Tag: Education

Parents and teachers in Madrid describe difficulties of abrupt switch to e-learning

On March 15th, Spain went into a country-wide lockdown to curb the high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Almost two months later, schools have still been closed. These two months have drastically changed how teaching is done in Spain. Within a short period of time, schools...

Ong Ye Kung: HBL will not be extended and June holidays will be brought forward to start on May 4

SINGAPORE—Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced on Facebook that the June school holidays will be moved up to begin on May 4, covering the entire lengthened circuit breaker period, and that home-based learning (HBL) will not be extended as it "cannot be a prolonged...

Prince William and Kate Middleton buck the trend when it comes to their kids

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, 36 have three children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4 and one-year-old Prince Louis.The couple often go out together with their kids unlike traditional royal couples who tend to spend less time with...

Education, cost of living, retirement security: What the S’pore budget has in store for families and seniors

Singapore—Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the Government’s support for families and seniors in this year’s national Budget. Mr Heng announced the three-pronged approach to providing this support: stronger efforts to support families, empower seniors in their retirement years, and encourage...

Singaporeans have much to look forward to in the coming months

The first week of 2020 has already introduced changes to life in Singapore, including in the areas of Internet speed, taxes and transport. Singaporeans can look forward to, among other things, two new 5G mobile networks, government bursaries for students and new HDB flats. On...

Ong Ye Kung responds to petition to stop withholding examination results slips due to unpaid school fees

The Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung responded in an email on Wednesday (Dec 18) to Terence Tan, the author of a petition to stop the withholding of examination results slips due to unpaid school fees. Mr. Ong said that he plans to respond...

Singaporean father distraught over having to pay for daughter’s education at private university because “the local universities don’t consider her good enough”

A father took to social media to write about the disparity in the treatment his daughter was given, as compared to foreign students. The man, Raymond Tan, wrote about how he felt watching foreign students have their university education sponsored in Singapore when his own...

China knocks Singapore from the number 1 spot in reading, maths & science

Singapore — In the latest results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is taken every three years, China emerged as number one in reading, maths, and science, displacing Singapore, which is now in second place. In 2015, the last time PISA results...

Activist sets up fund to pay school fees for needy children after giving out S$1,000 to families

Social activist and president of the Transitioning – Unemployment Support Service non-profit group Gilbert Goh has set up a fundraising campaign to help needy students pay the balance of their school fees. Goh had about 10 different families with children unable to collect their...

Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?

Pictures by Megan Jelinger. Video by Bradley Lee. by Sebastien DUVAL At the entrance to Sidney High School in small-town Ohio, there is a poster which reads: "Inside this building, our children are protected by an armed and trained response team." In rural Shelby County, law enforcement...