China rising in school rankings

National Jun 19, 2014

China rising in school rankings

While Japan once again tops this year's Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, it is finding its traditional dominance in higher education increasingly challenged by China and South Korea, education experts say. Japan held on to the No. 1 spot in this year's rankings, released ...

National Aug 28, 2013

Lower-ranked prefectures' students see improved achievement tests

Achievement tests given last April indicate elementary and junior high school students in lower-ranked prefectures improved their learning performance, a recent education ministry report found. The achievement tests for the 2013 academic year through March 2014 centered on two subjects — Japanese language and arithmetic ...