Education

2010 QS Asian University Rankings Reveal Top-Class Institutions Throughout Region

The excellence of Asia's universities is showcased in the 2010 QS Asian University Rankings, published today. With 11 countries represented in the top 200, highlights of the research include the continued dominance of Japan's universities and the ...

US university introduces electronic monitoring of student attendance

Would students benefit from a bit more encouragement to get up in the morning for lectures? Academics in the US are debating a decision by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to introduce a monitoring system to check when students attend, or ...


Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America

The New York Times 10.05.2010
Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America

Zheng Yue, a young woman from China who is teaching her native language to students in this town on the Oklahoma grasslands, was explaining a vocabulary quiz on a recent morning. Then a student interrupted. “Sorry, I was zoning out,” said the girl...

New Jersey Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking

A controversial proposal has students horrified at a Bergen County middle school on Wednesday. The principal is asking parents to join a voluntary ban on social networking.


Boy wonder leaps ahead

The Standard 09.02.2010
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Fourteen-year-old boy wonder Eric Lin Cheuk-yin is shrugging off a rejection by Cambridge University and is preparing for more exams to realize his dream of becoming a maths professor.

School accused of misleading students for $10,000 fees

Nickkita Lau The Standard 05.10.2009
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Lime Education, which runs an English learning program subsidized by the government's Continuing Education Fund, has been accused of asking students to borrow from a loan company without offering the appropriate education to help them pass the sta...


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The Liberal Studies School Network Scheme will be launched this school year, in which teachers with experience in teaching and public assessment of subjects relating to Liberal Studies will be hired as district co-ordinators.

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KENT, Wash. — Contract negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday night aimed at ending a teacher strike in Washington, the only such walkout in the nation, a union official said.


Judge: $200 daily fine on each striking Kent teacher

Nancy Bartley The Seattle Times 11.09.2009
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Kent School District teachers who don't report to work Monday will be fined $200 a day, a judge ruled this afternoon after morning-long negotiations failed to end a 15-day teachers' strike.

Kent teachers union votes to continue strike

KATIE OYAN The Seattle Times 08.09.2009
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KENT, Wash. — Teachers in Washington state's fourth-largest district voted Monday night to continue their strike, despite a court injunction ordering them back to work Tuesday to prepare for students.


Washington SAT scores down a bit from last year

GEORGE TIBBITS The Seattle Times 26.08.2009
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Washington high school students in the class of 2009 scored slightly lower on the SAT college entrance exam than their counterparts a year earlier, but the scores still are well above the national average.

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The High Court has dismissed a judicial review brought by a mentally retarded student against what his lawyer described as a discriminatory education policy.


True aces in the pack

Beatrice Siu, Serinah Ho and AndreaChan The Standard 06.08.2009
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Among the ranks of students who could rejoice as they checked their exam results yesterday were a couple of brave youngsters who put a special gloss on the meaning of high achievement.

Disabled student goes to court over `age limit bias'

Nickkita Lau The Standard 05.08.2009
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An 18-year-old mentally challenged student has asked the High Court to quash an Education Bureau decision to exclude him from enrolling for the next school year because of an age limit he considers discriminatory.


Testing times

Beatrice Siu The Standard 05.08.2009
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Tens of thousands of local students, after spending an agonizing night, will today battle the wind and rain to find out their exams results and immediate future - but only if the weather improves.

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Sixty-nine per cent of Certificate of Education Examination takers - 58,270 candidates - met the minimum requirements for Secondary Six admission this year, a 6% rise on last year.


Proud rehab student counting on a career -

Beatrice Siu The Standard 30.07.2009
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A graduate of Christian Zheng Sheng College, a drug rehabilitation school, has won a place at Lingnan University - but still fears his past might catch up with him.

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All kindergartens, kindergarten and child care centres, special schools, primary and secondary schools -including private independent schools, international and English Schools Foundation schools - will start the new school year as scheduled.


Missing papers bring students `mental torture'

Adele Wong The Standard 20.07.2009
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A mailing mishap almost scuppered the university plans of 28 students at King George V School in Ho Man Tin.

Schools group seeks clues to young addicts

Patsy Moy The Standard 13.07.2009
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One of Hong Kong's leading education providers has gone on the offensive in an attempt to prevent its 26,000 students from falling prey to drugs.



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