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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    All aboard: parents and the school committee

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Parents who sit on school committees can be agents for positive change, with commitment, time and the right skills, writes Linda Yeung Improvements across the board Parent representatives are a fixture on all school boards or management committees, but those where they play a dominant role are a minority. Kellett School and the French International ...

  2. Schools committee resigns to protest against policy change

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Mimi Lau

    ... Elaine Yau and Mimi Lau The executive committee of a schools organisation resigned en masse yesterday in protest against changes to the language policy. The Association of Hong Kong ... for schools to implement school-based management.' Wong Po-choi, chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, suggested a mixed approach. 'The most suitable language policy should ...

  3. How the ESF will be run

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Key features of the ESF governance reform: ESF foundation of 134 members and its executive committee to be replaced by 25-member board of governors. Board to include 15 independent members, including two legislative councillors, three school council chairmen and 10 members appointed by a nominations committee. Parents to be represented by seven members; principals, teachers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UN committee says Hong Kong schools' policy 'de facto discrimination'

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... But the UN committee said parents' choice was limited by the possible exclusion faced by their non-Chinese children in mainstream schools that did not cater to their special needs. Other ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com UN faults school policy as 'de facto discrimination' Segregation of Hong Kong's ethnic-minority students in specific schools is "de ...

  5. ESF is told funding depends on salary cuts

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Legislators urge the foundation to take the issue seriously or risk less aid The high salaries of English Schools Foundation (ESF) teachers came under attack from legislators yesterday, with some making it clear that future financial aid could depend on its ability to cut pay. The Public Accounts Committee met for the second time to consider an Audit Commission ...

  6. Obama choice threatens credibility of Nobel Prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and why now? The Nobel committee has put the credibility of the award on the line. It cites Obama's efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples. ... to restore the role of multilateral diplomacy bear fruit, the world will indeed be a better place for his having been the leader of its most powerful nation. The Nobel committee will have been proved ...

  7. K. Oten's ex-wife in HK$2m fight

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau The ex-wife of celebrity tutor Karson Oten Fan Karno is suing a tutorial chain for defamation and almost HK$2 million in unpaid salary. Cherlotte Ng Ka-yan filed a writ against Chau Chung-yin, head of the school committee of Cantab Education, on Monday. Ng used to head Cantab's Cherlotte Super English Force, where Fan (pictured) was a teacher. The writ claims ...

  8. Powerful sons of the soil

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a committee to handle construction. But why is the government even considering a grant of land to a powerful organisation that is funded lavishly? The official answer is: 'As Heung Yee Kuk's ... of rural land for container storage. He took a legal battle for this 'right' to the Privy Council in the 1980s, and won. All 27 rural committees in the New Territories are helping ...

  9. Bill raises concern over school management

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... officials to sit in on school management committees. At a Legco committee meeting on the Education (Amendment) Bill 2002 yesterday, Democrat Cheung Man-kwong said such power would mean ... 'It's like Big Brother is watching you and is ready to step in any time,' she said. Under the bill, an incorporated school committee will be formed, comprising 60 per cent of members ...

  10. Leave passes backed

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Parents should be given leave from work to attend school meetings and events, a new education liaison body is recommending. The Committee on Home-School Co-operation, which ... the school notice to their employees and will be granted leave to attend events,' Mr Yu said. Professor Wong, from Chinese University, said the committee planned to conduct a feasibility study ...




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