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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Schools shut, quarantine eyed to fight Ebola outbreak in Liberia

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar, Senegal Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities as it rolls out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. "This is a major public health emergency. It's fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563556/schools-shut-quarantine-eyed-fight-ebola-outbreak-liberia
  2. News - World - GAZA

    Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN as toll in conflict tops 1,360

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:05am

    ... US condemns Israeli bombing of UN school and market in Gaza Strip hours before it says it had agreed to sell Israel fresh ammunition to replenish its dwindling supplies More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in the bomb-scarred Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a United Nations school. The United States and United Nations condemned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563263/deaths-shelling-gaza-market-school-enrage-un-toll-conflict-tops-1360
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, US Peace Corps leaves West Africa

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:02am by Reuters in Dakar

    ... at least 670 deaths Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it’s government said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African country to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. “This is a major public health emergency. It’s fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563248/liberia-shuts-schools-ebola-spreads-us-peace-corps-leaves-west-africa
  4. News - World - GAZA

    Carnage at UN school as Israeli tanks pound Gaza refugee camp

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gaza Israeli shelling kills 19 and injures 125 Palestinians taking refuge at UN school in Gaza Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest ... and Works Agency (UNRWA) said. “There were five shells – Israeli tank shells – which struck the people and killed many of them as they slept. Those people came to the school because it a designated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562808/israeli-shelling-kills-19-palestinians-taking-refuge-gaza-school
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:10pm by AP

    ... by images and tales of the fallen- mostly young faces barely out of high school- and interviews with parents concerned for offspring so clearly now imperiled. Angst over the highest military toll ... It convinced the Israeli public that the decision taken by Netanyahu came from a sense of 'we have no other choice'." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557340/heavy-toll-gaza-ground-invasion-tests-resolve-israeli-public
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown
  7. News - Asia - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... of students from low-income families. Nepal's public institutions had failed to deliver quality education, so Samata School, according to its founder Uttam Sanjel, aimed to bridge the gap. ... '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
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... policy framework. "It is surely essential for the public and educators to understand the issue," he says. "However, as school-based management is under way, we often need ... Katelyn Chan life@scmp.com A new set of guidelines to help schools deal with the needs of ethnic minorities is just a start, writes Katelyn Chan All due respect On the surface, ethnic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556161/equality-schools-has-long-way-go-hong-kong
  9. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:11am by Associated Press

    ... a nine-seat freight van, but was carrying 64 people at the time of the accident. The crash caused public uproar about school bus safety in rural China, where there is a shortage of education funds ... was returning the children home from school on Thursday in a mountainous village near Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, Xinhua said. The minivan was pulled out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551743/hunan-kindergarten-van-falls-pond-killing-8-children-3-adults
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... are missing the mark Almost 80 per cent of public secondary schools in East Kowloon are not up to Education Bureau standards, a study by the Post has found, prompting warnings from educators ... Tong districts, and compared them with the bureau's standards for secondary schools. Under bureau guidelines, all public secondary schools should be on a site of at least 7,000 square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544449/ageing-east-kowloon-school-campuses-miss-government-standards

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