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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School place for migrant pupil sparks 'locust' row in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:23pm by Amy Li

    ... and decided to report her story. This apparently worked miracles, allowing her grandparents to revisit schools and government offices-accompanied by the TV crew. People were now more sympathetic and the rules were bent. In the end, the six-year-old was told she could now attend the school. Yet this “happy ending” failed to please many Shanghainese- who say they are concerned about their own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1307570/school-place-migrant-pupil-sparks-locust-row-shanghai
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Word wizards go beyond the letter

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by LIZZIE TURNER

    ... on Sunday. The contest is now in its eighth year, but unlike other spelling bees, students who misspell a word can stay in the game by correctly defining its meaning and the spelling of another ... and they don't even know why they are doing it," Yang says. That is why vocabulary has been a component of Spellbulary from the start and now major spelling bee competitions are beginning to catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1242075/word-wizards-go-beyond-letter
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... programmes in the world," she said. "I feel quite privileged to be in the place I'm now in, so I want to give back to the community and help those who get cancer." Wong Tin-wan, ... Veterinary College in London. She said it was important to strike a balance between study and play. "When I started the IB, I cut out all the fun- like watching TV," she said. "But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278183/locals-ace-exams-outshine-peers-global-diploma
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School passes the popularity test

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... with closure, a Buddhist secondary school in a remote corner of Lantau Island is now looking at taking over an abandoned campus to cope with its overflowing classrooms. In 2009, Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial ... which allows it to charge fees and create its own curriculum, and it has not looked back. It is one of four direct subsidy schools supporting ethnic minority children and now has over 400 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422227/school-passes-popularity-test
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Withdrawing national education classes not an option, C.Y. Leung says

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 02:00pm

    ... said the precondition for talks “cannot be withdrawing or not withdrawing” the programme. “I do not think we need to take a stance on that now. Between withdrawing and not withdrawing ... and discussing with the public,” said Chim. There were around 100 people at the protest area on Tuesday morning, and the atmosphere was quiet. The hunger strikers are now fasting “indefinitely”, said Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029305/withdrawing-national-education-classes-not-option-cy-leung-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    American accent schools flourishing in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 12:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... there was a sense that speaking in a British accent made you sound more educated. “Now I think that’s changing and perhaps people think speaking in an American accent may have more ‘cultural capital’. ... of mainland Chinese students,” he said. “When we first opened last year we had zero students from the mainland but now at least 30 per cent are from there. We expect that number to continue to grow.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1342563/american-accent-schools-flourishing-hong-kong
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Aviation industry jobs

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... familiar with the industry, says Johnny Fung Chi-wing, an HKUST engineering graduate who is now a technical services engineer. "Some are deterred by the fact that you have to pass various ... there was little information about the profession or related job opportunities. Now, based in Xiamen for cabin reconfigurations and entertainment facilities projects, Fung acts as a mentor to graduates. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1218415/aviation-industry-jobs

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