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'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.
Hong Kong students should walk to school to avoid Covid-19 risks
Going by foot means fewer people on crowded public transport, says James Lam, former chairman of the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council.
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.
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 maintain social distancing at all times.
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