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Parents more concerned about results than child's happiness, says survey

Well this headline certainly seems familiar in Hong Kong, doesn’t it? A recent poll in the UK showed that while slightly less than 50% of respondents rated bullying and unhappiness at school as their major . . .

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University a 'false promise' for too many youngsters

Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans, a think tank has concluded. A recent UK Government report (The Onward R . . .

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University chiefs angry over 'elitist' student loan plans

A leaked PM’s review of post-18 education in the UK is proposing that young people would not qualify for a school loan if they don’t have a minimum of three “Ds” at A-level. This plan is b . . .

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Schools to install Facial Recognition Cameras

In response to recent deadly school shootings in Florida, schools in the state are planning to install facial recognition cameras. The cameras, as part of a surveillance system, can be used to check faces against . . .

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Tide's out, school's in: the many benefits of beach teaching

We all (hopefully) remember a particularly nice day when a forward-thinking teacher took the class outside for a lesson. A current trend in the UK is that of “beach school,” which encourages teachers . . .

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Schoolchildren to be offered sleep lessons after rise in disorders

Sleeplessness among young people in the UK has been described as a “hidden public health disaster” by the British Medical Journal. According to the Journal, sleeplessness can have a greater negative i . . .

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Bullying Nationwide

Finland has been able to reduce its bullying statistics by 40% thanks to the nationwide implementation of KiVA, a scheme that focuses on changing the behaviour of bullies. Unfortunately, Hong Kong has yet to catch . . .

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"You cannot be materially rich forever, if you don't have a good education system." - Gordon Brown

I recently read an opinion piece stating that an “ailing” school system in Hong Kong is due to unhappy teachers and students. This isn’t really shocking news for anyone in Hong Kong. Apparently, . . .

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