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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Amid spending cuts, government committee is likely to face opposition from departments to expected HK$5b cost of education subsidy Kindergarten may be free for only half-day The government is likely to subsidise children to attend kindergartens for only half a day, says a lawmaker who has been consulted by the committee looking into free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... that the free education policy should cover only the non-profit operations. The committee is also likely to recommend making kindergartens free only for half the day, Chan said. He fears this might cause teachers to leave kindergartens offering full-day classes for half-day ones, in the hope of a lighter workload and greater financial security. Law Wai-mei, early childhood education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621608/short-budget-puts-early-education-plan-risk-lawmaker-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... than half of those were seeking spots in early education and training institutions, like the centre. A spokeswoman for the centre said children faced an average wait of two years- sometimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608320/prejudice-claim-centre-struggles-new-home
  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 02:21pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... days ago, citing “pressure from above”. Reacting to the return to traditional schooling, more than half of the families with children at the school refused to send their children to classes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1600137/chinese-writer-cao-baoyin-detained-police-after-alternative
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City's parents keen to send children overseas

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Danny Mok

    ... per cent) and Turkey (87 per cent). Mainland China was seventh with 85 per cent, Singapore ninth with 82 per cent, while Taiwan came tenth with 68 per cent. About half of parents in two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589751/citys-parents-keen-send-children-overseas
  6. 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

    ... School in Wong Tai Sin turned up more than half an hour late. And many of them were yawning as they stepped off the school buses at about 9.10am- after setting off from home at about 6am. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583168/tired-and-late-bad-start-new-cross-border-pupils
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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