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  1. Doubts cast on credibility of American arts school

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... at the Trade Development Council's Education and Careers Expo. Its background was in the news years ago, when The New York Times ran an article on August 23, 1992, claiming it operated like ... and management experience. A bureau spokesman said last night that it was not fair to judge the college's performance based solely on The New York Times articles. He said the bureau was fully ...

  2. Education takes centre stage in success of an arts district

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Lincoln Centre, a New York Times critic must, in hindsight, have wished for his description of the building as 'the Taj Mahal of conservatories', to pass unrecorded, absent-mindedly ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SCHOOLS

    Public funding boosting US charter schools

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... significantly worse. The New York Times ... including the District of Columbia and New York City. The charter schools' results were compared with those of students with the same demographics and academic profiles in public schools ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is maths necessary? Well, up to a point

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com 'Is algebra necessary?' That is the title of one of the most-read opinion pieces written by a political science professor in The New York Times ... without maths and science. But Hacker is on the right track. We need to teach maths, even to non-STEM students, but it's time to think about going beyond the usual formal divisions ...

  5. The taxing cost of an elite education

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... into this august institution. Wait a minute, it's not the same as the hallowed, 500-year-old institution in Britain, is it? But given the competition, you might think it is. Consider this. The New York Times said Bo Guagua, son of disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, was the first Chinese citizen ever admitted to Harrow- the real one in Middlesex, not the clone in Beijing. So, all ...

  6. Freedom needs the education it deserves

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Who can benefit most from a liberal education? Mark Edmundson, a distinguished American literary theorist, asks this question in an opinion piece in The New York Times this week. When secondary school classes are introducing controversial liberal studies and universities such as Chinese University are making Western and Chinese classics mandatory study ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 18, 2013

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... from two relatives at a prison in Xinjiang region. The case of Mr Gao, a Christian, has been widely publicised in the West in newspapers such as The New York Times. His wife Geng He has made ... that pleas for their release have effected any significant change in the government's human rights policy. An editorial published in The New York Times in April 2010 called on US President ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BOOKS

    Reading is a lifelong joy that must begin early

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Karen Pittar

    ... House, Rainbow Magic or Geronimo Stilton all of which have recently topped the New York Times best-seller list. There is also a trend in cyber-games, such as Club Penguin or Moshi Monsters, where ... for longer and get paid more; they have happier family lives; they even have better health and live longer." Christa Tam, from Commercial Press, which regularly brings new titles and authors ...

  9. Tongue-tied

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Gordon In a recent New York Times op-ed, former Harvard president Lawrence Summers wrote: 'English's emergence as the global language, along with the rapid progress ... the ongoing introduction of new curriculums in local schools and universities, we should perhaps not ignore a leading educator questioning a central element of local education. Summers' argument ...

  10. Bo Xilai's son denies rumours of lavish life

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The New York Times reported this week that Bo registered a technology company in 2010 with US$320,000 in start-up capital. However, he said he had helped develop a non-profit social networking ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The son of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai has spoken out for the first time since his father's downfall and mother's ...




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