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  1. 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

    ... English will have a long-term cooperation with the Shaolin Temple,” Li was quoted as saying. Li could not be reached for comment on Monday. Born to a grass-roots family, Li learnt English mostly ...

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

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

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

    ... financial might is fuelling the rise. "Chinese families did not have the choices in the past, and they did not have the financial means, but with the rise of the middle class, Chinese families ... Chinese families are often well versed in English and American culture. Chinese students usually are required to demonstrate English proficiency before attending US high schools. Frequently, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

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

    ... families, said some parents of the final contestants voiced concerns about the trip shortly after the gas explosions. He said they immediately contacted their partner bicycle rental company ... School on the Road tells the story of a group of young adults who are suffering from drug addiction and family violence who trek through 13 cities and towns across Taiwan in 36 days. "I ...

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

    New education subsidy sending local students to mainland universities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to 2016. But the number of subsidised students will not be capped. They will receive a full subsidy of HK$15,000 a year or half rate of HK$7,500, based on their families' annual income, until ... results instead of sitting mainland public exams. Teresa Cheung Shuk-kau, deputy controller of the Student Financial Assistance Agency, said if the average monthly family income of the applicants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563670/new-education-subsidy-sending-local-students-mainland-universities
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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