Legal action sought against those involved in alleged “import” of Myanmar children 

Police in Ang Thong province are seeking legal action against a former school director and four others for alleged involvement in “importing” and sheltering 126 Myanmar children.  The former school…

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Get past school uniforms, reframe the purpose of education

The conversation over whether school uniform and hair rules in Thailand should be repealed has come and gone many times. As the arguments and counterarguments are explained, we seem to…

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6 students killed, 18 injured in school roof collapse

Six students were crushed to death and 18 others, many of them also students, sustained injuries when the roof of a school building in Sam Ngam district of Phichit province…

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Former school director gets 192 years in prison over school lunch scandal

The former director of a kindergarten, in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani, has been sentenced to 192 years in prison, without suspension, for cheating children out of their free…

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COVID-19 preventive measures in schools to be lifted from October 1st

For the first time since 2019, and effective from October 1st, Thailand’s Ministry of Education is to rescind measures currently applied in all schools to prevent and control the spread…

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Online learning reintroduced at Bangkok school after hundreds of students, staff get COVID-19

After eight weeks of on-site classes, Bangkok Christian College has decided to reintroduce online learning, from July 11th until July 19th, after 688 students and 70 staff members were found…

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As schools prepare to reopen, what toll has COVID taken on Thailand’s children?

Schools in Thailand will open their doors for the first time in more than two years on May 17, as the pandemic recedes. The Education Ministry made the decision to…

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Surveys show that most students, parents and teachers want proper schooling to resume, but COVID-19 is still blocking the road back to normal education. (Photo by Robo Wunderkind)

2021: The year that kept students out of school and glued to screens

For millions of students in Thailand, 2021 has been a year of online classes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt their schooling. When virus cases began surging earlier this…

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Reopened Thai schools face biggest test as COVID fear stalks classrooms

Of the 12,000 or so Thai schools that resumed onsite learning in November, 71 per cent have successfully ensured that students can sit in class and study with their friends at least half of…

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Fever of excitement and anxiety as Thailand goes back to school

Like many Thai children, 12-year-old Thayan “Fhan” Wirojsakulchai can’t wait to get back to school, the joy of studying at home having long since evaporated. For Thayan, it’s great news…

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Tough test ahead as Thailand mulls reopening schools

The second semester for most Thai students will start on November 1. But whether their classes are held online or onsite will depend on what schools and parents say. “We…

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Thailand’s new school term postponed again to June 14th

The Thai Ministry of Education has decided to delay further the start of the new school term, from June 1st to June 14th, after the first postponement from May 17th….

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FILE PHOTO: Women wearing a mask as a measure to prevent contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk under an umbrella as it snows in Seoul, South Korea, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country reported a jump in infections, dampening hopes of a…

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Cambodia reopens schools and museums after five week coronavirus lockdown

Cambodia on Monday (January 4) reopened schools, museums, entertainment venues, bars, and sports stadiums after a five-week lockdown aimed at curbing coronavirus infections across the country. Students could be seen…

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Pro-democracy students raise a three-fingers, symbol of resistance salute during a protest rally in front of Education Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Student protesters have stepped up pressure on the government with three core demands: holding new elections, amending the constitution and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.

‘Our first dictatorship is school’: Thai kids revolt

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Wearing white ribbons, publicly hacking off their hair and making “Hunger Games” salutes – Thailand’s high school students are doing their best to shake up the country’s…

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File—File picture taken Aug.4, 2020 shows students from Lagos State Model School wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus attend lectures inside a class room in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria officials resumed both public and private schools on Monday for students following months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all. As Germany’s 16…

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Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. School districts that plan to reopen classrooms in the fall are wrestling with whether to require teachers and students to wear face masks. In Iowa, among other places, where Democratic-leaning cities like Des Moines and Iowa City have required masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while smaller, more conservative communities have left the decision to parents. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they’re unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic…

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Students arrives at their elementary school in Sendai, northern Japan, Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2020, a day after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement. Abe asked all elementary, middle and high schools nationwide on Thursday to close until late March from March 2 to help control the spread of the new virus in the country. (Hironori Asakawa/Kyodo News via AP)

A mother who beats Thai’s education failure

Salinee Geasee, a native Thai speaker, successfully teaches her children to become bilingual kids. She started to speak English with them when they were 8-month-old, by talking to them only…

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Four defence volunteers killed at school by militants disguising as army troopers

Disguising themselves as army troops, suspected militants surprised a unit of defence volunteers at a school in Yarang district of the restive southern province of Pattani, killing four volunteers and…

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