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Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in US$7 billion bid to expand child care support

It is quite well known that Japan faces an aging population problem combined with a declining birth rate.  The Japanese government has taken many policy actions to try to stem the fall in the amount of childr . . .

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The importance of maintaining a healthy and positive mindset in school

The Hong Kong EDB has issued a letter to all of its schools and respective parents stressing the importance of having a healthy and positive mindset when attending school. They have issued teaching guidelines for . . .

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University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong's crowded workforce

A growing problem faced by the youth of Hong Kong (and many other developed Asian cities) is that the number of university graduates is growing faster than the amount of job opportunities for those graduates. The . . .

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'Aggressive' parents are demanding teachers email and message them on apps 24/7

This recent article from the Independent is outlining a growing problem facing teachers in these days of modern communication devices and social media. “Aggressive” parents are demanding teachers . . .

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Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman warns mentioning exams ups pressure

The exam period is here with us again. In order to help young people cope with and do well in their exams consideration must be given to how to help young people manage and reduce stress. However, a recent a . . .

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Government raises concerns over foreign uni students' English skills

This article from the Sydney Morning herald (SMH) in Australia made me remember my own experience while doing my masters in Australia. The university I attended accepted large amounts of foreign students into thei . . .

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High-achieving students identify the top reasons behind their schooling success

A recent study in Australia has identified relationships with teachers and peers and participation in extra-curricular activities as three of the most important factors in high achieving year six students’ s . . .

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Obesity: how to help your child eat healthily

Leeds in the UK has managed to reduce child obesity rates by over six percent. A key part of the city's strategy for tackling obesity was a focus on pre-school children and offering parents classes in how to enco . . .

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