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Boeing mocked Lion Air calls for more 737 Max training before crash

Source: Straits Times JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) – Indonesia’s Lion Air considered putting its pilots through simulator training before flying the Boeing 737 Max but abandoned the idea after the planemaker convinced them in 2017 it was unnecessary, according to people familiar with the … Continue reading

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Latest SG Education News

Policies In Brief: Tuition fee subsidies The Straits Times Income eligibility criteria for the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme will be revised upwards from August. … Students previously unable to take part in Outward Bound Singapore adventure training or overseas volunteer programmes organised by Youth Corps Singapore may get … Continue reading

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Mathematicians Are Overselling the Idea That “Math Is Everywhere”

This article provides an alternative viewpoint on whether mathematics is useful to society. A good read if you are writing a GP (General Paper) essay on the usefulness of mathematics, to provide both sides of the argument. Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/mathematicians-are-overselling-the-idea-that-math-is-everywhere/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20160817 Excerpt: Most people … Continue reading

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NTU to open three new alumni houses with free membership for graduates

This is great news for NTU alumni. (Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/ntu-to-open-three-new-alumni-houses-with-free-membership-for-graduates) SINGAPORE – Graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can look forward to free membership at three new alumni houses. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NTU’s inauguration as a university, and … Continue reading

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Munich shooting: Attacker’s Psychology Book

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/23/europe/germany-munich-shooting/ (CNN) The teen gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday was a mentally troubled individual who had extensively researched spree killings and had no apparent links to ISIS, police said. Condolences to the … Continue reading

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Flyers surface in Batam warning of bomb attacks targeting Singaporeans

This is indeed scary news. Just went to Batam not long ago. On a side note, the flyers seem to be counter-intuitive, why on earth would the terrorists send a warning letter stating where they are going to bomb? More … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Message to Youths

PM to youth: Go for your dreams, don’t be afraid to make mistakes Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/pm-to-youth-go-for-your-dreams-dont-be-afraid-to-make-mistakes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong marked Youth Day by posting a jump shot on Facebook yesterday accompanied with a message to the “young and young at … Continue reading

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Engineering matters for Singapore’s future, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/engineering-key-to-singapores-future-as-smart-nation-pm Excerpt: Singapore has boosted its water supply by recycling water and increased its physical size by reclaiming land – all feats of engineers. Indeed, just as engineering helped transform Singapore into a modern state, it will continue to play … Continue reading

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What holiday? More kids spending school break at tuition centres

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-parents-sending-their-children-study-between-terms Interesting article with some points to ponder. One quote seems true: “Force-feeding children to learn during their holidays might cause them to develop a resistance to it. This is why some children have low resiliency levels and they … Continue reading

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Getting a degree in Singapore set to become costlier: Study

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/getting-a-degree-in-singapore-set-to-become-costlier-study The cost of a university degree in Singapore is set to rise, according to a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Released yesterday, the study projected that a four-year degree will cost 70.2 per cent of an … Continue reading

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Singapore Education News

PSLE tweaks will come but as part of broader changes to education system: Heng Straits Times SINGAPORE – Changes being made to the Primary School Leaving … be done in the light of the broader changes to Singapore’s education system, … … Continue reading

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News: Math, reading performance is stagnant among US 12th-graders, assessment finds

Math, reading performance is stagnant among US 12th-graders, assessment finds Washington Post The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps … Math, reading performance stagnates among US 12th-graders, … Continue reading

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News: Singapore Education Ranked Third in World

Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings Straits Times Teacher Anthony Tan conducting an English lesson with a class of Primary 6 pupils at Woodlands Primary School. Singapore’s education system has … Singapore offers Saudi Arabia help in education Arab … Continue reading

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