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Seoul to unveil evaluation results on elite schools next week

The Seoul education office will reveal the results of an evaluation on autonomous private high schools next Tuesday, an official said Thursday, a move expected to spark further feuds with members of the schools and the government.“We will announce the results on the 14 autonomous private ...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:24

SNU medical school ups humanities education

Seoul National University said Wednesday it is planning to allow its medical students to take more humanities classes, in a bid to make them more empathetic and attentive and ultimately better doctors.“The primary purpose of our education (program) is to foster doctors who can meet the ne...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:57

[Newsmaker] Elite school stirs dispute

Tuesday made a move to turn one of its elite high schools into a regular one on Tuesday, hinting at a potential all-out feud between the government and education superintendents over the autonomous pr...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:28

Teachers’ union protests demonstration charges

A left-leaning teachers’ union filed a petition against the government Wednesday, protesting its decision to press charges against participants of an anti-government rally.The rift between the Education Ministry and the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union, recently outlawed for ...

Updated : 2014.07.16 21:26

Teachers’ union to hold mass rallies

Korea’s largest progressive group of teachers will stage large-scale rallies demanding that the government restore its recently-revoked legal status, its leaders said in a statement Friday.The leaders clarified that the protests by the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union, to be ...

Updated : 2014.07.11 21:15

University of Utah offers diverse, practical learning for ‘global citizens’

As the world transforms at breakneck speed, educators across the country are emphasizing the importance of learning through not only books, but also via actual experiences. Officials from the Universi...

Updated : 2014.07.10 20:57

Will Korea ever have ‘Linsanity’?

A 16-year-old boy, towering over his classmates at 188 centimeters, walks into the classroom. He bows to his teacher, goes to the back of the class and slumps over his desk, falling asleep as the clas...

Updated : 2014.07.10 20:57

SNU faces backlash over new president

Professors at Seoul National University on Tuesday protested the school’s recent appointment of a new president, and urged the board of directors to reveal the selection process.The Association of SNU Professors said if the board turns down their requests, they will hold an emergency meet...

Updated : 2014.07.09 21:10

Education nominee accused of fraud

A local civic group filed fraud charges against the Education Minister-designate Kim Myung-soo on Monday, and called on authorities to investigate him for misconduct during his days as a professor.The...

Updated : 2014.07.07 21:22

Exit strategy needed for KTU bedlam, Seoul education chief says

Cho Hi-yeon, the education superintendent for Seoul, speaks during a press conference held Monday at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. (Yonhap)The government needs to end its quarrels with t...

Updated : 2014.07.07 21:20

Ministry promises ‘easy’ English tests on college entrance exam

The English segment of this year’s college entrance exam will be relatively easy for test-takers, the Education Ministry said Sunday. The policy plan, which was announced with other details on the annual Suneung exam, is in keeping with President Park Geun-hye’s goal of lowering the diff...

Updated : 2014.07.06 21:01

[Newsmaker] Nominee's fate hangs in balance

Education Minister nominee Kim Myung-soo faced yet another allegation of misconduct Thursday, after a series of scandals have already beset the former professor.Kim allegedly received several warnings...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:38

Ministry files charges against teachers

The Education Ministry said Thursday it had filed charges against members of a teachers' union who were in charge of a rally and issued a joint-statement denouncing President Park Geun-hye.The Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union held a rally Friday to protest the recent renouncem...

Updated : 2014.07.03 16:56

(Photo News) Train for education

Children look around a new train equipped with various educational materials at Seoul Station on Thursday. The train, operated by KORAIL, has nine cars designed to offer passengers a chance to play ga...

Updated : 2014.07.02 20:46

Incheon cancels hiring of new English teachers

Foreign nationals looking to teach in Korea recently faced frustration, as it was revealed Tuesday that Incheon’s education office had cancelled the hiring of new native English teachers for the fall semester.The Incheon Metropolitan Office of Education has withdrawn all offers of employm...

Updated : 2014.07.01 21:11