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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... But Yuen said government spending on kindergartens accounted for just 4 per cent of the education budget. That means kindergartens must rely on tuition fees, putting poorer families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479392/tin-shui-wai-kindergartens-ousting-shows-market-failure-lobby-group
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite English-medium schools cut more Form One places for next academic year

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Johnny Tam, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to turn down requests by staff members and their family and friends who wanted to secure a spot in the schools for their children, he said. "After all, a smaller class would help teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474418/elite-english-medium-schools-cut-more-form-one-places-next-academic
  3. 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

    ... Leung Chun-ying's January policy address. Sehrish entered an English-language kindergarten and then a primary school designated for ethnic minorities in 2003, as her family had no way ... families- especially those who cannot afford an international school education. Ethnic minorities lack the chance to practice and learn Chinese at home, so school is often their only opportunity, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466502/plan-offer-lessons-chinese-second-language-remains-vague
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rwandan student in Hong Kong eyes hopeful future on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... It is about moving on so we are all Rwandans," he said. When Numugabo and his family returned to Rwanda, they settled on the outskirts of the capital Kigali. His parents were overjoyed when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465982/rwandan-student-hong-kong-eyes-hopeful-future-20th-anniversary
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... education in Hong Kong- had frozen out lower middle-class families. "There're only elite schools left in Hong Kong and nowhere for lower middle-class kids to go." Angie Lam, a member ... families that we've been serving in the last 50 years." The ESF also announced an increase of about 6.6 per cent for 2014-15 tuition fees at Discovery College on Lantau. Watch: New chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
  6. 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 ... with one another, and when they see many families doing something, they follow, fearing they'll lose out. Fretting feeds a tutoring industry. The city has nearly 7,000 private tutoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City parents must focus on character not achievement, says group founder

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

    ... to more than 80,000 people, she says. She tells her audience about her family's story and her philosophy on parenting. Corporations have sponsored many of her lectures, she says. Many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460600/city-parents-must-focus-character-not-achievement-says-group-founder
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten drug scandal leads to calls for overhaul of regulations

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

    ... kindergarten in Gansu province is said to have given pupils another antiviral treatment to ward off hand, foot and mouth disease. The Ministry of Education and the National Health and Family Planning ... helping families in Xian sue for compensation, said too many state departments oversaw the operation of kindergartens. "The departments of education, justice and public health do not clearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460522/kindergarten-drug-scandal-leads-calls-overhaul-regulations
  9. 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

    ... for photos of family trips. "There are things you can use to tell the principals which class you belong to," Yim says. "Children at that age are too young to have any experiences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458730/photoshop-fight-place-best-schools
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only two years old and already an interview veteran

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a family identity- when going to an interview. Some parents, according to Lee, join five or six playgroups at a time, hoping to enhance their children's competitiveness. Staff at newly opened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459798/only-two-years-old-and-already-interview-veteran

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