International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide
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International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams. Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

HK and Macau Affairs Office Spokesperson pushing hard for introduction of National Education
Education

HK and Macau Affairs Office Spokesperson pushing hard for introduction of National Education

Fears resurface over the possible realisation of an education system that may brainwash upcoming generations. Photo credit: Students and workers sit together during a strike…

CUHK professor apologises for uproar caused by controversial protest remark on ethnic minorities
Education

CUHK professor apologises for uproar caused by controversial protest remark on ethnic minorities

Ethnic minorities group accuses CUHK professor of remark laden with racial discrimination during lecture. Photo Credit: Don North

Hong Kong’s Chinese language curriculum may be “trimmed” down, concerning educators
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Hong Kong’s Chinese language curriculum may be “trimmed” down, concerning educators

A document suggesting the streamlining of the Chinese language curriculum is open to public opinion until 16 October, 2019. Photo: “small_IMG_9263” by side guacamole is licensed under CC BY-SA…

BREAKING: Two resignations at senior management level of HKU
Education

BREAKING: Two resignations at senior management level of HKU

Dr Steven J Cannon and Professor T S Andy Hor to depart from their positions at HKU. Photo: Main Building HKU by Ka-Fai,So

Zubin Foundation: Private schools failing low-income ethnic minorities
Education

Zubin Foundation: Private schools failing low-income ethnic minorities

Private and international schools in Hong Kong are required by the government to use 10 percent of their annual income to help financially needy students,…

The Soul of University Education
Education

The Soul of University Education

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Universities in Hong Kong and…

CDNIS headed for trial
CDNIS

CDNIS headed for trial

While CDNIS has resolved most of its outstanding Labour Tribunal disputes, it appears one is going to court. Dylan Hughes and the School will face…

CDNIS appoints new interim head, keeps mum on Maloberti
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CDNIS appoints new interim head, keeps mum on Maloberti

The CDNIS Board of Governors has chosen a new interim head. David Baird arrived at CDNIS last week. He looks forward to “reengagement with the…

CDNIS Update: Maloberti NOT resigning; he has ” chosen not to pursue a second term”
CDNIS

CDNIS Update: Maloberti NOT resigning; he has ” chosen not to pursue a second term”

The hatchet man never stays to bury the bodies. Photo caption: Mr Maloberti had one talent.

CDNIS: Full IB report comes out, highlights deficiencies in leadership, communication
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CDNIS: Full IB report comes out, highlights deficiencies in leadership, communication

CDNIS has sat on a report from the visiting IB inspection team until just before the Chinese New Year break. It’s out and makes for…

CDNIS: All quiet on the labour front
CDNIS

CDNIS: All quiet on the labour front

CDNIS refuses to comment and the labour cases have gone cold. Has CDNIS settled?

Mortal Blow Part II: HKU’s reputation and rankings with UK students, profs – HKU and HK’s academic reputation abroad
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Mortal Blow Part II: HKU’s reputation and rankings with UK students, profs – HKU and HK’s academic reputation abroad

Controversy at HKU may impact its reputational dimension in international rankings, but quantitative measures may compensate. An examination of recent rankings, their in-depth composition and…

CDNIS: Canada officially booted from Canadian school
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CDNIS: Canada officially booted from Canadian school

CDNIS Members, the overseers of the Board, have finally delivered on their promise to take the Canada out of The Canadian School.

Lalwani versus CDNIS versus Lalwani Update: Strike out
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Lalwani versus CDNIS versus Lalwani Update: Strike out

The Sanjay Lalwani versus CDNIS case sees the presiding officer consider the implications of a strike out.

Mortal Blow: HKU’s reputation takes a hit with UK students, profs
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Mortal Blow: HKU’s reputation takes a hit with UK students, profs

Disputes, political interference, civil disobedience, academic freedom. The academic reputation of HKU abroad matters both to students and professors. In Britain, source of students and…

CDNIS loses key IB delivery team members as CIS accreditation stalls
CDNIS

CDNIS loses key IB delivery team members as CIS accreditation stalls

CDNIS administration and Members suffered another setback as key staff choose not to renew and CIS accreditation seems to stall out. Photo: Accreditation stalls out for…

Opinion: Crisis Confusion
Education

Opinion: Crisis Confusion

It’s time the HKU Council took responsibility for poor reputation management.

Killing schools, killing the TSA
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Killing schools, killing the TSA

The TSA controversy is only a small part of a bigger structural problem brought about by shift in Hong Kong’s demography. Simon Lee explains the…

Prepare for disruption: Hong Kong universities haven’t been disrupted yet.
Education

Prepare for disruption: Hong Kong universities haven’t been disrupted yet.

University of Waterloo’s President Hamdullahpur sees Uber and MOOCs, coming, but has his own response to the disruption economy. The future is additive.

Nutting v CDNIS: Simple facts, complex case
CDNIS

Nutting v CDNIS: Simple facts, complex case

The facts are clear, but the case complex as the CDNIS defence of their firing of former VP Nutting moves towards a possible trial.

CDNIS recent alum surprise Ontario Premier at event with petition of concerns
CDNIS

CDNIS recent alum surprise Ontario Premier at event with petition of concerns

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne received open letters from two former students dismayed at the state of their School. The letters were the collective efforts of…

CDNIS vs Lalwani: Tank and aeroplane versus a pistol
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CDNIS vs Lalwani: Tank and aeroplane versus a pistol

The Canadian International School continues to fight in court to move its Labour Tribunal case against claimant Sanjay Lalwani to the Court of First Instance….

Uni Students: Free our schools from tyranny
Education

Uni Students: Free our schools from tyranny

University students, professors and alumni fear the unlimited power of the CE. Always honorary, it has become grubby and scary.

Fostering future leaders: Prestigious Hutchison Chevening Scholarship recipients look to come home equipped to help HK’s future
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Fostering future leaders: Prestigious Hutchison Chevening Scholarship recipients look to come home equipped to help HK’s future

Two successful applicants for the 2015/2016 Hutchison Chevening Scholarships, which allow applicants to study for one year of their master’s degree at a British university,…

CDNIS will not settle, even against the odds
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CDNIS will not settle, even against the odds

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CDNIS Judges hammers school over secret letter; no settlement
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CDNIS Judges hammers school over secret letter; no settlement

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CDNIS drags out Lalwani case; seeks transfer to Court of 1st Instance
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CDNIS drags out Lalwani case; seeks transfer to Court of 1st Instance

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CDNIS 無視僱傭合約,解僱副校長程序不當
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CDNIS 無視僱傭合約,解僱副校長程序不當

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Bad boot: CDNIS bypassed procedure in firing vice-principal
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Bad boot: CDNIS bypassed procedure in firing vice-principal

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