The Education Secretary, Michael Suen, has defended the government's proposal to change its language policy in secondary schools.

$1b to widen school choice

Adele Wong and Beatrice Siu The Standard 09.01.2009

Secondary schools will be allowed to choose the medium of instruction for various subjects from September next year, according to a HK$1 billion plan unveiled by the government yesterday.

‘Letters’ Bring Santa to Town

Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou Bell Gardens Sun  25.12.2008
‘Letters’ Bring Santa to Town

Santa Claus is a popular guy. This year local children wrote more than 500 letters to him in care of the Eastern Group Foundation, and he responded by inviting them to a toy giveaway event in Vernon last Sunday. When word got out, neighbors and si...

Minneapolis and Seattle tie for nation’s most literate city

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 25.12.2008
Minneapolis and Seattle tie for nation’s most literate city

Minneapolis and Seattle have tied for the title of America’s most literate city in 2008, according to a recent survey.

Financial crisis hits students

Adele Wong The Standard 22.12.2008

Students have not been spared by the financial tsunami, becoming the latest victims of the global crisis.

HK wins 5 science olympiad medals 18.12.2008

Hong Kong students have won two silver and three bronze medals in the fifth International Junior Science Olympiad in South Korea, the city's best achievement since joining the contest in 2006.


Hong Kong students performed outstandingly in the Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study (TIMSS) 2007, the Education Bureau says.


A teenager graduates from the University of Texas this weekend at 16, an age when most students have yet to receive their high school diplomas.

College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.

TAMAR LEWIN The New York Times 03.12.2008

The rising cost of college — even before the recession — threatens to put higher education out of reach for most Americans, according to the annual report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.


Hong Kong considers it important to develop leadership and professionalism among education practitioners to sustain reform improvements, Secretary for Education Michael Suen says.


Do you consider yourself a creative person? Everyone is invited to join the GovHK creative media competition - but be quick. The application deadline is December 5.


Many tribal communities in the country believe in witches and their ability to cause harm to people, animals and the harvest. About 750 people, mostly old women, are estimated to have been killed in witch-hunts in rural India since 2003.

US officials flunk test of American history, econ, civics

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

Student Posed Topless For Cambridge University Magazine

The student, from Homerton College, who was not named, was photographed in a black lacy thong and stockings straddling one of the city's historic bridges. She agreed to pose for the latest edition of Vivid Magazine, which is published by a group o...

11,800 university students join English test

Nearly 11,800 final-year students of University Grants Committee-funded undergraduate degree programmes have registered for the International English Language Testing System, up 5% on last year.

School's out for families hit by crisis

Adele Wong The Standard 17.11.2008
School's out for families hit by crisis

Students are being forced to leave Hong Kong's top international schools as the financial crisis bites.

Govt urged to sponsor poorest students

The government is being urged to spend more on students from low income families.

Victoria school forced to change apple logo

Apple's legal team is targeting a Vancouver Island college, Victoria School of Business and Technology, over its logo, which bares a slight resemblance to the Cupertino-based electronics manufacturer's famous logo. CBC News writes that the school ...

3 premises allocated for int'l schools

Three quality operators have been selected among 15 applications in a competitive allocation exercise for three vacant or to-be-vacated school premises for international school development.

Elder academies encourage seniors to shine

Academies for the elderly not only encourage seniors to continue learning but serve as a platform for welfare organisations to better understand their talent and needs, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung says.

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