Asia Education

China school stampede triggered by lost shoe

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 4:50PM UTC

A young girl’s lost shoe triggered a stampede that injured dozens of students at an elementary school in western China, state media reported Wednesday. Forty-one students were hurt at the No. 5 Elementary School in Aksu city on Monday after an 8-year-old girl, identified only as Madina, bent down to

Roubini says yuan appreciation in China’s interest

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 2:22PM UTC

New York University economist Nouriel Roubini said Wednesday that a faster rise in the value of China’s currency is not only good for the United States, but also for China, because it would help dampen its overheating economy. Washington and other major Chinese trading partners complain Beijing keeps its yuan

Philippines: Multisectoral school strike vs. Aquino’s budget cuts

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 11:54AM UTC

Today, state colleges and universities (SCUs) in the Philippines erupt anew in a nationwide strike, an expression of protest directed at President Aquino and Congress over the big cuts in state funding for these tertiary educational institutions. Throughout the day, at least 87 SCUs are holding various forms of protests,

Dozens of kids injured in China school stampede

By Tue, Nov 30, 2010 12:48PM UTC

A mad rush to the playground turned into a stampede that left dozens of elementary schoolchildren hurt and one in critical condition in western China, state media and officials said. Students at the No. 5 Elementary School in Aksu city were rushing downstairs for after-class exercises Monday when some students

SKorea: Hot competition for elementary school jobs

By Tue, Nov 30, 2010 12:16PM UTC

Original article in Korean here. You know, 2.5:1 isn’t really all that bad, considering the 5:1 overall ratio for jobs in the US right now. Still, it’s probably time for universities to cut back on admissions into education programs. This year the number of applicants for positions as elementary school