

In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a houseboat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and highly vulnerable to climate change.


Mayor of Philadelphia will ask to end state control of city schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia said Thursday he would seek to end state control of the city's school district, the nation’s 8th largest, and vowed to increase local tax support to bring city schools up to modern standards.

Coding school wants to stop people from joining ISIS

Clovis: Schools push ideas like 'environmentalism' and 'racism'

Donald Trump's nominee to be the chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, Sam Clovis, wrote in a 2011 newsletter that progressives, through the public school system, have been "indoctrinating children" with concepts he said are contrary to America's founding, including environmentalism and racism.


BRIEF-Newell on conf call- Many retailers canceled late September back-to-school orders

* On conf call- had planned Q3 writing instrument business to experience market growth equal to last year's back-to-school of over 5%


Argentines on High School Reunion Bore Brunt of New York Attack

Five men killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attack were on a 30-year high school reunion trip planned when they were teenagers.

Cash-starved Sears putting everything on sale

Argentine tourists on high school reunion among dead

Five friends from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation were among the eight people killed in Tuesday's terror attack in New York.

September 11 (2001)

Argentine Tourists Celebrating High School Reunion Killed in Manhattan Terror Attack

Belgian and Argentine officials say some of the victims killed or injured in Tuesday’s terrorist attack were citizens from their countries.


A Mangled School Bus, Bodies Everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

A Home Depot truck ramming bicyclists. The driver emerging with weapons drawn. For those who saw the attack, it was as confusing as it was gruesome.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Let’s Waste College on the Old

Elite campuses have too few grown-up students.


Chicago Public Schools gets improved rating outlook from S&P

CHICAGO (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on the Chicago Board of Education's junk credit rating to stable from negative on Tuesday, citing a boost in state and local funding for the cash-strapped school district.


Gunman in Utah campus killing also wanted in Colorado homicide

(Reuters) - Police sniper teams and armored cars converged on a canyon near the University of Utah's Salt Lake City campus on Tuesday to search for a gunman who killed a student and is suspected in another homicide in Colorado.


Manhunt shifts for gunman who killed one on Utah campus

(Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers poured into a canyon near the University of Utah's Salt Lake City campus on Tuesday in a search for a gunman suspected of killing a student during a carjacking attempt.

WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

The digital age continues to spark creative developments in education. Wireless gadgets are now commonplace in the typical American classroom. But while technology is helping thousands of students reach new heights in their education, many others are falling behind.


Shelling hits besieged Syrian Ghouta school gate after aid delivery

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shelling killed around ten people, including five children at a school gate, in a besieged rebel enclave near Syria's capital Damascus on Tuesday, a day after a U.N. aid delivery to the area, a war monitor said.


One dead, manhunt under way after shooting at Utah campus

(Reuters) - More than 200 officers searched the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, hunting for a gunman who killed a student during a carjacking attempt after a domestic dispute.

Colleges and Universities

In a Volatile Climate on Campus, Professors Teach on Tenterhooks

Amid identity politics and the partisan divide, faculty members struggle to manage testy exchanges and potential attacks, sometimes on them.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Your College Ghost Stories

Haunted dorms, Ouija boards and brushes with the supernatural.

Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

Bars Are Putting On the Ritz With an Old Drink: The Tuxedo

The cocktail, a martini variation with two versions, is catching on in fancy bars across the country.


Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

(Reuters Health) - With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows.


U.S. oil exports boom, putting infrastructure to the test

NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tankers carrying record levels of crude are leaving in droves from Texas and Louisiana ports, and more growth in the fledgling U.S. oil export market may before long test the limits of infrastructure like pipelines, dock space and ship traffic.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Peers Made School Look Easy. Now Her Hard Work Is Paying Off.

After dropping out of high school, Wendy Genao went on to earn her equivalency diploma and to enroll in college. She finally feels like a scholar.

United States Politics and Government

Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier

The Washington Free Beacon, a website funded by a major G.O.P. donor, initially retained the firm that later conducted opposition research for Democrats.


Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Savennières

This textured white wine, from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley, is a beautiful expression of the chenin blanc grape.


Betsy DeVos’s Schedule Shows Focus on Religious and Nontraditional Schools

The secretary of education’s calendar tracking her daily meetings is full of sessions with leading advocates of vouchers and charter schools.


Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black, sues government: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday.


Mississippi court ruling is credit negative for schools: Moody's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said a recent ruling by Mississippi's highest court against a number of public school districts that sought increased funding is negative for the state's school districts' credit.

Teens charged in plot to attack Ga. high school, police say

Two Georgia teenagers will be in court Thursday on charges that they allegedly planned to attack their high school.

Republicans want to know if Trump is intentionally putting off sanctions ahead of Putin meeting

Top Senate Republicans are pledging to find out if the White House is intentionally delaying new sanctions on Moscow as the Trump administration is several weeks past a congressionally-imposed deadline to identify top Russian officials involved in political cybermeddling.


Chicago school board approves revised budget, $1.1 billion bonds

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday signed off on a revised fiscal 2018 budget and up to $1.1 billion of bonds the junk-rated school district tentatively plans to sell next month.

Analysis: Trump went to an Ivy League school and held an absolutely wild press conference

President Donald Trump wasn't scheduled to talk to the press on Wednesday. He spent the morning at the White House and was set to jet off to a fundraiser in Dallas this evening.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’

Grisham’s new novel translates the ethical and economic issues raised by student-entrapping practices into the high drama of a swift legal thriller.

Sheriff's Spokesman: 2 Dead in Campus Shooting, Suspect Fled

A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus at Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene.


Australia campuses warned of 'clandestine' influence in apparent poke at China

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's domestic spy chief has warned that universities need to be "very conscious" of foreign interference in an apparent reference to China's perceived undercover influence on campuses.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, Making Do Without Power

Teachers and students hugged, shared storm stories, and tried to get back to learning in the least hard-hit areas after a month lost to Hurricane Maria.

HIV-positive school aide accused of sexual assault faces 206 charges

Prosecutors added more charges and accusations to an already lengthy indictment of an HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach who is accused of sexually assaulting underage students and recording the abuse on video.

Puerto Rico schools converted to shelters

CNN's Polo Sandoval travels to a school in Puerto Rico that has been converted to a women's shelter after Hurricane Maria damaged classrooms and cut off bus access to its communities.

Education (K-12)

When a Student Says, ‘I’m Not a Boy or a Girl’

Some kids are pushing their schools to change how they talk about gender.


Pennsylvania audit finds 'extreme dysfunction' in Scranton schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top state auditor on Tuesday said he found such "extreme dysfunction" and "serious financial instability" in the Scranton School District that he referred the matter to local, state and federal authorities for possible further action.

Education (K-12)

Fixes: The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

Illegal Immigration

On Campus: I Accidentally Turned My Dad In to Immigration Services

We thought it was a routine interview. Then he was detained.

Some public schools reopening today

Some public schools in Puerto Rico will begin to reopen Tuesday, a small step toward normalcy weeks after Hurricane Maria plowed across the US territory.


New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) - A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

Hudson River School

Fine Arts & Exhibits: ‘Scenes of Solitude’ From Hudson River School Artists

A show at the Albany Institute of History & Art is the opening act for exhibits at the Met and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: The Misguided Student Crusade Against ‘Fascism’

Protesters who shut down speech mimic the actions of those they say they oppose.

Names, Organizational

Grade School Students Speak: Jefferson Davis Is Out, Barack Obama Is In

A Mississippi elementary school named after the Confederate leader will be renamed after its mostly black student body researched new options and held a vote.

Reopening of schools could bring some normalcy to Puerto Rico

As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home.

Education (K-12)

Letters: Teenagers’ View of the News

We asked high school students to react to a recent Times article and got over 1,000 responses. Here are 20 of our favorites.

School bus goes up in flames

North Carolina high school students escaped injury after their bus caught fire. HLN's Lynn Smith reports.


Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

Kaepernick, Colin

High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges

Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem exploded into a national conversation about race. Here, high school students tell us why they sit or kneel during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance — or why they stand and participate.

Jefferson Davis school reamed for Obama

An elementary school in Mississippi is switching out the president of the Confederacy for the first black president.

Kids with autism struggle to find normalcy after wildfire destroys their school

For about two weeks, 7-year-old Caden Higuera from Windsor, California, has been cooped up in his house, playing with Legos and patching together 500-piece puzzles.

