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Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — While preparations to reopen schools this month are underway, worried parents are demanding the plan to be further postponed due to lingering concerns over the coronavirus that has infected more than 10,000 here. In an unprecedented move, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as kindergartens and childcare centers, [...]

Parents Encourage Charitable Giving at the Height of COVID-19

Parents Encourage Charitable Giving at the Height of COVID-19

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, students are not receiving regular education from school. Instead, there are number of reported cases where parents have educated their children on the value of sharing and charitable donations. A nine-year-old female elementary school student living in Yeonsu District in Incheon, just [...]

Parents Seek Out Protective Masks as School Year Approaches

Parents Seek Out Protective Masks as School Year Approaches

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the coronavirus outbreak, parents are scrambling over protective masks as the first day of the new school year approaches on March 23. Schools in North Chungcheong Province, for instance, have 460,000 protective masks in stock, which is the minimum amount required in accordance with quarantine standards. The masks [...]

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents are struggling to find the time and space to spend time with their children as authorities have delayed the new school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and with cabin fever setting in. All kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools across the country will begin their school year [...]

98 pct of Parents in S. Korea Have Children Receive Private Education

98 pct of Parents in S. Korea Have Children Receive Private Education

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — About 98 percent of parents have their children receive after-school education, including from private tutors and cram schools, a survey showed Sunday. The survey about education last year, conducted by the state-run Korean Educational Development Institute, covered 4,000 men and women aged 18 to 73 in August and September. [...]

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of private sector employees taking paternity leave exceeded 20,000 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid a growing societywide campaign to promote a balance between work and family life. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, 22,297 male private sector employees took [...]