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  1. News - World - EDUCATION

    Revised SAT exam seeks to retain relevance as critics question its worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... are intended to breathe new vigour into the 88-year-old college entrance exam at a time when some critics are challenging its value. "The changes to the SAT will distinguish it from any current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486184/revised-sat-exam-seeks-retain-relevance-critics-question-its-worth
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at a disadvantage. "Now more than ever is the time for the government to deliver free kindergarten education," she said. "If it chooses to ignore the issue … we will still be in this position ... Foundation outbid Topkids. Fortune said yesterday it had discussed the renewal with Topkids many times, but its rent offer was 20 per cent lower than Zenith's. Topkids only raised its offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479392/tin-shui-wai-kindergartens-ousting-shows-market-failure-lobby-group
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... that their children may get injured once they take up kung fu. A Jiangsu education official told the Modern Express newspaper that there were virtually no full-time martial arts teachers in secondary schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481379/kung-fu-lessons-timetable-jiangsu-province
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Intel donates HK$14m in equipment to Chinese University

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by DANNY LEE

    ... is to engage with top universities and create an environment that makes the next talent," said JoZell Johnson, Intel's global manager of higher education programmes. Students at Chinese ... programmes and research." Chinese University has twice won the Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, a global science and technology competition co-founded with Beijing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466521/intel-donates-hk14m-equipment-chinese-university
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exam authorities accused of self-censorship for removing CY Leung cartoon from DSE paper

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Johnny Tam

    ... as examination time is limited." Cheung said he did not believe the authority intended to hide a certain message, as the meaning of the cartoon was reflected by the words, "deceptive chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472116/exam-authorities-under-fire-removing-cy-leung-cartoon-dse-paper
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... costs, as time was running out to secure other places. Man Lai-lar, mother of a five-year-old boy enrolled at Topkids, said: "If we don't take this seriously, many other kindergartens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467697/fears-dearer-border-preschools-kindergarten-set-lose-lease
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... … we paid a lot of tuition fees [to learn the ropes]," said Ng Gim Choo, founder of the EtonHouse International Education Group. Ng was speaking to Hong Kong media for the first time since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466872/business-success-mainland-can-be-measured-relationships
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... schools and nurseries. "I've always thrived on being busy and I enjoyed being a working parent," says Greer. "I believe I had the best of both worlds- quality time with my ... played a key role in helping her juggle work and home life. Now she hopes to lead the ESF into developing partnerships across Hong Kong's education system at a time when the foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  9. 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

    ... "There is not enough support for ethnic-minority students for sure," she said. "I spent so much time thinking of myself as stupid and useless." ...

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

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for pupils of all abilities, had been "ignored for a long time". He hoped officials could use the money to create a "level playing field" for all schools. Greer said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says

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