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Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district's board rejected a proposed strategic plan after some members questioned its emphasis on diversity and students' mental health. The Derby...

Uvalde rekindles school police officer's looming fears

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Tony Ramaeker averages around 14,000 steps a day as he walks around the Nebraska high school where he is assigned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, greeting students arriving in the ...

Texas GOP's swing to far right cemented with party platform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years ago, the Texas Republican Party used its platform to oppose teaching critical thinking in schools. In 2014, it declared homosexuality a chosen behavior contrary to God and ...

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while a gunman carried out a massacre of 19 el...

Ohio governor signs bill allowing armed school employees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under a bill signed into law Monday by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. The law, as enacted, requir...

Taipei recommends virtual classes at primary, secondary schools May 23-27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government on Wednesday (May 18) recommended that primary and secondary schools switch to virtual classes next week to avoid the expected COVID-19 peak. ...

Taiwan to start COVID vaccination of children May 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID vaccinations for children ages six to 11 can begin at schools on May 2, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday (April 26). The vaccination of children has g...

3 children killed in house fire in rural Nebraska

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Three children died Saturday when a home caught fire in a rural area of northern Nebraska. The fire broke out just after 3:30 a.m. in the town of Pierce. Three pe...

New Taipei mayor gradually begins implementing vaccine passports for Taiwan’s largest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced on Saturday (Jan. 15) that the city would begin implementing vaccine passports, beginning with school campuses. Hou said...

Ex-boarding school for Native children owning up to its past

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Middle schooler Rarity Cournoyer stood at the heart of the Red Cloud Indian School campus and chanted a prayer song firmly and solemnly in the Lakota language — in a place wher...

Taipei and New Taipei to begin vaccinating high school students Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and New Taipei will begin to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine to about 300,000 high school students on Wednesday (Sept. 22). Taipei Department of Edu...

Philippines: COVID school closures threaten education 'catastrophe'

As schools around the world gradually welcome back students, the Philippines has decided to keep schools shuttered for another year as the country struggles to control spiking COVID cases. The Philip...

Sheriff: Army trainee arrested after hijacking school bus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army trainee has been arrested after authorities say he boarded a South Carolina school bus with a gun Thursday and held the driver and elementary students hostage before lett...

School holds underwater graduation in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several new graduates of Kenting Elementary School in Pingtung County received their diplomas in an unusual underwater graduation ceremony on Wednesday (May 5) that featur...

Two classes sent home due to possible COVID exposure in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two classes at Ximen Elementary School in Taoyuan City were sent home Wednesday (April 28) after two students were confirmed to be children of China Airlines pilots who te...