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School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Skeptical views towards the school milk program in South Korea are rapidly increasing. According to the Korea Dairy Committee, the rate of milk supply at schools steadily decreased since it hit 53.2 percent in 2014, dropping to 50.8 percent in 2017. Parents of elementary school students decide whether they [...]

Schools to Provide Space for Students to Create YouTube Content and Webtoons

Schools to Provide Space for Students to Create YouTube Content and Webtoons

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools will implement a plan that allocates a space for students to create and display their YouTube content or webtoons. The Ministry of Education on Sunday announced a plan to internalize school media education and strengthen related education support for aspiring content creators such as YouTubers and Webtoon writers. [...]

Schools Still Teaching Students That Abortion is Illegal, Despite Landmark Court Ruling

Schools Still Teaching Students That Abortion is Illegal, Despite Landmark Court Ruling

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Two months have passed since the ban on abortion was ruled as unconstitutional, but high school classes still teach students that abortion is illegal. Some have voiced criticism, saying that schools should inform students of the Constitutional Court’s recent decision, as teaching them that abortion is illegal is at [...]

Annual Courses on Labor Rights Now Mandatory for Gwangju Students

Annual Courses on Labor Rights Now Mandatory for Gwangju Students

GWANGJU, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Students in the city of Gwangju will now be required to take courses on labor rights each year. The Gwangju Metropolitan Council passed legislation on Wednesday requiring all students in Gwangju to take courses on labor rights. Schools that currently provide optional courses on labor rights, and other specially [...]

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Selling coffee will be completely banned at elementary, middle and high schools starting mid-September, the food ministry said Tuesday. The ban will become effective as of Sept. 14 following a law revision, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Foods and beverages with high levels of caffeine [...]