Feb 21, 2013 09:30 EST
Police in Malawi on Thursday used tear gas to disperse primary school pupils marching against a public workers strike, police said.
Jan 09, 2013 19:32 EST
The venerable greenback could begin printing with a loopy signature that looks like a first grader's doodle if, as expected, the White House names Jack Lew to head the US Treasury.
Jan 04, 2013 13:16 EST
While other US cities are buying back guns, a New England town not far from the December 14 mass shooting of 20 first-grade pupils is urging the public to turn in violent video games.
Dec 28, 2012 15:14 EST
Former Material Girl Madonna has built 10 primary schools in Malawi this year, her charity announced Friday.
Dec 17, 2012 19:24 EST
California police have arrested a man for allegedly making threats on Facebook to "multiple elementary schools" invoking last week's Connecticut massacre, a spokesman said Monday.
Dec 15, 2012 16:10 EST
Most of the victims killed in a horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school were first graders, and were shot more than once with an assault rifle, the coroner said Saturday.
Dec 15, 2012 11:57 EST
Squeezed into a library storage room with 18 crying and confused fourth-graders, Mary Ann Jacob thought it appropriate to tell a lie in the interests of survival.
Dec 15, 2012 11:03 EST
The 15 first graders cowered in a dark, barricaded bathroom as gunfire boomed outside, shot after shot after shot killing their classmates and teachers.
Dec 14, 2012 05:53 EST
A man stabbed 22 primary school students in a knife attack in China on Friday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults.
Dec 08, 2012 19:00 EST
Two women were the first to marry Sunday under Washington state's new gay marriage law. Two women were the first to marry Sunday under Washington state's new gay marriage law. Sarah and Emily Cofer were pronounced ?legally wed? by King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu at 12:04 Sunday Morning, three days after the law went into effect. The Cofers' ceremony was the start of hundreds taking place as Washington's three-day waiting period for marriages expired. As of Saturday, King County officials said they had issued 489 marriage licenses. Yu is among seven judges who volunteered to open their courtrooms to accommodate the overflow of couples wanting to marry on the first day marriages could take place. Seattle City Hall will open at 10AM to marry 140 couples. The state's first church weddings will take place at 3PM in Seattle's First Baptist Church, where 50 gay couples plan to exchange vows. ?We never thought we'd be a part of history,? Sarah, a 31-year-old third-grade teacher on mat
Oct 04, 2012 03:55 EDT
Eighteen primary school students were buried Thursday when a landslide hit their school in southwest China as they studied during a holiday to make up classes lost due to deadly earthquakes last month.
Oct 04, 2012 01:46 EDT
Eighteen primary school pupils were buried Thursday in a landslide in a southwestern Chinese region that was hit by deadly earthquakes last month, state media said.
Sep 24, 2012 15:12 EDT
A car bomb targeting security forces killed four Iraqi primary school pupils on Monday, while two police were shot dead and five bodies found in north Iraq, security and medical officials said.
Sep 24, 2012 14:15 EDT
A car bomb targeting security forces killed four Iraqi primary school pupils and wounded two on Monday, while five bodies were found in north Iraq, security and medical officials said.
Sep 07, 2012 08:01 EDT
Attacks claimed by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram targeting mobile phone towers in recent days have also left 15 people dead and buildings burnt, including two schools, officials said Friday.
Sep 06, 2012 14:36 EDT
Tech-savvy Estonia has launched a project encouraging public schools to teach pupils, including first graders, to write computer code, the project's authors said Thursday.
Sep 02, 2012 10:46 EDT
On any given day in a state primary school in India, up to one in four teachers is missing. The cost for a country that sees its young population as its ticket to superpower status is huge.
Jul 25, 2012 20:00 EDT
Kameron Slade, a student at William Haberle in Queens, has given his gay marriage speech to the New York City Council. Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader at William Haberle (PS 195) school in Queens, New York, has given his gay marriage speech to the New York City Council. While Kameron's speech won him a class competition, he was told by his principal that he could not deliver it in a school-wide contest because the subject is ?inappropriate.? He was allowed to give his speech at a separate venue. Kameron delivered his speech to the city council surrounded by openly gay members Christine Quinn and Jimmy Van Bramer, who is set to marry on Saturday. In the speech, Kameron said he agrees with President Obama on marriage equality. ?Like President Obama, I believe that all people should have the right to marry whoever they want. Marriage is about love, support and commitment.? He added that some adults may ?feel uncomfortable and think it's inappropriate to talk about this to children.? ?I thin
Jul 18, 2012 12:51 EDT
Cambodia closed all kindergartens and primary schools Wednesday to prevent the spread of a killer virus that causes a severe form of hand, foot and mouth disease, the government said.
Jun 14, 2012 20:00 EDT
Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader at William Haberle school in Queens, New York, was told he could not give a speech on gay marriage. Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader at William Haberle (PS 195) school in Queens, New York, was told he could not give a speech on gay marriage. Slade's speech won him a class competition and the young speechwriter was slated to deliver it in a school-wide contest. But his mother told NY1 that principal Beryl Bailey refused to allow Slade to speak on the subject. ?For him to be denied the right to voice his opinion really upsets me,? the mother said. ?I was really looking forward to it,? Kameron told NY1. ?I thought that this was a real good winning speech for tomorrow.? In the speech, Kameron said he agrees with President Obama on the subject. ?Like President Obama, I believe that all people should have the right to marry whoever they want. Marriage is about love, support and commitment.? He added that some adults may ?feel uncomfortable and think it's inappropri