Education

School crunch

The Standard 10.07.2009
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A Tuen Mun secondary school is offering a host of freebies - from textbooks to netbooks - in a bid to boost student enrolment as it struggles to avoid being shut down.

A-level aces face tough battle for university places

Beatrice Siu and Jerran Lin The Standard 30.06.2009
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Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination results improved this year with the pass rate for English subjects up 2.1 percent to 76 percent and Chinese passes up 1.9 percent to 94.7 percent.


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Results for this year's A-level examinations have been sent out to more than 38-thousand students -- via post, over the Web or through text messaging.

Schools out for summer

Patsy Moy The Standard 24.06.2009
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Entertainment venues and game parlors were packed yesterday as thousands of schoolchildren began their summer holidays two weeks ahead of schedule.


More sites dished out for drug kids

Beatrice Siu The Standard 22.06.2009
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Rural leaders have added two more options to their list of proposed sites for the planned relocation of a drug rehabilitation school.

Voluntary school drug tests from September

Beatrice Siu The Standard 19.06.2009
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Voluntary drug testing in schools will be introduced in September, a year ahead of schedule.


Heung Yee Kuk chief mulls second site for rehab school

Beatrice Siu The Standard 17.06.2009
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Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat is considering a proposal to resolve the Zheng Sheng school Mui Wo saga by moving the rehabilitation center to a vacant school in Kwai Chung.

Keep away, Mui Wo tells drugs school

Beatrice Siu The Standard 15.06.2009
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Tears flowed as Lantau Island residents rejected the proposed move by a college that helps rehabilitate young drug addicts.


Scandal-hit top school - shuns drug expulsions

Diana Lee The Standard 09.06.2009
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One of Hong Kong's top shools will not expel four students at the centre of a drugs scandal but suspend them for two weeks instead.

Expel school truant

Beatrice Siu The Standard 03.06.2009
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A school supervisor at the center of a funding controversy - who has finally surfaced after disappearing for a week - is facing the ax.


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The Ombudsman has criticised the Examination Authority for mistakes in public examination papers.

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The government has unveiled proposed changes to its medium-of-instruction policy to end the segregation of schools into Chinese and English streams.


Tough questions at rumpus school

NickkitaLau The Standard 29.05.2009
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Education chief Michael Suen Ming- yeung has been rapped on the knuckles for remarks about the troubled Pegasus Philip Wong Kin Hang Christian Primary and Junior Secondary School.

Writing's on the wall for school

Nickkita Lau and Beatrice Siu The Standard 26.05.2009
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Sponsors of the troubled Yau Tong school, which pulled the plug at the weekend, have been given until July to hand over operations.


School's in despite pulling out

Diana Lee The Standard 25.05.2009
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It's classes as usual today for pupils at a direct subsidy school that called it quits at the weekend.

Most parents `don't support' English teaching

Beatrice Siu The Standard 19.05.2009
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Fewer than two in five parents support the so-called fine tuning of the medium of instruction policy in schools despite the government's claim it has majority support, according to a poll commissioned by Michael Tien Puk-sun.


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YAKIMA, Wash. -- "Appropriate action" has been taken against the Apple Valley School teacher who sent her 5-year-old student home with a bag of feces, school officials said.

`Best brains' miss out on jury duty

Nickkita Lau The Standard 23.04.2009
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Some of Hong Kong's most academically gifted residents are slipping through the jury service net because the government does not have a proper record of their academic qualifications.


Crisis-hit parents bring overseas students home

Beatrice Siu The Standard 20.04.2009
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A number of Hong Kong students have been forced to cut short their studies overseas because their parents can no longer afford tuition fees, student help group Hok Yau Club claimed yesterday.

Activists oppose schools' "Day of Silence" for gay rights

Katherine Long The Seattle Times 17.04.2009
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Senior Alex Sanchez and more than 100 of her classmates at Renton High School got ready for school today with duct tape, T-shirts, cards and a single-minded focus to not speak all day long — or at least until the last bell rings.



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