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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    China unveils long-awaited plans to reform rigid national university entrance exam

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... flexibility to national college exam Education authorities have rolled out an ambitious plan to reform the mainland's national university entrance exam, giving pupils more control over the process. Under the new proposals, university admissions will rely less on the results of the two-day national exam, or gaokao, and more on standardised tests pupils take during their high school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585179/highly-anticipated-plans-reform-chinas-rigid-national-university-entrance
  2. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... Confucius's birthday.  Last year, China's State Council asked for the public's opinions on a number of proposed amendments to the national Teachers' Law, including changing the date ... return to our cultural heritage and restore the ethics we have lost over the years." The proposed date change remains highly controversial, and the National People's Congress Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593121/you-bunch-bums-harbin-teacher-berates-students-failing-buy-her
  3. 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

    ... More than 37,000 foreigners – most of them from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Australia – are working in long-term jobs in the Chinese capital, the Beijing News reported. ...

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

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... presence on the campus third to Britain and the United States. In the mid-1990s there were fewer than 100 students from the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau. More than 390 Hong Kong students applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592571/oxford-dreams-teaching-chinas-leader
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai kindergarten punished for playing Japanese war song at graduation

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:23pm by Kathy Gao

    ... as a threat to national security. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590843/shanghai-kindergarten-punished-playing-japanese-war-song-graduation
  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    US graduate schools see fewer Chinese applicants than just a few years ago

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Washington US graduate schools see fewer Chinese applicants For years, soaring numbers of Chinese graduate students in the United States have been a boon for American universities and local economies. But it looks like the influx could be slowing. Admission offers from US graduate schools to Chinese nationals, who make up one-third of all international master's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582530/us-graduate-schools-see-fewer-chinese-applicants-just-few-years-ago
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    For students and recent graduates, the money is in maths and engineering

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Reuters

    ... In high school and university classrooms across the United States, a quiet revolution is under way as students adapt to a difficult job market by choosing more quantitative disciplines. Nearly all the highest-paid jobs in the United States require training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) disciplines. More than 30 of the 50 best-paid occupations in the United States require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580089/students-and-recent-graduates-money-maths-and-engineering
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... at Rice University in the United States believes we can do better. "Imagine a digital textbook where because I'm a different person and learn differently, my book is different from your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  9. News - World - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... environments, and learning music sort of brings all of that into a package for them," said Mary Luehrsen of the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, which awards scholarships ... aggressively eliminated from our schools". Martin approached the National Institutes of Health, seeking to learn if there was a connection between music and the educational achievements ...

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

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

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

    ... Zhang, who loves playing basketball. With more than 333,000 of its students in US postsecondary institutions, China has long been the top feeder of international students in the United States. ... want to escape the rat race at home, where students often study late into the night with little opportunity for extracurricular activities. They also believe studying in the United States ...

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

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