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  1. News - Asia - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... of students from low-income families. Nepal's public institutions had failed to deliver quality education, so Samata School, according to its founder Uttam Sanjel, aimed to bridge the gap. ... with a little funding, Sanjel set up basic bamboo structures in Jorpati, a Kathmandu neighbourhood packed with working-class families. Today, Samata is the largest chain of private schools in Nepal ...

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

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... to run in some families but the genes that affect this have until now been mainly unknown. Scientists delved into a data pool called the Twins Early Development Study, which enrolled 12-year-olds from nearly 2,800 British families. The team compared twins and unrelated children to see how they performed in tests for maths and reading comprehension and fluency, and then matched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

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

    ... The typical class has about 40 pupils. At Wah Yan, adopting SCT has proved to be a hefty investment. Through the institution's Wah Yan One Family Foundation, more than HK$43 million has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  4. 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

    ... at risk," he said yesterday. The high achiever described his family background as "grass roots". Unlike many of his classmates, he said he had not taken extra tuition because he could ...

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

    Police probe cheating scandal after dozens of Henan students caught hiring others to sit exams

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AP, Keira Lu Huang

    ... and rich families. He said that the cost of paying off administrators at examination centres had risen, from about 60,000 yuan last year to 70,000 yuan. Citing an anonymous parent who hired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535722/dozens-henan-students-caught-hiring-other-people-sit-national-exams
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Lucky prayers for 'gaokao', the exam of a lifetime for millions of would-be university students

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... and families saw them off and wished them good luck. The line of cars stretched for several kilometres and featured dragon and lion dances, gongs, drums and firecrackers. The Foshan municipal ... registered for the test, 270,000 more than last year. For most pupils who have completed 12 years of schooling, their academic futures will depend on the results of this final test. Many families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527044/lucky-prayers-gaokao-exam-lifetime-millions-would-be-university-students
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

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

    ... an hour. Lin Yihua's son was allocated to CCC Hoh Fuk Tong Primary School in Tuen Mun. The family lives near the Lo Wu border crossing, nearly 30 kilometres away by road, and all the schools ... places at the Wai Chow Public School in Sheung Shui. To avoid the heated competition in North District, Hongkonger Mrs Kwan moved her family to Kowloon Tong last year. Her daughter was allocated ...

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

    Academic stress starts early, study reveals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Johnny Tam

    ... was keener than in their childhood. About 17 per cent had thought about moving the family overseas or sending their children to international schools, or arranged to do so, because of the stresses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523993/academic-stress-starts-early-study-reveals
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Programme offers Chinese lessons to ethnic minority preschoolers

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... kindergarten-age children this year. The Children and Family Services Centre expanded the programme after tutors found many Primary One children could not understand their teachers due to weak Chinese. ... programme, launched in 2008, had provided after-school tutorial classes in Chinese, English and maths to primary and secondary school pupils in the area, which is popular with South Asian families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523994/programme-offers-chinese-lessons-ethnic-minority-preschoolers
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:16pm by Johnny Tam

    ... that students from less well-off families would not be driven away from ESF schools. "We will look at introducing some kind of scheme that spreads that cost perhaps over the period of two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525960/esf-set-charge-parents-new-pupils-hk38000-levy

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