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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... University of China, an elite school in Beijing. Principal Max McGee said about 30 students enrolled last autumn and that the goal was to have 250 students in five years. Half would be international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism duo among students to secure Jupas-funded university places

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:07pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... necessary for university entry this year. But only about 14,600 – or just over half – obtained a government-subsidised first-year university degree place through the Joint University Programmes ... them. But many others were less fortunate, as almost half of those who met the minimum requirements still lost out in the competition for subsidised places. Each programme available through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569205/scholarism-duo-among-students-secure-funded-university-places-through
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

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

    ... grades improved by between one half and a full grade point. Rather than cramming- where what is learned is quickly forgotten- the extended approach to learning created superior recall. The books ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... such as in English." Some 52.8 per cent of students obtained a level 3 or higher in English- 4 per cent more than last year- while slightly more than half, or some 50.7 per cent of students, got a level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553402/one-third-over-79000-students-passed-dse-exam-authority-reveals
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

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

    ... the children's genomes. Between 10 per cent and half of the genes involved in reading were also involved in maths, they found. Tiny variants in these shared genes influence skill level. "Similar ...

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

    Only 30pc confident about getting into university, poll finds ahead of exam results day

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Johnny Tam, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... a third of pupils who took the Diploma of Secondary Education examination are confident of getting into university, although more than half believe a bachelor's degree is a necessity, a youth ... a place in university with their results. Fifty-four per cent did not think their results would be good enough. More than half- 56 per cent- believed they needed at least a bachelor's degree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550582/only-30pc-confident-about-getting-university-poll-finds-ahead-exam
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... or associate degree programmes. Almost half of the 38 students interviewed for the study said universities did not provide them with "barrier-free" materials that could be read by a Braille ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551405/visually-impaired-university-students-facing-problems-acceptance-and
  10. 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

    ... is not the major reason contributing to the dropouts, which have been widespread since rural areas introduced the nine-year compulsory education, the study pointed out. Nearly half of the dropout students ...

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

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