Hong Kong leader reminded of need to strengthen national education of young

Mainland China’s education minister reminded Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of President Xi Jinping’s instructions on the need to strengthen young people’s education on the Chinese constitution, Basic Law, and Chinese history and culture. Chen Baosheng also assured Lam that his ministry would spare no efforts in helping the city address “all questions” and responding to “all requests” on education. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls for national security law push, but no clear time frame Chen raised the issue with Lam during a meeting in Beijing on…

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Teachers’ leader condemns sexist bullying of ‘swotty’ girls

Sexist bullying in schools is inhibiting girls from putting up their hands and speaking out in class because they fear appearing “swotty and clever”, according to a senior teachers’ leader. Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said sexist bullying was still prevalent in the classroom, where girls often felt under pressure to “keep quiet and listen to the boys talking”. Speaking before the ATL’s annual conference, which opens in Liverpool on Monday, Bousted described “the tightrope” girls walk between being attractive and achieving at…

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Paul Blomfield voted 2015’s most inspiring leader in higher education

Blomfield, a backbench Labour MP, founded the all-party parliamentary group on students, which has allowed undergraduates to have their voices heard Paul Blomfield MP, who has won cross-party admiration for his work on higher education. Photograph: Richard Gardner / Rex Features Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central and secretary of the all-party parliamentary universities group, has been voted 2015’s most inspiring leader in higher education. The aim of the award is to recognise inspirational leadership in the universities sector. The judges looked for people who champion innovation and collaboration, deliver…

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Four Steps to Becoming an Industry Leader

Becoming a top player in the business world does not happen overnight. Establishing yourself as a market leader takes dedication, strategic planning, and hard work. With the current business world inundated with both powerful corporations and small startups desperately trying to make a name for their company in the business community, asserting yourself as an industry leader is a tooth-and-nail battle. However, it is not impossible. Here are four steps to setting you and your company up to be a top business competitor: Find a Narrow Niche Competing against well-established…

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