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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten panic spills over into Yuen Long

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Kindergarten panic spills over into Yuen Long The panic over kindergarten places has spread to Yuen Long, with hundreds of parents lining up overnight at preschools for application forms. They feared the shortage of places in North and Tai Po Districts caused by an influx of cross-border children would spill over into Yuen Long, in the northwest. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1396908/kindergarten-panic-spills-over-yuen-long
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools fear new classes won't last

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

    ... Primary schools in neighbouring Tuen Mun and Yuen Long have added a total of 27 classes this year. But principals fear that the schools will face a drastic cut in class numbers and redundancies ... of cross-border children will enter primary school in 2018. Under a policy introduced last year, 122 schools in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, North District, Tai Po, Wong Tai Sin, Ma On Shan and Tung Chung were ...

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

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

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

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Under a trial scheme, tests for some subjects would be held during high school years rather than lumped together as a single huge assessment Plan adds flexibility to national college exam Education authorities have rolled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585179/highly-anticipated-plans-reform-chinas-rigid-national-university-entrance
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the government," Wilson said. "[An NGO renting a private venue] is not what should happen in our society in the long run." The centre is not the only educational organisation struggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608320/prejudice-claim-centre-struggles-new-home
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... the ethics of education and even some psychology. "It's best for teachers to learn about Chinese culture if they plan to teach for the long term. "In general, there's a lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader After educating a long list of political leaders in many different countries, Oxford University now wants to produce its first Chinese president, says the university's vice-chancellor. "At the moment, in Oxford, we have not educated a president or premier of China, but I hope ...

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

    Pro-Beijing activist compares organisers of student strikes to 'triad gangs'

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:05pm by Peter So

    ... repression- in secondary schools, but admitted: "We want to put pressure on schools to solve [class boycotts] within the campus." Students say they will stage a week-long boycott of classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588519/pro-beijing-activist-compares-organisers-student-strikes-triad-gangs
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... billionaire in February. Hong Kong tycoons have long been supporters of health and education. The biggest donation locally was Li Ka-shing's 2005 gift to the University of Hong Kong of HK$1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  10. 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

    ... developing a smartphone app enabling parents to track their children en route to school. For some parents, the new term has meant a move to Hong Kong to avoid a long commute for their children. Li ...

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

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