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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... standards and required teaching certificates, criminal checks and references. "We're not little companies here to make a quick buck and run," MacLean said. "We are absolutely ... For others, the problem runs deeper and comes down to educational values. "The problem is the emphasis placed on English," said Joe Jones, a former English teacher in Beijing. "Parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:32pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... was on the run from child-sex charges Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – after child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing last year. Mainland officials called for closer supervision in April last year after two foreigners – one with a criminal record for child pornography and the other on the run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593018/tougher-mainland-scrutiny-foreign-teachers-after-child-sex-scandal-fears
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... at a community learning centre run by World Vision. From 1pm to 3pm daily, after school, the young girl teaches fellow pupils her age everything from mathematics to Khmer. Vongsa Phean owes the change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com “Crazy English” founder Li Yang has announced plans to combine kung fu with language classes as he aims to make a comeback from a series of well-publicised scandals. Li plans to run a programme that would allow students to hone their English skills while learning martial arts at the same time, The Beijing News reported. Li also said that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1576099/scandal-hit-li-yang-announces-plan-combine-kung-fu-crazy-english
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy thief becomes first from his school to reach university

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... Gloria Chan gloria.chan@scmp.com Chris Tang credits rehabilitation centre for second chance and runs 250km to prove it Boy thief is school's first university student He was once ... to be a real teacher." His sense of gratitude saw him embark on a week-long, 251km marathon across the Sahara Desert in February to raise HK$2 million for the school. "After running 30km ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569503/boy-thief-schools-first-college-student
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Yi, who runs a tutoring and consulting agency for Chinese students called Focus Education. International surveys have shown that Chinese students perform well ahead of their American peers ... activities at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, including running on the cross-country team. "There are many things I now get to experiment with," she said. Peng's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... cycling trip from Kaohsiung to Taipei starting today. Finalists in the two-stage training programme titled "Adversity Challengers" run by Youth New World, a non-profit organisation, were ... [accepted their invitation] because not many organisations around the world are willing to or have [been successful] in running such an intense training programme targeted at teenagers who are going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  8. News - Asia - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... is financially fragile. It is a struggle to pay its staff on time each month and a large proportion of its shoe-string budget goes towards renewing the annual land leases. Donations to run the school weren't always sufficient, Sanjel said, adding that he was burdened with bank loans to keep the schools running. But despite the financial hardships, the man who once dreamed of a career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools of law hit out at Law Society's plan to run its own qualifying exam

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Solicitors' body debates setting up its own qualifying exam, but three major law schools say its reasoning is 'unclear and unconvincing' Academics slam Law Society's new exam plan The city's three ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378434/schools-law-hit-out-law-societys-plan-run-its-own-qualifying-exam
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Ada Lee

    ... the capacity to subsidise 1,000 students a year from the academic year starting next year. Most of its slots are for nursing and the creative industries. Run by Chu Hai College, Hang Seng Management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558407/subsidy-scheme-cover-students-private-hong-kong-universities

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