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Competition increases for spots at UK universities

The SCMP just published an article stating that Chinese student applications to UK is up 30%. The UCAS university admissions agency revealed on Thursday it had received almost 20,000 undergraduate applications fro . . .

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Think tank calls on government to bring in new anti-bullying law

A think tank founded by the vice-chairman of the city’s youth development commission has proposed the implementation of an anti-bullying law in Hong Kong, to raise awareness of the problem in the city and to . . .

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Hong Kong team grabs five silver medals at Physics Olympiad

Five secondary school students representing Hong Kong have won five silver medals at the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR . . .

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Beijing education reforms aim to reduce the reliance on exams

China's leading government body, the State Council, unveiled a new set of guidelines on July 8 calling for less focus on exams and more consideration of physical, cultural and political education, according to sta . . .

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Exercise can make you smarter

Early studies on mice at the Oregon health & Science University have demonstrated a direct link between short bursts of exercise and the stimulation of a gene which helps make connections between neurons speci . . .

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Schools to teach children about fake news and 'confirmation bias'

UK education secretary Damian Hinds, as a part of an effort to help students differentiate between factual news and fake news, recently announced that every child in the UK will learn about confirmation bias . . .

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World's top education firm signals end of print textbooks

The world’s largest education publisher, Pearson, is now moving towards phasing out print books and making all its learning resources digital. Pearson has said its e-textbooks will be updated continually wh . . .

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Google debuts 'Code with Google' coding education resource for teachers

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via Code with Google, which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science and a variety of programs to help students le . . .

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