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Egyptian train hits school bus, 49 children killed

Egyptian security officials say grieving families in the central province of Assiut have cut off roads and denied the prime minister access to the scene of a train accident that killed at least 49 kindergartners....


Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam

With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the standardized test.

Senh: Tests for kids in kindergarten? Whatever happened to let kids be kids?


Police Handcuff Ga. Kindergartner for Tantrum

Handcuffed Kindergarten

Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum, and the police chief is making no apologies. WMAZ-TV ( ) reports the 6-year-old is accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture at school in the central Georgia city of Milledgeville. The police report says the girl knocked over a shelf that injured the principal.


URGENT: Malaysian Man Holds 30 Kids, Teachers Hostage in Kindergarten

A man carrying a machete barged into a Malaysian kindergarten and held children and teachers hostage for six tense hours Thursday before police shot him in the head. Police said the 30 children and four teachers were not harmed.


Redshirting: Why Holding Kids Back From Kindergarten Is A Bad Idea

As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called red shirting -- delaying their kids' start in school so they'll be more advanced than their classmates. Kristina Dell on why it's backfiring.


Economic Scene: Study Rethinks Importance of Kindergarten Teachers

A new study found students with better teachers learned more in kindergarten — and earned more as young adults.


Parents brawl at kindergarten graduation; officials lock down campus

Parents brawl at kindergarten graduation; officials lock down campus

A kindergarten graduation ceremony at a Victorville elementary school turned ugly Wednesday when several parents got into a fight, causing authorities to place the campus on lockdown.


Post-attacks, Chinese schools reopen with guards

Flashing police cars guarded Beijing schools Tuesday and officers in another city were told they could shoot to kill to stop ...


5 preschoolers hit with hammer in new China attack

5 preschoolers hit with hammer in new China attack

A farmer attacked kindergarten students with a hammer, injuring five, before burning himself to death Friday in China's third such assault in as many days and prompting the government to demand stricter school security nationwide....


Chinese man stabs children in kindergarten, 31 hurt

A knife-wielding man injured 28 children, two teachers and a security guard in a kindergarten in eastern China, state media reported on Thursday, the fourth such stabbing case in recent weeks.


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