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  1. 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

    ... prayed to the statue of Mao Zedong on a nearby hill on June 4. In Mianyang, Sichuan province, parents in 70 private cars drove students to their designated test schools on June 5. Friends ...

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

    Asian-American students succeed at school by trying harder than whites, say researchers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... these children report fewer positive feelings about themselves and say they spend less time with friends than whites, the study found. "They also have more conflict with both parents than comparable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506124/asian-american-students-succeed-school-trying-harder-whites-say
  3. 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
  4. 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

    ... minorities. She has few Chinese friends because of the language barrier, and the fact she has had little chance to learn Chinese. Sehrish's story is common among Hong Kong's non-Chinese ... at a Chinese-language school in her early years. "I relied on this one Chinese friend who sat next to me. She didn't laugh at me even though I would say the wrong words, but she would actually teach ...

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

    Outgoing HKU chief Tsui Lap-chee says academic freedom crucial

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... school of law is the most open in this," Tsui says. "Despite heated debates among them, all parties continue to be colleagues and friends, knowing that this is all part of the pursuit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451488/academic-freedom-crucial-teachers-hkus-outgoing-vice-chancellor-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Tighten school rules for officials'

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Johnny Tam and Sijia Jiang

    ... the "private tools" of their friends and relatives in the city's competitive education scene. "Recommendations from education officials would definitely put pressure on schools," Ip ... of community service for getting her friend's niece into a school under her charge three years ago, when she was senior school development officer at the bureau. In July 2011, Yuen helped get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435255/tighten-school-rules-officials
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergartens sign up for online application system built by parents

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:22am by Johnny Tam

    ... But the friends have their own ideas for overcoming the squeeze on places. They plan to launch the website, the Kindergarten Admission Service, in May. Parents will be able to create an account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431606/kindergartens-sign-online-application-system-built-parents
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Taiwan to review limits on students

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... with the DPP adopting a more friendly attitude towards mainland civilians, the revisions could be approved by lawmakers in the new legislative session next month. Earlier this month, the DPP declared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424295/taiwan-review-limits-students
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fears that government funding for controversial school could be put towards 'brainwashing' curriculum

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:02am by Tanna Chong, Cheung Chi-fai and Johnny Tam

    ... is one of 11 uniformed groups – also including the Scout Association and the Red Cross – to receive the extra money. It has several Beijing-friendly heavyweights in its advisory and management ... and two National People’s Congress deputies. Wong Chow Kuen-kuen, a standing committee member of Beijing-friendly Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, is its president. The increases, announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411618/fears-government-funding-controversial-school-could-be-put-towards
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    From rural China to law school

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 03:56pm by Associated Press in Tiaohuashan village

    ... offer incense to earth deities to pray for harvests. His father supplemented farming with a scrap-metal business. His mother was illiterate but had an unwavering belief in education. Their home ... and his friends recalled. Boys pried the legs off classroom benches to brandish in a scuffle. “The teachers could not control us,” Mu said. Per-student funding in Mu’s province in 1998, when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1370309/rural-china-law-school

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