Maryland shooting suspect arrested smoking cigar near high school

A massive manhunt that started with a man allegedly killing three people in Maryland ended with the suspect's arrest hours later as he smoked a cigar near a high school in Delaware.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

Since 2010, the government has more than doubled its education budget. But it has misdiagnosed the problem.

Hackers are targeting schools, Feds warn

Politics and Government

In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News

A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.

Parents upset with school's handling of racist message

The parents of an African-American high school freshman in Texas say they are livid with their daughter's school district for not doing enough to discipline a student who sent her a racist message saying, "we should have hung all u n*****s while we had the chance."


Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve school broadband probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program.


UPDATE 1-Verizon to pay $17.7 million to resolve school broadband probe

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: When Conservatives Suppress Campus Speech

The University of Wisconsin’s anti-protest policy shows it’s more worried about protecting conservative opinions than student expression.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

I’m a teacher now, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.


Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group

KABUL (Reuters) - Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a war-ravaged country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.


Pakistan deports Turkish school network's former director and family

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has deported a former director of a chain of private Turkish schools along with his family, former school officials said on Monday, the day set for a court hearing on the deportation.

Politics and Government

To Inspire Young Communists, China Turns to ‘Red Army’ Schools

President Xi Jinping is reshaping political education across China’s schools for a new era — patriotic hymns and ancient poems included.


Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven people, six of them children, were killed in northern Kenya on Saturday when unknown assailants attacked a school, officials said.

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: We Brought Charles Murray to Campus. Guess What Happened.

We weren’t naïve in inviting him. We did it because we want the University of Michigan to remain intellectually open.

What could we learn from federally funded gun research?


In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

AL-BAB, Syria/BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Children returning to school in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab were handed a new textbook this term: "Türkçe Öğreniyorum" - "I am learning Turkish".

Education (K-12)

Disability: You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

I was taught that my learning disabilities meant I was a problem, not a student.


House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year's presidential election.


UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year's presidential election.


Charlottesville, Virginia, schools on partial lockdown after threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist protest over a Confederate statue turned deadly this summer, were under a partial lockdown on Wednesday after the FBI discovered a potential online threat, authorities said.


Striking French workers disrupt flights, schools

PARIS (Reuters) - French public sector workers went on strike on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to cull jobs and toughen pay conditions, forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and disrupting school activities.

Homeless Persons

One in 10 New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

Newly released state data shows that more than 111,500 students in the city’s public schools were homeless at some point during the last school year.


BRIEF-Honeywell to spin off Homes & ADI Global Distribution into two independent, publicly-traded cos by end of 2018​

* Honeywell - ‍planned separation transactions are intended to be tax-free spins to Honeywell shareowners for U.S. Federal income tax purposes​

Colleges and Universities

On Campus: Campus Hate Lives on the Internet. Administrators Need to Catch Up.

The problems that play out over social media aren’t any less real.

Attacks on Police

Texas Tech Student in Custody After Campus Police Officer Is Fatally Shot

The suspect, a freshman at the school, had been taken for questioning in a drug-related case when he shot an officer in the head.


Shooting reported at Texas Tech police division, campus on lockdown: university tweet

(Reuters) - A shooting was reported on Monday at the Texas Tech University police division in Lubbock and the campus was placed on lockdown, the university said in a message on Twitter.


UK police caution woman over incident at Prince George's school

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have cautioned a woman over an incident at a London primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Monday.


Senator Corker says Trump risks putting U.S. on path to World War Three

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker warned on Sunday that President Donald Trump risks setting the nation “on the path to World War Three" in an interview with The New York Times, the latest in a series public barbs traded over the day.


Subprime lender OneMain putting itself up for sale -source

NEW YORK, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The subprime lender OneMain Holdings Inc has put itself up for sale and is running an auction to solicit takeover bids, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue

Russian hacking, secret payments to Paul Manafort, suspicions of missile technology smuggled to North Korea — seemingly all illicit roads lead back to one country.


AI on the menu as Nokia chairman goes back to school

HELSINKI (Reuters) - He runs a company that is a byword for technological innovation -- but Nokia's chairman had no qualms about going back to school to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI).

