The 8-year-old Chinese-American Who Helped Desegregate Schools

From the History Channel:

Nearly 70 years before Topeka’s Linda Brown and others challenged restrictive school laws on behalf of African Americans, sparking the legal battle that resulted in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, 8-year-old Mamie Tape of San Francisco, and her persistent parents, did the same for Chinese-American students.

Their case, Tape v. Hurley, resulted in one of the most important civil-rights decisions you’ve never heard of.
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“A Struggle To Maintain Standards”

From Andrew Jack at the Financial Times, a look at British private schools in China:

He said the revenues generated by Dulwich’s overseas branches were used to fund scholarships that encourage social mobility back in London, while international exchanges enriched the experience for students and staff alike.

But he stressed that his overseas strategy was not a “not smash and grab”. It brought revenues of only about £1m a year and required a significant investment in resources for the supervision, support and selection of senior staff.
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245,000 now attend private “international” schools in China

From ISC research, via PIE News:

A 64% increase in the five years to 2018 mean the latest figures revealed 245,500 students enrolled in international private K-12 education in China.

Private education expenditure has risen among Chinese families, “a result of a growth in [China-wide] prosperity”, the report noted. It is unclear how this may be affected by a recent economic levelling-off, and the ongoing ‘trade war’ with the US, though some have speculated it is already affecting higher education.
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Welcoming Autistic Kids In China

From Ni Dandan at Sixth Tome:

Duan, who was diagnosed with a mild form of autism spectrum disorder at 2 years old, is now in his second year at Dongguan Yulan Experimental Kindergarten, known locally as “Yulan.”

The public preschool is the only facility in the southern Chinese city that offers so-called integrated education — a model that has preschoolers without special needs learn, play, and socialize alongside those receiving support for certain conditions.
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