Chinese schools keep tabs on kids with ‘intelligent uniforms’

Even schoolkids can’t escape China’s increasing obsession with surveillance. Over 10 schools in the country’s southwestern Guizhou province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have made students wear “intelligent uniforms” from Guanyu Technology in the name of improving attendance and safety. Each uniform has two chips that indicate when a student is entering or exiting school […]

Russian poll reveals overwhelming support for ban on mobile phones in schools

About three quarters of Russians say they support the idea of banning the use of cell phones and other tech gadgets in schools and believe that children would study better were such measures taken. The data was revealed by the state-run public opinion research agency VTSIOM on Wednesday. A recent poll has shown that 83 […]

A 15-year-old girl in Kentucky spent 6 days in juvenile detention after wearing a T-shirt to class that protested her high school’s dress code

Courtesy of Theresa Rucks Isabella Messer was arrested at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on August 23.  It came after officials said she violated the dress code twice and had an altercation with a school resource officer.  In the first dress code violation incident, Isabella was stopped by her principal for wearing a shirt that […]

French schools welcome students with a nationwide ban on mobile phones

Hello, school. Goodbye, smartphone. Across France, kids marked the start of classes today. But this year, they have to leave their mobile phones behind. Adopted several months ago, France has put in a place a nationwide ban on mobile phones for students in middle school and younger. High schools have the option of putting in […]

Secret asbestos in our schools ‘killing 400 victims a year’

Beth Gibbons and her mother Michelle (Image: NC) Despite this, schools have no obligation to tell parents whether asbestos is present in their child’s school.  Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show deaths from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, among teachers and support staff have risen by a third – to 40 each year – between […]

Never underestimate older players: Man schools youngsters in basketball (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Aug, 2018 16:55 Video footage of a grey-haired man playing basketball with a group of young people, and leaving them open-mouthed by scoring a two-pointer, has gone viral. READ MORE: Thousands sign petition to appoint LeBron James as US secretary of education The footage shows the older man confidently juggling a ball as […]