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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

    PolyU won't punish those who cut classes to join Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com No penalty for cutting class over Occupy: PolyU Students and staff of the Polytechnic University will not be penalised if they join Occupy Central or an expected boycott of classes next month, the university president says. "Even now, not all students attend their classes," Timothy Tong Wai-cheung said. "What difference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580932/polyu-wont-punish-those-who-cut-classes-join-occupy-central
  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... financial might is fuelling the rise. "Chinese families did not have the choices in the past, and they did not have the financial means, but with the rise of the middle class, Chinese families ... Associated Press in Beijing More and more parents, and their children, believe an American school education is worth the cost The Chinese class of USA High After getting a glimpse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com “Crazy English” founder Li Yang has announced plans to combine kung fu with language classes as he aims to make a comeback from a series of well-publicised ... is considering offering Chinese-language classes to foreigners and would charge a tuition fee of 30 yuan for every Chinese character learned, the paper added. The unorthodox educator announced last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576099/scandal-hit-li-yang-announces-plan-combine-kung-fu-crazy-english
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... institution. University College London climbed two places to scrape into the top 20. The Centre for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University started compiling the annual rankings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574475/harvard-stays-top-spot-chinese-list-worlds-universities
  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 - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... of the academy on their campus, which they felt would relegate them to "second-class" status.   The university planned to dedicate the Jingyuan Park on the university campus and six historic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561693/peking-university-students-win-bittersweet-victory-against

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