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Ministry of Education to Expand PE Programs for Elementary School Students

Ministry of Education to Expand PE Programs for Elementary School Students

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Physical activity programs will be expanded for first and second grade elementary school students in South Korea. Survival swimming courses will also be expanded according to local conditions. The Ministry of Education announced a master plan on Wednesday which includes the objective of developing various physical activity programs for [...]

Police Asked to Protect Children Near Fmr. President Park’s Home

Police Asked to Protect Children Near Fmr. President Park’s Home

SEOUL, Mar. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Education officials said Wednesday they have asked police to protect children passing by the house of former President Park Geun-hye as protesters continue to gather there to rally against her dismissal. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education made the request in a letter to Gangnam Police Station, saying it [...]

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) unveiled Tuesday the TIMSS 2015, a report highlighting international study trends for mathematics and science based on 270,000 elementary and middle school students in 49 countries.  TIMSS provides a comparative analysis of educational achievements every four years after students [...]

Seoul to Ban Homework for Lower Grades at Elementary Schools

Seoul to Ban Homework for Lower Grades at Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city education office said Tuesday it will ban elementary schools from giving homework to lower grades starting next year, a move aimed at lightening the burden on households and strengthening the role of public education.  The measure is part of a broader plan rolled out by the [...]