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Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in mid-September, the sale of coffee products will be banned from all schools in the nation. According to the Ministry of Food and Safety, the special revised law pertaining to food safety for children will come into effect on September 14. According to the newly revised law, coffee [...]

Sexual Abuse in Seoul Schools on Sharp Increase: Data

Sexual Abuse in Seoul Schools on Sharp Increase: Data

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of sexual abuse cases has been sharply increasing in South Korean schools, data showed Sunday, reflecting the urgency to come up with viable measures to protect victims. According to data compiled by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, there were 385 reported cases of sexual abuse in [...]

Learning the Old Way

Learning the Old Way

NONSAN, South Korea, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Seodang were traditional Korean village schools that provided elementary and sometimes secondary education. Their roots go all the way back to the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 BC – 668 AD), but they were of greatest importance during the Goryeo (918 – 1392) and Joseon (1392 – 1897) dynasties.  [...]

Government Expands Deliberation Period for Students Wanting to Drop Out

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Education announced Tuesday that it would expand its deliberation policy for students to better prevent young scholars from making an impulsive decision to drop out of school.  In a nutshell, the system is similar to the legal delay process for couples seeking divorce, which has helped [...]

52% of Parents Feel Stressed ahead of Their Children’s New School Year

52% of Parents Feel Stressed ahead of Their Children’s New School Year

SEOUL, Korea, Feb 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Just ahead of the beginning of a new school year on March 2, a survey revealed the biggest headache for parents with elementary schoolchildren was their children’s relationship with friends. According to WeekOn, a learning community, based on a survey conducted on 2,250 parents of school-age children between [...]