Secondary Ed

Wuhan High School Smashes Student Mobile Phones

May 12, 2013

“A post-graduate year high school in Wuchang has set up a ‘dead mobile phone display case’ containing the confiscated and smashed phones of students caught using their phones in violation of school rules. Yesterday, a Weibo user posted pictures under the title “Wuhan’s Strictest School Rules: Student Mobile Phones Smashed”, causing much discussion. The school’s […]

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15 Year Old Henan Student Jumps From School Building After Attending Class During Holiday

May 6, 2013

Dahe News Reports: May 4th is national Youth Day, with all children over the age of 14 getting a half day off from school, but one 15 year old student in the third year class at Wuzhi Middle School in Henan jumped from the stairs of academic building last Saturday, and is now in critical […]

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Short-Term Study Abroad Tours Aim at Qingdao Schoolchildren

April 23, 2013

RMB 20,000 for a half month experiencing famous schools Qingdao Daily News: Several travel agencies told reporters yesterday that although there are still more than two months before students start summer vacation, the number of families inquiring about and signing up for various “overseas study travel” programs is growing steadily. These programs are the best […]

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Serving the Ever-Younger Study Abroad Population

March 15, 2013

Vericant Providing Local Third-Party Interview Services for Students Applying to Private US High Schools Editor’s note: Vericant is a China-based third-party, independent interview service that adds verified data through video interviews and writing samples. For more information, visit their website at   American author Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, ” High school is closer to the core of […]

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School Requires Misbehaving Students to Pay 1000 RMB Deposit

March 8, 2013

Opinions differ among teachers on how to handle so-called “problem students”. In Shaoyang, Hunan, one middle school has implemented a “misbehavior deposit.” On March 4th, a student named Ming from the Wugang City Experimental Middle School reported through the official QQ account of the Xiaoxiang Morning Post that the school was requiring misbehaving students to […]

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The US Study Abroad Interview Experience

March 7, 2013

Editor’s note: Vericant is a China-based third-party, independent interview service that adds verified data through video interviews and writing samples. For more information, visit their website at   The number of students going abroad from China has been ever increasing over the past few years, and parents are making plans very early on for their children […]

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Low-Performing Students Banned From High School Entrance Exam in Guangzhou

February 28, 2013

Original publication date: 2/26/13 “Several years ago, I moved from my hometown to Guangzhou with my daughter specifically so that she could get a better education. How could I have known that she wouldn’t be allowed to take the high school entrance exam?” Recently, Mr. Li told reporters that on the 18th of this month, […]

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Hundreds of Parents Line Up to Buy Supplementary Textbooks

February 27, 2013

Original publication date: 2/26/13 Claims teachers require specific bookstore It was back to class yesterday for all elementary and middle school students in China. Parents and children in Beijing’s Dongcheng district lined up at the Jiaodaokou area Wulanhua Bookstore after school let out to buy supplementary textbook materials. Within just a few hours, hundreds of […]

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Heilongjiang Province Outlines “Multiple Test” Gaokao Reform Proposal

February 20, 2013

Original publication date: 2/20/13 Heilongjiang province will begin investigating plans to reform the gaokao nationwide higher education entrance exam this year, focusing on reforms that make the test more suitable for the province’s circumstances. Specifics are still forthcoming, but signs point to a breaking down of the “everything depends on one test” gaokao, and an […]

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Are PKU and Tsinghua Becoming Second-Rate Schools? High Schools Start Study Abroad Classes & Top Students Go Abroad for College

January 26, 2013

Original date of publication: August 26, 2010 When the new semester starts next month, some Beijing high school students will be attending a different type of class– a foreign joint-venture curriculum program, colloquially referred to as a “study abroad class”. Unlike the past two years, when the city organized study abroad classes for third-year students […]

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