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Japan’s Institutions Fail the Country’s Most Vulnerable Children

Human Rights Watch released the report Without Dreams: Children in Alternative Care in Japan assessing the impact these care facilities have upon children who live there. As of 2013, more than 39 thousand children lived in inst...
by Amanda Lubit


Yangon University Re-opens in Myanmar

Myanmar’s political reforms, which began in 2011 with the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, are continuing with the reopening of Yangon University, which is teaching its first class of undergraduates since 199...
by Alex Leedom


Korean Children Unhappy in School Despite High Test Scores

In the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, Korea ranked highly in all three subjects of mathematics, reading and science when compared with the other 64 countries evaluated. Despite high academic ac...
by Amanda Lubit



Shanghai Students Top PISA Global Education Rankings

For the second time, students in Shanghai, China, have come out on top of the global Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test rankings. The newly released PISA results stem from the 2012 exams, which tested th...
by Carla Drumhiller


Child Abduction in China Feeds the Adoption Industry

Upon the news that the Chinese government has rescued 92 children from a kidnapping ring, there has been renewed international attention to the rise in human trafficking throughout China over the past few years. Some estimate ...
by Amanda Lubit


North Korea’s Education Reform: Is it Practical?

Given it’s recent slew of politically hostile threats, much of the world’s attention has become focused on North Korea. As the country’s military actions come under close scrutiny, its new educational reform ...
by Alice Formwalt



New Study Shows East Asian Countries Leading in Education

A global study has recently revealed the results from Trends in Mathematics and Sciences Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). The study took results from 2011 and found East Asian countrie...
by Sera Yoo


China’s Gaokao Fever Continues

Chinese state agency, Xinhua, reported that Xiao Yulong, a proctor for the 2012 college entrance examinations (gaokao), has been sentenced to one year in prison for ringing the bell to end the test too early.  Xiao, a now form...
by Ying Jia Huang


Taiwan’s Brain Drain

The Taiwanese Ministry of Education arrived in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley last week to hold its Taiwanese education fair in the United States.  The education fair featured recruiters from Taiwan’s top univers...
by Ying Jia Huang