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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... are no longer privately run and principals need to know about financial management.” Chan says head teachers today need a breadth of knowledge. “They need to know about employment regulations ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SCHOOLS

    Public funding boosting US charter schools

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The study, conducted four years ago, showed that only 17 per cent of charter schools managed to raise student maths test scores above those of local public schools. The new report said that 29 per ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Tablets help Hong Kong students learn

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... learning system with various teaching materials and activities, and its students chat with one another on Facebook or the online course management system Moodle. But it could take a while before ... the school's online learning management system in class. "IT gives us convenient access to learning materials. Teachers can follow up easily on what students have produced or written, and even ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    Choices in the classroom motivate learning

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by MABEL HSIEH

    ... answers. They're the people who are flexible and can work on different ideas," Stipek says. "They're comfortable with ambiguity and risk-taking; they are good team players. We ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 7, 2013

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Raphael Leung Lok-hin, Yuen Long   Expertise able to counter tree rot fears I refer to recent reports on tree management and plant health, particularly those relating to brown root rot ... Park, in Sai Ying Pun, were infected with brown root rot, including some defoliating deciduous Burmese rosewoods, tree professionals of the Tree Management Office of the Development Bureau have ...

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    Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2013

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... be saved. J. Carnett, Lantau   Young and old ignoring diabetes risk I am concerned over the growing diabetes and obesity rates in Hong Kong. In fact, the rate is also high on the mainland. ... rest at home. Without a balanced diet or exercise, there is always the risk of getting diabetes. Many people do seem to lack awareness about their personal health. They put on more weight ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Early childhood education: by the same token

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... have since chosen to withdraw from the scheme; 735 preschools remain in the programme, compared with the 768 that signed up in 2007. "Schools would rather [raise their fees] and risk ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - FAMILY

    Valuable lessons for hearing-impaired students

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... communications manager for the Society for the Deaf, also points out that music is useful tool for helping these students connect with the hearing world. For example, they are taught how to sing, use ... accessible. However, we want to show them that despite their personal challenges, they can enjoy music,” says Mimi Kam, a Bank of East Asia manager who serves as a Soco volunteer. Music is a common ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2013

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... 22) and Philippe Espinasse ("Bus menace risks getting out of control", May 25), highlighted some of the problems facing motorists using Stubbs Road. As a car driver using the road ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... sanctions.” While anti-discrimination groups welcomed the announcement, some Guangdong parents were concerned that children could be at risk of infection. “Those who do not have children ...




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