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Education Bureau, ex-Hong Kong leader trade shots over handling of teacher misconduct
Flurry of Facebook posts from former chief executive attacking decision to not reveal names of convicted teachers prompts rare rebuttals from bureau.
Judge alerts ministers to governance problems at prestigious international school
German Swiss International School has been engulfed in fierce debate over language requirements for board members.
Hong Kong independence ‘not off-limits’ in school discussions
While topic can be discussed, it must only be done in academic way that does not promote the idea, says head of Wah Yan colleges.
Chinese-born director takes top prize at Venice film fest with Nomadland
Zhao is the first woman to win the prize in a decade; Sofia Coppola won it in 2010 for her film Somewhere
Chinese online entertainment platform invests in Hong Kong company
Chinese video sharing website Bilibili has entered into a definitive subscription agreement with Hong Kong entertainment and film-focused media company Huanxi Media Group.
A photo from a school in Iran that reopened after 7 months gets netizens talking
The picture, which was shared on Twitter by journalist Farnaz Fassihi showed students sitting inside transparent tents.
Liberal studies books should be vetted: ex-Hong Kong leader’s think tank
Our Hong Kong Foundation by Tung Chee-hwa says controversial subject’s books should be scrutinised by government to avoid purported bias.
Four in five needy families can’t afford computer for e-classes, study finds
Some pupils have to share their parents’ mobile phones with their siblings to take online classes, the Alliance for Children Development Rights finds.
New textbook stirs debate by saying Cultural Revolution led to ‘disaster’
New high school textbooks use language missing from the previous version and say the upheaval was triggered ‘erroneously’.
Keep views on Hong Kong politics private, international school group warns teachers
Teachers working for the English Schools Foundation were told that while political issues are not off-limits, classroom ‘not a safe space’ for discussion.
Hong Kong schools get new Covid-19 guidelines ahead of in-person classes
In-person classes should be suspended for one or two days in the event of a preliminary positive case, and for two weeks for confirmed ones, while students are encouraged to mai...
Hong Kong protesters boycott Disney's 'Mulan' debut
Protesters from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand are boycotting Disney's "Mulan" movie debut over comments the lead actress made in 2019 in support of Hong Kong police.
Hong Kong to resume face-to-face school classes by late September
Hong Kong will resume face-to-face school classes from Sept. 23 as the Asian financial hub's authorities aim to wind back strict coronavirus restrictions, which kept around 900,...
A $300 “Degree” From Google Divides the Tech World
A new route into the industry or a recipe for a generation of ‘disposable developers’? Google’s new scheme splits the crowd.
Google Wants To Disrupt College, With Courses That Replace 4-Year Degrees
Google disrupt the conventional form of higher education. In a new initiative called Google Career Certificates, the tech giant is offering professional courses on job-ready ski...
What can we learn from schools that have reopened?
Millions of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to return to school within weeks, after months of disrupted education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Opening schools WILL cause a second wave unless testing improves
Scientists said reopening schools in the UK would inevitably result in another crisis that peaks in December. But it could be avoided if test and trace was dramatically ramped up.
New school year to open without classes
Hong Kong extends schools’ face-to-face teaching ban but classes can run online. Schools returning from the summer break in coming weeks can resume classes as long as they are h...
Oliver Stone says you need a 'sensitivity counselor' to make films now
Oliver Stone told the New York Times in an inerview that 'everything has become too fragile, too sensitive' in Hollywood and the new ways of working are 'ridiculous' amid the co...
Is Harvard worth $50,000 if it's only online? That depends on who you ask
Lucy Tu is well acquainted with online classes and virtual events. She finished her senior year of high school online, wrapped up as editor of the school's newspaper over group ...
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