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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

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

    ... of attending the school district. In a written statement, Owens said the change would help public schools improve their bottom line at the time of flagging enrolments. Lake Shore Schools superintendent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... I came to Hong Kong I saw what an affluent city it is but how poverty is so rife," says Avern-Briers at one of the workshops. "One in four children here don't have three meals a day. How can you comprehend this in such a rich city? I can't eradicate poverty by myself but I can at least contribute. "The pressure on the kids is very unhealthy. But here we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  3. 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, ... themselves on the wrong end of China's latest development plan. Migrants flowing from the poverty-stricken countryside to the cities have been the engine of China's decades-long economic ...

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

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

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

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Starting with Kathmandu, and harbouring big dreams, educator bridges the poverty gap to give the poor quality education for just US$1 a month Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education In Nepal, quality education, considered to be within an exclusive domain of private schools, comes with a hefty price tag. But one private institution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  5. 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

    ... allegedly tried to manipulate debate on the university’s internal discussion forums by pretending to be graduates supporting the new institution. "The moral bottom line of our nation’s top ...

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

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... “economic growth-orientated approach” in designing its rural policies. “The bottom line is to ensure all the underage do not quit their schools to pursue work … this is key to both maintain social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publisher insists controversial textbooks 'promote racial harmony'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and workbooks. The chapters are about multiculturalism, poverty, hunger and war. A spokesman for the Pakistani Students Association said the group would ask its members whether their schools had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524784/publisher-insists-controversial-textbooks-promote-racial-harmony
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Lucky prayers for 'gaokao', the exam of a lifetime for millions of would-be university students

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... and families saw them off and wished them good luck. The line of cars stretched for several kilometres and featured dragon and lion dances, gongs, drums and firecrackers. The Foshan municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527044/lucky-prayers-gaokao-exam-lifetime-millions-would-be-university-students
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Australians urged to study in Asia under New Colombo Plan

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Linda Yeung

    ... students are also lined up for Chinese University and a group of Charles Darwin University undergraduates will take on teaching practicums at the city's international schools. A total of 1,300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519477/australians-urged-study-asia-under-new-colombo-plan
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Programme lets students meet poverty face-to-face

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Students meeting poverty face to face When a primary school pupil in a poor family has trouble with his homework, Grace Huang Kwai-fong is ready with her mobile ... the living conditions of others." The programme aims to get participants personally involved- a counter to the Hong Kong tendency to throw money at poverty problems and then forget about them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322305/programme-lets-students-meet-poverty-face-face

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