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How COVID-19 has reshaped schools in Korea

How COVID-19 has reshaped schools in Korea

For Park Jeong-bin, a first grader at a middle school in Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul, the 2020 academic year did not unfold as she had imagined. In March, she entered her new school without an opening assembly - canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The spring semester, after being delayed for a month, kicked off online in April, and only in the first week of June was Park able to attend the school to meet her classmates in person for the first time. Over the past eight months she has been struggling to cope with remote classes. Park says the cons of online education far outweigh the pros. “I first thought online learning was convenient since I don't have to wake up early to get ready for school. But as time went by, I realized how I easily became distracted sitting in front of the monitor alone without any real interaction with my teachers and classmates."

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CSAT to be held Thursday amid pandemic

CSAT to be held Thursday amid pandemic

More than 490,000 high school seniors and others are set to take the state college entrance exam Thursday amid persistent concerns over the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 infections nationwide.

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Time for President to determine fates of Choo, Yoon

Time for President to determine fates of Choo, Yoon

The escalating conflict between Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and the nation's top prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl has reached a new chapter after the Seoul Administrative Court issued an injunction Tuesday to temporarily lift Yoon's suspension from duty that was ordered by Choo last week.

Amid uncertainties, Samsung leaves key CEOs unchanged

Amid uncertainties, Samsung leaves key CEOs unchanged

Samsung Electronics conducted a year-end executive reshuffle Wednesday that focused on stabilizing management amid the COVID-19 pandemic and enhancing its worldwide competitiveness.

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[EXCLUSIVE] Korean pastor in Malaysia under investigation for sexual assault

[EXCLUSIVE] Korean pastor in Malaysia under investigation for sexual assault

A Malaysia-based South Korean pastor who has been accused of sexually assaulting an undisclosed number of men and boys, several of whom are deaf or suffer from severe hearing loss, has come under investigation by the local police.

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[INTERVIEW] 'Festival' actor talks about fate of laughing in the face of despair

[INTERVIEW] 'Festival' actor talks about fate of laughing in the face of despair

Actor Ha Jun said “sincerity” was most important when playing the role of Kyung-man in “Festival,” an empathetic story about ordinary people caught up in emotional extremes.

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