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S. Korean Schools Bring AI Technology to the Classroom

S. Korean Schools Bring AI Technology to the Classroom

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean education institutions are scrambling to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) technology in classrooms across the country. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced that it is developing a curriculum for a new course on AI technology, which will soon be provided as an optional course for high [...]

More Choice for Students as Provincial Government Overhauls School Meal Plans

More Choice for Students as Provincial Government Overhauls School Meal Plans

SUWON, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Students living in Gyeonggi Province will soon be served cafeteria-style school meals, where they can choose according to their preferences, rather than a single option. The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education (GPOE) announced on Thursday that it has decided to push for a “cafeteria-like school meal plan” that guarantees [...]

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be introducing obesity prevention program at schools, teaming up with three institutions to begin test driving the program this month. The Seoul Health Promotion School Program educates students on the principles of a healthy diet while lifting the educational burden from parents and teachers. [...]

Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate for young South Korean students swelled to 25 percent last year from 21.2 percent in 2014, marking the fifth straight annual increase, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday. The overall health statistics of elementary, middle and high school students were also found to have deteriorated in [...]

Student Club Criticized for Trying to Sell ‘Pens Used by Students at a Prestigious University’

Student Club Criticized for Trying to Sell ‘Pens Used by Students at a Prestigious University’

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A student club for startups at Seoul National University (SNU), the nation’s top-ranked school, brought controversy after attempting to sell letters of encouragement written by SNU students to high school seniors and their parents. The club posted an article on social networks on Sunday “offering” to sell letters of encouragement [...]