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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... activities at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, including running on the cross-country team. "There are many things I now get to experiment with," she said. Peng's ... Yi, who runs a tutoring and consulting agency for Chinese students called Focus Education. International surveys have shown that Chinese students perform well ahead of their American peers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  2. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... scandals. Li plans to run a programme that would allow students to hone their English skills while learning martial arts at the same time, The Beijing News reported. Li also said that he ... to hundreds of thousands of China’s post-80s generation, as he became a household-name across the country. Li drew much criticism after his former wife, Kim Lee, posted pictures of her being abused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576099/scandal-hit-li-yang-announces-plan-combine-kung-fu-crazy-english
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy thief becomes first from his school to reach university

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... Gloria Chan gloria.chan@scmp.com Chris Tang credits rehabilitation centre for second chance and runs 250km to prove it Boy thief is school's first university student He was once ... to be a real teacher." His sense of gratitude saw him embark on a week-long, 251km marathon across the Sahara Desert in February to raise HK$2 million for the school. "After running 30km ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569503/boy-thief-schools-first-college-student
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... cycling trip from Kaohsiung to Taipei starting today. Finalists in the two-stage training programme titled "Adversity Challengers" run by Youth New World, a non-profit organisation, were ... [accepted their invitation] because not many organisations around the world are willing to or have [been successful] in running such an intense training programme targeted at teenagers who are going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Mimi Lau

    ... Party" has been removed. They would instead be urged to "love our country, respect the national flag and national emblem, remain solemn while singing the national song and during flag-rising ceremonies". They should also "understand the history and facts of our country". The amended guideline has been put to public consultation until August 20. The new rules are shorter, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564547/education-ministry-may-drop-requirement-pupils-love-communist-party
  6. News - Asia - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... with 38,000 students, 75 per cent of them girls, in 19 districts across the country. In Kathmandu, it also offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It was from this school that Anjali Tamang, ... is financially fragile. It is a struggle to pay its staff on time each month and a large proportion of its shoe-string budget goes towards renewing the annual land leases. Donations to run the school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  7. 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

    ... 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Ada Lee

    ... the capacity to subsidise 1,000 students a year from the academic year starting next year. Most of its slots are for nursing and the creative industries. Run by Chu Hai College, Hang Seng Management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558407/subsidy-scheme-cover-students-private-hong-kong-universities
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... boom, and now number 245 million according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Once they move, though, the country's household registration, or hukou, system denies them equal access ... that Beijing's population did not need to be limited. China has chronically under-invested in education, he says, with Beijing's state-run primary schools falling from 1,800 in 2000 to around 1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Cross-border pupils face long journey Many mainland parents were upset and confused yesterday after they discovered their Hong Kong-born children would be going to primary schools in areas they had never heard of- the result of a government policy aimed at easing the pressure of cross-border pupils on the city's North District. The number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1527774/cross-border-pupils-face-long-commutes-distant-schools

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