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BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown
BBC TV is to help children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two and CBBC, as well as online.
Hong Kong Extends School Closures Until Lunar New Year
Hong Kong pushed back the re-opening of classrooms for more than a month as part of government measures to stamp out the spread of the coronavirus.
US Professors Concerned Over Using Zoom to Teach on China; But Why?
Popular video conferencing platform Zoom has been receiving backlashes for complying with Chinese government's demands
Teachers’ sexual misconduct in Japan persists despite effort to end problem
Experts say social media makes it easier for students and teachers to communicate, but that the #MeToo campaign has made it harder for the authorities to dismiss complaints.
Hong Kong parents who went to Britain to see their kids stuck in limbo
Families now stuck in Britain are casting about for options for returning home, but to no avail.
Hong Kong Education Bureau finds ‘inadequacies’ in development of history exams
The Education Bureau concluded there were lapses in the quality assurance measures for the exams, with one unnamed staff member blamed.
Hong Kong's new rules have created confusion in the classroom. Some parents are pulling their children out
Sarah is preparing to emigrate from Hong Kong, her birthplace and home, to the United Kingdom because she is concerned about her 8-year-old son's education.
Navigating Hybrid Education – Lessons from Hong Kong Educators
This year, educators around the world have been testes and challenged like never before. In adapting to one of biggest shocks in the history of education, schools and universities have been forced to a sudden shift to out-of-school, remo...
Tycoon Jie Zhao and Harvard coach charged in US$1.5 million bribery scheme
The businessman allegedly bought Brand’s home for nearly double its assessed value in exchange for help getting his sons into the Ivy League university. Prosecutors say Zhao also paid for the coach’s car and made college tuition paym...
Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age
Research on mice suggests aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning to make some types of decisions.
'Log off! Log off!' teacher orders students when sexual assault livestreamed during first grader's remote learning class
An 18-year-old man out on bond for a gun case was held without bail after he livestreamed himself during a sexual act with a 7-year-old first grader on break from her Chicago Public Schools remote learning class on Thursday prosecutors s...
'No room for secessionism in classrooms,' HK officials say
Hong Kong and central government officials condemned a teacher whose professional credentials have been
More than 20,000 join campaign against teacher’s deregistration
But Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily praises move by officials as ‘important step’ to ‘bring things back to order’.
Education Bureau urged to be more open with complaints against teachers
Criticism is coming from both sides of the political spectrum over how the bureau carries out investigations into teachers after an educator was delisted.
Freedom of speech or Hong Kong independence? More details on education row
Authorities slam lesson plan as ‘biased and twisted’, with time devoted to study of defunct separatist party and convener’s speech, as well as discussion on Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.
China’s push to educate people out of poverty starts with free school
Poverty alleviation in Liangshan hinges largely on schooling measures and the belief education is key to stopping poverty passing to the next generation.
How a Hong Kong Teenager Plan to Heal the World
Hong Kong student Emma Wong arrived on campus at Stanford University earlier this month to begin her freshman year. Her goal for the next four years? To bring a divided world together and to work towards connecting everyone in these chal...
Affluent Chinese families less keen on sending kids to school in West
The United States’ recent revocation of more than 1,000 visas for Chinese graduate students and research scholars has many parents reconsidering or scrapping plans to send their children abroad for schooling.
A teacher’s bid to explain pregnancy to kids hits a nerve in China
Sex education remains taboo in Chinese schools despite efforts from educators and publishers.
China’s overseas graduates return in record numbers into already crowded domestic job market
Over 800,000 Chinese students who studied in the likes of the US, Britain or Australia returned to China this year in the search of work in an already crowded domestic job market, according to a survey.
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