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Cornered autonomous schools take step back

Seven of eight autonomous private high schools that did not pass the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education’s recent quality test have said they are willing to make improvements, a significant retreat from their initial stance that the SMOE evaluation was illegitimate. Earlier this week, ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:38

Humanities Week to start on Monday

South Korea’s Education Ministry on Tuesday said a series of events including lectures and forums will be held next week under the title “2014 Humanities Week” as part of efforts to promote the humanities among the public.A total of 46 organizations including universities, government bo...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:53

Samsung school accused of unfair admissions

Opposition lawmakers accused a Samsung-funded high school of operating what he called an “unfair” admissions program during a parliamentary audit on Tuesday, dredging up a months-old dispute from earlier this year.Chung Nam Samsung Academy in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, appears to ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:50

Korea to ditch grade curve for state English exam

Korea will implement an absolute grading system for the English section of the state-run college entrance exam, the Education Ministry said Monday at its first public hearing on the new policy.Experts gathered to discuss how the new grading system can contribute to the ministry’s goal of ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:17

Legal experts discuss future of law schools

Legal experts from across the country discussed the pros and cons of Korean law schools at a public hearing on the 6-year-old system at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on Friday.In light of an upcomin...

Updated : 2014.10.19 21:16

Students win college entrance exam case

An appeals court said Thursday one of the questions from last year’s college entrance exam, the Suneung, had a defect, ruling in favor of four test-takers who requested that the grading on the cited question should be nullified.The four plaintiffs had challenged a question on 2013 the Sun...

Updated : 2014.10.16 22:20

No exit in sight for education budget conundrum

The government’s failure to ensure a 2014 budget plan for educational welfare programs is triggering public criticism that President Park Geun-hye is backpedaling on her much-vaunted election pledge ...

Updated : 2014.10.16 21:02

HUFS to host introductory session for studying in Europe

An introductory session for students looking to study in Europe will be held at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, officials said Thursday.The Study and Research in Europe fair on Oct. 30 at the university’s Obama Hall, will provide information related to studying in European countries...

Updated : 2014.10.16 21:01

Chadwick to hold open house for 2015-16 school year

Chadwick International will hold information sessions and an open house for the 2015-16 school year next Thursday, school officials said.The sessions will provide information on its curriculum along with a campus tour for prospective students and their parents. Students of all grades will ...

Updated : 2014.10.16 18:02

Teachers doubt benefits of early English education

Most parents of preschoolers believe that learning English at an early age can be effective, but teachers are more doubtful of the supposed effects of “the earlier, the better” approach, a survey showed Wednesday.About 71.9 percent of parents whose children are in kindergarten said they ...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:25

Gap widens between elite and regular schools

A decreasing number of students from Korea’s regular high schools are being admitted to top universities, recent data showed Tuesday, indicating that the education inequality induced by disparity in income is worsening.Graduates from just 42.5 percent of 1,525 regular high schools were ac...

Updated : 2014.10.14 21:26

[Herald Interview] ‘Time to change outdated education system’

Throughout his life, Cho Hi-yeon has always had a reputation as a fighter. During his college years, he was imprisoned for going against the dictatorship of former President Park Chung-hee, and he spe...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:22

Korea International School keeping ahead of tech trends

Korea International School has launched new initiatives to prepare students for their high tech future. In January, KIS brought a team of student-instructors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:02

[Weekender] Affluent parents seek edge in education

Kim Hye-yeon, a 22-year-old student at Sogang University, visits a 3-year-old girl once a week. For two hours, she plays with her and reads to her as part of her “English tutor job.”“I’m not reall...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:28

Autonomous school designation up to provincial chiefs: minister

Education superintendents are entitled to their right to designate new autonomous private high schools, Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea said Wednesday, possibly reversing his previous position.“The issue of designating new autonomous private high schools is up to the education chiefs,” ...

Updated : 2014.10.08 21:19