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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Take the tension out of discussion over secondary school class cuts

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

    ... with secondary schools. Sadly, years have passed and the tension remains as high. The administration still fundamentally disagrees with the education sector on how serious the problem is, let alone ... 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Education Bureau failed to safeguard future of DSS school

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... schools, and self-financed international schools but only one for secondary schools, and in that exercise the successful school had to surrender its existing site to the government and St ... Education Bureau failing to safeguard future of DSS school The relocation of St Margaret's Girls' College from Caine Road to Sha Tin and its phased closure over five years has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Build HK schools in Shenzhen An influx of mainland schoolchildren with the right of abode became controversial last year because they took scarce school places in areas near the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How the bureaucrats are failing our good home-grown schools

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by Alex Lo

    ... But I would like to know how the landlord sleeps at night knowing the education of some 400 secondary school students is being jeopardised just so you can make an extra buck. Meanwhile, Yeung's ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bureaucrats failing these fine schools Our city has perfectly good schools, which sometimes fall on hard times because of greedy landlords and government ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sought after, there is a danger lower-income families are being priced out of them. This bodes ill for social equality. At least 16 secondary schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme have informed ... SCMP Editorial School fee rises a worrying sign The Direct Subsidy Scheme allows more leeway for government-funded schools to run their own affairs and introduce innovations in education. ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 7, 2014

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... will the bureau not permit it to have a Secondary One intake in September? Is this just a temporary arrangement for one year while the school settles into its new environment or will there be no Secondary ... and significant drops in casualties, then new approaches should be taken on board, including the introduction of area-wide lower speed limits on our secondary road network. The time has come to show ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Education should always be treated as a human investment

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by LETTERS

    ... year in the Chinese-language press, this summer, five more secondary schools will cease to operate as a result of insufficient student intake. There are still many non-profit-making schools ... read about the 49-year old Direct Subsidy Scheme school St Margaret's Girls' College (" Rising rent could spell closure for school ", June 2) moving out of its original ...

  8. 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 ... Siu Ching Secondary School, "you may regret all your life" if you fall in love at the wrong time. Technically I agree, but the wrong time does not necessarily mean the teen years. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stigmatising students is not the way to help them learn

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:50pm by Philip Yeung

    ... Each year, this school sends about 120 students to the Diploma of Secondary Education examinations. On average, only one makes it to a publicly funded university. Despite this dismal showing, ... has a simple injunction: "Do no harm." At the absolute minimum, the teaching profession ought to have a similar credo. But harm is a way of life across our state schools. Last month, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    New secondary curriculum failing to achieve its goals

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... University-focused mindset is proving difficult to change There has been much heated debate regarding Hong Kong's new secondary school curriculum. One education expert said ... unchanged, universities will still be the dream of all students. Only when the new secondary school curriculum accurately reflects youngsters' abilities in different aspects will they attach ...




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