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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... to enter the job market or embark on college and university educations. Many, he said, already used financial products. In the US, for example, about 50 per cent of the 15-year-olds said they had a bank account. About 15 per cent said they had a prepaid debit card. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Johnny Tam, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... group's poll has found. The phone survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups last month found that only 34 per cent of the 628 DSE pupils polled were positive they could secure a place in university with their results. Fifty-four per cent did not think their results would be good enough. More than half- 56 per cent- believed they needed at least a bachelor's degree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550582/only-30pc-confident-about-getting-university-poll-finds-ahead-exam
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    ... took part in the secondary-school allocation exercise- about 2,800 fewer than last year. Of them, 91 per cent got into one of their top three choices of secondary school, while 78 per cent were ... or two places from every Form One class each year until 2015 to cope with the surplus. According to the Education Bureau, 47 Form One classes will be cut in the 2014/15 academic year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... the children's genomes. Between 10 per cent and half of the genes involved in reading were also involved in maths, they found. Tiny variants in these shared genes influence skill level. "Similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF, St Paul's score in International Baccalaureate exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP, MICHELLE TOH

    ... second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams. And St Paul's Co-educational College in Mid-Levels achieved an impressive feat, with 61 per cent of its 23-pupil IB class scoring 40 out of 45 marks. The class is only the second batch to have taken the curriculum at St Paul's. Just 6 per cent worldwide scored within this range in the May exams last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549170/esf-st-pauls-score-international-baccalaureate-exams
  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... and former students by the group found that 88.5 per cent of those surveyed opposed setting up the new school at Jingyuan Park. Students said they were also concerned about losing the only green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Leung Sung-nok, 15, of the New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School. Spokespersons from the Australian International School and Chinese International School, which were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Government 'ignoring duty to preschool'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Government 'ignoring duty to preschool' Hundreds of parents of children who attend a soon-to-close kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai yesterday accused the Education Bureau of dragging its feet in finding new premises for the school. About 400 parents marched to government headquarters in Admiralty after a rally in Chater Garden. The organisers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533505/government-ignoring-duty-preschool
  9. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... surveyed said they had quit school to go to work in cities so they could “broaden their horizons and enjoy new experiences”. And another 30 per cent said it was because “everyone else is doing it”, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Almost 80pc of East Kowloon secondary school campuses fall short of government standards- yet most new sites go to international schools Ageing schools are missing the mark Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544449/ageing-east-kowloon-school-campuses-miss-government-standards

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