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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ..., a public, three-school campus where students scored high SAT scores, staged plays, rode horses and played soccer and water polo. Some parents and teachers, and at least one official, believe ... is believed to have been used in thousands of schools. Several dozen students from more than 1,000 recently withdrew from the school. Other nearby public schools are full. And private schools cost ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Public schools lack funds to implement digital teaching methods

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:38am by Carrie Chan

    ... Kong to offer the same degree of digital learning, despite the perceived benefits of learning at one's own pace. For example, the teachers and 300 students at Shan Tsui Public School ... Katelyn Chan life@scmp.com Slow internet access and lack of resources mean some schools left behind Class divide Children today are no strangers to digital learning. At Baptist Rainbow ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... time, US public schools are projected this autumn to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fuelled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing ... The sign outside the classroom reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos". Non-Hispanic white students are still expected to be the largest racial group in public schools this year ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EQUALITY

    Equality watchdog's consultation perverts family values, school heads say

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:07pm by Jennifer Ngo, ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Elizabeth Cheung EOC consultation is 'perverting family values' A group of school principals has accused the equality watchdog of perverting family values by seeking public opinions on whether unmarried couples should be protected under anti-discrimination laws. They said the consultation by the Equal Opportunities Commission on proposed changes ...

  5. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto schools reject tie-up with China’s Confucius Institute

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:59am by Reuters in Toronto

    ... before Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is due to visit. Trustees at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which oversees public schools with 232,000 students, severed its ties ... will be enhanced by the fact of Canada’s largest school board causing the Chinese side to lose face by openly and publicly denouncing the idea of a Confucius Institute.” Toronto had initially hoped to use ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Public support for Occupy movement growing, survey shows

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:45pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Public support for campaign grows, survey finds Public support for the Occupy movement has grown since the campaign began, and it continues to divide residents, ... conducted the earlier survey between September 10 and 17, just days before the class boycott started. Professor Francis Lee Lap-fung, one of the pollsters with Chinese University's school ...

  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... benefits have also been reduced, the institute said without elaborating further. “Wang’s behaviour has seriously violated the moral code of educators and has had a severe social impact,” the school said in its statement. The school also distributed an apology it said was written by Wang. “My inappropriate behaviour after drinking alcohol was wrong. I want to deeply apologise for the harm ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shootings at US schools prompt flood of inventions to make them safer

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:50am by WASHPOST

    ... to arm teachers. Many states introduced bills to allow guns in schools, but only a handful enacted laws specifically allowing firearms in public schools. One of them was Georgia, which earlier ... The Washington Post Barricades, bulletproof backpacks, apps to track homicidal plots among ideas tragedies triggered School shootings prompt flood of safety inventions A flood ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    School councils can help students learn to become our future leaders

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:38pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... when it is justifiable and what the likely consequences will be for future public order. For schools to benefit from students' political awakening and activism, it is important ... Robin Cheung life@scmp.com School councils can teach students how to be leaders Educators may ponder what educational benefits student leaders can reap from political activism. In recent ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Is boarding school right for your child?

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:38pm by Linda Yeung

    ... will be able to do if they were day pupils." gov.uk/government/publications/boarding-schools-national-minimum-standards     Free of gender bias, girls show their potential As a physicist, Caroline ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Sending children to school overseas is a tough decision for parents and they need to do their homework Boarding pass Educational fairs are commonly held ...




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