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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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