Classical Music

Antonio Pappano, a Conductor of the Old School, Makes His Carnegie Debut

The music director of the Royal Opera in London, Mr. Pappano is coming to New York with his Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

A high school where 70% of students are from China

From high school dropout to conservationist

Bill Weir traces the incredible life of multimillionaire designer-turned-conservationist Doug Tompkins and his impact on Patagonia. Watch CNN's "The Wonder List" Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Basketball (College)

On Campus: How the N.C.A.A. Cheats Student Athletes

Everyone makes money off players’ fame except the players themselves.


Putting a Designer’s Polish on Ikea Products

Numerous companies are building businesses around the notion of giving Ikea products more aesthetic diversity and appeal — and Ikea doesn’t seem to mind.

Catalonia (Spain)

As Catalans Voted, ‘Dying With Fear’ at High School Turned Polling Place

Students at the Moisès Broggi school created barricades to foil the police and used diversions to sneak ballot boxes to safety.


Two Houston-area high school football players kicked off team for protest

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two black Houston-area players have been kicked off their private Christian high school's football team after protesting during the national anthem, with one kneeling and the other raising his fist, local media reported on Saturday.

Parents occupy schools in disputed referendum

Supporters of Catalan independence maintained their standoff with the Spanish government Saturday as they prepared to hold a fiercely disputed referendum.

Education (K-12)

Where Students Were Stabbed, a School on a Downward Slide

The Wildlife Conservation school had three principals over five years and the confidence of teachers and students had plummeted amid reports of bullying.

Education (K-12)

A Teacher Vanishes Again. This Time, in the Virgin Islands.

Nine years ago, Hannah Upp disappeared in New York and was found weeks later in a fugue state. Now she is missing in the hurricane-devastated Virgin Islands.

Ariel Winter: Paparazzi ruined first day of school

Ariel Winter is learning about the hazards of a being a celebrity pursuing higher education.


WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization told governments on Thursday not to get involved in a foundation funded by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to look at ways of reducing the harm from smoking.

There are no boys or girls at this preschool

From the moment a child is born, its gender pretty much determines how they will dress, which toys they'll be given and ultimately how they are meant to behave within society.

Boys face 23 murder charges for allegedly lighting school fire

Two teenagers have been charged with 23 counts of murder in Malaysia for allegedly lighting a fire that killed 21 children at an Islamic school in Kuala Lumpur in September.

Confederate flag posters found on American University campus

Ten posters displaying the Confederate flag with a cotton stem attached to each have been discovered at American University -- the latest racist incident targeting black students at the school.

Opinion: What Sessions doesn't know about free speech on campus

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is maybe the worst person in the country to scold others about the need to cherish constitutional rights, as he did this week at Georgetown University. Or maybe only the second worst, because it's hard to top the hypocrisy of his boss.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

High School Stabbing Leaves One Teenager Dead, Another Critically Wounded

An attack inside a Bronx high school resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy and left another 16-year-old boy ‘in grave condition.’

Trump 'not happy about' Price's taxpayer-funded private jet use

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is "not happy" about several of his Cabinet members' use of private planes for government business and said he is "looking into" the matter.

American University

Confederate Flags With Cotton Found on American University Campus

It was at least the second time this year that racist symbols were discovered on the school’s Washington campus.

Are these the schools of the future?

A new type of school is gaining popularity, and it's ripping up the traditional school model in hopes of boosting creativity and critical thinking.


Atheist Colorado student sues school district for discrimination

DENVER (Reuters) - A former student has accused a public high school in Colorado of lowering her grades and undermining her college plans because she is an atheist, according to a federal lawsuit.

United States Politics and Government

Sessions Calls for ‘Recommitment’ to Free Speech on Campus, Diving Into Debate

Speaking at Georgetown University’s law school, Attorney General Jeff Sessions backed unrestricted speech on campuses as he faced scores of protesters.

Education (K-12)

De Blasio Pledged Progress for Schools. For $582 Million, Change Is Slow.

As Renewal, the mayor’s signature education program, enters its fourth school year, results are mixed at best and the city must decide the fate of schools taking part.


Putting May on notice, Corbyn says Britain's Labour ready for government

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Britain's main opposition Labour Party is ready for government, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Wednesday, calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to end her government's "Brexit bungling", give up power and make way for his negotiators.