Asia Education

One school’s answer to “Why IB?”

By Mon, Jan 17, 2011 11:37AM UTC

Riverstone International School in Boise, Idaho, USA was Idaho’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is currently one of a small number of schools in the United States authorized to offer all three IB Programmes. Head of School, Andrew Derry, responds to the question, “Why IB?” Riverstone International School

Australia: More proof that dams prevent floods

By Sun, Jan 16, 2011 4:36AM UTC

The ShadowLands has already found proof that, contrary to the opinions of some experts, dams really can save towns from floods. Queensland Government documents show that Gympie probably would have avoided all of its flood damage this time around if the Traveston Crossing Dam had been in place. In fact, any floods

The Tiger Mother: A controversial profile of “Chinese parenting”

By Fri, Jan 14, 2011 7:00PM UTC

This week, Yale University law professor and mother of two, Amy Chua, took to the Wall Street Journal to prove Why Chinese Mothers are Superior. Her blunt assessment of the differences between “Western” and “Eastern” styles of parenting has roused spirited debate. The essay, at-times humorous and self-deprecating, is an

Philippines to deport 70 Korean kids

By Fri, Jan 14, 2011 11:11AM UTC

Yonhap News reports that 110 Korean kids have been found to be taking language lessons illegally, and 70 are about to be deported. The kids were taking month-long lessons at an English hagwon operated illegally by seven Korean adults – who will also be deported – inside an outift called

GW Law School: A student’s view

By Fri, Jan 14, 2011 12:40AM UTC

I am Qiong Tao, a candidate for the Master of Laws degree in International and Comparative Law at The George Washington University Law School. I earned a bachelor’s degree in International Economic Law, at East China University of Political Science and Law. During my undergraduate education, I had a chance