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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Canadian International School hit by controversy over hiring of new head

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Maloberti an acquaintance and said he recommended the man after four others within the school made nominations. Hwa said he declared to the committee his familiarity with Maloberti and abstained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1638327/canadian-international-school-hit-controversy-over-hiring-new-head
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten evicted from Tin Shui Wai loses out on new location

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as "really sad". "Now that the Education Bureau has made this decision, Tin Shui Wai will lose a very good kindergarten," parent concern group member Mrs Wan said. She said the Topkids ... Man-ling said the school, which has six classrooms, was expected to provide 180 places. It was not clear when the kindergarten would open, as discussions with the bureau and its approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617111/kindergarten-evicted-tin-shui-wai-loses-out-new-location
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... by Hang Lung Group chief Ronnie Chan Chichung and his family has made the biggest donation in Harvard University's 378-year history, handing over US$350 million to its school of public ... are that the legacy of our late father can be honoured by this gift," said Gerald Chan. "He was a generous man who was a staunch supporter of education. He also wanted to support scientific research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap Brian.yap@scmp.com City teenagers among 20 finalists who will embark on 400km bicycle ride from disaster-stricken Kaohsiung to test limit of their endurance Challenge ... not totally confident that I can survive the six-day challenge because I barely made it through the pre-training phase. But after struggling with whether or not to give up, my courage got the better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  5. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Tamang is a seventh-grade mathematics teacher. "It's like giving back to my school," Tamang said. "This school has made me independent today." Students such as Tamang ... weren't always sufficient, Sanjel said, adding that he was burdened with bank loans to keep the schools running. But despite the financial hardships, the man who once dreamed of a career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Academic's allegation 'politically motivated'

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to the mainland scholars and there hasn't been any complaints in the past decade. Why is this complaint being made now?" He added that he had not been in contact with Cheng Man-lung since his ... author of the articles. His former research assistant, Cheng Man-lung, who worked for the professor between September 2002 and January 2003, has complained his former boss took lead-author credit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551329/academicsallegationpolitically-motivated
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... MISS: ‘Blackface’ advert where Chinese man plays Filipina maid sparks race row in Hong Kong Discussions of new immigrants from the mainland appear disproportionately more than those about other minority ... the comparison of northern and southern countries is made from a perspective of history and economics and tries to explain how globalisation and outsourcing have come into being. However, the passage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... and officials made to the islands that year, the academics said. They both think they are trying to teach the correct information Ryoko Nakano, Japanese Studies Expert "Qian Yong's writing ... claim sovereignty," Nakano said. "Only after the 1970s did they start to claim sovereignty, but Japan claimed sovereignty way before that, when it was considered no-man's land, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466961/chinese-scholars-fight-facts-against-japan-over-diaoyus-claims-school
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... said there were "massive waiting lists" for the ESF's special school, the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School in Ho Man Tin, and learning support centres in other ESF schools. ... The government has made it plain that it is not interested in providing an affordable English language education across Hong Kong, and that ESF should not be distracted from educating children and get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Clansmen get a leg-up at Sheung Shui school

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in North District. Bruce Law Wai-man, whose son missed out on a place, said he would have considered joining the society had he known of the rule. His son scored 15 out of a possible 35 ... of them feel they need to fight for even one point." An influx of Hong Kong-born children living across the border with mainland parents has made it tough to get school places in North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1365618/clansmen-get-leg-sheung-shui-school

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