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US vs Singapore Public Schools—Grading

One of the things I struggle with as a foreign parent is understanding the grading system in Singapore. On one hand, I find the grading system incredibly forgiving. Everything over a 85 is an A? 70-85 is a B? 50-70 … Continue reading

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Elanor’s identity

Two years ago, Elanor often identified purely as Singaporean or Indian, so we began to explain that she is American.  Not in a “here is our flag, learn the pledge, sing patriotic songs, learn the composition of congress” way, but … Continue reading

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Why I’m choosing Singapore’s Public Schools

  The Primary 1 registration dates have been released by the Ministry of Education.  Knowing that I’ll be queueing on July 30, 2014 to register Elanor for P1 makes everything more real.  As this is not a common experience, I’m … Continue reading

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