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  1. News - World - campus violence

    22 injured, five in critical conditions after teenager's stabbing spree at Pittsburgh high school

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:48am by AP

    ... suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. At least five students were critically wounded, including a boy whose liver was pierced by a knife thrust that narrowly missed his heart and aorta, doctors said. Others also suffered deep abdominal puncture wounds. The rampage — which came after decades in which U.S. schools geared much of their emergency ...

  2. It's tough outside school for teachers

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... schools said whole-life learning had caused extra work, 8 per cent cited inadequate training for teachers as a problem and 7 per cent said schools did not have enough resources. Other problems ... par, Mr Kwok said some students were not proactive enough to take the initiative to learn. Some did not pay much attention during school outings. Mr Kwok said whole-life learning, which enabled ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    20 hurt in Pittsburgh school knife rampage; boy, 16, arrested

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AGENCIES

    ... in school knife rampage A student flashing two knives went on a stabbing and slashing rampage at a high school near the American city of Pittsburgh yesterday, leaving as many as 20 people injured, ... by police. All the victims were expected to survive, doctors said. Not all of the 20 injured at Franklin Regional High School were cut by the knives, though most were, Westmoreland County emergency ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came from the opposite poles of the cultural-political spectrum. One concerns a certain headmaster at a Tuen Mun secondary school where dating has been banned. The other has to do with sex education at my children's international school. According to Chung Fat-shing, the principal of Po On Commercial Association Wong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CUSTOMS

    School busted for selling cheap copies of books

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 500 photocopied volumes seized after month-long undercover operation School busted for selling cheap copies of books Six people from a tutorial school for young children have been arrested on suspicion of copyright infringement after customs officers seized 500 photocopied books from its four branches. The name of the school was not revealed but the group ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Our schools can teach English better

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Our schools can teach English better and not bore our children Sean Oh's letter (" Dictation can help students and teachers ", March 31) and Roger Phillips' letter (" Not a good tool for learning languages ", March 21) talk about different things. Phillips was referring to learning a language, while Oh was looking at school ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The English Schools Foundation's chief executive Belinda Greer says she hopes her group can bring new ideas developed overseas to the education sector in Hong Kong, and develop partnerships between local, ESF and international schools. "We do feel a responsibility beyond just our own schools," Greer says. "We feel that we can really strengthen Hong Kong." Many ...

  9. Early steps to fluency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it than speak it,'' says the International Montessori School (IMS) student. Having studied the language since kindergarten, she is not put off by learning what is seen by many ... having started learning it at the age of three, in the school's kindergarten. Both are in the native Putonghua stream of the school's upper primary section, learning from the same ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Take the tension out of discussion over secondary school class cuts

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to take the heat off schools When schools have to worry about their future because of insufficient student intake, and when teachers fear their jobs are no longer secure and threaten to take to the streets, something is clearly amiss. We are not talking about education in the third world; these are the burning issues faced by teachers and schools across ...




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