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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Young fear lack of money will hold them back from middle-class dream

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... middle-class dream The education system may need an overhaul to improve opportunities for those stuck in a lower class life, an education researcher suggested after a survey found widespread pessimism ... graduates had more difficulty now than in the 1970s and 1980s in climbing into the middle class. Also 72 per cent of the 500 respondents aged 15 to 35 thought the wealth gap had become more severe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226949/young-fear-lack-money-will-hold-them-back-middle-class-dream
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new HK$500,000 debenture scheme, a parent group said. The move would "for sure and 100 per cent" affect middle-class parents, Hong Kong Parents Association secretary Henry Chan Sing-tat said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035365/new-esf-debenture-scheme-will-hit-middle-classes-hardest
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Prospects should be good for the 12 best performers on university entrance tests, but some worry about where Hong Kong is going Top exam scorers look to the future The future of Hong Kong weighed on the young minds of some of the city' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Positive experiences by Wah Yan College students and teachers translate into a call for more secondary schools to adopt small-class teaching Local school shows small classes yield better pupils Pupils are likely to fare better socially and academically in classes of not more than 30 learners, a new study has found. Small-class teaching, or SCT, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... them in class or provide suitable teaching materials, a survey has found. The Hong Kong Blind Union, a self-help group for the visually impaired, also said in its survey that an inflexible ... because the lecturer "couldn't handle a blind student in class". "They wouldn't even give me sample class materials when I asked for them to see if I could handle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551405/visually-impaired-university-students-facing-problems-acceptance-and
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: "I want to go to school". He should be starting classes in Beijing this autumn, but has been denied a place along with thousands of other migrants' children, with some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... the best teachers, they will have bright and spacious class and dorm rooms,” the student said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They will be the privileged elite and all the other Peking University students will be second-class citizens.” Modelled on the Rhodes scholarship programme, the new international institute is set to offer one-year programmes in “Chinese studies” for 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    ... or two places from every Form One class each year until 2015 to cope with the surplus. According to the Education Bureau, 47 Form One classes will be cut in the 2014/15 academic year. But teachers, who have estimated a surplus of about 7,000 Form One places in 2016, are demanding a further reduction in classes, especially in districts where the pupil shortage is most acute. James Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    No more elite classes for 'smart' kids? Chinese tiger parents are not impressed

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:22am by Raymond Li

    ... or take expensive extracurricular classes to compete for a place at elite schools. Under mainland law, primary school and the first three years of middle school are free of charge. But demand ... the elite pupils in special classes. Like most young parents, he has little faith in such initiatives. The resolution of the Central Committee’s third plenum earlier this month said that educational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1368501/no-more-elite-training-classes-smart-kids-chinese-tiger-parents-are-not
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF, St Paul's score in International Baccalaureate exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP, MICHELLE TOH

    ... second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams. And St Paul's Co-educational College in Mid-Levels achieved an impressive feat, with 61 per cent of its 23-pupil IB class scoring 40 out of 45 marks. The class is only the second batch to have taken the curriculum at St Paul's. Just 6 per cent worldwide scored within this range in the May exams last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549170/esf-st-pauls-score-international-baccalaureate-exams

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