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Liz Heron

Secondary school allocations out today

More than 60,000 pupils in the final year of primary school will learn today whether they have won a place at their preferred secondary school.

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010, 12:00am

Mogul gives millions to education institute

Property developer Joseph Lau Luen-hung has pledged HK$20 million to the Institute of Education. The donation from Lau's charitable trust will support the institute's Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change and a new chair in education leadership, among other initiatives. Forbes magazine lists Lau, 58, the chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings, as the world's 129th richest man.

30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

American careers event a first in HK

More than 20 senior professionals and academics who studied in America will share their experiences with students at Hong Kong's first EducationUSA careers event today. The event, hosted by the Institute of International Education, will provide advice on educational and career paths in seven popular fields.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Bureau splashing out to raise standards

The Education Bureau is pumping HK$500 million into raising the professional standard of teachers over the next two years. Schools will be given cash to hire more graduate teachers who account for 35 per cent of primary teachers and 70 per cent of secondary teachers.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tug's owners act to help crew's families

Moves to help the families of missing and dead crew from the Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67, which sank in a collision off Tuen Mun on Saturday, were announced yesterday by its owners, Chernomorneftegaz.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HKU begins overhaul

Academics at University of Hong Kong have begun the complex task of switching over their programmes to the new outcomes-based learning approach that universities have to adopt along with four-year degrees in 2012.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Pollution key factor in HK losing expat allure

Hong Kong may style itself as Asia's 'world city' but the continent's expatriates do not rate it among the world's top 10 places to live.

Expatriates from Asian countries regard Singapore as the world's most desirable location, followed by Sydney and Melbourne, and put Hong Kong in 15th place behind Yokohama and on a par with Tokyo.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Pen pals close to fulfilling a 32-year wish - a hug

They have been close friends for 32 years, sharing hopes and fears as they studied, worked, got married and travelled the globe - but they have never met.

Hongkonger Rebecca Lee and American Gayle Woodruff were paired up as international pen pals through a United States children's television programme linked to a Hong Kong pen-pal service when they were both 12.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Tai Po's man-made beach won't hit mangroves, study says

Tai Po sun worshippers and swimmers are a step closer to getting their own beach after a government environmental report found a planned 200-metre artificial beach would not have an unacceptable long-term impact on the environment.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Publicity blitz for new secondary curriculum

The Education Bureau has launched a publicity campaign promoting the new senior secondary curriculum that will come on stream in 2009. Messages are being targeted at parents and teachers through radio and television announcements, booklets, DVDs, a Web bulletin and about 12 regional parents' seminars and exhibitions across the territory in the eight-month campaign.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Residents in fury over being told to use back entrance to flats

Residents at a Kowloon residential block have been told to wall up its main entrance at their own expense and instead use a rear exit situated over an open drain - or face legal action.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Transparency, tighter controls urged for international schools

Principals of public schools are demanding greater transparency and tighter controls on government support for international schools after a report called for a higher priority for the sector in school building allocations.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Surplus schools will serve expats

International schools to get vacant buildings

Schools serving the Singaporean and Swiss-German communities are set to expand after being awarded surplus school buildings on Hong Kong Island.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Review granted over ruling on sex survey

Editors of a student journal at Chinese University have been granted a review of an interim tribunal ruling that a controversial sex survey published in two editions was indecent.

The Obscene Articles Tribunal will hold a public hearing of the case involving Student Press next month at Eastern Court.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Call to act on 'crazy' school place race

Shock at HK$3m price for a school debenture

Parents and a legislator are demanding urgent action to tackle the runaway inflation in school debentures, which agents are offering for sale for up to HK$3 million.

Since the school year began in September, prices have more than doubled, reaching record highs.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am