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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'I was never a top student': Scholarism leader Joshua Wong to study at Open University

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... to be admitted to a university in Hong Kong, with an average acceptance rate as low as 17 per cent in recent years. Another prominent student activist, Agnes Chow Ting, said earlier she received an offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572475/scholarism-leader-accepted-politics-programme-open-university
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for the survey. They were asked to rate the city's nine public higher education institutions and Shue Yan, which is Hong Kong's first and only private university. Their ratings were based ... in the poll- the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and the University of Science and Technology, respectively- may have kept their places, but their ratings had dropped up to 0.26 points ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566469/private-institute-one-against-lingnan-survey
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US researcher hopes adjustable electronic books can better suit those who learn at different rates Textbooks that change according to student's ability For years, high school students have received identical textbooks. Even as students have different learning styles and abilities, they are force-fed the same materials. A non-profit organisation based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563670/new-education-subsidy-sending-local-students-mainland-universities
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... questions involved students analysing more complex scenarios, such as reviewing two loan proposals with differing rates and terms and choosing the better offer. Shanghai notched the top average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... stability and sustainable social development,” he said. The large scale of school dropouts has posed serious social problems, such as mounting crime rates among the dropouts. Last month, three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for young people who find it difficult to get a job in France due to the high unemployment rate. There are 800 French companies employing 30,000 staff, generating around €8 billion (HK$84 billion) ... the French community, and I think this is very much appreciated by the bureau." The school, whose fees are at the lower end of international school rates, reserves 25 per cent of places ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533363/french-international-school-facing-crisis-catering-hong-kongs
  8. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, by David Blacker

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by James Ash

    ... James Ash The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame by David Blacker Zero Books 4.5 stars James Ash It's been a bad few decades for the reputation of Karl Marx, but according to US philosopher David Blacker, the free-market cheerleaders who applauded the death of communism spoke too soon. In this book, he argues that capitalism is now in its death throes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1407657/book-review-falling-rate-learning-and-neoliberal-endgame-david
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cash-rich universities in Singapore, South Korea eclipsing Hong Kong institutions

    Posted May 12th 2014, 11:36pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... higher education investment programmes." The latest QS World University Rankings last month put HKU at 26th. In March, the city's oldest university was rated 43rd in the latest Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510881/cash-rich-universities-singapore-south-korea-eclipsing-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Larger Primary One classes will affect teaching quality, says teachers' union

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Johnny Tam

    ... said a new policy aimed at increasing Primary One places to cater to an influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers and a higher local birth rate in 2012 was a short-term solution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509933/larger-primary-one-classes-will-affect-teaching-quality-says-teachers

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