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  1. Comment

    Parents must stop treating education as an arms race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:28am by Kelly Yang

    ... not even go to a particularly good school. One of the primary schools I attended was unofficially dubbed the "most likely to produce kids who end up in jail". I remember a teacher who ... teachers in my school, which was hard given the kind of schools I went to. But I quickly learned that in every school, there are a few good teachers. You just have to find them. My best teacher ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia to deport 20 teachers amid child sex abuse scandal at Jakarta school

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Teachers to be deported after child sex scandal Indonesia said it would deport 20 foreign teachers working at a prestigious international school for immigration violations after an outcry sparked by allegations a child was sexually abused by cleaning staff there. The teachers, from the Jakarta International School, are of various nationalities, ...

  3. News - China Insider - Gaokao

    Teacher savagely beaten by students agrees to keep quiet so they can sit gaokao exams

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Shaanxi province teacher agreed not to report beating to police prior to national university entrance exam A secondary school teacher from Shaanxi province ... Six gaokao candidates from Changwu High School, whose ages are unknown, knocked the teacher surnamed Cao to the ground on Friday and beat him on his head with three mops until the handles ...

  4. News - World - GERMANY

    Germany opens memorial for disabled killed during Holocaust

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Memorial for disabled Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers. But a schizophrenia diagnosis at the age of 16 put him on a path that would end in a Nazi gas chamber, where he became one of up to 300,000 ill and disabled people, including children, who were murdered under ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU won't punish those who cut classes to join Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... be encouraged to get teaching materials from their classmates and catch up with their studies. Teachers should communicate with their directors beforehand so other staff members could be arranged ... in mid or late September. A spokeswoman for the Chinese University said it would respect the freedom of speech of students and teachers and their right to express their views. She said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    Inspiring pupils while fighting acute leukaemia

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:19pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... the seasons changed, teacher Cathy Fung Ka-wai would get a cold. Then, in the autumn of 2011, she couldn't shake it off. She visited a doctor, who said it was a thyroid infection. She sought ... but asked her to take a blood test. "I got the results on December 14, 2011," recalls Fung, who works three days a week as a teacher and librarian at the Carmel Alison Lam Foundation ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Unique role of native English teachers often overlooked

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by LETTERS

    ... Unique role of native English teachers often ignored or overlooked Native English teachers working in Hong Kong schools would mostly thank Philip Yeung for his insights into the native-speaking English teachers (NET) scheme given in his article as co-founder of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English (" Net gains ", May 9). It's true that NETs give ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FUNDS

    Local partners are key to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's success

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Ray Chan

    ... local partners is the phrase that comes up most when doing an interview with Ron Mock, who took over at the helm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan just over five months ago. Known for generating superior long-term returns, OTPP, which has C$130 billion (HK$926 billion) in assets under management on behalf of 300,000 active and retired teachers, has hired seven private equity firms ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Students' brawl and suicide cast harsh light on China's school military training

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... and head teacher after one of the officers hit a female student’s hand with a stick, authorities in Longshan county said on Tuesday. Several military officers and students had a “physical confrontation”, and agitated students smashed the doors and windows of some classrooms. The clash on Sunday left 40 students, a teacher and one officer injured, according to state news agency Xinhua. ...

  10. News - World - EDUCATION

    US states' systems of teacher evaluation a failure, study finds

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US states' teacher evaluation system fails the test In the first large-scale analysis of new US systems that evaluate teachers based partly on student test scores, two researchers found little or no correlation between the quality of teaching and the appraisals teachers received. The study, published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, ...




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