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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong child prodigy, age 5, passes 11 international dance exams in one day

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Prodigy dancing her way to success At the age of three, she started to learn Latin and ballroom dancing. At four, she became the youngest person in Hong Kong to pass 11 international dance exams ... prodigy. Her mother, who has spent tens of thousands of dollars on Pearl's activities, is one of the many caring and constantly worrying mothers in Hong Kong. "I want her to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458073/hong-kong-child-prodigy-has-passed-11-international-dance-exams-one
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rwandan student in Hong Kong eyes hopeful future on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... for his generation to ensure such carnage never occurs again. Education, the reason he is in Hong Kong, is at the heart of the solution. "In Rwanda, we acknowledge that the genocide happened ... That's the message the government is trying to send, and we, as the youth, are getting the message." Numugabo moved to Hong Kong in 2012 after winning a full scholarship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465982/rwandan-student-hong-kong-eyes-hopeful-future-20th-anniversary
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Number of Hong Kong students studying in England soars as parents lose faith in Diploma

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Hong Kong students entering universities in England has increased by almost a quarter as the overall number of overseas students in the country has declined for the first time in three decades. Researchers say parents' uncertainty about Hong Kong's new Diploma of Secondary Education, which replaced the A Level exams, could be behind the surge, which occurred despite a rise in fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464286/24pc-surge-hong-kong-students-studying-universities-england
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Autistic children 'held back' by Hong Kong's rigid education system

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei One per cent of pupils may be affected and they need more help to reach potential, say educators Autistic children 'held back by rigid system' A lack of support from the education system is preventing the city's autistic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462707/autistic-children-held-back-hong-kongs-rigid-education-system
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work Positive parenting The phenomenon of overbearing parents pushing their children to the limit of their capabilities seems to be stamped in Hong Kong's DNA. While not an exclusively Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... education in Hong Kong- had frozen out lower middle-class families. "There're only elite schools left in Hong Kong and nowhere for lower middle-class kids to go." Angie Lam, a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
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    What it takes to be the perfect Hong Kong pupil: Photoshop and HK$1,000

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Our second report on the competition faced by Hong Kong students reveals how school application pictures are a new battleground Photoshop + HK$1,000 = perfect pupil A small photograph for a school application form no longer means five minutes in a photo booth but an hour-long session at a professional studio. The resulting photoshopped picture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458730/photoshop-fight-place-best-schools
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Educators from new Tai Tam kindergarten say Hong Kong can learn from a scheme that reduces fees for children from poor families A preschool lesson from Singapore? Singapore's model of government-subsidised private education operators may offer some lessons for Hong Kong in terms of making education more affordable for poorer families, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450623/hong-kong-should-follow-singapore-subsidising-private-preschool-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    System to prevent parents hoarding Hong Kong's kindergarten places 'may flop'

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Johnny Tam

    ... were born in Hong Kong, up 6,000 on the previous year. A rule preventing parents from confirming places at more than one kindergarten is already in place for the coming school year in the northern New Territories, where schools have seen an influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents. About 30 preschool principals and teachers met bureau officials yesterday, the day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421608/system-prevent-parents-hoarding-hong-kongs-kindergarten-places-may
  10. 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

    ... will not get more heated just because we provide fewer places," said Cho Kong-sang, vice-principal of Ying Wa Girls' School, an Englishmedium elite school located in Mid-Levels. Lo Sai-kwong, chairman of the Hong Kong Island School Heads Association, agreed. Most English-medium schools approved of the policy of assigning fewer pupils to each class because the principals and teachers had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474418/elite-english-medium-schools-cut-more-form-one-places-next-academic

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