Tag: School

This 10-year-old is the only student at his remote Scottish island school

10-yeaOut Skerries has a population of just 70 people. Picture: Alamyr-old Aron Anderson is the only pupil at Skerries Community School, which is located on the tiny Scottish island of Out Skerries. The island has a population of just 70 people and covers an area of 5 square kilometres.

Located almost 2 and a half hours from the nearest neighbouring city, Out Skerries is one of the most Eastern of the Shetland Isles…more:  news.com.au

High School Teacher’s Lesson In Arabic Calligraphy Prompts Closure Of Entire School District

Image for the news resultThe controversy started when a lesson in World Geography class asked students to try to copy an example of Arabic calligraphy. The phrase was a statement of Islamic faith but the students were “not asked to translate the statement or to recite it.” Rather, the purpose of the exercise was to give students an “idea of the artistic complexity of calligraphy.”…more: /thinkprogress

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Dozens die in strikes on Syrian school district, other areas

Intense air and missile strikes on a school district and other areas in insurgent-held Damascus suburbs killed dozens of people on Sunday, including children, a monitoring group and local rescue workers said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said unidentified war planes hit the town of Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of the capital, and surface-to-surface missiles fired by the Syrian army also hit the surrounding areas, including Eastern Ghouta….more:  reuters.

” and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind”. more:  5:32

Swedish school killer watched Nazi videos before attack …

The masked man armed with a swordA far-Right sympathiser brandishing a sword killed a teacher and student at a school in Sweden on Thursday, in what police called one of the worst events in the country’s history.  Wearing a Nazi helmet and a Darth Vader mask and holding a sword covered in blood, the killer appeared to be in Halloween costume to pupils who posed for pictures with him seconds before the attack….more: .telegraph

Columbia Heights school board member to quit over Muslim comments

Image for the news resultA Columbia Heights school board member whose Facebook page contained comments disparaging Muslims plans to resign this week.

A post on the Facebook page of board member Grant Nichols on Sept. 6 referred to the bathroom habits of Muslims as “unsanitary.” Nichols denied posting the comments, saying ……more: mprnews.