The George Washington University: Most Expensive “Second-Generation Rich University” in the USA

May 25, 2013

Translator’s Note: This article has been translated based on information that appears in the original text on NetEase. As with all articles on Ed News China, the translator makes no claim regarding and takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information presented within the original article.   A school of average rank that happens to […]

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Ed News Digest: GWU a “playground for fuerdai”, 548 Qinghai children ill with food poisoning, sex ed in Ningbo gets parents mad

May 25, 2013

A female student at a university in Anhui has a one-night stand, gets pregnant, and marries during as a sophomore, gives birth to a child as a junior, and gets divorced as a senior. 548 school children in Qinghai province fall ill with symptoms including vomiting, dizziness, and headaches after eating school breakfast. Mass food poising […]

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Many “Foreign” University Applicants in Guangdong Have Never Left China

May 25, 2013

A student from Hong Kong named Liang Jing (pseudonym) is attending Jinan University in Guangdong. She told Yicai Daily News that not only did she get extra points on her entry test because of her Hong Kong citizenship, the topics were easier as well, with fewer subjects, and humanities as the focus. Literature, language, and […]

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May 25, 2013

“The dorm’s too hot, there’s no choice but to hug a winter melon to cool down and get to sleep.” For several days, the temperature has been steadily increasing in Guangzhou, with many city residents taking shelter in the cool of their air conditioned apartments. But recently, some students at Guangdong University of Technology and […]

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Teacher Suggests Top Students Facing Gaokao Take Birth Control to Delay Periods

May 23, 2013

With less than twenty days left before the gaokao, third year high school students have become the main focal point of teachers and parents. For female third year students, lead teachers are an extra layer of protection.   Lead teacher suggestion: if you have menstrual cramps, take birth control Yesterday, an individual username 学生高考 posted on […]

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Afraid She Might be Gay, High School Student Skips School: Doctors Say She Has OCD

May 20, 2013

They’re just about to enter the third year of high school, but second-year student Xiao Wen (pseudonym) was resting at home every day. One day, she was up all night wondering if she might be gay, and eventually, she couldn’t face anyone in a normal manner, not even the girl who shared a desk with […]

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Seven Often Overlooked Chinese Universities

May 20, 2013

Many universities are overlooked due to location, name, history, and other reasons despite being otherwise strong, little known outside their province and even nationwide. These schools have felt wronged because of their lack of reputation, and due to it, have often set their entry exam score requirements lower than other schools of the same level, […]

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Study Abroad Returnee Hides Cambridge Education to Find Job

May 19, 2013

2013 statistics show the number of yearly Chinese college graduates at 6,990,000, a new all-time high. But students graduating from top schools are having trouble finding work too. One student who received her undergraduate degree from Nanjing University and then went to University of Cambridge for her graduate education, returned to China and started looking […]

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Directed Admission of Rural Students Promotes Educational Equality

May 18, 2013

Premier Li Keqiang hosted an executive meeting of the State Council on May 15th in which a decision was made to raise proportion of rural students attending key institutions of higher education. The special plan to expand rural and impoverished area directed student admission this year will add 30,000 students to the 10,000 already added in […]

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Chinese Internet Users React to NYT Piece on Chinese Students in NY Prep Schools

May 18, 2013

A Chinese version of a New York Times article entitled Seeking College Edge, Chinese Pupils Arrive in New York Earlier recently appeared on NetEase, a popular Chinese web portal. NetEase is known for publishing slightly edgier and more sensitive news pieces, as well as having less moderation of comments made on news stories. Here are some of the responses to […]

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