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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ... early and wake early.” Fourteen schools with a total of 4,456 students participated in the study. Some students were given “sleep education” on how sleep could affect health, growth and grades. ...

  3. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... access to a good school, you also need guanxi, or "relationships". It is perhaps the most important thing to have to solve problems on the mainland nowadays. "You definitely need ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American universities still a rewarding option for Hong Kong students

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Jason Cheng

    ... because it laid the foundations for my secondary school journey. Were it not for a period of reflection, I would have drifted through four years of secondary school, purposeless, doing everything ... and is significantly different from that of other countries. Although admissions committees place great emphasis on the rigour of your high school record, standardised testing, leadership in extracurricular ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 1 in 10 Hong Kong pupils are born to mainland Chinese parents, says state mouthpiece

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 03:58pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in Shenzhen. The newspaper quoted Fung Kai No 1 Primary School principal Liu Chi-leung as saying most of his students were from Hong Kong and only 40 students in the school were born to parents without ... Daily as saying. The People’s Daily article also quotes Wai Chow Public School (Sheung Shui) principal Chan Shiu-hung as saying only 10 students at his school were born in Hong Kong to non-Hong ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... launches academic reforms and new initiatives to boost the quality of education. While university courses teach pedagogy and leadership theories, the skills needed to operate a school smoothly ... chairman Allan Zeman have been among featured speakers at workshops. Convener Anissa Chan Wong Lai-kuen, principal of St Paul’s Co-educational College, says the aim is to nurture future school ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    England can learn from Scotland's more fun, well-rounded education

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by undefined

    ... to a university, with schools having a choice of three exam boards for each subject. Scottish degree programmes last four years, compared with three years in England and Wales. In English, we are reading ... Dunbartonshire, outside Glasgow, the hallways of Bishopbriggs Academy were buzzing from a production of the musical Bugsy Malone the night before. Inside Kathryn Macleod's English class, 12-year-olds ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SCHOOLS

    Public funding boosting US charter schools

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... A study that previously found many students in charter schools - American primary or secondary schools that receive public money and may also receive private donations - were not performing as well as those in public schools has discovered that in a few states, charter schools are improving. The widely cited study by Stanford University researchers at the Centre for Research ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    A university chief must be his own man

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by RONALD TENG

    ... the presidency of a university, it's a well-known ritual that he would give a speech to the university community. He would present the vision for his leadership, and how he could take the school ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    How to avoid those hazy days of summer

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... that in the absence of school, almost all students score lower on standardised math tests at the end of the summer, compared to their performance on the same tests at the beginning of summer. The general ... months of reading skills between middle and lower-class students There are several lines of thought regarding sending students to summer schools, which have become a thriving ancillary ...




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