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  1. News - World - EDUCATION

    Free music programme gives academic boost to low-income children in Los Angeles

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Free programme in Los Angeles gives academic boost to low-income children from rough areas Music helps make good students The founder of a Los Angeles-based non-profit organisation which provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighbourhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: children were graduating from high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584564/free-music-programme-gives-academic-boost-low-income-children-los-angeles
  2. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Ian Young

    ... because that’s free speech, and that it is all about getting numbers,” said Tse. “This view is that democracy just means majority wins, majority rules.” The BCPF protest came in the wake ... sense is that there is a view that unions disrupt business, and most Chinese migrants have this view that unions get in the way of the free market,” said Tse, a post-doctoral fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593861/chinese-parents-clash-striking-canadian-teachers
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... free market. "There are definitely ways to improve the current set-up, like stricter requirements, more rigorous interviews, more thorough background and reference checks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tired and late: bad start for cross-border pupils heading to Hong Kong schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... border. The students were born in Hong Kong and have the right to be educated here, whereas they do not qualify for free education on the mainland. Under the policy, six other districts within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583168/tired-and-late-bad-start-new-cross-border-pupils
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU won't punish those who cut classes to join Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in mid or late September. A spokeswoman for the Chinese University said it would respect the freedom of speech of students and teachers and their right to express their views. She said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580932/polyu-wont-punish-those-who-cut-classes-join-occupy-central
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... a say in the curriculum and, subject its staff and students to Beijing’s beliefs on free speech, the South China Morning Post has previously reported. But the People’s Daily dismissed the report ... and of meddling in the university’s research and curriculum. They also said the institute does not encourage free inquiry on sensitive issues like human rights or religious freedom. CI officials argued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536938/peoples-daily-spars-new-york-times-over-reported-meddling-chinese
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tax-free status of Hong Kong’s international schools attacked

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:37pm by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam Granting of charity status criticised after parent company of international school in Lam Tin is found to be listed on New York Stock Exchange Tax-free school rules attacked Hong Kong's charity rules have come under fire after it was revealed the parent company of an international school is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Nord Anglia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524102/tax-free-status-hong-kongs-international-schools-attacked
  8. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... or more yearly from Hanban, as well as text books. Teachers receive a monthly salary from the Chinese government of between US$1,500 and US$2,100. "We have free speech on campus, and to say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539702/us-and-canadian-academics-demand-changes-confucius-institutes
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Funded by the Sovereign Art Foundation, the Make It Better workshops are free of charge and Lizzie Bee provides everything the children need, be it cardboard, clay, paint or cloth. "When ... about the cleanliness but they cleaned the desks together afterwards and they were happy," says Chan. "Gradually I figured out that's the whole point- to feel free and make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    China’s Confucius Institute faces backlash at prestigious US school

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:26pm by Andrea Chen

    ... constraints on free speech and belief”. The normal principles of free speech, open inquiry and politically disinterested scholarship... are not obtained in courses offered through the CI Bruce ... but that the normal principles of free speech, open inquiry and politically disinterested scholarship – all of which are crucial for academic integrity – are not obtained in courses offered through the CI,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1511268/chinas-confucius-institute-faces-backlash-prestigious-us-school

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