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  1. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Starting with Kathmandu, and harbouring big dreams, educator bridges the poverty gap to give the poor quality education for just US$1 a month Nepal's ... is out to revolutionise the idea of affordable education for all. Samata School has branded itself as a "100 rupees school" and with its US$1 a month fee it has attracted hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... and they cannot leave. "We have slaved our guts out in Beijing for 10 years. There's no way for us to return to the countryside," said Liu. Medicine salesman Hou Tianwu added: "If we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... our life experience is in making us better at one or the other." he said. "It's this complex interplay of nature and nurture as we grow up that shapes who we are." Fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... ON World shows. The wearable-technology industry was estimated to be worth up to US$50 billion within four years, it said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Fengfeng, the dean of the Department of English Language and Literature. “This could have been avoided had they asked us first,” he said. Gao also said that many students were dismayed that Yenching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

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

    ... Cooperation and Development (OECD). Shanghai was followed by the Flemish community of Belgium, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, the US, Russia and France. ... score of 603 points. The US had an average score of 492 and Colombia, at the bottom, scored 379. Michael Davidson, head of schools for the OECD, said Shanghai schools identified students who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    CityU meeting fails to throw light on college's fate

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... at the college. "Consulting us only when a decision is made means we have no say on the outcome." The student representatives said the meeting with Hu and Chow failed to throw light on whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552310/cityu-meeting-fails-throw-light-colleges-fate
  8. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

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

    ... Institutes worry U.S. professors University professors in the US have joined Canadian counterparts in urging universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes unless the agreements that bring them ... the curriculum, we're going to pick the teachers by ourselves, and we're going to teach or not teach what we want'... what US university would ever do that?" he said. With more than ...

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

    UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... American peers Hong Kong students consistently outperform their American peers in subjects like business, economics and engineering, the head of a leading US university says. Gene Block, chancellor ... received more applications for undergraduate places than any other in the US this year- as "critical" to its future and the start of a "new day" for the institution. He hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545205/ucla-chief-says-hk-students-beat-american-peers
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City University students threaten 'radical action' over college sale plan

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... operation," said Timothy Lee Ho-yin, former student union president and one of the page's founders. "It's really unfair to us. We want to know why the university wants to sell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541189/city-university-students-threaten-radical-action-over-college-sale

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