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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 - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... The provincial government in Jiangsu has made kung fu compulsory at primary and middle schools to try to improve children's health and fitness. Some critics have said schools will find it hard ... classes. "It's important for all girls to know how to protect themselves," the mother said. However, Professor Xiong Bingqi, an education expert at Shanghai Jiaotong University, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481379/kung-fu-lessons-timetable-jiangsu-province
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... education in Hong Kong- had frozen out lower middle-class families. "There're only elite schools left in Hong Kong and nowhere for lower middle-class kids to go." Angie Lam, a member ... children at ESF schools, accused Leung of failing to keep a promise that he would monitor the foundation closely and urged him to take a personal look at the increase. The fee for primary classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
  5. 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

    ... Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao Strike on the cards if Form One class sizes not cut to reflect falling numbers, union warns Teachers demand smaller classes Teachers might take to the streets if the government doesn't answer their call for a further cut in Form One class sizes to address the falling number of children entering secondary school, a union has warned. The Professional Teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456418/teachers-could-strike-over-demand-smaller-form-one-classes
  6. 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
  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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com But policy to shrink class sizes will help sustain some schools, education officials say More Form One classes to be axed this year More Form One classes ... panel meeting yesterday that a policy implemented to shrink class sizes turned out to be more effective than expected last year. Although up to 50 classes were expected to be closed because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451883/more-form-one-classes-be-axed-year-say-education-officials
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite English-medium schools cut more Form One places for next academic year

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Johnny Tam, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... chairman of the Hong Kong Island School Heads Association, agreed. Most English-medium schools approved of the policy of assigning fewer pupils to each class because the principals and teachers had ... to turn down requests by staff members and their family and friends who wanted to secure a spot in the schools for their children, he said. "After all, a smaller class would help teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474418/elite-english-medium-schools-cut-more-form-one-places-next-academic
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ada Lee

    ... around. Then the music started, and the atmosphere changed. The screaming, rolling and jumping gave way to colourful strokes of paint on paper. It was the Paint the Music class at the Children's Institute in Kennedy Town, a private school for children with special educational needs. In the class, autistic children paint to the beat of different kinds of music, from classical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462705/music-and-art-prove-calming-combination-autistic-children
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as a way of making a profit. By doing so, it could keep its tuition fees relatively low and continue to serve middle-class families, she said. Other ways to cut costs included digitalising staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459802/esf-explores-cost-cutting-profit-making-measures-cope-loss-government

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