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Hong Kong gains a Top Ten place in primary school reading

The PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), an international test in literacy, has placed Hong Kong as number three in world rankings. This test is taken by almost 320,000 10-year-olds around the . . .

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Overseas students turn away from US

The number of new international students enrolling at United States universities and colleges went down by almost 7% last year, according to official data published this month. Prof Simon Marginson of Oxford Univ . . .

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All you need is love..... in Math?

Apparently the Beatles were correct. All you really need is love, at least for two Baptist University lecturers. Lillian Wong and Mark Lau Shek-Kwan used a formula normally used to calculate the probability of adv . . .

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Hong Kong performs well in world rankings on latest International PISA tests

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an ongoing worldwide study in member and non-member nations intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15-year-old students’ scholastic . . .

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Battling the college application process

Bari Walsh, writing for Harvard Graduate School of Education  highlights the pitfalls, and the modern approach to them, when it comes to choosing colleges and universities. This is not rumour or anecdote . . .

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Just five more minutes please!!

  Parents around the world have forever heard the phrase “five more minutes” when attempting get a teenager out of bed. However, maybe we should let them sleep longer. Recent studies have indicat . . .

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Should teachers discuss controversial issues in the classroom ?

There is a recent push in Arizona to pass legislation that could see teachers fired for discussing controversial issues in the classroom. This opens up a very large can of worms. The very nature of teaching i . . .

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Getting a headstart

Two year bachelor degrees have been discussed before as a way of getting past an academic year designed by and for a society long-since gone. However, while this may reduce costs and improve potential return on in . . .

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