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Taking Lessons From Another Culture; For Students of Many Backgrounds, a Study Tool From the Far East PDF Print E-mail
Written by The New York Times   
Sunday, 19 October 2003 19:00

(Original New York Times Article)

By MICHAEL LUO

For children of Asian descent growing up in and around New York City, cram schools are a part of life.

Starting in the third grade and continuing through high school, hundreds of students drag themselves to these private tutoring classes, long a tradition in the Far East, day after day, after school, on weekends and over the summer.

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Sacrificing to Make the Grade PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAILY NEWS   
Saturday, 20 April 2002 19:00

(Original Daily News Article)

For many Asian-Americans, high academic achievement comes with large sacrifices - by students and their parents.

Sandra Jang, whose 13-year-old daughter, Janice, will enter Stuyvesant High School this fall, quit her job as a bank clerk to devote more time to her daughter's education.

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Year of the Buck: Immigrants Put Billions In Savings to Work PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Wall Street Journal   
Tuesday, 23 March 1999 19:00
By BERNARD WYSOCKI JR.

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The streets are strewn with litter, and many of the shops are no-name outlets overstuffed with down-market goods. Walking along Main Street here, it's easy to see why this neighborhood in the New York Cityborough of Queens seems doomed to be perpetually unfashionable.

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Cram Schools: Immigrants' Tools for Success PDF Print E-mail
Written by The New York Times   
Friday, 27 January 1995 19:00

(Original New York Times Article)

By ASHLEY DUNN

On a brisk Saturday morning, while most of their friends were relaxing at home, 16-year-old Jerry Lee and eight other Asian teen-agers huddled over their notebooks and calculators for a full day of math and English lessons.

During the week, they all attend public schools in the city. But every Saturday, they go to a Korean hagwon, or cram school, in Flushing to spend up to seven hours immersed in the finer points of linear algebra or Raymond Chandler.

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A Rigorous Education Begins After School PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Record   

By LISA REIN

a2 = (a + b)(a-b) + b2

Pointing at the formula he’s written on the blackboard, Young Kwon turns to his class.

“To find the square of any number, there is a formula. Don’t just memorize.”

This demanding approach, Kwon says later, is how the four high school students in his class at the Elite Academy will beat the competition at the American Invitational Math Tournament in February. Kwon founded the after-school school for Korean students.

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