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  1. Comment - Letters

    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Most students are let down by local schools' obsession with exams S. Chiu hit the nail on the head when she questioned the mentality of the education authority in her letter ("Let children learn to enjoy education", May 24). I can only gues ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-vice-chancellor at leading university says 3-3-4 system won't dim enrolment prospects Secondary reforms not a bar to Oxford Secondary-education reforms that abandoned a long-running British model of schooling will n ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    3 pupils killed, 13 hurt in Guangxi machete attack on school at lunch

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Three pupils killed, 13 hurt in machete attack At least three children were killed and 13 injured when a man armed with a machete rushed into a private day care centre in Pingnan county, Guangxi, yesterday and hacked 16 primary school pupils who were having lunch. Police said the attack happened at about 2pm, when the 16 pupils from the nearby ...

  4. Parents' rows can hurt kids

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I don't think parents should argue in front of their children. Two weeks ago, my classmate told me that her parents had a row in front of her and it scared her. She said she was worried about her family. Instead of arguing, parents should try to stri ...

  5. Unfair admission system hurts Asian applicants

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Wong, Abingdon School, Oxford A discriminatory quota at many US universities against Asians has long been an unspoken practice. Now a newspaper article has brought the issue out into the open. According to the article 'US college strategy: Don&# ...

  6. Stigma of dropping back a year may hurt self-esteem

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com My son is one of the youngest in his Primary Two class. He is finding his school work very difficult and is behind his peers, particularly in reading and writing. I feel he should be moved down a year group even though he ...

  7. Parents' cruel remarks hurt kids

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... academic results, her clothes and even her height. 'I know that some criticism is good for me, but most of the time it is just really hurtful and lowers my self-esteem,' she said. Ashley ...

  8. 35 students returning from expo hurt in bus crash

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Thirty-five teenagers were injured when their coach was involved in a three-vehicle crash on a Shenzhen highway at about 9pm. They were among 2,000 students travelling in 50 coaches from Guangzhou to Hong Kong after returning by train from a tou ...

  9. New super grade for UK A-levels 'won't hurt chances of HK pupils'

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A new top grade for pupils with the best results in the British A-levels will not affect the chances of Hong Kong pupils applying to universities in the UK this year, the British Council said. And it could improve the chances of pupils taking th ...

  10. 32 hurt in new school stabbing rampage

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A knife-wielding 47-year-old man who stormed into a classroom at a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu, yesterday morning stabbed 29 children and three adults before being subdued. It was the third such attack at a mainland school in a little more ...




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