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  1. 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
  2. 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

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com At least 20 million youngsters in rural China have quit school to follow in the footsteps of their migrant worker parents and find work in cities, according to a study. Nearly 1,000 young villagers in 66 villages across six provinces were polled, of which about one in ten were found to have dropped out of school. Based on the findings, sociology professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  3. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Western politicians these days are masters of the 30-second sound bite, and spin prevails over substance. So it was refreshing to encounter an old school politician who tells ... there has been a decline. The official reason for this, Bloomberg reports, is that the party is looking for higher standards from its members. According to Liu Xutao, professor of public affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543891/old-school-politician-macfarlane-tells-it-it-carbon-tax
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com System that can detect pedestrians, bikes and speed limits- and warn drivers- is set to be installed in three public vehicles this month Buses to road-test safety technology Tests on a crash prevention system that can detect pedestrians and bicycles and read roadside speed-limit signs will be extended to public buses this month. Three buses of New World First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533309/crash-prevention-system-be-deployed-public-buses
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Ex-Politburo committee member He Guoqiang makes rare public foray

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:40pm by Keith Zhai, KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keith Zhai and Keira Huang He Guoqiang dropped by a school while his own son is investigated by the authorities Former top leader makes rare public appearance He Guoqiang, a former top government leader whose son is being investigated by authorities, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday. He visited a Confucius school in Guiyang in Guizhou province. The visit echoed an earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525993/ex-politburo-committee-member-he-guoqiang-makes-rare-public-foray
  6. News - World - CANADA

    Vancouver school board adopts controversial policy on transgender students

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:52pm by Ian Young

    ... the claim that "realtors express concern that a revised policy on sexual orientation and gender identities could negatively impact enrolment … in Vancouver's public schools". ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Vancouver adopts divisive policy on transgenders Vancouver's school board has passed a revised policy on the treatment of transgender ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535701/vancouver-school-board-adopts-controversial-policy-transgender-students
  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs public discussion to promote concept of 'dying well'

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by LETTERS

    ... Public discussion needed to promote concept of 'dying well' According to government statistics, there are more than 40,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong. People today try hard ... care agenda with regard to patients living and dying well. The government should engage the public in a discussion of the related topics, and invest more resources to develop this area of care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1527038/hong-kong-needs-public-discussion-promote-concept-dying-well
  8. News - China - CRIME

    Suspect killed after trying to seize Hubei school

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:24pm by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse

    ... Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Beijing Police kill ex-convict in Hubei school siege A convicted criminal who took 50 elementary school students and a teacher hostage was shot and killed by police in Hubei province yesterday, public security officials said. Officers on the scene searched the school in Qianjiang for explosives that might have been hidden by the suspect, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529261/suspect-killed-after-trying-seize-hubei-school
  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Lesson No 1 in the school of hard knocks

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:52am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugan Lesson No 1 in the school of hard knocks At the risk of sounding xenophobic, mainlanders should stop bitching about their Hong Kong-born children being allocated Primary One places in schools far from the border that had not been on their list of choices. Priority should always go to children actually living in the district. If mainland parents without the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529480/lesson-no-1-school-hard-knocks
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Monitor schools that are charities

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with tax exemption requirements. The Education Bureau also pledged to monitor the activities of the school sponsoring body to ensure compliance. The public will be closely following the case. The 13 sites granted for international schools since 2006 are valuable public resources. The government should monitor the situation and ensure the concessions are enjoyed by the eligible. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528204/government-must-keep-eye-schools-are-registered-charities

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