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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City's parents keen to send children overseas

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com City's parents keen to send children overseas Almost nine in ten Hong Kong parents have considered sending their children to study at universities ... followed by Britain. The survey also showed that mainland parents believed overseas exposure was important to their children, with foreign-language skills, international experience and independence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589751/citys-parents-keen-send-children-overseas
  2. News - World - EDUCATION

    Free music programme gives academic boost to low-income children in Los Angeles

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Free programme in Los Angeles gives academic boost to low-income children from rough areas Music helps make good students The founder of a Los Angeles-based non-profit organisation which provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighbourhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: children were graduating from high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584564/free-music-programme-gives-academic-boost-low-income-children-los-angeles
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... to register as a teacher at the school without an interview or further questioning. Classes comprised either young children aged three to five, or young adults, the head of the school said. Asked ... of supervision of foreign teachers in China because they are in such high demand. Chinese families are getting rich and they want the best education for their children. They make common mistakes ...

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

    Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Ian Young

    ... the BCPF’s desire to get children back in class was shared with other opponents of the strike, there was also a strong undercurrent of anti-unionism in general that ran through the protests. “My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593861/chinese-parents-clash-striking-canadian-teachers
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools fear new classes won't last

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Policy to move cross-border children away from North District set to cause problems elsewhere Schools fear new classes won't last A government policy to relieve mounting pressure on North District schools from cross-border pupils- mostly children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents- may have created a headache for other districts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584749/schools-fear-new-classes-wont-last
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Pregnant women wanting C-sections fill wards to beat school enrolment deadline

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:13pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Because children born on September 1 or later have to wait another year to enrol in school, mothers rush to beat the delivery deadline Pregnant mothers seeking C-sections filled hospitals in Guangdong last weekend as the August 31 cut-off date for children enrolling in mainland primary schools neared, Nanfang Daily reported on Monday. Children who turn six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582936/mainland-hope-springs-maternal
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tired and late: bad start for cross-border pupils heading to Hong Kong schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the New Territories also had to set aside places in the central primary school allocation system to help cater for the estimated 4,000 cross-border pupils. It meant many other children yesterday ... Tsz-wing said there would be no penalties for the children who arrived late and said the first day began with an assembly, so no important lessons had been missed. The school is currently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583168/tired-and-late-bad-start-new-cross-border-pupils
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... shouting: "I want to go to school". He should be starting classes in Beijing this autumn, but has been denied a place along with thousands of other migrants' children, with some ... migrants to Beijing (population 21 million) are increasingly finding their children barred from school, even if they have lived there for decades. Parents and academics say the new restrictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils ... with leadership skills. "Previously, aid was all about relief, but now we think long-term development is more important," she said. "Not all children are lucky enough to be sponsored, ...

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

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

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

    ... Associated Press in Beijing More and more parents, and their children, believe an American school education is worth the cost The Chinese class of USA High After getting a glimpse ... it is a big adjustment to study far from home. Experts warn parents to think twice before sending their children abroad and urge them to find proper guardianship or choose reputable boarding schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us

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