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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... present a petition letter to lawmakers at the Legislative Council complex. They are to meet education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim on Thursday for a discussion co-ordinated by the Beijing-loyalist ...

  2. 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

    ... of support from the education system is preventing the city's autistic children from realising their full potential, experts and lawmakers say as they mark World Autism Day today. About one per ... and communication. Based on this international measure, some 70,000 Hongkongers are autistic- much higher than the government's estimate of about 3,800- and educators and lawmakers say autistic pupils ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents stage sit-in to save ousted Tin Shui Wai kindergarten

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Johnny Tam

    ... A Facebook page created on Monday in support of the kindergarten remaining at Kingswood Villas had drawn more than 4,900 "likes" by 6pm yesterday. Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... to explain what had happened and will be holding seminars in the evenings, starting today, to discuss arrangements for their children. Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said the eviction ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Bureau's priority, said education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen. He said problems in the public education system, such as a low teacher-student ratio and a single, highly demanding curriculum ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers could strike over demand for smaller Form One classes

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... more," education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said yesterday, on behalf of the union. "The whole sector is very angry." With an expected surplus of up to 4,000 places in the coming ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    More Form One classes to be axed this year, say education officials

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... But Democratic Party lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan said although the government had no policy of shutting schools, some with just one or two Form One classes could still eventually be forced to close ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Frustrated parents seek government help in school lease talks

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:59pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a hostel. Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said the government had passed the buck by trying to "privatise the issue". He said lawmakers would meet education officials ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lawmakers back union call for more permanent teachers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Fear of losing jobs is damaging how children are being taught, says union, but bureau chief says non-permanent positions mean flexibility Lawmakers back call for teacher security Lawmakers have backed a call by educators for the Education Bureau to increase the number of permanent teachers in the city's schools. Members of the Legislative ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Tighten school rules for officials'

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Johnny Tam and Sijia Jiang

    ... recommendations for pupils. Ng said he was "saddened" by the incident. Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen called for tighter guidelines to stop the bureau's officials becoming ...




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