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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plan to offer lessons in Chinese as a second language remains vague

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said Wong Shek-hung from Oxfam. The charity has released a report comparing second-language learning in California, British Columbia and New South Wales. In all three cases, English lessons ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for the fight. Typically a child picks up three or four instruments and some sports, while attending various tutoring classes. The Ling family's case might be an extreme. But early childhood ... he has seen many cases where children performed outstandingly in Primary One because they had learned all the concepts in kindergarten, but then deteriorated quickly in the following years ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    What it takes to be the perfect Hong Kong pupil: Photoshop and HK$1,000

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... In some cases, one elite primary school principal says, they were having to deal with 30 to 40 pages of photos and text. "But parents have a solution to this," Yim says. "They ask ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten drug scandal leads to calls for overhaul of regulations

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by WU NAN

    ... and sweating. The State Food and Drug Administration said in a statement last week that since 2010 it has received reports of 880 cases of side-effects involving the drug. Eleven children had severe ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School uniform guidelines to prevent racial and religious discrimination

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... pupils involving school uniform policies," the commission's chairman, York Chow Yat-ngok, said yesterday. "Most of these cases tend to focus on racial issues relating to religious ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten security tightened after 'mentally ill' woman tries to take two-year-old

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Johnny Tam, Clifford Lo

    ... by the woman's husband that his wife has been suffering from a mental illness, according to police. A police spokeswoman said no arrest had been made as the kindergarten opted not to pursue the case ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alpais Lam case: school has done its homework despite minister's claims

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Report on Alpais Lam case is complete: school The primary school that employs a teacher caught on camera swearing at police officers has filed its report ... to submit a report requested by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying into Lam's case. But Wendy Fung Man-yi, the principal of the school in Fanling, said Ng "might have missed the latest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Tighten school rules for officials'

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Johnny Tam and Sijia Jiang

    ... into a school under her supervision. The court case prompted a statement from Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim that it was not "appropriate" for officials in his bureau to write ... Yuen's duties have been suspended and Ng said the government would follow established disciplinary procedures now that the court case had finished. The college's principal, Andy Ip Shun-tak, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sacked PolyU academic threatens legal action

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... neglected to seek fresh approval after CLP renewed her contract in 2009. In that case, Tsui said, she filed the request and turned in a sum of money three years later. "The university's ... with the board. Tsui wrote: "In 2012, PolyU had more than 450 cases of staff members failing to declare- or to declare punctually- [their interests] and to submit [part of their external] earnings ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Two cases show the loopholes in system of teacher sex-offence checks

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 05:37am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Lack of rules let bad apples work at city schools The inadequacies of Hong Kong's teacher-vetting system and its ability to protect children have been thrown into sharp relief by incidents concerning two teachers at ...




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