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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Classes filled with depressed pupils led Belgian to set up art workshops to help children relax Teacher warns of misery at school Hong Kong is raising a generation of unhappy children who have forgotten how to laugh, says a former English teacher. Liesbeth Avern-Briers has worked in schools across Hong Kong- both international and local schools, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  2. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... 'bamboo schools' open doors to education In Nepal, quality education, considered to be within an exclusive domain of private schools, comes with a hefty price tag. But one private institution is out to revolutionise the idea of affordable education for all. Samata School has branded itself as a "100 rupees school" and with its US$1 a month fee it has attracted hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... shouting: "I want to go to school". He should be starting classes in Beijing this autumn, but has been denied a place along with thousands of other migrants' children, with some ... referring to the British theoretical physicist. "That's why I want my child to go to school." Many of the demonstrators have built up businesses over 10 years or more, but now find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi Student campaigners have reacted with mixed feelings after the success of a rare public protest against a proposed “elite” training school at China’s most ... liberal arts school has been crossed," wrote Pan, known as an exponent of the "New Left", which supports socially responsible authoritarianism.  "The ‘Yenching Academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561693/peking-university-students-win-bittersweet-victory-against
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

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

    ... Johnny Tam and Brian Yap Secondary principals in three districts decide to block new pupils from applying to other schools as they try to deal with a surplus of places Parents angry as schools bar Form One transfers Parents of pupils who failed to secure a Form One place at the school of their choice yesterday slammed an agreement among some schools that barred them from seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com At least 20 million youngsters in rural China have quit school to follow in the footsteps of their migrant worker parents and find work in cities, according to a study. Nearly 1,000 young villagers in 66 villages across six provinces were polled, of which about one in ten were found to have dropped out of school. Based on the findings, sociology professor ...

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

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Teaching courses from Russian language to aerospace engineering, Shenzhen school will train bright minds for both countries The first-ever university jointly ... with Russia to found the school. The Beijing institute will set up the school together with Moscow State University (MSU), according to the website of Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555581/mainlands-first-chinese-russian-university-will-open-its-doors-2015
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Positive experiences by Wah Yan College students and teachers translate into a call for more secondary schools to adopt small-class teaching Local school ... could be a model for more secondary schools across the city to follow, researchers at the University of Hong Kong's education policy unit believe. It was effective at improving both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... and 18-year-olds are from traditionally prestigious schools. St Paul's Co-educational College in Mid-Levels produced three top scorers, while St Paul's Secondary School in Happy Valley had two. King's College, Queen's College, St Stephen's College, Heep Yunn School, St Mary's Canossian College, Wa Ying College and Wah Yan College, Kowloon, each laid claim to one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong

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