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Why do Singapore parents send their children for music lessons?

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 23, 2016

It may seem quite common in Singapore for parents to send their children for music lessons outside of school. But why do they do it? Some parents do indeed believe that there is benefit in cultivating in their children an appreciation of music for music’s sake, and as a form of self-expression.

Applied Learning Keeps up with the Times

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 17, 2016

Applied Learning Keeps up with the Times - Gone are the days of waiting for teachers to feed you knowledge. Subjects from the sciences to the humanities have been refreshed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to stay relevant and equip students with skills for the future.

Gender Pay Gap in Singapore: Being a woman will cost you S$500,000.

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 12, 2016

Gender Pay Gap in Singapore: Being a woman will cost you S$500,000. if you are a woman in Singapore, you will likely earn less than your male counterpart with the same qualifications.

Are Expats Facing School Placement Woes in S’pore?

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 8, 2016

Are Expats Facing School Placement Woes in S’pore? Expatriates sending their children to international schools in Singapore can expect to pay more than S$500,000 in school fees over the course of their child's education. According to the London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research, fees in Singapore are the second most expensive after the UK, and the cost has risen 23.2 per cent in the last five years up till 2015.

Newsflash: PSLE will Swap T-score for Scoring Bands from 2021

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 8, 2016

Newsflash: PSLE will Swap T-score for Scoring Bands from 2021. The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will switch to scoring bands, similar to those used for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, beginning with 2021’s Primary 6 cohort. The new scoring system is to better reflect students’ learning and level of mastery.

EducationCube.com views on Change to PSLE grading

by Education Cube, posted on Apr 3, 2016

Here on EducationCube.com, we share our thoughts on the change to PSLE grading.

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