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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 [...]

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A law revision recently passed a parliamentary committee to ban selling coffee at all elementary, middle and high schools, the food ministry said Thursday. Proposed changes would remove coffee and coffee drinks from school cafeterias, snack stores and vending machines, which mostly cater to faculty members, according to the [...]

Parents Stressed Out Over Mandatory School Volunteer Service

Parents Stressed Out Over Mandatory School Volunteer Service

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of students’ parents in South Korea don’t approve of mandatory parent volunteer programs in schools, the Korean Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) found. A total of 175 complaints were filed over the past two years according to the ACRC, with the number growing by the [...]

Schools to Replace Toxic Urethane Tracks with Soil-based Playgrounds

Schools to Replace Toxic Urethane Tracks with Soil-based Playgrounds

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Urethane running tracks at Korean elementary, middle, and high schools have been at the center of controversy, with many having been found to contain unhealthy levels of lead. And with the Ministry of Environment revealing that 64 percent of 2,763 schools inspected were found to have urethane tracks or [...]