High School

School pressure leads to materialism

Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic and Miseducated Students Denise Clark Pope Published by Yale University Press ISBN 978-0300098334

Monday, 7 November, 2011, 12:00am


Keep the MPF true to its purpose

The Mandatory Provident Fund was set up to help ensure employees could afford to live in retirement, using contributions by themselves and their employers over the years.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyers demand end to exam restrictions

A group of mainland lawyers has sent an open letter to the Ministry of Education calling for the abolition of residence restrictions on students sitting the national college entrance exams - in the interests of fair play.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

More needed for special learning difficulties

Government initiatives to help students with special learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, have failed to pacify parents and legislators.

Members of the Legislative Council's panel of education this week passed a motion calling for a comprehensive plan to assist youngsters with delays in learning.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Primer on secondary schooling structure

The new senior secondary structure will be introduced in 2009

It will replace the current seven years of secondary school with three years of junior secondary followed by three years of senior secondary

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Schools banned from announcing exam results

Schools have been banned from announcing or ranking the test scores of students enrolled in compulsory education, in an effort to ease pressure on students, according to a Beijing newspaper.

The Ministry of Education issued a notice telling public schools 'not to publicise or rank students' exam scores during the compulsory education period', the Beijing Youth Daily reported.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Choices, Choices - Secondary Schools

If your child is heading to secondary school there are particular issues to consider:

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Educators hit back at schools cash cut threat

Reduce class sizes rather than close secondaries, they say

Educators have hit back at a threat to remove funding from schools with falling student numbers by demanding class sizes be reduced instead.

They called on the government to make the change to minimise the need for school closures.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fight school

Two weeks ago, Wahyu Hidayat, an ambitious young student at Indonesia's top college for civil servants, was beaten to death by his fellow students on campus.

17 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Time to shine

The toughest test facing reforms proposed by the Education Commission is not implementing changes to the system, but winning public acceptance for radical ideas.

20 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Contract killing Roberta softly

American soul sister Roberta Evans knows all about rejection. The 39-year-old singer and trumpeter has been in the same band for 22 years and she is still waiting for that elusive first record contract.

Area Code, a six-piece funk outfit from the Big Apple, are the new resident band at JJs nightclub at the Grand Hyatt.

18 Feb 1997 - 12:00am